Saturday, August 21, 2021

BLOG TOUR - A Death at Candlewick Castle


Librarian Jemima Jago is enjoying a peaceful summer in the Isles of Scilly – until a puzzling crime comes in with the tide…

Between her work in Cornwall’s oldest library and catching up with old friends over tea and chocolate biscuits, Jemima Jago is spending the season the only way she knows how: sunbathing, swimming and sailing. But her postcard-perfect summer is turned upside down when the body of well-to-do businessman Hermie Castleberry is found on the sweeping white sands at the foot of Candlewick Castle.

Jem doesn’t mean to get involved, but when her old flame Rhys Tremayne is arrested for murder, she springs into action to prove his innocence. With her gift for uncovering hard-to-find information, Jem discovers Hermie had been keeping secrets and ruffling a few feathers in the ordinarily tranquil islands. Did the quiet wife, the belittled business partner or the slimy salesman want Hermie out of the way?

The discovery of a pair of silver gloves by little dog Buck could be just the clue Jem needs to crack the case. But can she catch the real culprit, and keep her heart in check, before the killer sends her down to Davy Jones’ locker too?

A totally charming cozy mystery from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Emma Jameson. Fans of M.C. Beaton, Faith Martin and Agatha Christie will adore A Death at Candlewick Castle.


:   A Death at Candlewick Castle
Author:  Emma Jameson
Series:  Jemima Jago Mystery #2
Publisher:  Bookouture
Genre:   Cozy Mystery
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   192
Date of Publication:   August 20, 2021
My Rating:   4 Stars

Jemima Jago is enjoying her job as a librarian. Currently she is working on a job cataloging a very old library in Cornwall. However, one evening while attending an event with a couple of friends of hers, Micki and Pauley, they notice buzzards flying about and soon discover a dead body. There goes the perfect summer Jemima had planned, because she cannot just walk away and leave the authorities to discover what has occurred.

She had previously solved a murder and her friends immediately warn her about getting inolved. Jem doesn't listen and, before long, starts unraveling as many facts as possible to discover how the man died. Soon learning that his name was Hermie Castleberry, there are other things that Jem learns. For one thing, he very well may have had some enemies. The police - particularly Sergeant Hackman, Hack - tell Jem to steer clear. This is bothersome to her for more than one reason. For one thing, she is certain she sees things Hack is missing. Furthermore, Hack has begun to turn her head and she cannot help but wonder if something is happening between them.

Jem has more than one reason to race against time trying to discover Hermie's killer, hoping indeed that no more bodies will be discovered. A Death at Candlewick Castle is a delighful cozy mystery and quite an enjoyable addition to this series. I am eager to see what happens in the third book, especially when it comes to see what direction Jem takes when it comes to romance. For a quick read that leaves you wanting more, definitely check out this book.

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


Emma Jameson writes mysteries that readers call witty, romantic, and full of surprises. An aspiring novelist since age seven, she took a long, twisty route to the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. After years of working at a major medical center, her first novel, cobbled together on nights and weekends, became a runaway e-book bestseller. Now she writes full-time and has sold over half a million books. A compulsive reader and information hoarder, Emma is always searching for that fascinating nugget or startling fact that will spark another novel. A lifelong Anglophile, she resides in the United States, where she enjoys swimming, yoga, and serving the needs of not one, not two, not three, but four cats.

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