Once Upon A Crime…
Nancy Hunter and her grandmother Jane Hunter run the Dedley Endings Bookshop, selling crime, thriller and mystery books, in a small, quiet Cotswold village where nothing ever happens…
That is, until the wealthy and reclusive Roth family open up their mansion for the first time in thirty years, inviting the people of Dedley End to a lavish engagement party.
While everyone is thrilled to finally look around the mansion on the hill, the festivities are quickly cut short when beautiful Lucy, recently married to young Harry Roth, is found dead after being pushed over the first-floor balustrade.
But who among the guests could have been capable of her murder – and why?
Nancy and Jane decide to investigate – after all, not only do they own a crime themed bookshop, they were also both named after famous literary detectives – but soon wonder if they’ve taken on more than they can handle. Especially when it seems the killer has worked out that they’re hot on their heels…
Can they catch the murderer before the murderer catches up with them? Or will there be a deadly ending to this story?
I loved the setting for Nancy and Jane’s cosy bookshop in the Village of Dedley End, it made me want to visit them and spend hours perusing the shelves. I loved the relationship between Nancy and Jane and also with Jonathon too, their relationship was very comforting. The story line was a good one, there is a murder at a lavish party, someone dies, can Nancy, Jonathon and Jane find out who the killer is before it is too late? it was a warm, cosy and comforting read, I love how they are always drinking tea, such an English thing to do, when the going gets tough, drink tea. There is mystery and suspense too, which makes this book an absolute winner. I could see this book as a series on TV. I look forward to the next book.
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