Amateur sleuth Flora Lively is back to investigate another mystery, and this time the body count is rising …
When Flora’s best friend returns to England with a Spanish film crew in tow, Flora is thrilled to land a job on set at a glamorous country house. But when a member of the crew is brutally murdered, and the priceless Infanta Tiara stolen, suspicion falls on everyone at Hanley Manor – including someone far too close to home.
When an arrest is made, Flora is plunged deep into a puzzling mystery, with no idea who she can and cannot trust. Surrounded by suspicion and bitter rivalries, she must keep one eye over her shoulder at all times. Because the murderer is about to strike again …
A Date With Death is a cozy English village mystery, ideal for readers who love cozy reads with romance and humor, and British mysteries on Kindle.
(Book #2 in the Flora Lively British cosy mysteries series)
This British cozy mystery had me hooked from the first page, it was an enjoyable read, clean, without violence. I also love the small British town where the story takes place and its bizarre inhabitants.
The plot is well developed, it was fun to solve clue after clue the two murders in this novel. The characters are likeable and well defined. The protagonist is Flora, a young amateur detective, funny, determined and hardeaded. Her best friend is back to Hanley Manor with great news: with a Spanish crew should shoot a film in their own country. Flora is eager to work with them but one of the group is killed. Unfortunately, all the inhabitants of Hanley Manor become suspects. Flora will investigate on her own and try to find the guilty before it's too late. She must also fight with her love Marshall: they are really funny together.
This is the second adventure with Flora protagonist but can be read as a stand alone. I hope to read soon another chapter of this series.
It's a really enjoyable summer read, fast, fun, with lots of humor and a touch of romance.
Praise for Book #1:
“A gripping tale filled with humanity and humor. Don’t miss this one!” Found Between The Covers
“An excellent start to a new cozy mystery series and a brand new amateur sleuth for readers to fall in love with.” Socrates Book Reviews
“The characters are lovely, and the mystery is top notch. Murder at the Maples is a wonderful start to a cozy series.” Brooke Blogs
About The Author
Joanne Phillips lives in rural Shropshire, England, with her husband and young daughter. She’s the author of romantic comedies Can’t Live Without, The Family Trap and Cupid’s Way, and the Flora Lively series of contemporary mysteries. Can’t Live Without was an Amazon top 100 bestseller in 2012 and her books regularly appear on category bestseller lists. Before becoming a writer, Joanne had jobs as diverse as hairdresser, air hostess and librarian, but now divides her time between writing and finding creative ways to avoid housework. She’s a fan of super-dark chocolate, iced coffee and Masterchef.