Wednesday, May 27, 2020

A Very English Murder (A Lady Eleanor Swift Mystery #1)

A Very English Murder is the first book in a new cozy mystery series by debut author Verity Bright. Released 7th April 2020, it's 309 pages and available in paperback, audio, and ebook formats. It's worth noting that the ebook format has a handy interactive table of contents as well as interactive links and references throughout. I've really become enamored of ebooks with interactive formats lately. For Kindle Unlimited subscribers, this book is included in the KU subscription library to borrow and read for free.

This is a sweet and light genteel English cozy with a young female protagonist amateur sleuth investigating the murder of one of her late uncle's acquaintances  when her reporting of the incident isn't believed by the local constabulary. There's a romance subplot, but it doesn't interfere with the puzzle. The language is very clean and there is no on-page violent content. The dialogue is occasionally a bit too precious, but overall, it's a fun read and not to be taken too seriously. 

Four stars, I look forward to seeing what the author has in store for the series as it develops. 

 Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.  

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