Sunday, September 25, 2022



Francesca Eve was hired to plan a dinner for the funeral of Clarence Lightman, a well known millionaire and entrepreneur.  When Clarence’s family and closest friends gather at his estate,  for the reading of his will, things don’t necessarily go as planned.  The attendees are instructed that they must solve a series of clues in order to inherit everything Clarence owned. Francesca is in the kitchen tending to her cooking duties until she is pulled into the game by a friend.  The clues are stacking up but unfortunately so are the victims.  Francesca must find the killer and solve the clues before the killer gets away with the money and murder.

This cozy mystery was the perfect whodunnit.  I had no idea who the killer was until the very end.  I found this story to be completely unpredictable and addictive.  I couldn’t put it down.  It was a fun read and also left me flying through the pages.  I loved the plot twists and turns throughout the incredible story.  The scavenger hunt was absolutely perfect, and such a joy to read.  I couldn’t wait to find out the next clue.  This fun and cryptic read is a must read for any cozy mystery fan.  I loved it and I highly recommend it.

Thank you Emma Davies for such an amazing addition to the wonderful Adam and Eve Mystery Series.  I really enjoyed this installment and I can’t wait until the next book in this series.  Loved it!.



Rating: 5 out of 5

Author:  Emma Davies
Publisher: Bookouture 
Publication Date: September 22, 2022 
Pages: 287
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Francesca Eve has planned a showstopping funeral supper to say goodbye in style, but the last thing she expects is a murder on the menu…

When elderly millionaire and 
eccentric entrepreneur Clarence Lightman dies, his nearest and dearest gather one final time at Justice House, Clarence’s beautiful country estate, for the reading of his will. But the day ends in uproar when it is revealed that whoever solves a series of complex clues will inherit everything. Will one of Clarence’s disagreeable children outwit everyone else for the fortune, or could his devoted housekeeper or even Francesca herself win the day?

Francesca knows she should stick to the kitchen and stay out of this lethal game, but she is unwillingly drawn into the mystery when she finds one of Clarence’s sons, blood pooling from a deadly thwack to the head, shoved into the larder. Somebody is clearly not playing fair, and Francesca feels sure that they won’t stop until all of the competition has been eliminated.

Trapped in the game until all the riddles are solved, Francesca must solve the clues and find the ruthless killer to protect herself and her fellow innocent guests. But she can’t trust anyone. Fran must use all her wits, not only to hunt down the truth, but to stay alive…


After a varied career, Emma Davies once worked for a design studio where she was asked to provide a fun and humorous (and not necessarily true) anecdote for their website. She wrote the following: 'I am a bestselling novelist currently masquerading as a thirty something mother of three.' Well the job in the design studio didn't work out but she's now a forty something mother of three and is happy to report the rest of her dream came true.

After many years as a finance manager she now writes full time, and is far happier playing with words than numbers. She lives with her husband, three children, and two guinea pigs in rural Shropshire where she writes in all the gaps in between real life. It's a county she adores, her love of its beautiful people and landscapes providing endless inspiration for her books, and in fact the only thing that would make Shropshire more idyllic is if it were by the sea.

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