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Monday, November 1, 2021

Murder in the Village by Lisa Cutts (Belinda Penshurst book No. 1)

The village of Little Chalham is idyllic in its setting but alongside its quaint history and characters, there are hidden depths. When the local tavern keeper, Tipper - a surly soul is found murdered drowned in his own barrel of beer, swiftly followed by another murder this time wrapped in cling film Belinda and Harry an ex detective have their noses to the ground to try to find out the trail of why and how these murders are happening, all connected to Harry's own employment as a supplier of dog food. With kidnapping of dogs, three taverns or pubs competing for business the downfall of one definitely leads to the increase in business for the other and there was no love lost between the three owners. Then how do the dog nappings get connected into the puzzle? Slightly naive Belinda and Harry who is led by his nose by Belinda follow a series of clues and with a great deal of luck as well, solve the mystery. A light hearted cosy. Sent by Bookouture for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.

2 comments:

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

"The local tavernkeeper...drowned in his own barrel of beer!" Now that's true justice. This sounds like a fabulous story.

Dorothy Borders said...

Cozy mysteries offer a respite from more serious reading and this one sounds like it just might serve that purpose!