Mystery on Meadowsweet Grove
Saxford St Peter is having an open gardens day! But one of the villagers has murder not marigolds in mind… And now Eve Mallow needs to unearth a killer.
Everyone in Saxford is delighted when jeweller Cleo Marbeck suggests a prize for the village’s best garden. Flowers are planted, grass is cut, and the competition is on. But the event only digs up dirt… Twenty-five years ago, a young woman fell to her death in Cleo’s house, and rumours soon resurface about Cleo’s part in the tragedy.
Eve’s best friend Viv is hosting Stevie, her son’s fiancée, ahead of the wedding. On the open garden day, Stevie has a horrible flashback: the memory of a woman lying at the bottom of a staircase. But she sees it in a totally different house from the one where Honor died…
Hours later Cleo’s body is found, drowned in her own pond. Almost everyone in Saxford has been in and out of her garden, sowing suspicion everywhere. But Eve is convinced the flashback has triggered the crime… and when the police turn their sights on Stevie, she’ll have to work fast to solve the case and save the wedding.
So who wanted Cleo in the ground? The son of the woman who died, out for revenge? The employee passed over for promotion? Her long-term lover, who she refused to marry? And why do so many suspects live on Meadowsweet Grove?
When someone else takes a tumble downstairs, Eve knows she’s close to grubbing up the truth. But can she catch the killer or is she heading for a fatal fall?
A page-turning and completely charming English cozy mystery, perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, Faith Martin and Sarah Yarwood-Lovett.
See what everyone is saying about the Eve Mallow series:
‘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, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Everything I wanted it to be… had me turned pages without even realising… so good!’ @aliciagoeser, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘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, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐