Friday, February 10, 2023

BLOG TOUR - Death By a Cornish Cove



A seaside party at a Cornish mansion with plenty of fizz, what could be more perfect? But something fishy is afoot… a killer lurks among the guests, and only Cressida Fawcett can stop them.

Cressida Fawcett is invited to stay at Penbeagle House on the Cornish coast for a fancy-dress ball, she is looking forward to sipping rum cocktails clad as a pirate, watching the red-sailed boats go by and relaxing in the sea air with her good friend Dotty. But before they can raise their glasses to toast Cressida’s former flame Lord Canterbury’s engagement, he drops dead in front of the horrified guests.

The local doctor determines that Lord Canterbury was poisoned, and soon 
Detective Chief Inspector Andrews is on his way from Scotland Yard. But Cressida is dismayed by the murder of the intrepid explorer who once asked for her hand in marriage, and she cannot simply leave the case to the police. Together with Dotty and her little pug Ruby, Cressida searches for clues only to discover that many of the guests have a motive for murder. Did an irate journalist or a bitter fellow explorer send Lord Canterbury on his untimely final journey?

And when a young maid is found dead, floating in the shimmering waters of the cove, Cressida knows time is running out to catch the killer. Could a
clue hidden among some rather pungent crab sandwiches help her solve the case before there is another murder?

A witty and totally addictive cozy mystery packed with intrigue and glamour. Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, T.E. Kinsey and Lee Strauss.


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Title:   Death By a Cornish Cove
Author:  Fliss Chester
Series:  A Cressida Fawcett Mystery #2
Publisher:  Bookouture
Genre:   Cozy Mystery
Format:  Kindle ARC
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My Rating:   4 Stars 

Cressida Fawcett is looking forward to enjoying what promises to be a lovely ball. In this second book in the Cressida Fawcett Mystery series, our intrepid young woman dons her amateur sleuth hat for the second time in this entertaining cozy mystery series. The party is barely underway when her former beau Lord Canterbury suddenly drops dead right in front of everyone attending. 

As a doctor is also present at the party, it is quickly determined that Lord Canterbury’s death was caused by poison. No doubt foul play is responsible and Cressida is determined to find the killer. It doesn’t take Cressida long to discover that more than one guest at the ball could have wanted him dead. Although the suspect pool is limited, the killer could be any number of people. Then, a second murder occurs and Cressida, along with Detective Chief Inspector Andrews, knows that they must act quickly before yet another person is killed. 

Along with conferring with Andrews, Cressida also bounces ideas off of her good friend Dotty, who is also a guest at the party. Her adorable little pug Ruby is there as well, as cute little furbabies are pretty much a signature in these enjoyable cozy mystery stories. The 1920s setting adds extra flair to this delightful series, as rules of etiquette come into play as Cressida proceeds when it comes to searching for answers. I really loved both this and the first book in the series, Death Among the Diamonds. I very much look forward to seeing what Cressida gets into next. 

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

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Fliss Chester lives in Surrey with her husband and writes historical cozy crime. When she is not killing people off in her 1940s whodunnits, she helps her husband, who is a wine merchant, run their business. Never far from a decent glass of something, Fliss also loves cooking (and writing up her favourite recipes on her blog), enjoying the beautiful Surrey and West Sussex countryside and having a good natter.

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