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Intriguing addition to this great Cosy Mystery series – Murder at the Abbey by Frances Evesham – fantastic read!

The Brand NEW instalment in the bestselling Exham-on-Sea series.

This is the eighth Exham-on-Sea mystery
And this time it is set in a real place of history.
Cleeve Abbey is a place you can actually go to
Though I hope similar events don't happen to you!

At the History Society's annual picnic they find
Bones that definitely look to be the human kind.
Is this the start of a historic murder mystery?
Libby and Max are determined to uncover their history.

However, other have different plans in place
Wondering if the Abbey has ghosts that grace.
An overnight stay is soon arranged
To look for anything paranormal or just strange.

When one of their friends is seriously attacked
A connection to the bones found is totally lacked.
However with all the suspects folks they know
Can Libby and Max find out who is the foe?

There are characters with whom it is great to reconnect
And a few others with whom relations would be suspect!
The story is told in such an engaging, easy read way
I had finished reading it in just a day.

If you're looking for an intriguing cosy mystery,
One which links into actually history,
With great characters and a sense of community, too,
This whole series would be fun for you.

For my complementary copy of this book, I say thank you,
I throughly enjoyed reading it and this is my honest review.


An unsolved murder echoes down the corridors of Cleeve Abbey for years.

The Exham-on-Sea’s History Society’s annual summer picnic comes to an abrupt end when human bones are discovered in Washford River, beside historic Cleeve Abbey.

Thrilled to find evidence of a possible centuries-old murder mystery, the members of the society organise a ghost-hunting night in the ruins of Cleeve Abbey, despite amateur sleuth Libby Forest’s reservations.

Libby is a woman of many talents, a baker, chocolatier, even a reluctant sleuth, but she’s no fan of the supernatural.and her doubts are justified when a friend is attacked under cover of darkness at the ghost-hunt.

Distressed and angry, Libby sets out with her new husband Max and their two dogs Bear and Shipley to uncover the connection between the murder of a sixteenth century monk and a present-day attack in picturesque Somerset.

With friends and neighbours as suspects, Libby and Max close in on the culprit only to find that others are still in danger.

There’s no time to lose as the sins of the past threaten lives in the community.

Murder at the Abbey is the eighth in a series of Exham-on-Sea Murder Mysteries from the small English seaside town full of quirky characters, sea air, and gossip.

Author Bio –

Frances Evesham is the author of the hugely successful Exham-on-Sea mysteries set in her home county of Somerset. Boldwood has republished the complete series. Frances has also started a new cosy crime series set in rural Herefordshire, the first of which was published in June 2020.

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