Dig Deep for Murder
A Manor House Mystery, No. 4
By Kate Kingsbury
Berkley Prime Crime - December 2002
ISBN: 0425188868 - Paperback
Mystery / Historical / Cozy

Reviewed by Brenda Weeaks, MyShelf.Com
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Lady Elizabeth and her irrepressible staff are back for yet another mystery at Sitting Marsh, England. In the midst of celebrating the summer fete, Elizabeth deals with a dead body, three new ghosts, a rogue renter, a budding relationship, and a tragedy involving one her staff members.

The mystery begins once Lady Elizabeth gives a newly empty plot in the local Victory garden to Polly's mother. Polly is Elizabeth's assistant. Polly and her sister dig up more than a few weeds. The body of a local man surfaces and the investigation is underway. Back are the two retired constables who'd rather spend their time doing nothing than working on a case. Elizabeth knows this and decides to investigate herself. Lucky for her, the handsome American Major is aware of her sleuthing hobby and keeps watch over her--just in case….

Dig Deep for Murder is set in the war time era, and Kingsbury has the village feeling even more stressed than before, although the summer fete does bring some lightheartedness to the read. Readers will see relationships evolve and dissolve around the mysteries taking place this time around. Whether the mystery is a conundrum or not, nothing can hinder my enjoyment of returning to Sitting Marsh and the characters that bring it to life.

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