Mystery in Provence
by Vivian Conroy
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Pub Date 07 Oct 2022 | Archive Date 17 Oct 2022
HarperCollins UK, One More Chapter, One More Chapter
A beautiful French estate
And a novice detective intent on solving her first case!
Fresh from teaching at her prestigious Swiss boarding school, Miss Atalanta Ashford suddenly finds herself the most eligible young lady in society when she inherits her grandfather’s substantial fortune. But with this fortune, and an elegant new Parisian home, comes a legacy passed down from grandfather to granddaughter…sleuthing discreetly for Europe’s elite.
This young lady isn’t one to back down from a challenge and Miss Ashford must depend on her sharp wit and charm to solve her first case, which takes her to the lush lavender fields of Provence and a wedding at the mansion of the Comte de Surmonne.
Now, as murder strikes twice, Atalanta will have to race to solve the case but will she be able to stop the blushing bride from facing a fatal ‘I do’?
Look out for more Miss Ashford mysteries and get your passports ready as you travel with her to some of the most sought-after destinations on the continent…
Book 1: Mystery in Provence
Book 2: Mystery in Santorini
Book 3: Mystery in Tuscany
Book 4: Mystery in Salzburg
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Murder Most Foul…
The first in the Miss Ashford Investigates series transporting the reader around Europe with an intrepid and engaging new sleuth. Atalanta Ashford has not only recently inherited a veritable fortune but a legacy - a legacy of discrete sleuthing for the elite of Europe. Determined to take up the challenge, Miss Ashford embarks on her first case and the mansion of Comte de Surmonne beckons along with murder most foul. Can she uncover a murderer amongst the lavender meadows of Provence? An engaging and entertaining whodunnit with a likeable and feisty protagonist and a colourful cast of supporting characters in the most delicious settings. A promising start to a new series.
What a brilliant start to a new series this proved to be
Set in the past with intrigue and mystery.
One which empowers a young lady to help others
By discreetly seeking and sharing what she discovers.
In June 1930 Miss Atalanta Ashford had news
That totally changed her life and her views.
Her grandfather had sadly passed away
But sent her a letter with much to say.
She now has a fortune, homes and a challenge, too,
Endeavouring to continue his secret sleuthing to do!
As she arrives at her new Parisian home she discovers
Her first case is waiting - there will be others!
A bride-to-be has had a letter that has her perplexed
Concerning her groom-to-be - it has her vexed.
Is the content the truth she needs to know
So with her Atalanta decides to go.
Get ready for intrigue, surprises and mystery
As Atalanta delves into the family history.
There's also a ward, who seems to dislike all
And other folks who are also coming to call.
There are murders, secrets and so much more
Even the possibility of romance, someone to adore?
But danger permeates the whole estate
To reveal the perpetrator Atalanta just can't wait!
This is the first book in a series of four
Now I can't wait to read some more!
For my complementary copy of this book, I say thank you,
I throughly enjoyed reading it and this is my honest review.
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