Best Murder in Show

Best Murder in Show By DebbieYoung, When Sophie Sayers inherits a cottage in a sleepy English Cotswold village, she s hoping for a quieter life than the one she s running away from What she gets instead is a dead body on a carnival float, and an extraordinary assortment of suspects Is the enigmatic bookseller Hector Munro all he seems And what about the over friendly neighbour who brings her jars of honeyWhen Sophie Sayers inherits a cottage in a sleepy English Cotswold village, she s hoping for a quieter life than the one she s running away from What she gets instead is a dead body on a carnival float, and an extraordinary assortment of suspects Is the enigmatic bookseller Hector Munro all he seems And what about the over friendly neighbour who brings her jars of honey Not to mention the eccentric village shopkeeper, show committee, writers group and drama club, all suspiciously keen to welcome her to their midst For fans of cosy cozy mysteries everywhere, Best Murder in Show will make you laugh out loud at the idiosyncrasies of English country life, and rack your brains to discover the murderer before Sophie can.. Best Murder in Show When Sophie Sayers inherits a cottage in a sleepy English Cotswold village she s hoping for a quieter life than the one she s running away from What she gets instead is a dead body on a carnival floa

  • Title: Best Murder in Show
  • Author: DebbieYoung
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  • Page: 169
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “Best Murder in Show”

    1. If you like cozy mysteries set in the English countryside, this is the perfect book for you Lovers of Agatha Christie will rejoice with the murder that occurs at a village fete, and the burgeoning romance included in the plot The pace is nice and slow, yet you find yourself returning to the pages of this competently written novel any free moment you have

    2. This was a light and fun read, the first book by this author I have read Sophie Sayers finds herself permanently living in a village, after inheriting a cottage from her great aunt May who was a famous travel writer Hard shoes to fill and the fact that she looks like her aunt doesn t help It s fun reading about how Sophie tries to settle into making things work in a different setting to what she is accustomed to Sophie is kind of finding herself and she tries hard to figure out what she wants to [...]

    3. My first reading of a cosy mystery Enjoyable, light read with absorbing characters and plot Looking forward to the next one.

    4. This was a very enjoyable read and a fantastic first novel The style was warm and engaging, the characters lovingly developed The book reminded me of the Agatha Raisin series, which I enjoyed a while back.I look forward to delving back into cosy village life and giggling at Billy s eccentric quips in the sequel

    5. Debbie Young s debut novel she is the author already of various anthologies of short stories and non fiction is billed as a cosy mystery I would suggest the term comic mystery there are so many slight, humerous moments to this story that get you smiling Perhaps unsurprising for a novel that comes from the pen of an author who is also active in the Alliance of Independent Authors I half expected there to be a direct mention at one of the many village meetings and who is the founding director of t [...]

    6. I love Debbie Young s writing It is full of warmth, witty characters and wonderful humour This is her first novel do read her short stories Marry In Haste is a lovely collection for example and it introduces us to Sophie Sayers, named after Young s favourite crime writer mine too Dorothy L Sayers Sophie inherits a cottage belonging to her great aunt, a famous author something Sophie has aspirations to be From the very beginning you are caught up in the excitement of the village show and the poli [...]

    7. I am not a cosy mystery reader but having really enjoyed two of Debbie Young s short story collections I decided to give it a go and was not disappointed Confined to the sofa with a broken ankle Best Murder in Show was the perfect antidote lighthearted, witty, full of wordplay and a great cast of characters Sophie Sayers is a charming, naive and slightly ditsy heroine, suspecting everyone of murder and then unmasking the real culprit by accident and design Young writes with a light touch and a [...]

    8. A lovely first novel from Debbie Young, author of witty short stories The book has a lovely setting and Sophie and Hector are characters you really care about The opening set up is very good unusual, eccentric, and entertaining, and the story goes on to live up to its opening The writing is an easy flowing, accessible style with a warm and sympathetic narrative voice, and the book is well observed with some nice comic touches I look forward to reading the next Sophie Sayers Mystery Disclosure I [...]

    9. Best Murder in Show is a lovely, fun read The village in which the book is set is full of quirky and engaging characters For me the book came alive on the arrival of the charismatic Hector and it was then an enjoyable romp to the end A perfect summer read and a lovely slice of village life I was given a free copy of this book for the purposes of providing a review and look forward to from Debbie Young and Sophie Sayers.

    10. When the least liked woman in Wendlebury Barrow collapses inside a headless Anne Boleyn costume while tied to the rail of a float in the village show, newcomer Sophie Sayers, like all the other villagers, accepts the verdict of death by natural causes.She s consumed by doubts about how her great aunt May died was she murdered by ancient neighbour Joshua who keeps appearing without warning in the garden And what exactly are Hector the bookshop owner s mysterious business activities What had begu [...]

    11. Cosy crime is not a very familiar genre for me However, that said, I liked the idea of this book and decided to give it a try, so glad I did There are a number of things I enjoyed about this book The setting of an English village was very appealing and quite reminded me of some of the Midsomer Murders in the locations But this is certainly no copy of anything The story is original and I thought very witty I sensed that the author was a fan of that great English institution The Good Life , for tw [...]

    12. An enjoyable, fun read, with a marvelous cast of interesting and eccentric characters, this cozy murder mystery is a lovely escapist refuge from the mundanity of everyday life Beautifully observed, colourful and original writing brings this intriguing tale to life Fans of this genre will love the gentle humour and the warm fuzziness of a charming story to go with a nice hot mug of cocoa and a crackling fire on a cold winter s night

    13. It s the humour that just carries you through this delightful story But the lead character is deliciously frustrating, you love her and you shout at her but ultimately you are keen to see her get her man.

    14. OKThis was pretty boring The story was predictable, the characters transparent The dabbing have was the author took time to describe the scenes nicely

    15. Sophie Sayers moves to the small English village of Wendlebury Barrow, to take up the legacy of a beautiful country cottage Against the wishes of her soon to be ex Damian, who thinks small English villages are full of madmen and murderers Sophie ignores him and begins a new life as a young, single writer embracing the peace and quiet of village life.Her dream is to be a successful author, like her dear Great aunt May, whose travel writing made her famous The only problem is, she has no idea wher [...]

    16. I have been looking forward to reading this novel and I wasn t disappointed The character of Sophie is engaging from the first page, with all the flaws and insecurities of a twenty something having finished a relationship and striking out on her own She comes to live in the cottage she has inherited from her travel writer Great Aunt May where she hopes to embark on her own writing career.Sophie throws herself into Cotswold village life with enthusiasm, from helping to organise the village show, [...]

    17. For an entertaining, fun, and witty read you ll want to pick up this Sophie Sayers book I couldn t put it down because the characters are real, the twists are humorous as well as shocking In a little village story, with a wide cast from the nosy shop owner to the village drunk, everyone with their varied differences comes together for the summer show The story is injected with comedy amongst the crime and you will have trouble not falling in love with the flawed and adorable Sophie.

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