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With its sweeping sandy beaches and rolling emerald hills, the island of St. Morwenna is an idyllic escape. But behind the perfectly pruned primroses and neighborly smiles a killer lies in wait....

When librarian Jemima Jago is offered the opportunity to catalogue Cornwall’s largest collection of antique shipwreck records, it is a dream come true. The only problem? The collection is housed on the island of St. Morwenna, the childhood home she left years ago and vowed never to return to.

Shortly after Jem arrives back in town, island busybody and notorious grump Edith Reddy is found dead, with duct tape clamped over her mouth and nose. Jem, caught seemingly red-handed at the scene of the crime, mistakenly becomes the police’s number one suspect. The handsome Sergeant Hackman in particular can’t seem to leave Jem alone....

Jem must take matters into her own hands if she wants to clear her name. Snooping around Edith’s once-grand home, she is struck by the mess before her. The bedroom is completely ransacked, and in the living room all the photographs have been removed from their frames. Was Edith’s death simply a break-in gone wrong, or is there more to the mystery that the police are missing?

Jem has a sharp eye for a clue, and she soon realizes that many of the island’s eccentric residents had reason for wanting Edith out of the way. Could Declan, the curious café owner, or Bart, the fishy ferryman, have killed Edith? Jem won’t rest until she uncovers the truth, but doing so will put her right in the killer’s line of sight....

A totally charming cozy mystery from the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Emma Jameson. Brimming with intrigue and warm humor, fans of Agatha Christie, Faith Martin, and Betty Rowlands will love A Death at Seascape House.

©2021 Emma Jameson (P)2021 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

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A refreshing take on a lady detective story.

Loved it and could not wait to listen to the whole book. A light hearted approach to a murder mystery.

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Not really 'British' cozy crime

At first I was thrilled to find a new cozy crime series. Set on the Isles of Scilly with a lively main character and good narration it promised much.
However, when the policeman in charge of the murder was referred to as 'Chief Anderson' it struck a jarring note. After that I found I was listening out for more 'Americanisms' whilst the main character's liveliness became more chippy than likeable and I stopped listening. What a disappointment.

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A great start to the series.

A very intriguing mystery with a great cast of characters. I loved how Jem met the new police sergeant. Their interactions with each other were entertaining. The mystery kept me guessing. I felt sorry for Jem and how her friends and the other islanders treated her when she was a young teen. I hope the next in the series will be out soon.

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  • 12-07-21

Intriguing

From start to finish and in between this story carried you through the life of 5 teenage friends to adulthood. Each with their own processes after a tragic accidental death of one of the 5 friends.

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  • 04-05-21

Great

Always love your work. Waiting for your next release is torture. Tamsin Kennard is great, knows how to distinguish each character.
Thanks, I hope you enjoy writing your books as much as I enjoy reading them/listening to them.

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  • 28-04-21

A great "read"

Jameson has done it again, created characters and an environment that you want to know more about and follow.