Mystery at Lockley Grange

Clare Chase

Famous diplomat Lance Hale is throwing a party at Lockley Grange, to celebrate his latest award. But when he’s found lying dead by his swimming pool, Eve Mallow is sure someone thought he deserved to die…

It’s always an occasion when the Hale family descend on their country pile, Lockley Grange. Almost everyone in Saxford St Peter has been called upon to dust the rooms, tidy the garden, and cater for the party. Eve Mallow’s delighted to be invited: years ago she babysat for the Hale children, and she can’t wait to see how they turned out.

But the night will be remembered for all the wrong reasons. The following morning, Lance is found dead in his indoor pool. He’d been the life and soul of the party, but Eve saw him arguing with friends and family. She’s convinced it was no accident – especially when she finds a threatening note tucked into his desk drawer.

But who wanted to make sure indiscreet Lance was silenced for good? His right-hand woman, who could spill the family’s secrets, but won’t say a word? His older son, who’s drowning in debt, or his younger daughter, whose career he’d sabotaged?

As Eve and Gus set to work at isolated Lockley Grange, she uncovers past tragedies, blackmail and hidden cameras watching her every step. Eve knows she’s wading into dark waters… can she find the killer, or is she in over her head?

An unputdownable English cozy mystery full of cunning clues and surprising twists! If you like Agatha Christie, Faith Martin and J.R. Ellis you’ll love Clare Chase.

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‘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

Amazingso engaging, kept me hooked the whole way through… the ending was such a shock, but truly brilliantI 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 roundwonderful.’ @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, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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