Death Comes to Bishops Well: The Shires Mysteries 1 by Anna Legat

The “Death Comes to Bishops Well” tour of the amazing blogging fraternity ends on the high note of Victoria Wilks’s wonderful review:
“Death Comes to Bishops Well is the first instalment of what looks to be an addictive series. Sam is a retired barrister who, following the death of his beloved wife, decides it is time to relocate in order to escape the memories that so often haunt him.

When he moves to Bishops Well, he meets his new neighbour Maggie who has a rather unusual talent, one which allows her to see the dead. When one of the towns celebrities are found dead under suspicious circumstances, these unlikely pair are drawn together as they take on the role of amateur detectives as they try to uncover what took place.

This is one of those stories that has you hooked from the moment you start reading. The characters are wonderfully fleshed out and have deep, complex personalities that really add to the drive throughout this story. Both Sam and Maggie have their flaws as we all do, but those flaws also made them more relatable and authentic to the reader.

The storyline itself is refreshingly unique and flows perfectly throughout. As the story pushes forward and all of the clues they have collected throughout begin to piece themselves together, I found myself perched on the edge of my seat, eagerly awaiting the conclusion. A fantastic read that has me truly looking forward to reading future books in this series.”

Victoria Wilks

When Sam Dee moves to the beautiful Wiltshire village of Bishops Well, he expects a quiet life of country walks and pub lunches. OK, so his new neighbour, Maggie Kaye, is a little peculiar, but she’s very nice – and his old pal Richard Ruta lives just down the road.

But when Richard throws one of his famous parties, things take a sinister turn. Sam, Maggie and the rest of the guests are dumbfounded when Richard falls down dead. A horrible tragedy – or a cunningly planned murder?

With a village full of suspects – and plenty of dark secrets – just who exactly would want to bump off their host? Is there a connection to another mysterious death, nearly twenty years before?

Armed with her local knowledge, Maggie – with Sam’s reluctant but indispensable help – is soon on the case. But when the body count starts to rise…

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