‘At Death’s Door (The Shires Mysteries 2)’ by Anna Legat

Loving this review of At Death’s Door from Ginger Book Geek

It’s only fairly recently that I discovered how good an author Anna Legat is. I haven’t had chance to read everything that she has written but that is something I hope to change fairly soon. I read and loved the first book in ‘The Shires Mysteries’ which is called ‘Death Comes To Bishops Well’ and was released in August 2021. When I heard that Anna was due to release a new book in ‘The Shires Mysteries’, I knew that I had to read it as soon as I possibly could. Well ladies and gents the wait is over because the second book ‘At Death’s Door’ was released on 13th January 2022. It’s a cracker of an addition to the series, which I thoroughly enjoyed but more about that in a bit.

It took me a little while to get into ‘At Death’s Door’, which has more to do with the fact that I was tired and finding it had to concentrate rather than anything else. After I got into the story a bit more, I found it increasingly difficult to put the book to one side for any length of time. My Kindle wasn’t exactly glued to my hand but it might as well have been because it travelled everywhere with me. I was intrigued by the characters and by the storylines. I had my own theories as to what was going to happen so of course I had to see if I was on the right track or if I had wandered down another path entirely. I became so wrapped up in the storylines that I lost all track of time and just how quickly I was getting through the story. All too quickly I reached the end of ‘At Death’s Door’ and I had to say farewell to the characters and Bishops Well. I found ‘At Death’s Door’ to be a gripping read which kept me guessing and which kept me on the edge of my seat.

‘At Death’s Door’ is extremely well written. Anna has one of those writing styles that is easy to get used to and easy to get along with. In a way, reading this book felt more like a chat between friends or neighbours rather than reading an actual book- I hope that makes sense. For me, the story hit the ground running and maintained a fairly steady pace throughout. Anna certainly knows how to make the reader feel as though they are part of the Bishops Well community and at the heart of the action. Reading ‘At Death’s Door’ felt like being on an unpredictable rollercoaster ride with several twists and turns along the way.

In short, I really enjoyed reading ‘At Death’s Door’ and I would recommend it to other readers. I will certainly be reading more of Anna’s work in the future. The score on the Ginger Book Geek board is a very well deserved 5* out of 5*.


At Death's Door: The Shires Mysteries 2: A twisty and gripping cosy mystery by [Anna Legat]


WhenMaggieKaye andSam Deejoin the Bishops Well archaeological dig, they are as surprised as everyone else to unearth a body that was buried there less than fifty years ago. It can’t possibly be the remains of an ancient Celt.

Maggie, with her usual flair – and psychic intuition – is convinced that there is more to this discovery than meets the eye. And some Bishops residents seem to know a lot more about the case than they are willing to let on.

But nobody is as shocked as Maggie when a face from the past – a face she thought she’d never see again – appears in the village, and long-hidden secrets begin to surface.

With danger at her door, and Sam by her side, can Maggie uncover the truth before it’s too late?

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