Showcasing the latest couple of of additions to my virtual reading shelf, which has now become a TBR mountain in its own right!
A complimentary copy of this book, for review, arrived thanks to the lovely Sarah, representing Bookouture, via the excellent team at NetGalley
My review is scheduled for November 16th 2020, as part of the Blog Tour
A BODY IN SEAVIEW GRANGE (Kate Palmer Mystery #2)
by DEE MACDONALD
Practice nurse Kate Palmer is ready for some peace and quiet in her little Cornish village, but there’s soon to be a murder on her doorstep…
Kate’s retirement in Cornwall hasn’t quite gone as planned – Lavender Cottage is in need of substantial repairs and her sister Angie’s fondness for gin does rather stretch the purse-strings.
So when Kate is asked to do some nursing at the luxury retirement flats in Seaview Grange, she jumps at the chance. The old Victorian house has stunning views of the sea and the retirees are a peaceful bunch. That is, until Edina Martinelli, a glamorous ex-opera singer, is found poisoned in her home.
Edina’s death is ruled an overdose by Digoxin, the same medication she had been on for years. But Kate is sure the woman she met was not suicidal, and with the reputation of her practice on the line, she decides to do some digging. Luckily she’s got the newly retired Detective Inspector Woody Forrest to help her…
It’s not long before Kate discovers evidence of foul play, and there’s no shortage of suspects. Was it the besotted vicar? The ill-tempered stepson? Or perhaps Edina’s neighbour finally had enough of her constant warbling. It seems everyone had a motive, but who amongst them had the stomach for murder?
And will they kill again?
I grabbed this one courtesy of my Auto Approval status on Netgalley, by publisher Aria Fiction – Just in case I yearn for some seasonal reading!
THE CHRISTMAS MENAGERIE by MINNA HOWARD
Amelia usually loves Christmas, but this year is her first one alone since her husband passed away – though she’s not quite by herself.
Somehow, she’s been lumbered with a menagerie of pets over the holidays, no thanks to the new village vet closing the local kennels.
Between a parrot, two tortoises and god-knows-how-many baby mice, Amelia ends up seeing a lot more of Jules the vet than she planned to.
And despite her neighbours’ fury for the man who shut down a local institution, she can’t help enjoying every moment she spends with Jules.
She tells herself it doesn’t really matter as surely Jules will be driven out of the village by this time next year. But as Amelia’s about to discover…
Love isn’t just for Christmas!
Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share links to the books that came into their house during the last week.
This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well, after all you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!
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