Blog Tour | Book Review | A Village Murder by Frances Evesham

Blog Tour | Book Review | A Village Murder by Frances Evesham

Genre: Cosy Crime

Publication date: June 23, 2020

Publisher: Boldwood Books

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My Thoughts

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A Village Murder is a fantastic cozy mystery liberally sprinkled with clues, all teasing you to find out who the murder is.

The author has done such a good job of complicating the plot with secrets and lies that I was running around in circles until the very end trying to figure out which of Imogen’s acquaintances did the dirty deed.

I found the storytelling very engaging and I was pulled in right from the first page. No unnecessary words have been used, even when describing paintings, flowers, buildings, or gardens!

I enjoyed being guided along by the tight storytelling that manages to pack in so much in such little space. The author analyzes relationships that date back to thirty years without causing the reader to lose interest or forget the plot.

The description of how a quiet village livens up after a murder and how quickly gossip flies is so accurate. Readers will love trying to solve the mystery along with Imogen (prime suspect) and an ex-DCI (read the book to find out more!).

Thank you to the author and Rachel for my review copy!


An English village can be deadly, when your past catches up with you…

In the beautiful rural Somerset village of Lower Hembrow, crammed full with English eccentrics, something is amiss…

Landscape gardener Imogen Bishop has spent the last thirty years trying to forget one fateful school night but when her estranged husband Greg Bishop is found dead in the grounds of her fathers Georgian hotel, danger threatens to overwhelm her.

Retired police officer Adam Hennessey, hoping for a peaceful life running his traditional Somerset country pub, finds himself drawn into the unfolding drama in the hotel across the road.

Imogen, Adam and Harley the stray dog form an unlikely partnership as they try to untangle a knot of secrets, solve a murder mystery, and bring a killer to justice.

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About Frances Evesham

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Frances Evesham is the author of the hugely successful Exham-on-Sea mysteries set in her home county of Somerset.

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