In Danger at the Cove, the second book in a delightful cozy series by Hannah Dennison a surprise visitor makes an appearance on the island—and murder ensues.
Renovations on Tregarrick Rock Hotel are coming along, and Evie Mead thinks they just might be done by opening day. Then one of her sister Margot’s old Hollywood friends, Louise, arrives unannounced—and expecting VIP treatment.
Evie has half a mind to tell Louise to find other accommodations, but Margot pleads with Evie, saying that Louise—despite her upbeat and demanding attitude—is grieving her recently deceased husband. Evie pities her, and besides, the sisters need help. A simple rewiring project has resulted in a major overhaul of the hotel, and they’re way over budget. The small life insurance policy left to Evie by her own husband is gone, and they are desperate for funds. Margot believes that Louise, a marketing guru, can put the hotel on the map and give it the boost it needs.
But when a member of the hotel staff is found dead, and then another murder follows, the sisters’ plans crumble before their eyes. Who would do such a thing—and why? In a rollicking adventure involving a shipwreck filled with buried treasure, a dashing and mysterious Australian named Randy, and old rivalries stretching back to far before Evie and Margot ever set foot on the island, it’s all hands on deck to find the killer—and save the hotel.
Dennison's sprightly sequel to 2020's Death at High Tide finds financially struggling widow Evie Mead and her older sister, Margot Chandler, recently divorced from a Los Angeles film producer, refurbishing a crumbling 15-room hotel on the tiny island of Tregarrick off the tip of Cornwall. Into the chaos of sorting out the antiquated electrical system marches Louise Vanderhoven, a recently widowed Hollywood friend of Margot's. Louise has already decided to restyle herself as a film producer and expects Margot to be her business partner. Margot hopes Louise can help market the hotel, but the discovery of a body on the nearby shore plunges the sisters into a murder case, which involves a missing diamond-encrusted cross and a historic shipwreck, as well as a touch of bigamy, blackmail, and fraud. Dennison does a good job hiding clues in plain sight and allows readers ample opportunity to speculate on who might be the killer. A second murder raises the stakes. This lighthearted mystery is sure to please cozy fans.)
Can’t wait for the next one!!
Danger at the Cove: An Island Sisters Mystery by Hannah Dennison is the second book in the series and a totally wonderful read. While I have already read and loved books by this Author this series was brand new to me and she did not disappoint! I’m eagerly waiting for more.