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Brilliant Cosy Mystery – A Body In Seaview Grange by Dee MacDonald


Title: A Body In Seaview Grange

Series: Kate Palmer Mystery #2

Author: Dee MacDonald

Publisher: Bookouture

Published: November 12th, 2020

Pages: 253 

Rating:  5/5*


My Review:

This is a brilliant, highly entertaining, cosy murder mystery starring fifty-eight year old nurse Kate Palmer. Kate has moved to Lavender Cottage in Cornwall with her sister, Angie, with both planning to retire there. However, the much needed repairs mean that she’s supplementing their income by working part time as a nurse at the local doctor’s surgery. One of the patients she is sent to visit is Edina Martinelli, who lives in one of the six flats in Seaview Grange. When Edina, a retired opera singer, is found poisoned Kate can’t help getting involved in the investigation, getting to know the other Grange residence and inadvertently putting herself in danger! Can she help identify the killer before they strike again or will she be their next victim?

This is an engaging page turner, with a range of great characters, plenty of red herrings and lots of twists to keep you guessing. It is a lovely mix of murder, mystery and romance, with a dash of humour to keep you smiling. Kate is a younger version of Miss Marple with a lover. The story has plenty of intrigue and I thoroughly enjoyed escaping into it, so much so that I’ve already been and bought myself a copy of the first book in this series, A Body in the Village Hall! Needless to say, that reflects how highly I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys cosy mysteries!

Thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.


Practice nurse Kate Palmer is ready for some peace and quiet in her little Cornish village, but there’s soon to be a murder on her doorstep…

Kate’s retirement in Cornwall hasn’t quite gone as planned – Lavender Cottage is in need of substantial repairs and her sister Angie’s fondness for gin does rather stretch the purse-strings.So when Kate is asked to do some nursing at the luxury retirement flats in Seaview Grange, she jumps at the chance. The old Victorian house has stunning views of the sea and the retirees are a peaceful bunch. That is, until Edina Martinelli, a glamorous ex-opera singer, is found poisoned in her home.Edina’s death is ruled an overdose by Digoxin, the same medication she had been on for years. But Kate is sure the woman she met was not suicidal, and with the reputation of her practice on the line, she decides to do some digging. Luckily she’s got the newly retired Detective Inspector Woody Forrest to help her…It’s not long before Kate discovers evidence of foul play, and there’s no shortage of suspects. Was it the besotted vicar? The ill-tempered stepson? Or perhaps Edina’s neighbour finally had enough of her constant warbling. It seems everyone had a motive, but who amongst them had the stomach for murder? And will they kill again?

If you love murder mysteries by Agatha Christie, Faith Martin or Joy Ellis, then this page-turning novel will have you reading late into the night!

Author Bio:

Aged 18, Dee arrived in London from Scotland and typed her way round the West End for a couple of years before joining BOAC (forerunner of British Airways) in Passenger Services for 2 years and then as a stewardess for 8 years.

She has worked in Market Research, Sales and at the Thames TV Studios when they had the franchise.

Dee has since relocated to Cornwall, where she spent 10 years running B&Bs, and only began writing when she was over 70!

Married twice, she has one son and two grandsons.


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