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Enthralling Cosy #Mystery – Death on the Menu by Emma Davies – brilliant 5* read!

Title: Death on the Menu

Series: Adam and Eve Mysteries

Author: Emma Davies

Publisher: Bookouture

Pub Day: Sept 22nd 2022 

Buy Link:  https://geni.us/B0B21SSK37social

My Review:

A very different case for Adam and Eve
One with evidence that sometimes deceive.
It had me guessing - and rethinking again
The guilty party is never quite plain!

A childhood best friend, three siblings, too,
Are all involved in this story I highly recommend to you.
There are plenty of twists to keep you guessing all the way through
As this disparate pair try to solve each clue.

An elderly author and entrepreneur dies
But at his funeral only his carer cries.
His grown children have been estranged for years
And now have no time for any tears.

In his will he sets a treasure hunt puzzle for them to solve
Who will inherit this will resolve.
Will they work together or alone, decisions to make.
Whatever they choose they need to win the money to take.

This story was filled with surprises and more
As Adam and Fran the clues endeavour to explore.
I really appreciated the unexpected twist towards the end
When Fran finds out more about her old friend.

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

About the Book: 

Francesca Eve has planned a showstopping funeral supper to say goodbye in style, but the last thing she expects is a murder on the menu…

When elderly millionaire and eccentric entrepreneur Clarence Lightman dies, his nearest and dearest gather one final time at Justice House, Clarence’s beautiful country estate, for the reading of his will. But the day ends in uproar when it is revealed that whoever solves a series of complex clues will inherit everything. Will one of Clarence’s disagreeable children outwit everyone else for the fortune, or could his devoted housekeeper or even Francesca herself win the day?

Francesca knows she should stick to the kitchen and stay out of this lethal game, but she is unwillingly drawn into the mystery when she finds one of Clarence’s sons, blood pooling from a deadly thwack to the head, shoved into the larder. Somebody is clearly not playing fair, and Francesca feels sure that they won’t stop until all of the competition has been eliminated.

Trapped in the game until all the riddles are solved, Francesca must solve the clues and find the ruthless killer to protect herself and her fellow innocent guests. But she can’t trust anyone. Fran must use all her wits, not only to hunt down the truth, but to stay alive…

An addictive cozy crime novel packed with twists you won’t expect. If you love Faith Martin, M.C. Beaton and The Thursday Murder Club you’ll adore this thrilling mystery.

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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