Summer & Wynter Mysteries Book 1
When Summer meets Wynter…
With enough rooms to fill a Cluedo board several times over, Montague House has often been the subject of rumour and gossip. Tales of strange goings on, an owner who disappeared one day and was never seen again, not to mention the treasure that rumour has it lies at its heart… But now the present owner has died and the house is to be sold. It looks as if the opportunity has come to finally settle the stories once and for all. Clodagh Wynter doesn’t believe in ghostly goings on and tall tales of secrets. She has her feet very firmly on the ground and, tasked with the job of valuing and cataloguing the house and all its contents, she’s simply looking forward to working in such a glorious setting. And if she happens across a priceless painting, well, that’s just icing on the cake. Andie Summer is a Finder of Things and desperately needs this job; she’s down to her last few tins of baked beans. So looking for hidden treasure sounds right up her street, even if there was something very fishy about the mysterious Mr Mayfair who hired her. Because it’s just like she said to her faithful Basset Hound, Hamish; I saw something out of the corner of my eye as I was leaving, and you know what that means. It’s never good news when I see something out of the corner of my eye… As the unlikely pair are thrown together, it soon becomes very clear however that they are not the only ones searching for the treasure. And they’re going to need all their ingenuity, resourcefulness, not to mention chocolate biscuits, if they’re ever going to untangle the web of secrets that surrounds Montague House. One that reaches even further than they ever thought possible…
It has been quite a while since I read a cozy mystery book and when I saw this one had a dog in it, it just was a must read for me, pure and simple. It also helped, of course, that it was written by an author I ‘knew’. I had a few books by her, but this genre is not what she usually writes. I was very curious to find out whether this kind of book would also fit her like a glove, just the way her feel good books do.
Main characters are Andie and Clodagh. They seem a bit like ice and fire, but there is more than the eye can see. Maybe they are more alike than they first thought and they seem to bring out the best in to each other. Are they on the way to cement a long lasting friendship, but first they have a job to do and someone is not very happy about them being there. The baddies are in for a big surprise, because these two ladies are not easily scared away. Hamish, the dog, is a bit of a lazy one, but when it matters he does what he has to do.
Will they be able to unravel the mystery of Montague House or will it remain buried for ever?
I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I have to admit that I had a prime suspect, but I never thought it would turn out like this. I was very pleasantly surprised by the outcome and happy, because the author decided to write a series about these two fierce ladies and a lovely dog.
So cozy mystery lovers grab your copy and check it out. Have fun. 5 stars
Thank you, Emma Davies
About the author
After a varied career, Emma Davies once worked for a design studio where she was asked to provide a fun and humorous (and not necessarily true) anecdote for their website. She wrote the following: ‘I am a bestselling novelist currently masquerading as a thirty something mother of three.’ Well the job in the design studio didn’t work out but she’s now a forty something mother of three and is happy to report the rest of her dream came true.
After many years as a finance manager she now writes full time and is far happier playing with words than numbers. She lives with her husband, three children, and two guinea pigs in rural Shropshire where she writes in all the gaps in between real life. It’s a county she adores, her love of its beautiful people and landscapes providing endless inspiration for her books, and in fact the only thing that would make Shropshire more idyllic is if it were by the sea.
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