Author: Verity Bright
Series: Lady Eleanor Swift Mystery #12
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 320
Date of Publication: November 28, 2022
My Rating: 4 Stars
A relaxing getaway for Lady Eleanor Swift, accompanied by her butler Clifford, and her dog Gladstone, proves anything but. Instead, on the drive to Ellie’s inherited estate in Ireland, Clifford nearly runs over a man, a man who looks as if he is at the brink of death. After perusing a map, Clifford finds a nearby abbey where they take the gentleman for care until a doctor can be called.
They are not welcomed with open arms, not just by the nuns at the abbey, but also the villagers are quite unfriendly as well. Ellie has been looking forward to spending the Christmas holiday in Ireland as she hopes that this will give her more clues about her past. Before she can even relax in her new setting, they learn that the man they aided has died. As Ellie has never been one to take things at face value, she is determined to discover who the man was and how and why he was killed. Even more so, she plans on finding the killer. Quite naturally, this will soon place her in danger.
It’s hard to believe that this is the 12th book in what is a delightful cozy mystery series by Verity Bright. Each and every story has been enjoyable and this installment is equally impressive. I love the banter between Ellie and Clifford, and I especially love how Clifford is equally proper and intuitive. This engaging read had a few surprises and it was enjoyable watching Ellie and Clifford as they solve yet another murder.
Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
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