Friday, September 22, 2017

Book Review - Death Plays a Part by Vivian Conroy

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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.

Advice

If you love a good mystery and are a fan of beautiful settings you will definitely like Death Plays a Part.

11 comments:

  1. i do love cozy mystery and where there is a dog i like it even more so i must put this on my wishlist. thank you for your review and the discovery

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  2. I'm addicted to cozies and this sounds so fun. Need to add the author to my reading list! Such a fun title and cover too! Thanks for the introduction:)

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  3. I love cozy mysteries. It sounds like a great read too!

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  4. I love mysteries! I have to check it out.

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  5. A Cornwall-based cozy sounds like just the ticket!

    --Trix

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  6. I love cozies, especially those set in the UK.

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  7. Haven't heard of this cozy mystery. "gossip, island politics, and secrets"? sounds great.

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  8. I can never say no to a mystery genre book!!! Want to read <3

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  9. This sounds like a great read I am definitely going to get this :)

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  10. It's easy to imagine something like this happening in Cornwall!

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