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Brilliant #CosyMystery – A Body at Lavender Cottage by Dee MacDonald – Great read!

My Review:

Now Kate Palmer and Woody Forrest have wed
They're hoping not to find anyone else who is dead
But the shock is when Kate discovers a man
Whose body is in their garden - they need a new plan!

The victim seems to have been strangled by Woody's tie
Which had been left on the washing line to dry.
What makes it worse is Woody knows the victim, too,
But someone killed him in their garden - but who?

A story filled with family drama, mayhem and mischief
With Woody a suspect, finding the killer would be a relief!
Kate is determined to find the killer somehow
And to keep her husband with her now.

A fascinating story full of twists and turns
A dysfunctional family who honesty spurns
However, looking into just what they might do
Puts Kate into further danger and peril, too!

A great read filled with brilliant characters who
Keep you guessing, all the way through.
Another addition to this series that's great
So for even more I just can't wait!

For my complementary copy of this book, I say thank you,
It's a brilliant cosy murder mystery and this is my honest review.

Book Description:

Nurse Kate Palmer is Cornwall’s answer to Miss Marple! But when a body turns up in her own garden can Kate solve the crime? Or is the murder a bit too close to home?

Kate Palmer is stunned when she wakes up one morning to discover the body of a man in the beautiful garden of Lavender Cottage. She’s spent the last few years renovating her cozy, clifftop cottage with its gorgeous views of the sparkling Cornish sea. And a death right under her nose is more than a little unsettling…

When Woody Forrest, Kate’s new husband and the village’s retired detective inspector, takes a closer look he realises the victim is none other than Frank Ford – Woody’s old nemesis. Now, Frank is lying dead amongst the daisies… strangled with Woody’s blue police tie.

Kate is certain the man she loves is not a murderer and is determined to prove his innocence. But who would want to kill Frank and frame Woody? As Kate investigates, Frank’s family seem to be the obvious suspects. Could it be Jason Ford, the youngest son, who has an odd obsession with birdwatching? Sid Kinsella, the angry father-in-law? Or Sharon Mason, the troublesome daughter?

When another member of the Ford family bites the dust while Woody is tending his allotment, it’s clear the killer is determined to bury Woody’s reputation. But when a chance conversation on Bluebell Road provides Kate with a clue, she must find a woman named Rose, who could hold the answers Kate is looking for.

But Kate needs to dig up the truth – and fast! – before poor Woody is thrown behind bars. Can she solve the case and save her husband before it’s too late?

If you love murder mysteries with a brilliant cast of characters, twisty plots and plenty of red herrings, A Body at Lavender Cottage will have you hooked until the very last page! Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, Faith Martin and Joy Ellis.

Buy Link: Amazon: https://geni.us/B0B7CLL4DSsocial

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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