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The first book in the series by author Clare Chase, it had Eve Mallow, an obituary writer.

Eve was in the Suffolk to write an obituary for cellist Bernard when she came to know that it was a murder. Eve got to investigating when she realized a few truths. A second murder had her scampering to get to the truth.

My first book by this author, the story was slow paced and detailed. The book had a tinge of a cozy mystery to it. It was nice to see Eve using her powers of interviewing people to get to the truth. A lot of theories of murder was thrown in the air.

Detailed description of the locale was fun most times. Eve herself was quite sweet and intelligent. She was characterized aptly for the cozy murder mystery. The other characters added to the plot line including the eccentric villagers and unlikable victims. Hence the murders, you see.

Overall, it was a good read.

I received a free ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

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Meet Eve Mallow: an American far from home, a professional busybody… and an amateur detective?

Seasoned obituary writer Eve Mallow has a new assignment: to tell the life story of famed musician Bernard Fitzpatrick. A chance to spend a few days in the sweet little village of Saxford St Peter, walking the country lanes with her beloved dachshund Gus and meeting new people sounds like a dream. But it turns out that Bernard’s life was much less interesting than his death. On the day she arrives, news breaks that the charismatic cellist was the victim of a grisly murder. Could this quaint English village be hiding a dark secret?

As Eve starts to interview Bernard’s friends and colleagues, she finds that he’d ruffled a few feathers. In fact, from the keepers of the Cross Keys Inn to his own staff at High House, there’s barely a person in town who doesn’t have some reason to hate him… is one of the friendly villagers a cold-blooded killer?

Eve hoped Saxford St Peter would be the perfect escape from her busy city life. But there is darkness even in the most sunlit of settings. And when a second body is found, Eve becomes certain that one of the people she’s met must be the murderer. She has never done any detective work before… but is there something in her notes that can crack the case?

Publication Date: January 2020

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