Fatal Masquerade by Vivian Conroy
Historical Fiction , Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 04 Oct 2017
If you enjoy the Miss Fisher Mysteries you will enjoy Vivian Conroy’s charming series featuring Lady Alkmene and reporter Jake Dubois. Set against the glittering backdrop of England in the 1920’s these stories have murder, suspense and just a hint of romance.
In Fatal Masquerade, Lady Alkmene accompanies her friend Denise to a grand party at her father’s estate. No expense is spared in preparing for the event, and a who’s who of business and aristocracy is expected to attend. Lady Alkmene’s first surprise is finding her friend Jake Dubois in attendance. Her second is finding yet another body - that of an insolent footman with an eye for the finer things in life and a taste for blackmail.
Vivian Conroy is a good writer of cosy mysteries, but I have to say her Lady Alkmene Demysteries are the best I’ve read so far. The plots are complex without being over complicated, and...
Rubies in the Roses by Vivian Conroy
Humor , Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 30 Aug 2017
Rubies in the Roses is the second Cornisea island cosy by Vivian Conroy. It is a charming mystery set on a fictional island on the Cornish coast. The mysteries are not very complex, and the cast of characters is relatively small, but they are enjoyable light novels perfect for whiling away an afternoon. Guinevere is a charming, demure lead and her dachshund, Dolly’s antics are sure to bring a smile.
Treasure fever has once again come to Cornisea Island. Rumors have emerged of a chalice covered in rubies and diamonds hidden on the grounds of Cornisea Castle. One of Oliver’s father's friends has returned with tales of a long lost treasure worth a fortune. It may be what is necessary to revitalize the island or it may mean the island will be overrun with treasure seekers. But along with the rumors comes the death of one of the island’s residents, an accident or murder?
Death Plays a Part A Cornish Castle Mystery
by Vivian Conroy
General Fiction (Adult) , Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 07 Jul 2017
With it's beautiful setting on the Cornish coast and its charming lead, Death Plays a Part makes for an enjoyable reading experience. It is a cozy mystery that will appeal to a wide range of ages.
Guinevere is a costume maker, but as the London theater she works for is being remodeled, she has taken a job cataloging the library of Cornisea Castle. Her arrival coincides with the rehearsal of the trial of a historic villain from the area. The intention is to draw tourists, but police are drawn instead as one of the cast is murdered. Haydock is a thoroughly despicable man, but it looks like Lord Bolingbrooke was the only one with an opportunity. Though he has a definite motive, Lord Bolingbrooke proclaims his innocence, and Guinevere believes him. With the help of Bolingbrooke’s prickly son Oliver and her dachshund Dolly, Gu...