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Title: Mystery at the Church
Series: Eve Mallow Mystery #6
Author: Clare Chase
Published: August 4th 2021
For my copy of this book thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley too I chose to read it and this is my honest review. This is the sixth Eve Mallow Mystery book If you enjoy cosy mysteries, please take a look! It is a thoroughly enjoyable read With intrigue and murders where Eve takes the lead. When a new TV drama in their village is being made Eve and the villagers have roles as extras to be played. Even her dog, Gus, has a special part, too But a murder changes everything that they can do. Eve enjoys joining in with the dramatic scenes That way she is able to watch everyone and see what she gleans. With poisonous flowers and a threatening note, too Who’d guess this with murder would be followed through? Move over Miss Marple - Eve Mallow is here! She won’t give up until who did it is clear. She also has help from her secret lover Who is an ex detective in hiding and undercover. The victim upset lots of folks all the time So there are suspects galore for committing the crime. With help from the villagers, her friends and her lover Let’s hope Eve Mallow the perpetrator can discover! So if cosy mysteries are what you desire With clues galore to keep you guessing and stuck in the mire I highly recommend you add this book to your reads And hope it will entertain and meet all your needs!
When a TV drama crew descends on sleepy Saxford St Peter, Eve Mallow joins the excited throng of extras in a funeral scene. But then a real body is found… and Eve gets a starring role as sleuth!
Eve Mallow is looking forward to her fifteen minutes of fame when Saxford St Peter is chosen as the location for a new drama series. A devoted people-watcher, Eve is thrilled to learn that TV stars are just as glamorous – and tempestuous – as she’s always imagined.
But then someone delivers a bouquet of poisonous flowers to the director Rufus Beaumont, making Eve worry that some of the rivalries she’s noticed are deadly serious. And when Rufus’s body is found in the church where the funeral scene took place, it’s clear that someone’s out for the kill in real life.
Eve and dachshund Gus have been on the ground from the start, and now they’re on the case, interrogating the suspects one by one. Is it the devastating diva whose relationship with Rufus was far from professional? The cameraman who caught Rufus doing something he shouldn’t? Or the groupie groundskeeper who’s in the background of every shot? One thing’s for sure – Eve must catch the killer before she stars in their next murderous production…
A completely unputdownable page-turner, perfect for fans of Faith Martin, Agatha Christie and Betty Rowlands.
Clare Chase writes classic mysteries. Her aim is to take readers away from it all via some armchair sleuthing in atmospheric locations.
Her debut novel was shortlisted for Novelicious’s Undiscovered Award, as well as an EPIC award post-publication, and was chosen as a Debut of the Month by LoveReading. Murder on the Marshes (Tara Thorpe 1) was shortlisted for an International Thriller Writers award.
Like her heroines, Clare is fascinated by people and what makes them tick. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked in settings as diverse as Littlehey Prison and the University of Cambridge, in her home city. She’s lived everywhere from the house of a lord to a slug-infested flat and finds the mid-terrace she currently occupies a good happy medium.
As well as writing, Clare loves family time, art and architecture, cooking, and of course, reading other people’s books.
You can find Clare’s website and blog at www.clarechase.com