Today I am taking part in the books on tour for A Body in Seaview Grange by Dee MacDonald. This was released on the 12th of November, published by Bookouture.
A Body in Seaview Grange by Dee MacDonald
Release Date: 12th of November 2020
Print Length: 253 pages
Genre: Cozy Mystery
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Practice nurse Kate Palmer is ready for some peace and quiet in her little Cornish village, but there’s soon to be a murder on her doorstep…
Kate’s retirement in Cornwall hasn’t quite gone as planned – Lavender Cottage is in need of substantial repairs and her sister Angie’s fondness for gin does rather stretch the purse-strings.
So when Kate is asked to do some nursing at the luxury retirement flats in Seaview Grange, she jumps at the chance. The old Victorian house has stunning views of the sea and the retirees are a peaceful bunch. That is, until Edina Martinelli, a glamorous ex-opera singer, is found poisoned in her home.
Edina’s death is ruled an overdose by Digoxin, the same medication she had been on for years. But Kate is sure the woman she met was not suicidal, and with the reputation of her practice on the line, she decides to do some digging. Luckily she’s got the newly retired Detective Inspector Woody Forrest to help her…
It’s not long before Kate discovers evidence of foul play, and there’s no shortage of suspects. Was it the besotted vicar? The ill-tempered stepson? Or perhaps Edina’s neighbour finally had enough of her constant warbling. It seems everyone had a motive, but who amongst them had the stomach for murder? And will they kill again?
If you love murder mysteries by Agatha Christie, Faith Martin or Joy Ellis, then this page-turning novel will have you reading late into the night!
A Body in Seaview Grange is the second instalment in the Kate Palmer cozy mystery series and is another great addition to it. With two books in and only the second book that I have ever read from Dee MacDonald, this cozy mystery series and herself have fast become a favourite of mine.
With a cup of tea in hand, I settled in to read what Kate has been up to since the events in book one, A Body in the Village Hall. This time around, Kate becomes embroiled in a new case that involves the death of Edina Martinelli, an ex opera singer and resident of Seaview Grange retirement flats, where Kate works as a nurse part time.
It was great to catch up with Kate again and see her amateur sleuthing skills put into play, when her instincts tell her that there is more to Edina’s death than what has been ruled as a suicide. Sure enough, after some digging, she discovers evidence of foul play and enlists the help of retired Detective Inspector Woody Forrest to investigate further.
I love Kate’s character and even more so that she is a 58 year old woman, which is such a refreshing change. She is such a delight to read and carries the role of lead protagonist on shoulders so well. I also really enjoy the relationship, the chemistry and the dynamics between herself and Woody, who is also such a delight to read.
A Body on Seaview Grange has an interesting and well executed plot, a great cast of recurring characters as well as a host of characters to suspect and keep you on your toes. The mystery plays out well and I had no inkling at all as to who the culprit was, until the big reveal. Dee MacDonald has created such a super fun and enjoyable series and I can’t wait to see what she has in store for Kate and co next.
Thank you to Dee MacDonald, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of A Body in Seaview Grange, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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Let’s Get to Know Dee MacDonald
Aged 18, Dee arrived in London from Scotland and typed her way round the West End for a couple of years before joining BOAC (forerunner of British Airways) in Passenger Services for 2 years and then as a stewardess for 8 years.
She has worked in Market Research, Sales and at the Thames TV Studios when they had the franchise.
Dee has since relocated to Cornwall, where she spent 10 years running B&Bs, and only began writing when she was over 70!
Married twice, she has one son and two grandsons.
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