Death Comes to Bishops Well by Anna Legat – the first in a series of village mysteries with some surprising elements

A wonderful and very insightful review of Death Comes to Bishops Well by Julie Barham of Northern Reader. Thank you!

Northern Reader

Death Comes to Bishops Well by Anna Legat

Sam Dee is a lawyer who decides that he wants a quieter life than London offers, and so buys a house in the beautiful and traditional village of Bishops Well. Within a short time everything changes, and Sam is not the only person to wonder exactly what is happening in this apparently peaceful community. Anna Legat’s first book in the Shires Mysteries series is a well written cosy mystery with much to offer, including gentle humour, a special talent or two, and some genuinely touching moments. It also introduces some characters who are extremely memorable, especially Maggie Kaye, the next door neighbour who has special insight. Another minor character appears to have featured in a previous series by Legat, Detective Inspector Gillian Marsh. Maggie narrates every other chapter of this novel, so very early on the reader is let into a secret…

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