Today I am taking part in the books on tour and reviewing on its publication day Mystery at Lovelace Manor by Clare Chase, published by Bookouture.
Lovelace Manor has a famous past… but when a historian becomes history at its annual open day, amateur sleuth Eve Mallow is on the case!
Everyone in Saxford St Peter flocks to Lovelace Sunday, the festival celebrating the romantic history of beautiful Lovelace Manor. This year will be even more exciting, as famous TV historian Cammie Harington is planning a spectacular stunt with a hot-air balloon for her new show.
Eve Mallow jumps at the chance to volunteer – it’s a great people-watching opportunity. But she soon realises there is no love lost between Cammie and the family who owns the manor… so why did Cammie agree to come?
When Cammie’s hot-air balloon tumbles from the sky, Eve feels sure this is no accident. Alongside dachshund Gus, she sets to work investigating the mystery, piecing together all the odd things she’s seen and heard.
Could the killer be discreet Diana, lady of the manor, who fell out with Cammie years ago? Or Diana’s dashing brother Sebastian, whose dark secret Cammie knew? Why was the loyal gardener following Cammie around? And had Cammie uncovered something explosive about the manor’s past, as she claimed?
When someone breaks into Cammie’s cottage and a priceless Lovelace heirloom goes missing, Eve is sure she’s on the right track… but can she solve the case, before the killer brings her crashing down?
A completely gripping English cozy mystery, perfect for fans of Frances Evesham, J.R. Ellis and Betty Rowlands.
My favourite amateur sleuth and her trusty sidekick, dachshund Gus, are back to sniff out a killer in the 8th instalment in this wonderful series.
Lovelace Manor, home to its annual Lovelace Sunday Festival, brings the residents of Saxon St Peter together for a day of fun. With special guest, TV historian Cammie Harington, there is a lot of excitement in the air. But things take a deadly turn for Cammie when a stunt in a hot-air balloon goes terribly wrong.
I really enjoyed this latest fresh mystery and piecing together the puzzle. What I love the most, is how it is never obvious who the killer is and how we are given enough characters, each with their own different issues with Cammie, to make them a suspect.
Mystery at Lovelace Manor is another super fun cozy read that has been impeccably written and executed. I just love the series and its characters more with each book and I am so excited that book 9 will be released in November. I will be very impatiently waiting to read this one!
Thank you to Clare Chase, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of Mystery at Lovelace Manor, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play Barnes & Noble, Waterstones, Foyles and BookBub if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK.
MYSTERY AT LOVELACE MANOR BOOKS ON TOUR
Follow the tour for these blogger’s thoughts on Mystery at Lovelace Manor. My thanks to Bookouture for my spot on this tour and for the promotional materials.
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 on 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 books.