Friday, December 27, 2019

Book "Murder in the Manor" by Fiona Grace

About the Book: MURDER IN THE MANOR (A LACEY DOYLE COZY MYSTERY—BOOK 1) is the debut novel in a charming new cozy mystery series by Fiona Grace.
Lacey Doyle, 39 years old and freshly divorced, needs a drastic change. She needs to quit her job, leave her horrendous boss and New York City, and walk away from the fast life. Making good on her childhood promise to herself, she decides to walk away from it all, and to relive a beloved childhood vacation in the quaint English seaside town of Wilfordshire.
Wilfordshire is exactly as Lacey remembers it, with its ageless architecture, cobblestone streets, and with nature at its doorstep. Lacey doesn’t want to go back home—and spontaneously, she decides to stay, and to give her childhood dream a try: she will open her own antique shop.
Lacey finally feels that her life is taking a step in the right direction—until her new star customer turns up dead.
As the newcomer in town, all eyes are on Lacey, and it’s up to her to clear her own name.
With a business to run, a next-door neighbor turned nemesis, a flirty baker across the street, and a crime to solve – is this new life all that Lacey thought it would be?

About the Author: Debut author Fiona Grace is author of the ELLA ROSE COZY MYSTERY series which includes MURDER IN THE MANOR (Book #1), DEATH AND A DOG (Book #2) and CRIME IN THE CAFE (Book #3). Fiona would love to hear from you, so please visit to receive free ebooks, hear the latest news, and stay in touch.

My Review: This is the first book of this series and the first one I read from this author. Reading was really exciting, as the author  shows all her talent creating characters that are so real that you will be cheering for our heroine from the first page. She is a lady that is trying to leave behind a bad marriage, a job with a terrible boss and an overall bad life, moving from New York City to Wilfordshire, England. She has good memories from that place, when her family would spend vacation over there. But she gets involved in a murder investigation and things develop in a quick pace. Very entertaining.
I highly recommend this book to the permanent library of any reader that appreciate a very good well written mystery, with some twists and an intelligent plot. You will not be disappointed, as the author is a natural storyteller. Excellent way to spend a cold weekend!

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