Release date - 13th January 2017
Book length - 192 pages
Amazon UK - Dead to Begin With (A Country Gift Shop Cozy Mystery series, Book 1)
Looking for a new fun cosy crime series? Then spend some time at the coast with Vicky Simmons amateur sleuth!
Coming home can be murder.
Vicky Simmons is looking for the simple life. She’s ready to trade in London for a slower pace by opening a British Country Gift Shop in her old hometown on the coast of Maine. Little does she know a few old faces are back in Glen Cove, including unrequited teenage crush Michael Danning—having taken over the local Gazette and looking better than ever.
All is looking rosy until Vicky finds herself face-to-face with a dead body and Michael is the prime suspect. When the sheriff links the motive for murder to the unsolved disappearance of a teenage girl twenty years ago, Vicky must turn amateur sleuth. She’ll stop at nothing to save Michael…and unmask the real killer!
DEAD TO BEGIN WITH by Vivian Conroy is a wonderful cosy mystery novel with plenty of action and small-town antics to keep you hooked from the very first page. Vicky Simmons has returned to her childhood home to open a British gift shop but it seems that her timing isn't exactly perfect. As an old disappearance case from twenty years ago is making headlines again, and the community starts pointing fingers at each other, it isn't long before things start to get a little more dangerous. With an arson attack, a dead body, new friendships, and old secrets, life at Glen Cove is anything but dull. But can Vicky and her little band of sleuths unravel the mystery before someone else is hurt? With great characters, a stunning setting, and plenty of intrigues to keep a reader guessing, I couldn't put this book down. DEAD TO BEGIN WITH by Vivian Conroy is a wonderful story, perfect for fans of Murder She Wrote, and I cannot wait for the next in the series!!
BOOK RATING - 📖📖📖📖📖 5++
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). For more information:
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