Murder at the Mansion (A Reverend Annabelle Dixon Cozy Mystery) Paperback – October 31, 2015
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- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 31, 2015)
- Language: : English
- Paperback : 164 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1517122562
- ISBN-13 : 978-1517122560
- Item Weight : 6.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 5 x 0.42 x 8 inches
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"Crikey!" "Golly gosh!" "dilly-dallied" Just some words I loved in the story :0) I myself use dilly-dallied often...lol My grandmother uses golly gosh often and well I don't know anyone that says Crikey but I still liked it.
The story has a lot of good charters. You were kept guessing "whodoneit" right up to the end. The charters are funny and witty. The cupcake stealing cat was a trip...(oops spoiler)
Of course I have to say would have liked to seen it a little longer. These cozy mysteries all seem to be short and sweet but it's more then a lot of them I have read.
I was very happy to see that it wasn't a book filled with religious jargon since it's a Vicar solving the crime with the inspector.
Great Cozy Mystery would highly recommend it to all cozy mystery lovers. Can't wait to read more from this author.
I have purchased a copy of The Reverend Annabelle Dixon Cozy Mysteries Book 2: Murder at the Mansion by Alison Golden and this review was given freely.
Down to earth colorful characters,small town rumors, vivid and at times flowery descriptions, a elaborate murder mystery, and a hint of romance.
Trouble arises when Annabelle Dixon goes to Woodlands Manor to welcome Sir John Cartwright to the Upton ST. Mary Parish only to find him dead in his bedroom with a arrow in his heart and a mysteriously disappearing girl necessitating the involvement of the local laid back, mischievous Constable Jim Raven and Truro's Inspector Mike Nicholls.
Body in the Woods:
I have purchased a copy of The Reverend Annabelle Dixon Cozy Mysteries Book 3:Body in the Woods by Alison Golden and this review was given freely.
Eclectic characters like the outspoken Phillipa, the socially awkward anthropologist Dr.Robert Brownson, the easily irritated Inspector Nicholls, and the dessert loving, curious and at times persistent Reverend add color to the pages filled with rambling descriptions and conversations,multiple mysteries which are entwined with multiple love triangles, a murder, and a love match.
When eight year old Dougie Dewar trips over a skeleton in the woods of Upton ST. Mary, Detective Mike Nicholls tries to keep the quick witted Reverend Annabelle away from the investigation but town gossip situates her perfectly to solve the twenty year old murder case.
Grave in the Garage:
I have purchased a copy of The Reverend Annabelle Dixon Cozy Mysteries Book 4: Grave in the Garage by Alison Golden and this review was given freely.
Suspenseful and action packed involving a few twist, puppies, and some surprises. As Reverend Annabelle laments the reduction in church funds and her friendship with Inspector Mike deepens, Phillia's matchmaking escalates, and the village of Upton ST. Mary experiences another murder as well as a secret gambling ring.
Horror in the Highlands:
I have purchased a copy of The Reverend Annabelle Dixon Cozy Mysteries Book 5: Horror in the Highlands by Alison Golden and this review was given freely.
Vivid descriptions, an eclectic group of colorful characters, and a series of oddities and mysteries fill the pages of this cozy mystery where Reverend Annabelle visits her brother Roger and niece Bonnie on the island of Blodraigh, Scotland where she finds herself having to solve the murder of pub owner Harry Anderson without the help of the police while isolated on a small island in the midst of a severe storm. Things escalate when a chance email results in a surprise visit from Inspector Mike.
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Her acceptance into village life is almost complete and most of the villagers have come to appreciate the nature of their vicar. Exuberant, amazonian with a severe sweet tooth. However when she hears rumours of a new resident in the village and any reasons why he was there (the most prevalent being to set up a brothel) she decides to introduce herself. What she doesn't expect is to be lead to a lock room and then finding the owner dead. Shot through the heart by an arrow. When the Inspector arrives she finds out that the anguished cry she heard could not have come from the victim as he had already been dead for some time. Plus the young woman who let her in is also nowhere to be found. Two strangers, a cigarette butt, a cupcake thief and an overwhelming curiosity are all mixed into a good plot that peters out at the end. Will the murderer be caught?
Another quick witty read great character s loved the story. I would def read the rest of this series.
Murder. Mayhem. A madcap lady vicar.
Reverend Annabelle Dixon is the charming, slightly gauche, very tall, thirty-something vicar of St. Mary’s Church located in the picturesque village of Upton St. Mary in Cornwall, England.
Recently appointed to her rural church position, Annabelle is beloved by her parishioners for dispensing good advice and godly wisdom with humor and charm while zipping her Mini Cooper around the country lanes and attempting to build a relationship with her church cat, Biscuit, who, quite frankly, couldn’t care less.
Trouble arises when Annabelle faithfully welcomes a new resident to her quaint parish. Her visit to the latest newcomer, Sir John Cartwright, is two-fold: to greet him and to dispel rumors of shady doings at the manor. This time, however, instead of tea and cakes, Annabelle is served a heaping plate of murder and a fine helping of handsome Inspector Mike Nicholls!
Filled with laugh-out-loud moments and cake and pastry recipes, this humorous, cozy mystery is an excellent introduction to the Reverend Annabelle Dixon series.
That was no hindrance - as the story was quick to engage the reader and had interesting, quirky characters in both Annabelle and her co-detective Inspector Nicholls, who work well together in solving the murder of Sir John Cartwright with, of all things a crossbow bolt!
Amusing sub-plots include whether Sir John really intended to open a brothel at Woodlands Manor, (no, just a health spa) & who ate all Philippa's cupcakes - which remains unsolved,though with clear suspects in mind!
I enjoyed this book greatly and look forward to reading more in the Cozy Mysteries Series soon.
Yes, it's somewhat unlikely that the police would bring the vicar along to interviews with suspects. We do not see her doing much of the parish work or parish services for which vicars are kept in relative ease. But it's an early book in the series about the village, and later ones may improve. I think it's nice to see mysteries exploring the various jobs and roles for women nowadays, compared to the dreary Agatha Christie days when non-servant women had to be secretaries or nurses or headmistresses.
This short book was available as a free download. This is an unbiased review.