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Review by Suze
Guinevere has found a job at a castle on a small Cornish island. The theater she'd been working for is being renovated and she's glad to have something else to do in the meantime. The island is the perfect environment for long walks with her dog Dolly. However, when Guinevere has only just arrived a reenactment at the castle goes horribly wrong and ends up in murder. Without Guinevere's help the murderer might not be found. Guinevere is going to have an eventful summer, will she be able to catch the killer?
Death Plays a Part is a fun cozy mystery. I immediately loved Guinevere. She's strong, sharp and observant, which are the exact right qualities to possess when you want to unmask a murderer. Vivian Conroy introduces several interesting suspects and I couldn't wait for find out who was behind the crime at the castle. Guinevere finds clue after clue and it was fabulous to be taken along with her on the journey. She's kindhearted, loyal and a good judge of character and I found it really fascinating to see the world through her eyes.
Vivian Conroy has a great gripping writing style that made it impossible for me to put Death Plays a part down. I read it in one sitting and enjoyed every single minute of the mystery. I fell in love with the beautiful setting, an intriguing Cornish island with plenty of gossip, island politics and secrets. It's versatile and it kept me hooked from beginning to end. I liked this wonderful story a lot and can't wait to read more of Vivian Conroy's books.
If you love a good mystery and are a fan of beautiful settings you will definitely like Death Plays a Part.