"Very entertaining. I highly recommend this book to the permanent library of any reader that appreciates a very well written mystery, with some twists and an intelligent plot. You will not be disappointed. Excellent way to spend a cold weekend!"
--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (regarding Murder in the Manor) DEATH AND A DOG (A LACEY DOYLE COZY MYSTERY—BOOK 2) is book two in a charming new cozy mystery series by Fiona Grace.
Lacey Doyle, 39 years old and freshly divorced, has made a drastic change: she has walked away from the fast life of New York City and settled down in the quaint English seaside town of Wilfordshire.
Spring is in the air. With last month’s murder mystery behind her, a new best friend in her English shepherd, and a budding relationship with the chef across the street, it seems like everything’s finally settling into place. Lacey is so excited for her first major auction, especially when a valuable, mystery artifact enters her catalogue.
All seems to go without a hitch, until two mysterious bidders arrive from out of town—and one of them winds up dead.
With the small village plunged into chaos, and with the reputation of her business at stake, can Lacey and her trusty dog partner solve the crime and restore her name?
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English place names
Great story and characters I enjoyed it. But, the name of the town is just wrong and was so distracting as I read this book. American writers need to do more careful research when choosing place names in England. Anything with the suffix ‘Shire’ refers to a county not a town or village. York is in the county of Yorkshire. So in the story Widford would be in the county of Widfordshire, the town would not be called Widfordshire. Every time I read Widfordshire I could not imagine the town in the story as in my mind it jumped to a county. Many English place names have significant meanings going back to Roman, Norman or Viking times and refer to the geography of where the town is. So Widford in the story would likely be near where you could cross a river, as in a ford. If you have set your story in England ask someone English to check for authenticity.