Tuesday, May 31, 2022



Francesca Eve is a professional caterer and has arrived at Claremont House to serve the high society.  She has the menu all prepared and it is nothing out of the ordinary.  A full breakfast is easy and a wonderful picnic lunch is no challenge for Fran.  But when dinner was served the last thing she ever expected was a dead body.  The wealthy hosts are so demanding and when the maid discovers the body of the host, the entire weekend quickly comes to an end.  It wasn’t exactly the weekend Fran was hoping for.  Everyone in the house immediately became suspects.  The list of suspects is quite lengthy, the weekend guests, the staff, Fran and Adam, and most importantly, the dead man’s wife.  Everyone had motive and opportunity.  The DCI assigned to the case, Nell Bradley, is friends with Fran and immediately clears her knowing she isn’t capable of murder. The killer is quickly discovered and arrested.  As Fran is packing to return home, she is bothered by all the events and can’t help but wonder if the police arrested the right person, or did someone just get away with murder?  

I absolutely love this series. I love how Fran and Adam work together with Fran’s sleuthing skills and Adam’s computer skills, they make a wonderful team.  This story is fast paced and the characters are brilliant.  The twists and turns of this cozy mystery were spot on and will keep you guessing til the very end.  This is the second book in The Adam and Eve Mystery Series.  It can be read as a standalone story but take the plunge and start with the first book.  I look forward to reading the third installment in this series.  I loved this book and I highly recommend it.

Thank you Emma Davies for such a wonderful cozy mystery.  I absolutely loved it and I am looking forward to the next installment in this series.  I highly recommend this book.



Rating: 5 out of 5.
Author:  Emma Davies 
Publisher:  Bookouture
Publication Date: May 27, 2022
Pages: 290 

Francesca Eve, caterer extraordinaire, has come to Claremont House to work for the cream of society. A full breakfast spread? Simple. A glorious picnic lunch? Easy as pie. But a dead body for dinner was definitely not on the menu…

No sooner has 
Francesca Eve turned up for a jam-packed weekend of gourmet catering at a posh country house than she realises how challenging this event is set to be. Not only are the hosts wealthy – and demanding – beyond her wildest dreams, but each of the guests is more difficult than the last. But she never expected the host to turn up dead…

Suspicion falls on everyone in the house – could there be a murderer in their midst? Is the incredibly glamorous, and now extremely rich, widow really as upset as she’s making out? What secret is the housekeeper hiding? Whose money troubles are now forgotten? As the only person without a motive, Fran’s intimate knowledge of the house party puts her in the prime position to help the police.

As rumours swirl and guests’ pasts come to light, someone else is found dead. But when the police arrest their chief suspect, Fran becomes convinced they have the wrong person – the evidence is almost too neat to be true. So she decides to strike out alone, in the country house where the killer is still staying… Someone has killed twice to keep their secret safe. Will Fran be able to unmask them, or will this weekend turn out to be her deadliest job ever?


Hello, a little bit about me ……

Before we go any further there are two things you need to know: One – I love singing loudly in the car, and Two – I have a passion for Pringles.

If you’re happy with both these things then please feel free to read on ….

Once upon a time I worked in a design agency where I was asked to write an amusing caption to go beside my details on their website. I wrote ‘I am a best selling novelist currently masquerading as a thirty something mother of three.’

Well I’m now a fifty something mother of three and am happy to report the rest came true. I’m a member of The Romantic Novelists’ Association, and live with my husband and children in rural Shropshire. I write in the gaps between real life.

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