Wednesday, April 28, 2021



This is the first book I’ve read by Emma Jameson and I absolutely loved it.   Her writing style is very captivating, and I found the characters to be intriguing.

This story is about a librarian Jemima Jago in the emerald hills of Cornwall who is sent to catalog antique shipwreck records.  It’s her dream job but the only problem, it is located in the house she grew up in.  But when the town busybody, Edith Reddy is found dead, Jem is cought at the scene of the crime.  Jem is then the police’s number one suspect.  She must clear her name and the only way to do that is to find the real killer and prove it to the police.  So many people in the town had different reasons for wanting Edith dead.  These characters are so entertaining and eccentric, I found myself completely addicted to each one, I couldn’t wait to read more.  The twists and turns of the plot had me on the edge of my seat, a true roller coaster of a ride.  

This story has all the feels.  It was so exhilarating, and will keep your attention from beginning to end.  I am so glad this is the start of a series.  Oh my goodness, I can’t wait for the next book in the series.  Thank you Emma Jameson for this wonderful, exciting and enjoyable page turner.  I loved it! It is a must read. 


Rating: 5 out of 5

Author:  Emma Jameson
Publisher:  Bookouture
Publication Date: April 27, 2021 
Pages: 295 
Buy on Amazon 

With its sweeping sandy beaches and rolling emerald hills, the island of St. Morwenna is an idyllic escape. But behind the perfectly pruned primroses and neighborly smiles a killer lies in wait…

When librarian Jemima Jago is offered the opportunity to catalogue Cornwall’s largest collection of antique shipwreck records it is a dream come true. The only problem? The collection is housed on the island of St. Morwenna, the childhood home she left years ago and vowed never to return to.

Shortly after Jem arrives back in town, island busybody and notorious grump Edith Reddy is found dead, with duct tape clamped over her mouth and nose. Jem, caught seemingly red-handed at the scene of the crime, mistakenly becomes the police’s number one suspect. The handsome Sergeant Hackman in particular can’t seem to leave Jem alone…

Jem must take matters into her own hands if she wants to clear her name. Snooping around Edith’s once-grand home, she is struck by the mess before her. The bedroom is completely ransacked and in the living room all the photographs have been removed from their frames. Was Edith’s death simply a break-in gone wrong, or is there more to the mystery that the police are missing?

Jem has a sharp eye for a clue and she soon realizes that many of the island’s eccentric residents had reason for wanting Edith out of the way. Could Declan, the curious cafĂ© owner, or Bart, the fishy ferryman have killed Edith? Jem won’t rest until she uncovers the truth, but doing so will put her right in the killer’s line of sight…


Emma Jameson writes mysteries that readers call witty, romantic, and full of surprises. An aspiring novelist since age seven, she took a long, twisty route to the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. After years of working at a major medical center, her first novel, cobbled together on nights and weekends, became a runaway e-book bestseller. Now she writes full-time and has sold over half a million books. A compulsive reader and information hoarder, Emma is always searching for that fascinating nugget or startling fact that will spark another novel. A lifelong Anglophile, she resides in the United States, where she enjoys swimming, yoga, and serving the needs of not one, not two, not three, but four cats.

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