Cheerio! Time for a good old-fashioned British cozy mystery. This week we head to Steeple Martin to attend the beer festival, but watch out, there are some pretty rotten things afoot. I’m reviewing this one, and also–look for the Prize Guy. Enter Lesley’s giveaway for your very own e-copy of Murder by the Barrel.
A new title in the popular cosy crime series by bestselling author Lesley Cookman
When the sleepy village of Steeple Martin announces its first beer festival, the locals are excited. Beer, sun and music, what could possibly go wrong?
But when an unexpected death shakes the village, it’s up to Libby Sarjeant to solve the puzzle.
Was it just another rock star death or is there something more sinister afoot?
My Review: 5 Stars
This is a cozy mystery in the sleepy village of Steeple Martin in England with a beer festival and rock concert. When one of the performers is murdered, Libby Sarjeant is on task to figure it out. This mystery reminded me of all things good about British Mysteries. A small town, a festival, and Cookman even threw in a few witches. Great suspects and good murder mystery plotting. I did not guess the murderer but I should have. Great read.
About the Author
Lesley started writing almost as soon as she could read, and filled many exercise books with pony stories until she was old enough to go out with boys. Since she’s been grown up, following a varied career as a model, air stewardess and disc jockey, she’s written short fiction and features for a variety of magazines, achieved an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Wales, taught writing for both Kent Adult Education and the WEA and edited the first Sexy Shorts collection of short stories from Accent Press in aid of the Breast Cancer Campaign. The Libby Sarjeant series is published by Accent Press, who also publish her book, How to Write a Pantomime, with a foreword by Roy Hudd. Lesley is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, the Society of Authors and the Crime Writers’ Association.
Webpage – Lesley Cookman
Twitter – https://twitter.com/lesleycookman
Thank you so much! Lovely review – and just the effect I’m aiming for.
And just downloaded Dash of Murder in appreciation!
Thank you Lesley!