A Deadly Web

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Pub Date 01 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 31 Oct 2022

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When an 'unofficial' relative of Alan's arrives from the States, Dorothy and Alan are drawn into a tangled web of murder and lies.

Dororthy Martin is more than capable of dozing during a raging storm in her snug house in Sherebury, but the loud ping of an unexpected text on her husband Alan's phone quickly wakes her up. Alan's unofficial great-niece, Lucy Bowman, is coming over from the States for a conference.

When Lucy arrives, she gushes about her fianc�, Iain. But Alan makes a disturbing discovery about Lucy's engagement ring, and no sooner has Iain set foot on UK soil when he's the victim of a mysterious hit-and-run. Was it an accident, or murder? Drawn into the police investigation, Dorothy learns that Iain was not all he seemed to be, and uncovers a shocking trail of deceit. Can she separate fact from fiction to untangle a deadly web of lies?

When an 'unofficial' relative of Alan's arrives from the States, Dorothy and Alan are drawn into a tangled web of murder and lies.

Dororthy Martin is more than capable of dozing during a raging storm...

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Snug In Sherebury…
The twenty fifth mystery in the superlative Dorothy Martin mystery series has arrived! Snug in Sherebury, Dorothy and Alan have no idea of the impending chaos which is to descend along with the arrival of Alan’s unofficial great niece from the States. Lucy is arriving and with her buckets of mystery and mayhem of the first order. An absolute joy to catch up with this latest in the series and a delightful mystery with a most likeable protagonist in Dorothy, a well drawn supporting cast and an engaging storyline. A perfect escapist read with the Sherebury Sleuth.

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Dorothy and Alan may be retired, but that doesn’t stop them from jumping into the investigation when their honorary niece’s fiancée is a victim of hit-and-run. It’s so much fun to read a book where the main characters have bad knees, don’t hop out of bed wide-awake, and enjoy naps!
I was caught up in this story from the very beginning and Lucy (the honorary niece) is a great addition. I recommend this for those of us who love cozy mystery stories, especially those set in England.
Thanks to Severn House and NetGalley for the ARC.

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A Deadly Web is the 25th book in this cozy mystery series set in a small cathedral city in England. I enjoy reading this series when I’m in the mood for an Agatha Christie style mystery featuring an American woman and her ex-policeman British husband. This book checks all the boxes of a classic cozy mystery including a murder that takes place “off page”, well developed characters, descriptions of British life and lots of interactions with the family pets.

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Senior sleuths are underrated and Dams does a superb job with this long running series. The plotting, characters, and mysteries never grow old or stale. This book is no exception and makes for an excellent afternoon read curled up with a cup of tea. This is always a series I enjoy and new books always skip to the top of my TBR.

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I received this ARC via Netgalley and Severn House, in return for an honest review. While the 25th book in this series, it is easily read as a standalone. It is always a joy to return to ex-pat, Dorothy Martin, and her retired UK police officer husband, Alan. This time, an unofficial great niece, Lucy, arrives from the US to present at a conference. Her arrival brings unexpected mayhem to Dorothy and Alan although Lucy is a joy. Strong characters, excellent mysteries – this is a great cozy series!

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