A grumpy old woman… A mysterious death… Not what Eliza had planned for her first week back in Moreton…
Eliza Thomson is back in Moreton after nearly thirty years away. Her best friend Connie is eager to introduce her to the villagers, but their excitement vanishes when they bump into the ill-tempered Mrs Milwood.
Days later, when Mrs Milwood is found dead, the evidence confirms she was murdered ... and there are no shortage of suspects.
With the finger of suspicion pointing at a childhood friend, Eliza is keen to clear her name. But an inspector from New Scotland Yard has other ideas. He won't have her interfering with the investigation.
Refusing to sit by and do nothing, Eliza and Connie make it their business to unravel the secrets of this sleepy English village ... but will the police accept their evidence and bring the right person to justice?
If you like Miss Marple-style murder mysteries, and historical heroines with attitude, you’ll love this step-back-in-time cozy series.
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An entertaining story
This second in the series is set in Eliza’s village in which, she spent her early years. She has now moved back with her husband, Archie. Archie and Eliza have a good relationship and although Archie doesn’t always approve of Eliza’s activities, he does go along with it. He appreciates Eliza’s education and she works as his dispenser of medicines. They enjoy the odd amusing banter, although at times, Eliza is quite managing.In the village there are the old prejudices against women who want an education for themselves. Eliza is set to discover the identity of the murderer, along with the help of her friend Connie. There are a number of possible suspects and useful nosey neighbours. The narrator suited the time of the story and she changed her voice for the different characters. This was an entertaining story and the murderer doesn’t become known until the end. I look forward to reading the next in the series.