Death by a Cornish Cove (A Cressida Fawcett Mystery Book 2)
by Fliss Chester
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Pub Date 09 Feb 2023 | Archive Date 06 Feb 2023
A seaside party at a Cornish mansion with plenty of fizz, what could be more perfect? But something fishy is afoot… a killer lurks among the guests, and only Cressida Fawcett can stop them.
When Cressida Fawcett is invited to stay at Penbeagle House on the Cornish coast for a fancy-dress ball, she is looking forward to sipping rum cocktails clad as a pirate, watching the red-sailed boats go by and relaxing in the sea air with her good friend Dotty. But before they can raise their glasses to toast Cressida’s former flame Lord Canterbury’s engagement, he drops dead in front of the horrified guests.
The local doctor determines that Lord Canterbury was poisoned, and soon Detective Chief Inspector Andrews is on his way from Scotland Yard. But Cressida is dismayed by the murder of the intrepid explorer who once asked for her hand in marriage, and she cannot simply leave the case to the police. Together with Dotty and her little pug Ruby, Cressida searches for clues only to discover that many of the guests have a motive for murder. Did an irate journalist or a bitter fellow explorer send Lord Canterbury on his untimely final journey?
And when a young maid is found dead, floating in the shimmering waters of the cove, Cressida knows time is running out to catch the killer. Could a clue hidden among some rather pungent crab sandwiches help her solve the case before there is another murder?
A witty and totally addictive cozy mystery packed with intrigue and glamour. Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, T.E. Kinsey and Lee Strauss.
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What readers are saying about Fliss Chester:
'I absolutely loved it… Clever, funny, charming.' T E Kinsey, best-selling mystery writer of the Lady Hardcastle series
‘So much fun. Think Wooster and Jeeves meets Downton Abbey doing a mystery. I was laughing out loud… Twists, turns and red herrings keep you guessing to the end. Just super.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
‘Very Agatha Christie-esque… Literally never a dull moment… The twists and turns just kept on coming right until the final scene and I simply couldn’t avoid being tripped up by the red herrings… I was always on the edge of my seat… Wonderful.’ @Fiction_Books⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
‘Loved loved loved… Can't wait to read more of Cressy and her faithful little pug Ruby… fantastic… Couldn't put it down… It was gripping and I wanted to know who dun it!!’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
‘Exceptional… Nail-biting… A terrific crime caper featuring a wonderful new amateur sleuth who is bound to become a huge favourite.’ Bookish Jottings ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
‘I absolutely loved this… There were lots of twists and turns, plenty of suspects, and all the red herrings you could dream of. It was incredibly fun… I did not want this book to end and I can't wait for more adventures with Cressida!’ Book Frolic ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
‘I love Cressida!... Fantastic… Filled with laughs, sass, and moments of pure genius. The scenery was beautifully described… The house was very much a character with as many layers and secrets as those staying there.’ KKEC Reads⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
‘I loved this!… A romp from start to finish. The main character is a gem… I can hardly wait to ride along on more of Cressida's adventures.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
‘Very Agatha Christie with a bit of Dorothy L Sayers. Absolutely loved it. Can’t wait for the next.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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