Release date - 7th July 2017
Book length - 220 pages
Publisher - www.harpercollins.co.uk
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
ABOUT THE BOOK
With high tide comes murder…
When her beloved London theatre closes for renovations, costume maker Guinevere is excited to start a job at Cornisea castle, a centuries-old keep on a small tidal island off the coast of Cornwall. Imagine a whole summer full of stories of hidden treasures, fab food and long walks with her perky dachshund Dolly.
But when a reenactment of a medieval trial in the castle dungeons ends in real-life murder, and accusations threaten the castle's future, Guinevere and Dolly dig deep into the island community's best-kept secrets to unmask the killer and save their Cornish summer.
The first book in the Cornish Castle Mystery series with the second instalment RUBIES IN THE ROSES coming August 2017!
DEATH PLAYS A PART by Vivian Conroy is the first book in this utterly captivating, new cozy mystery series, and I am eagerly awaiting the second instalment.
When the London theatre where Guinevere works as a costume designer, closes for the summer, she is delighted to have secured a position as a book cataloguer in Cornisea Castle off the coast of Cornwall, to while away her days. Along with her four-legged companion, Dolly, Guinevere is delighted to spend time in such a historical treasure trove, and the stunning scenery and friendly village all combine to make Guinevere feel welcome and settled. But when a medieval re-enactment up at the castle goes awry and one of the actors is found murdered, Guinevere must unravel many secrets and lies to discover the killer. But who can she really trust?
As always with Vivian Conroy's stories, the descriptive settings really come alive and I could picture myself standing at the castle window, or walking along the shoreline as the sun set over the village. The characters are a motley crew that are really likeable and unique in their own ways, and I enjoyed getting to know Guinevere who throws herself wholeheartedly into whatever situation she finds herself and wants to help wherever she can. Knowing little of her own family history, we can see how this has affected her in her decisions. With plenty of mystery, twists, turns, and misunderstandings, DEATH PLAYS A PART by Vivian Conroy is exactly what you want in a good book, and I imagine it would translate perfectly onto our TV screens. I am hooked on this new series and I invite you all to come and join the mystery tour - you won't regret it!
Vivian Conroy discovered Agatha Christie at 13 and quickly devoured all Poirot and Miss Marple stories. Over time Lord Peter Wimsey and Brother Cadfael joined her favorite sleuths. Even more fun than reading was thinking up her own fog-filled alleys, missing heirs and priceless artifacts. So Vivian created feisty Lady Alkmene and enigmatic reporter Jake Dubois sleuthing in 1920s London and the countryside, first appearing in A PROPOSAL TO DIE FOR (published by Carina UK/Harper Collins).
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*I want to thank Vivian Conroy for the opportunity to review this wonderful story and take part in this blog tour. Don't forget to check out the other stops along the way!
Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger, wife & mother who loves all things books!
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