Author: Emma Jameson
Series: Jemima Jago Mystery #3
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 263
Date of Publication: February 21, 2022
My Rating: 4 Stars
Jemima Jago had spent a few months on the Isles of Scilly, and while there she gained some notoriety - she became known as Scilly's very own sleuth. Back home in Penzance, she plans on getting back to her job as a special collections librarian. As the story opened, Jem was surprised to find her sister Tori in her home. More significantly, Jem had called the police in order to try to figure out what was going on, especially considering that she thinks she found a possible murder weapon, This is when she realized that one of the officers, DS Conrad, was going to be a difficult fellow that she might have to evade why she sought to find out what happened.
Jem was quite certain that she left her home tidy, yet her apartment was overpowered by a rank odor. What is more is that Jem soon discovers significant evidence of yet another murder. Tori has a story, a rather wild one at that, and things just do not add up for Jem. Quite naturally, she plans on getting to the bottom of the recent turn of events. More than adept at solving crimes. Jem doesn’t shrink back for a single moment.
With the aid of her friends, most notably Micki Latham, Jem pays close attention the fact that there is definitely evidence of murder and this leads them to travel to a bookstore. This is how they discover who the murder victim was. Another character of note is Rhys Tremayne, Jem’s former (possibly future?) boyfriend, and he also assists in the investigation. Let’s not forget Wotsit, the cat that Jem found in her apartment that apparently is now her pet. Meanwhile, as the story progressed, it seems that Rhys was not the only one that Jem is thinking about in a romantic sense. It will be rather interesting to see how that develops in future books in this series.
What an enjoyable cozy mystery and a very nice addition to the series. The setting, the characters, and the intrigue made this book a thoroughly engaging read. The first two books are A Death at Seascape House and A Death at Candlewick Castle. I am very much looking forward to continuing the series with the next story.
Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
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