Book Review-Thistlewood Manor: Murder at the Hedgerow (An Eliza Montagu Cozy Mystery—Book 1)-Fiona Grace | Miki's Hope

Book Review-Thistlewood Manor: Murder at the Hedgerow (An Eliza Montagu Cozy Mystery—Book 1)-Fiona Grace

Friday, March 10, 2023

Women's rights-back in 1928 were really just beginning. Of course in Britain the older generation was not at all pleased-especially the upper classes. Eliza grew up in an upper class with all the privedges that brought. However she decided to break with tradition and moved to London to persue a career as an artist. Her family was not at all pleased--thankfully her father paid for an apartment in a better section for her without her Mom knowing about it. Her Mom said if she left she could never come back----

Then a letter arrived from her Mother telling her she had to return-it was an emergency-but did not tell her what it was about. She should have known better----

Turns out the emergency was that she was to meet a certain gentleman and then marry him? It was kind of comical when they met at dinner that evening--She a modern woman--he a conservative of the old school--She finally agreed to talk to him-went to her room to meet him--and found him dead.

She was the prime suspect and knowing this she knew she would have to try and find the real murderer. Lots of twists and turns. You will be shocked when you find out who did it!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

For centuries, Thistlewood Manor has stood as home to the Montagu family, a beacon to British aristocracy in rural England. But it’s 1928, and in this new age of women’s rights, Eliza Montagu, 27, a free spirit, has turned her back on her family to live an artist’s life in London.

But when an unexpected family crisis arrives, Eliza has no choice but to return home to the demands of her family, to help her father, and to meet the Lord they hope she’ll marry.

When a dead body appears in the midst of the reunion, Eliza quickly realizes that if she doesn’t solve the mystery, the crime may just be pinned on her, and dash her hopes for a life as a free woman.

A charming historical cozy mystery series that transports readers back in time, THISTLEWOOD MANOR is mystery at its finest: spellbinding, atmospheric and impossible to put down. A page-turner packed with shocking twists, turns and a mystery that’s hard to solve, it will leave you reading late into the night, all while you fall in love with its unforgettable heroine.

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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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