Mystery at Saltwater Cottages
Saltwater Cottages, Saxford’s new arts and crafts centre, is as pretty as a picture. But when murder makes a blot on the landscape, Eve Mallow must draw on all her detective skills to solve the case!
When beautiful Saltwater Cottages opens, offering art courses in charming surroundings, Eve Mallow and best friend Viv sign up straight away. Viv’s brother Simon is in charge, and they all want him to succeed.
But from the start, Eve finds herself in a sticky situation. Famous guest artist Nena Field is a complete nightmare, painting everyone in a bad light. So when Eve finds her body in Blind-Eye Wood, there’s no shortage of suspects. But who could have hated her enough to take her life? Was it the curiously over-qualified cook, the secretive manager, or the chatty receptionist, mysteriously missing at the time of the murder?
Determined to find the killer and save Simon’s business, Eve sets to work sketching out a theory of the crime. Nena was working on a secret painting when she died, now vanished without a trace, and Eve is convinced it holds the answers she needs. But when all her best suspects seem to have alibis, Eve is forced back to the drawing board.
Then Eve has her own brush with death, and realises she must be on the right track. But what did she see or hear at Saltwater Cottages, and can she find the killer before they paint her out of the picture?
An utterly delightful and page-turning English cozy mystery, perfect for fans of Faith Martin, J.R. Ellis, and Agatha Christie.
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‘A fast-paced cosy mystery that kept me guessing all the way through… Clear your schedules as once you’ve picked this up you won’t be able to put it down!!… absolutely compelling, addictive and page-turning… perfect to read in front of the fire.’ Bookworm86, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Plenty of plot twists, red herrings, and misdirection. Kept me in suspense. I loved it!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Utterly delightful!… The perfect cozy murder mystery… Keeps you on your toes!… I highly recommend this to the armchair detectives of the world!’ The Two Quills
‘Amazing… so engaging, kept me hooked the whole way through… the ending was such a shock, but truly brilliant… I ended up dreaming about it as I was thinking about it so much before going to sleep.’ So Many Books So Little Time, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I loved this book… Everything an old-fashioned sleuthing ought to be… I flew through the pages.’ Shalini’s Books & Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A totally addictive page-turner that will have you racing through the pages and reeling at the twists.’ NetGalley reviewer
‘I was gripped right from the start and couldn’t put it down, I read it in one very short sitting… utterly compelling.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Drags the reader right into the plot from day one. She writes so vividly… I can almost imagine I’m on the dunes walking Gus, an inspiration of a dog that steals the show… A Marplesque amateur sleuth.’ Jenny O’Brien, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Had me hooked and glued to the pages immediately… If you are a fan of cozy mysteries I can’t recommend this series enough. Pure entertainment all round… wonderful.’ @onceuptonatimebookreviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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‘Stepping into the pages of a new Eve Mallow mystery is like stepping into your favourite well-worn comfy slippers… Deliciously moreish… If you haven’t already discovered this series then what are you waiting for???’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐