Today I’m reviewing ‘Murder at the Lighthouse An Exham on Sea Cosy Mystery’ by Frances Evesham
Blurb (from Amazon):
When Libby Forest arrives in town after years in a disastrous marriage, she’s planning a new life making cakes and chocolates and walking dogs in the close-knit community of Exham on Sea. Nothing is further from her mind than chasing killers, but the body on the beach throws her new life into turmoil.
Everyone in town knows the dead woman, but no one seems to care how or why the ageing rock-star died. Only Libby believes she was murdered. One woman talks to Libby. Then she, too, dies…
Helped by an enormous sheepdog called Bear and an aloof marmalade cat, Libby joins forces with attractive, secretive Max Ramshore. Despite the wrath of the townspeople, she’s determined to piece together the jigsaw and solve the mystery of Susie Bennett’s death.
In the first short read in the series, Murder at the Lighthouse introduces a cast of colourful local characters, including Mandy the teenage Goth, Frank the baker and Detective Sergeant Joe Ramshore, Max’s estranged son.
The green fields, rolling hills and sandy beaches of the West Country provide a perfect setting for crime, intrigue and mystery.
Did I like it?
There isn’t anything that you can not like in a cozy Mystery. And here you have anything you need. An interesting main character. Two to be more precise. Strange side characters. And even some animals and some food (cake and chocolates in this case). An interesting Mystery, a surprising finish. In short you get what you were looking for.
What I didn’t like
Only 184 pages. Thus a bit short.
Would I recommend it?
Of you like cozy Mysteries, in the style of Agatha Christie. Interesting, quirky characters. A surprising finish. This is one for you 17.5 out of 20 points
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