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Brilliant start to new #CosyMystery series with different pair of sleuths – Death in Disguise by Emma Davies

Book: Death in Disguise 

Series: The Adam and Eve Mystery Series #1

Author: Emma Davies

Publisher: Bookouture

Pub Day: Feb 9th 2022

Pages: 357

Rating: 4.5*

My Review:

I've read - and enjoyed - books by this author before
So jumped at the chance to read some more!
This time the detectives are an unlikely pair,
Who had an unexpected meeting under the stair!

Francesca Eve enjoys catering for parties, its true
Always good to have a job where you enjoy what you do!
She's doing her job at a murder mystery party where
To avoid someone she hides under the stair

That's where she first met Adam, the hostess's adult son
Trying to hide safely till the party was done.
The party's murder victim is, soon after, killed
Adam shares his worries with her, Fran isn't thrilled.

This is the start of a complex investigation for the pair
Where his Mum's friends prove you should really beware
For the friends have secrets that make them suspects who
Seem to have motives to prevent the truth pushing through.

It is an enthralling read, a great story is told,
As this unlikely pair the secrets start to unfold.
It just goes to show that even the closest friend
Sometimes keep secrets or really pretend.

With lies, secrets, family dramas and more
This is the type of cosy mystery that I adore!
For my complementary copy of this book, I say thank you,
After thoroughly enjoying it, I honestly highly recommend it, too!

About the Book: 

Francesca Eve thought she was prepared for anything at the events she caters for in her pretty little Shropshire village. Missing canapes? No problem. Burnt brownies? A piece of cake… But a dead body? Now that’s a recipe for disaster.

Francesca is nervous about catering her first ever murder mystery party, but it’s clear from the clink of champagne flutes and piles of empty plates that the evening is a roaring success. The guests look spectacular in their disguises, whispering and giggling as they try to identify who killed beautiful young Becky. But days later the game takes a sinister turn when Becky is found poisoned, and all the signs point to the culprit being a party guest.

From the woman having an affair to the guest hiding her true identity, everyone had a secret – and it turns out that Becky knew them all. As Fran finds herself centre-stage in a real-life murder mystery, the finger of suspicion points at each guest in turn. And Fran starts to wonder, were any of these secrets dangerous enough to kill for?

Then the body of a second guest is found, and it becomes clear a deranged killer is going off-script. It seems anyone who was involved in the game that night is in their sights, even Fran. Can she unmask the murderer before the final curtain falls?

A page-turning cozy mystery packed with twists. If you love Clare Chase, M.C. Beaton and The Thursday Murder Club you’ll absolutely adore this unputdownable whodunnit.

Author Bio:

After a varied career, Emma Davies once worked for a design studio where she was asked to provide a fun and humorous (and not necessarily true) anecdote for their website. She wrote the following: ‘I am a bestselling novelist currently masquerading as a thirty something mother of three.’ Well the job in the design studio didn’t work out but she’s now a forty something mother of three and is happy to report the rest of her dream came true.

After many years as a finance manager she now writes full time, and is far happier playing with words than numbers. She lives with her husband, three children, and two guinea pigs in rural Shropshire where she writes in all the gaps in between real life. It’s a county she adores, her love of its beautiful people and landscapes providing endless inspiration for her books, and in fact the only thing that would make Shropshire more idyllic is if it were by the sea.

Pop over to her website www.emmadaviesauthor.com where, amongst other things, you can read about her passion for Pringles and singing loudly in the car. You can also wave to her on twitter @EmDaviesAuthor or find her on Facebook (a little too often than is good for her).

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2 comments on “Brilliant start to new #CosyMystery series with different pair of sleuths – Death in Disguise by Emma Davies

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