Author: Merryn Allingham
Series: Flora Steele Mystery #3
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 268
Date of Publication: March 18, 2022
My Rating: 4 Stars
Roger Gifford is dead and, despite being on vacation with boyfriend Jack Carrington, Flora Steele is determined to get behind what happened. Flora has already proved more than adept at solving murders and she is certain that she will discover who is responsible for Roger’s death. However, with at least three suspects, Flora has her work cut out for her.
Whether it is is Roger’s alienated wife, his brother or even someone new where Flora is vacationing she doesn’t doubt for one second that she will have success in finding answers she is seeking. However, not only is another body soon found, but things begin to tie in to Jack and his estranged father. Flora is a bookshop owner and Jack is a crime writer, so is this enough for this pair to prove successful at being amateur detectives yet again in order to solve the mystery that has somehow involved Jack and his past?
With excellent protagonists, a delightful setting and an intriguing mystery, Murder at Primrose Cottage is the delightfully engaging third book in the Flora Steele Mystery series. While this book can be read as a standalone novel, readers will no doubt enjoy reading the series in order and getting to know Flora and Jack as they flourish in their friendship and as their relationship grows all while solving the most surprising of crimes.
Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Merryn taught university literature for many years, and it took a while to pluck up the courage to begin writing herself. Bringing the past to life is a passion and her historical fiction includes Regency romances, wartime sagas and timeslip novels, all of which have a mystery at their heart. As the books have grown darker, it was only a matter of time before she plunged into crime with a cosy crime series set in rural Sussex against the fascinating backdrop of the 1950s.