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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Murder at the Gorge (The Exham-on-Sea Murder Mysteries #7) by Frances Evesham

Murder at the Gorge

(The Exham-on-Sea Murder Mysteries #7)

by Frances Evesham

Kindle Edition

Expected publication: November 17th 2020

Goodreads synopsis: 

A joke? A prank? Or something more sinister?

When the Exham-on-Sea residents are targeted by anonymous emails containing apparently harmless nursery rhymes, no one knows whether to laugh or shudder until an unexplained death touches the town.

Libby Forest, baker, chocolatier and Exham’s very own resident private investigator, alongside her partner Max Ramshore, set out to solve the puzzle before more people die. But when Max’s ex-wife arrives on the scene, ahead of Max and Libby's long-awaited nuptials, things go from bad to worse.

With the town and their relationship under threat, Max and Libby need the help of the Exham History Society if they're going to find the nursery rhyme killer in time.

Murder at the Gorge is the seventh in a series of Exham-on-Sea Murder Mysteries set at the small English seaside town full of quirky characters, sea air, and gossip.

If you love Agatha Christie-style mysteries, cosy crime, clever dogs and cake, then you'll love these intriguing whodunnits.


4.5 stars

This is the seventh book in the Exham-on-Sea murder mystery series by Frances Evesham.

I felt like this was a cross between a police procedural and a cozy mystery. Probably more of the latter than the former. The couple is great at solving crimes that even the police call on them for help now and then. Right before the two are to be hitched, Max’s ex-wife shows up after she is being threatened through her email account. Max fails to tell Libby about it and it sets up a perfect storm that careens throughout the story.

I definitely loved the action in the mystery and how it impacted both of their personal lives. Great plotting and character building. I felt like I was watching a reality tv show that I couldn’t take my eyes away from. 

This is the first book I have read in this series and I am sure it won’t be the last. 

I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.

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