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Death at the Café (A Reverend Annabelle Dixon Cozy Mystery Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- Publication Date : October 24, 2015
- File Size : 1573 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 182 pages
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B01759EIJW
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #119,212 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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She and her childhood friend Sister Mary made a cute set of sleuths, but I'm thinking Mary won't be featured as her BFF in the rest of the books, since she's a nun stationed in Africa. I really enjoyed the book and plan to continue reading the series. There were some surprise recipes at the end of the book too, kind of cool seeing how this wasn't even a culinary cozy, but Annabelle does like good food, especially cake! Cecelia does sound like a good cook too.
Death At The Cafe had an unusual murder weapon and an unlikely villain. Combine that with uptight DI Cutcliffe who doesn't care very much for Annabelle's 'help' in solving the case, add in some crazy antics by Annabelle and Mary, and you end up with a story that keeps you turning the pages to see what will happen next.
I definitely recommend reading Death At The Cafe. I've already read two other books in this series and can tell you they just get better and better.
The two ladies were friends from early childhood. One was Anglican and the other Roman Catholic. Sister Mary is back in London to fund raise for her African hospital. Reverend Annabelle who has her parish in London is thrilled to catch up with her friend.
As the two meet, a woman drops dead in front of the good ladies. Reverend Annabelle takes charge and the reader is off to the races to solve not just one, but, two murders and a robbery scheme.
This is a highly enjoyable series debut. I look forward to reading further volumes.
Top reviews from other countries
When Reverend Annabelle agrees to meet Sister Mary at a London café, she expects nothing more than the opportunity to catch-up with her lifelong friend who now spends most of her time working in Africa. However, Anabelle arrives just in time to witness the apparent murder of a customer who appeared to be reaching-out to Mary for assistance…
The pace of this book is excellent, and although the story is simple, there is always something happening. All the characters are fun: Reverend Annabelle is confident, a chatter-box, and has a passion for cake, while Sister Mary is ever the pessimist and jumps at her own shadow. There aren’t many other characters to complicate matters, but the dour Detective Inspector Cutcliffe is a great foil for upbeat Annabelle. It’s a very short story, so don’t expect the usual cosy mystery twists and turns, but the resolution is sound, and there’s plenty of amusement along the way.
Absolutely nothing wrong with this cheerful cosy, but it is a bit of an acquired taste. Definitely aimed at the female reader, this book even includes recipes for the cakes it features within the storyline. Not, I have to say, entirely my type of thing, but there’s no doubt that is does what it sets out to do very well.
Overall: Great if you want an easy, quick-read cosy with Chic Lit appeal.
This is only the start of an adventure which sees Annabelle and Mary arrested for murder and trying to track down the real murderer themselves. This is short but entertaining mystery featuring the delightful Annabelle with her sunny personality and inexhaustible supply of energy and interest in everything. I enjoyed reading it and have already started on the next one in the series. I am looking forward to reading more about Annabelle.
Love the characters and can't wait to read more.