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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Death at the Dinner Party by Emma Davies

I am in cold and chilly Melbourne after the humidity and heat of Colombo - it is a treat. It may pall after two weeks though! Right now enjoying the companionship of children and grand children, and even visited Mount Waverley library where my heart soared at all the books I could see. I restricted myself to three - a Joanna Trollope, a Vaseen Khan and a Rhys Bowen. More of that to follow. Death at a dinner party was a good read. Francesca - is a reputed caterer and she is called upon to provide very upmarket catering for a weekend from breakfast, lunch, dinner and in between snacks to a discerning and arrogant crowd of people. Fran did not expect to find a dead body and when it was decided by the local constabulary that the death was a murder, her detective instincts kick in and she is on the case along with Adam who helped her in her first amateur detective round. The Officer in charge of the case knows how Adam and Fran work, and is keen for them not to get involved in the police procedures but is also keen to get their insights into what actually happened and behind the scenes goings on which are not always apparent to the police. The murder of a rich businessman in their own home with only a handful of associates present restricts the number of potential murderers but with everyone's alibi being ticked off it is not going to be an easy case to solve. A good cozy with plenty of suspects, lots of twists and turns and a lovely setting as well. Sent by Bookouture for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.


  1. This sounds like one I would enjoy as well. Thanks for sharing as I hadn't heard of it.

  2. Cozy mysteries and hot summer days just seem to go together.

  3. I hope you enjoy your time in Australia! And this book does sound like a fun mystery. :)