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Book Review-Murder in the Manor (A Lacey Doyle Cozy Mystery—Book 1)-Fiona Grace

Monday, June 7, 2021

Lacey Doyle needs a new life--the one she had been leading was not the best-a job she tolerated-and at 39 finds herself divorced. She remembers a trip she took with her parents and sister when was young to a small town in England called Wilfordshire. She walks out of her job-buys an airline ticket and off she goes for what she thought would be an extended vacation.

On an impulse she decides to buy a store and open an Antique store. Her Mom and sister back home are not too pleased--but she is bound and determined to live the dream her Dad had back before he left them-never to be heard from again.

She meets all kinds of charactors--her mean and jealous next door neighbor who juat wants her to leave--a very interesting and good looking pastry shop owner and her first landlord who rented her an apartment is quite the charactor! Her first customer, an elderly woman who owns the massive Manor House wants Lacey to value all her belongings for insurance purposes.

When Lacey goes to the Manor she finds the woman dead! Of course she was a suspect and being very new to town the town people decided it was her----There are a lot of twists and turns as Lacey tries to determine who murdered the woman--it was not her!

And whoever Lacey meets she asks the same question--did they know her Dad? There is a cliffhanger at the end of this clean cozy which may make you laugh at sections. I found myself shaking my head and laughing quite a bit.

About the Book (from Amazon)

MURDER IN THE MANOR (A LACEY DOYLE COZY MYSTERY—BOOK 1) is the debut novel in a charming new cozy mystery series by Fiona Grace.

Lacey Doyle, 39 years old and freshly divorced, needs a drastic change. She needs to quit her job, leave her horrendous boss and New York City, and walk away from the fast life. Making good on her childhood promise to herself, she decides to walk away from it all, and to relive a beloved childhood vacation in the quaint English seaside town of Wilfordshire.

Wilfordshire is exactly as Lacey remembers it, with its ageless architecture, cobblestone streets, and with nature at its doorstep. Lacey doesn’t want to go back home—and spontaneously, she decides to stay, and to give her childhood dream a try: she will open her own antique shop.

Lacey finally feels that her life is taking a step in the right direction—until her new star customer turns up dead.

As the newcomer in town, all eyes are on Lacey, and it’s up to her to clear her own name.

With a business to run, a next-door neighbor turned nemesis, a flirty baker across the street, and a crime to solve – is this new life all that Lacey thought it would be?

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About the Author (from Amazon)

Debut author Fiona Grace is author of the LACEY DOYLE COZY MYSTERY series, comprising nine books (and counting); of the TUSCAN VINEYARD COZY MYSTERY series, comprising six books (and counting); of the DUBIOUS WITCH COZY MYSTERY series, comprising three books (and counting); of the BEACHFRONT BAKERY COZY MYSTERY series, comprising six books (and counting); and of the CATS AND DOGS COZY MYSTERY series, comprising three books (and counting).

MURDER IN THE MANOR (A Lacey Doyle Cozy Mystery--Book 1) is available as a free download on Amazon!

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Sandra D. said...

Love a good cozy mystery and this sounds like a great read.

Lauryn R said...

This sounds like an exciting cozy mystery with a lot of fun characters! I would definitely read this.

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