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A Messy Affair by Elizabeth Mundy #Review #MurderMystery #Series #Funny

The only way is murder…

Lena Szarka, a Hungarian cleaner working in London, is forced to brush up on her detective skills for a third time when her cousin Sarika is plunged into danger.

Sarika and her reality TV star boyfriend Terry both receive threatening notes.  When Terry stops calling, Lena assumes he’s lost interest. Until he turns up. Dead. Lena knows she must act fast to keep her cousin from the same fate.

Scrubbing her way through the grubby world of reality television, online dating and betrayed lovers, Lena finds it harder than she thought to discern what’s real – and what’s just for the cameras.


My Review:

This is a great cosy mystery series featuring Lena Szarka, a Hungarian  cleaner who works in London and keeps getting embroiled in murder mysteries which she helps solve. She’s a determined young lady who uses all her contacts and connections to help her bring the perpetrators to justice, inadvertently assisting her love interest, P.C. Cartwright, as he strives to become a Detective.

This is a humorous read, one that brings a smile to your face as Lena copes with he cousin, clients and potential witnesses, determined to keep those she cares for safe but sometimes putting herself in danger. It is a real page-turner, with plenty of twists to keep you guessing, a dash of romance and perilous encounters to keep you reading. It is a great addition to the series but I believe it could be read as and appreciated as a standalone, too, though some relationships are being developed as the series progresses. I’ll definitely be looking out for more books in this series or by this author in future.

I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.

Purchase Links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Messy-Affair-Lena-Szarka-Mysteries/dp/1472126394

US – https://www.amazon.com/Messy-Affair-Lena-Szarka-Mysteries/dp/1472126394

Author Bio – Elizabeth Mundy’s grandmother was a Hungarian immigrant to America who raised five children on a chicken farm in Indiana. Elizabeth is a marketing director for an investment firm and lives in London with her messy husband and two young children. She writes the Lena Szarka Mysteries, featuring a Hungarian cleaner as detective. 

Social Media Links –

Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @ElizabethEMundy


Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for providing materials for this post and organising the tour it is part of. The review is my honest opinion after choosing to read a gifted copy of this book.

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One comment on “A Messy Affair by Elizabeth Mundy #Review #MurderMystery #Series #Funny

  1. Thanks for a lovely review – so pleased you enjoyed the book!

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