I have no idea how I managed to miss the start of this author’s new series but miss it I did. However, I’m making up for it now having immediately bought the first two books.

There’s no hanging around in Murder at Mountjoy Manor. A body is discovered in the prologue and the pace keeps up from there. The writing is tight and, as always with this writer, excellent.

There are plenty of well-written characters to enjoy (and if you’ve read some of her other books you may recognise some) and, naturally, suspects too and although I am not one to try and work out the who-did-it aspect of a mystery it was revealed just at the right time. Plus, there was a lovely little twist right at the end which is always enjoyable.

I also loved the setting of a village for this book, and series. For me it’s recognisable and therefore comfortable but I suspect others who do not live in a village will thoroughly enjoy spending some time there too.


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I have reviewed the following books by Elizabeth Ducie already if you fancy having a look at those – her medical crime series:




And her Business of Writing, non-fiction, series:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

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