Eve is an American working for her friend Ivor in his antiques shop, managing the business while he recuperates from an illness. She loves the quaintness of this village she is working in, gets on well with its inhabitants and has found someone whom she loves. She is also a detective and murder and mystery seem to follow her wherever she goes. This does not endear her to one particular Detective Inspector who looks on all her actions with suspicion.
Meeting Evelyn who brings in a very expensive piece of Chinese pottery and indicates there is much more to follow makes Eve sit up and take notice but when Evelyn is murdered in the shop almost immediately after sets off an investigation which has to go back eighteen years to find out where is Evelyn's daughter the heir to everything. Lucy disappeared years ago and has not been heard of since.
Investigations reveal so many suspicious links that getting to the murder is one thing, and getting to the robbery of the Chinese antique is another.
The story was set in beautiful surroundings, the characterization was interesting and varied and the story had different strands to be brought together - which was done well.
Sent by Crooked Lane Books for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.
This sounds interesting. I am curious about Lucy and love antiques and quaint villages. :)ReplyDelete
I am always on the look out for good mystery/crime series. Glad you enjoy this one.ReplyDelete
I read the 2nd book in this series and really enjoyed it. I have a few more books to read before I get to this one and I'm really looking forward to it.ReplyDelete
This sounds excellent. Great review!ReplyDelete
This sounds like a fun read. Thank you.ReplyDelete