Mar 1, 2020

Sunday Salon: Mysteries set in France and England

Finished reading: 
Murder à la Carte (Maggie Newberry Mysteries, #2)

Murder a la Carte by Susan Kiernan-Lewis, July 2011, San Marco Press


Genre: cozy mystery set in France

Source: Amazon Unlimited ebook

Maggie accompanies her French chef boyfriend, Laurent, to France to look at a house and vineyard he has inherited in a tiny village there. She discovers that the property has a gory history, and that previous foreign owners had been shot at the house and a local man imprisoned for the crime.

When another foreigner, an American, is killed during a harvest party at the house, Maggie questions whether she wants to stay or not in France and try to get along with very  secretive and close-knit villagers.

The setting in a small town in rural France, with village life, customs, and food is very much an integral part of this interesting mystery novel.

Submitted for the

European Reading Challenge hosted by Rose City Reader

Currently reading: 

Death at High Tide: An Island Sisters Mystery (The Scilly Sisters Book 1)

Death at High Tide by Hannah Dennison, #1 in the Island Sisters Mystery series
Publication: August 18, 2020; Minotaur Books 
Genre: cozy mystery set on Scilly Islands, off the coast of Cornwall, England
Source: Amazon Unlimited ebook

Evie and her sister Margot believe that Evie has inherited a house on an island off of Cornwall, and travel there to scout it out. They have to deal with the current owner/residents, however, who have no idea that the property may now belong to one of the sisters. Murder and mayhem follow, with Evie as a suspect. 

I'm enjoying this so far - with the rocky island setting as a big draw, as much as the unpredictable story line and well drawn characters.

I'm on a cozy binge this winter!

What are you reading this week?
Memes: The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer. Also,  It's Monday: What Are You Readingand Sunday Salon

5 comments:

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I need some more cozy mysteries, and these look very tempting. Thanks for sharing.

Greg said...

Murder a la Carte looks great. i don't know what it is but England and France just seem tailor made for mysteries haha!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Cozy mysteries are perfect for visiting other places in the world, I think. I'd especially like to read Murder a la Carte. Doesn't everyone secretly dream of moving to a rural village in France and starting a new life?

Have a lovely week.

Katherine P said...

I really enjoyed another series by Dennison so I'm adding that book to my TBR! Both look really fun. Have a great week!

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

Both cozy series are new to me, though I have quite a few in my TBR.

Wishing you a great reading week

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