Murder at Primrose Cottage By Merryn Allingham
Murder at Primrose Cottage: An utterly addictive English cozy mystery (A Flora Steele Mystery Book 3) By Merryn Allingham
Book/Novel Author: Merryn Allingham
Book/Novel Title: Murder at Primrose Cottage
Join Flora Steele – bookshop owner, bicycle-rider, daydreamer and amateur detective – in her quest to solve a brand-new murder mystery!Cornwall, 1956: When Flora Steele sets off for a peaceful vacation with crime writer Jack Carrington in his little red Austin,the last thing she expects to find is a body at their pretty rental cottage!Shocked by the discovery, inquisitive Flora joins forces with handsome Jack to find out how the poor man came to such an untimely end in the overgrown orchard of Primrose Cottage. They discover Roger Gifford was a man with plenty of friends and the villagers seem devastated by his sudden death…So why was he murdered? And who has blood on their hands – his estranged wife Beatrice, his wayward younger brother Lionel, or the suspicious newcomer Mercy Dearlove?The baffling case gets even more complicated when a second man is found dead and a set of puzzling clues lead them to an intriguing wartime mystery connected to Jack’s estranged father.As old secrets emerge and Jack receives an unsettling letter, it seems the crime writer is in danger of a fate befitting his fictional characters. Will Flora be able to crack the case and save Jack? Or will this be one murder too many for Flora Steele?Readers love the Flora Steele Mysteries:‘Amazing… a top-notch cosy mystery… an engaging, intelligent and intriguing murder mystery that I found totallyabsorbing.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘I absolutely love this book! I was so captivated… I could not put this book down… I read this book in one sitting!… Amazing.’ @thenerdandherbooks, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Absolutely fantastic… An addictive perfect mix of mystery, crime, suspense and quirkiness which kept me turning the pages late at night!! An explosive start to a new series!’ Bookworm86, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘A joy to read… Full of mystery and secrets!… Truly an unstoppable read! And I loved every minute of it!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐‘I loved… A cozy, heart-warming, fast read. It felt like Scooby-Doo meets Agatha Raisin. I am here for it!… Delightful.’ Frosta Wings It, ⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Fantastic cozy mystery!… Fun to read… This author knows how to keep the reader’s attention from the first chapter!’ Books and Benches, ⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Wonderful book! I absolutely adored this… Had me reading and finishing the book in no time! I highly recommend!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Love… The story twisted along, with everyone becoming a suspect… A fab read, that I devoured in a day.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐‘What a joy… Fabulous… Totally fantastic… I highly recommend this outstandingly fabulous book.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Pace moves along as you keep turning the pages to find out whodunit. You’ll find yourself rooting for Flora and Jack in more ways than one. I can’t wait for the next book!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Murder at Princess Cottage is a most enjoyable story. The plot is good, keeps the reader guessing and pressing on eagerly to fined out what happens next. I love the relationship between Flora and Jack, they are both unselfish and ever ready to support each other. I did guess who the murderer was but certainly not the fullness of the character. thisI would like to mention that having poor sight, I struggle to write a review due the tiny font.
Read this series in order! Fun read full of suspense, intrigue and teasing a romance between the characters! Hope Ms Allingham keeps writing more in the series!
Book 3 in the Flora Steele Mysteries. Get settled, comfy with this one because you will sit and devour this excellent book! A well written cozy which exposes some long ago hidden secrets. Strong characters. Great story plot.
Murder at Primrose Cottage by Merryn Allingham revisits Flora Steele and Jack Carrington as they visit Cornwall in a research trip for Jack’s new book. Days before they left, Jack got a letter, using cutout letters, to warn him off. He insisted Flora stay behind, but that got nowhere with Flora, so off they set. They arrived at the cottage that had been reserved for them and met their landlord who introduced them to it and they settled in. The next morning, Flora was up early and still in her nightclothes, she set off to explore the garden and the yard behind it. She discovered, not a yard, but and orchard as well as the landlord’s dead body. Of course, they called the police, but Flora was not impressed with their motivation to solve the crime and so she began her own investigation, much to Jack’s disapproval.I love this series. It takes place circa 1957, when life was simpler. Jack and Flora are carefully circling one another as they’ve both been hurt. Flora has a detective’s eye and can’t help but investigate, making errors along the way. She is open and friendly and hardworking. While she has at the cottage she has decided to put the garden to rights, or at least come of it. She likes to stay busy and aside from their explorations, Jack is here to write. Cornwall was key in the English war effort and there is still some of that around. He landlord had been investigating that, and Jack’s father had been involved with that. It’s an interesting mystery as well as a lovely visit to Cornwall, which hold a certain fascination. In the end she solves several mysteries and all is well as they return home.I was invited to read a free e-ARC at Murder at Primrose Cottage by Bookoutre, through Netgalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own. #netgalley #bookoutre #merrynallingham #murderatprimrosecottage