A Body at the Tea Rooms

Dee MacDonald

Meet Kate Palmer! A semi-retired nurse with a sweet tooth for cake and a talent for solving crimes.

Kate Palmer is most disappointed when renovations at her sister Angie’s new tea rooms are derailed after a body is discovered in the cellar. She was looking forward to clotted cream teas with a seaside view. Instead she has another murder mystery to solve…

If the village gossip is to be believed, the unfortunate man was connected to the wealthy Hedgefield family. Kate is reluctant to get caught up in the investigation but a curious card in the victim’s jacket pocket sparks her interest. Not to mention the ridiculous rumour Angie is somehow involved! Keen to clear her sister’s name so she can finally eat cake in the charming tea rooms, Kate teams up with handsome retired Detective ‘Woody’ Forrest to untangle the baffling case.

After quizzing the locals over copious cups of tea, Kate begins to realise the Hedgefields, who live in a grand mansion and own half the village, are not as perfect as they make out. They’re hiding a long-buried family secret and plenty of people have a grudge against them, including a number of their ex-employees.

But who could have murdered a member of Lower Tinworthy’s most enviable family? Was it the old gardener? The seemingly sweet cook? Or the bitter maid?

Just as she inches closer to the truth, Angie goes missing. Does amateur sleuth Kate have what it takes to get to the bottom of this extraordinary puzzle and save her sister at the same time?

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

Why readers are gripped by A Body at the Tea Rooms:

Addictive fabulous Cornish-set cosy mystery seriesbrilliantly plotted… full of clever twists and turns and surprises that keep readers guessing, A Body at the Tea Rooms is a terrific British cosy mystery I read in a single sittingtop-notch British mystery – I cannot wait for the next one!Bookish Jottings, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Delightful cosy mystery I read it in one sitting when I went to bed and didn’t stop until I finished it just after 1amperfect for fans of cosy reads and Agatha Christie.’ Confessions of a Bookaholic, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Fabulous cozy mysteryI loved it was a fantasticawesome twists and turnsso captivating that you are sure to quickly flip page after page. This “curl up on the sofa” mystery will keep your attention and reading quickly, unable to stop until you get to the end. As you flip the last page you are completely stunned as the culprit is revealed… charming mystery is so entertaining…’ Page Turners, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Like putting on a pair of comfy slippers and curling up in the chair for a cozy night in front of the fire… intense and rich in atmosphere… it moves along at a cracking pace excellent plenty of twists and turns in this plot, with loads of red herrings planted along the way Fiction Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The plot really sucked me in… enjoyed curling up on the sofa and getting dragged into this cosy mystery. I was so absorbed I read it in one sittingAn intriguing and compelling cosy mystery that is perfect for Agatha Christie fans.’ Book Worm 86, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Compelling, gripping and compulsively readable cosyunexpected twists in the tale and a stunning rural setting this is a guaranteed great read. Highly recommended.’ Avid Reader’s Retreat, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Delightful, fast paced book with a funny, dynamic characters… I loved the book’s atmosphere… perfectfor fans of M.C Beaton, Suzi Weinert and Joanne Fluke.’ Frosta Wings It, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

This series is filled with very lovable characters. 5 stars!’ B for Book Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wonderful… These books are so unlike most I’ve readI love everything about themthe only bad thing about them is when they end.’ Book Mark!, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Brilliant… a lovely cosy murder mystery with plenty of twists and turns, romance and intrigue. Splashes Into Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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