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Title: Death at Beresford Hall
Series: Adam and Eve Mystery #4
Author: Emma Davies
Pub Day: December 7th 2022
Buy Link: https://geni.us/B0BD8WH7FFsocial
Another adventure for this unlikely pair Initially undercover to investigate but they need to take care! On the set of a Christmas special baking competition and show At least Fran knows how that should go! The star has received strange gifts that may be threats But no notes, or clues as yet. However, when a contestant quits, Fran's skills are required But the limelight is never something she's desired. When the star is murdered, the police join in There's no way they want the killer to win. With so many cooks and not many clues How can they make sure the killer will lose? As Fran cooks, Adam is on the case Trying to sort out who was in the wrong place. So many suspects with alibis for each other But just what is wrong, they need to discover. A fascinating read with this sleuthing pair This time working at the behest of the police so all is fair. Can they discover the perpetrator of the deed? To find out for yourself you need this book to read! I really enjoyed this disparate pair An odd couple but they really do care. There are secrets, discoveries and more to be uncovered Before the killer can finally be discovered! Piecing the clues together so they make sense Not jumping to conclusions - or sitting on the fence. The ingredients are there for a tasty treat Can you solve the case too, or will you admit defeat? For my complementary copy of this book, I say thank you, A brilliant cosy mystery I highly recommend in this, my honest review.
Francesca Eve, chef, caterer, and baker extraordinaire, has never desired the limelight. But when she’s accepted onto the country’s favourite cooking competition, she can’t help but wonder – what would it be like to win? The one thing she’d never imagined, though, was sharing the kitchen with a killer…
When Francesca Eve arrives for the Christmas special of the country’s most popular baking competition, she knows she’s out of her depth. For not only is she there undercover, reluctantly investigating strange threats to Miranda Appleby, the famous presenter-come-chef, but she swiftly gets roped into competing herself when another contestant can’t cut the mustard and quits.
Cooking may be bread and butter to Fran, but under the bright lights her cranberry sauce won’t set and her mince pies burn. When the real reason she’s there ends in total failure and Miranda is found with a cake slice through the heart – ‘lights, camera, cook’ becomes ‘lights, camera, murder…’
Miranda may have looked like butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth, but looks can be deceiving… From her harassed PA to the rakish producer and even the disappointed contestants, everyone on set seemingly had reason enough to want to bump her off. But who would be nuts enough to cook Miranda’s goose in such an obvious way?
As the police arrive to take over the investigation, Fran can’t help but continue her own lines of enquiry. She’s come to know the crew and contestants and can’t believe that any one of them would be guilty. But Fran must harden her heart to her new friends and focus her mind.
Someone may have thought Miranda was justifiably given her just desserts, but what Fran uncovers takes things to a whole new tier. Can Fran uncover the truth before another death occurs, and before the spirit of Christmas (cake) is ruined forever?
An utterly gripping cozy crime mystery set at a Christmas cooking competition. This is perfect for fans of Faith Martin, M.C. Beaton and The Thursday Murder Club.
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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I really want to try this series, it sounds so good. Wonderful review, Elaine.
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It is one of my favourite cosy mystery series – think you’ll love it, too!
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