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It’s Eve Mallow’s first visit to the local village fair. But amid the booths, stalls, tables, and tents lurks something darker.... A mysterious fall means a new case for amateur detective Eve! 

The charity fair at Seagrave Hall is a key date in the Saxford St. Peter calendar - a chance for the villagers to nose around the house and grounds and cross paths with the rich and famous. 

New resident Eve Mallow is particularly excited by this year’s special guest: the explorer Verity Nye, who is engaged to the heir to the Hall. Eve loves Verity’s determination, and she can’t wait to meet her. 

But when they talk, Verity hints that she has something troubling on her mind. So after the festive mood is tragically interrupted by Verity’s fall from a third-floor window, Eve can’t be sure that it’s an appalling accident. Especially when one small boy claims he saw someone behind her....

Soon, Eve finds herself tasked with writing Verity’s obituary. As she dusts off her notebook and begins her interviews alongside her trusted dachshund sidekick, Gus, she realizes she has a fine array of suspects before her. Could it be a corrupt charity manager, the distraught fiancé, or jealous cousin Cora? And can Eve find out before her questions cause the killer to turn on her?

©2020 Clare Chase (P)2020 Bookouture

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A lighthearted who done it

Eve Mallow investigates another murder in Saxford St Peter, this time at Seagrave Hall. She is, as always one step ahead of the local police and despite all the red herrings works out the sad reason behind the death. A lighthearted who done it.

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Loved it! 😍

This series just keeps getting better and better.
I'm loving the mysteries as well as the friendship between Eve and Robin and the light flirtation between them.

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promises more than it produces ........

I search for audiobooks that are described as 'cosy' crime . I don't want deep and dark or gory. I therefore spotted the Clare Chase novels featuring Eve Mallow. The concept is clever an obituary writer who stumbles upon and then solves murders. I have persisted with the first three audiobooks , they are just not very good (I'd hoped they got better as Eve developed). I have over the three books decided I don't like Eve mallow, she is nosy, intrusive and blunders over the bereaved feelings in order to find the killer. I also add she has only ever found the killer because the killer found her !I'd love for the future books to get a better grip of Eve because I like the other characters, lets see ? The narrator doesn't do accents very well so that doesn't help ,some of her men character sound weird and therefore not very credible.

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  • 08-08-20

Fun, a bit predictable...

A good, solid mistery writer...a little bit too much about the dog. Good baking tips. Yum!

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  • N. J. Miin
  • 01-08-20

it gets better and better

I really enjoyed the 3rd book in the series, with more complicated webs of mystery. While the murderer and motive seems quite obvious, the author still managed to continue the mystery and cast doubts on all the suspects. Looking forward to book 4.

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  • 15-11-20

Dull

I just didn't care. It was unimaginative and boring.
The narrator did a good job.