at a Country Mansion caught me by surprise! I expected
a British cozy and knew I would like it. I didn’t know
that it would make me laugh and thoroughly engage me.
Opera star Dame Serena was found dead at the bottom of a staircase
in her home. Who killed her and why? There’s the mystery!
There are plenty of suspects and motives and I enjoyed following
the clues as they unfolded.
Enter Daisy Thorne who is the best friend of Floria, Dame
Serena’s daughter. Daisy is a hairdresser with a passion
for getting to the bottom of things. She is even studying
forensic psychology, an interest sparked by spending time
with her grandfather who was a Detective Chief Inspector.
Moreover, when it comes to helping her friends, Daisy is on
The humor, the mystery, the characters, and the subplots all
mix well together in this light and easy read. I didn’t
expect the final outcome, which to me is the mark of a cleverly
written murder mystery.
I think this would be a good book for someone who is just
getting interested in the cozy genre and it is appropriate
for ages teens on up.
I look forward to the next book “Death at the Salon.”
You’ll find a preview chapter at the back of this book.
Reviewer Notes: Louise R Innes also writes romance novels