Today I am reviewing Mystety at the Abbey Hotel by Clare Chase. This was released on the 12th of April, published by Bookouture.
Eve Mallow’s stay at the luxurious Abbey Hotel takes a turn for the suspicious when the owner is murdered – leaving Eve surrounded by suspects!
Saxford St Peter is Eve Mallow’s beloved home, but she can’t resist the chance to spend a weekend in the nearby Abbey Hotel, famed for its glamorous owner Debra Moran and an array of celebrity guests. For a confirmed people-watcher like Eve, it’s perfect: she can observe the rich and famous while sipping tea in the gardens, her faithful dachshund Gus by her side.
But her relaxing break takes a shocking turn when Debra is found% lying dead in the shadowy woods around the hotel. One of Eve’s fellow guests didn’t come to the Abbey for fine food and delightful décor – but to kill.
When the investigation gets underway, Eve finds herself trapped with a wide range of suspects. Could it be Debra’s new friend Harper, who inherits everything? Her ex-husband Chester, still seething over their messy divorce? Or her estranged sister Amelia, who came hoping for reconciliation, only for Debra to shut the door in her face?
As Eve roams the hotel, searching for clues and hunting down alibis, she uncovers a whole host of secrets. But can she find the truth before the killer brings her holiday to a deadly end?
A completely unputdownable page-turner, perfect for fans of Faith Martin, Agatha Christie and Joy Ellis.
There’s nothing I love more than to snuggle up with my trusty cup of tea and a delicious cozy mystery. I already knew that I was in for a treat, because this story is brought to life by the wonderful and cozy mystery queen Clare Chase!
The storyline really delivers and in trying to work through the mystery in my mind, I was reminded why I have such a soft spot for cozy mystery novels and in particular the Eve Mallow series. Each and every book is just delightful and Mystery at the Abbey Hotel is no exception.
My curiosity and interest in the story was maintained throughout and there were times when the characters came to life so vividly that I could imagine being a guest, experiencing it with them as I was swept up in solving the murder, while my two my golden retrievers played on the sideline with Gus.
With a great cast of characters, that has been perfectly written and is just such a joy to read, you just can’t go wrong with this series. Mystery at the Abbey Hotel can be read as a standalone but you would be missing out on four other wonderful stories, so do yourself a favour get on board. It was my absolute pleasure to read and review Mystery at the Abbey Road Hotel which I highly recommend.
Thank you to Clare Chase, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Mystery at the Abbey Hotel, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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Let’s Get to Know Clare Chase
Clare Chase writes classic mysteries. Her aim is to take readers away from it all via some armchair sleuthing in atmospheric locations.
Her debut novel was shortlisted for Novelicious’s Undiscovered Award, as well as an EPIC award post-publication, and was chosen as a Debut of the Month by LoveReading. Murder in the Marshes (Tara Thorpe 1) was shortlisted for an International Thriller Writers award.
Like her heroines, Clare is fascinated by people and what makes them tick. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked in settings as diverse as Littlehey Prison and the University of Cambridge, in her home city. She’s lived everywhere from the house of a lord to a slug-infested flat and finds the mid-terrace she currently occupies a good happy medium.
As well as writing, Clare loves family time, art and architecture, cooking, and of course, reading other people’s novels.
You can find Clare’s website and blog at www.clarechase.com