‘Stunning… loved the story and the pacing and just everything about it… a great story that I couldn't put down… The twists and turns were great and I can't wait for the next one.’ Crossroad Reviews
When Bernard Fitzpatrick drowns in a river close to his home, the village mourns a tragic accident… and amateur sleuth Eve Mallow is on the case.
Obituary writer Eve is looking forward to her new assignment, as well as spending a few days in the sweet little village of Saxford St Peter, walking the country lanes with her beloved dachshund Gus. But it turns out that it’s Bernard’s death that she’ll need to investigate, not his life. On the day she arrives, news breaks that the world-famous cellist was the victim of a grisly murder. Could this quaint English village be hiding a dark secret?
As Eve starts to interview Bernard’s friends and colleagues, she finds that he’d ruffled more than a few feathers. In fact, from the landlords of the Cross Keys Inn to his own seemingly devoted secretary, there’s barely a person in town who doesn’t have some reason to hate him… is one of the friendly villagers really a cold-blooded killer?
Eve hoped Saxford St Peter would be the perfect escape from her busy city life. But there is darkness even in the most sunlit of settings. And when a second body is found, Eve realises she's spoken to every single suspect. Her notebook contains all the clues she needs. But will she be able to crack the case and identify them… before they realise she’s on their trail and make her their next target?
An unputdownable page-turner, perfect for fans of Faith Martin, Agatha Christie and Betty Rowlands.
What readers are saying about Mystery on Hidden Lane:
‘Drags the reader right into the plot from day one. She writes so vividly… I can almost imagine I’m on the dunes walking Gus, an inspiration of a dog that steals the show. The plot is strong… A Marplesque amateur sleuth.’ Jenny O’Brien ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I really enjoyed reading this! Loved the typical English village location and the very Jessica Fletcher-type protagonist… I am anxious to read more of this character soon!’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I thoroughly enjoyed it… loved the setting… I was reminded of a modern-day Miss Marple.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A cast of characters who are inviting and warm. I love Eve, and the people she befriends in this small village as she digs for the truth… I'm happy to highly recommend this writer and her books!’ Roxx is Reading ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A wonderful beginning to a new mystery series!… I love that the main character's job is an obituary writer – how unique and creative’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘Loved it… a very good whodunnit… And she has a long-haired dachshund ;)’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I love cozy mysteries and Mystery on Hidden Lane is the first book in a new series that I just know that I will enjoy. Eve's character is perfect, the setting is ideal and the mysteries abound.’ Robin Loves Reading
‘Brilliant… I can’t wait to read the next instalment.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘What a perfect and brilliant start to a great new series!... I am eagerly anticipating what Clare Chase has in store for Eve next! Brianne’s Book Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Very enjoyable… gripping… leaves you looking forward to the next’ NetGalley Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Excellent cozy mystery. A real page turner. Kept me entertained all the way through’ NetGalley Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Hits the ground running… I loved it!… And of course Gus is an excellent side-kick!… A cracking series opener… left me hankering for more’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
A great read
I love the way Clare writes. The novels are believable and you can really picture the mind set of Eve.