Body in the Woods (A Reverend Annabelle Dixon Cozy Mystery) Paperback – March 16, 2016
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- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 16, 2016)
- Language: : English
- Paperback : 218 pages
- ISBN-10 : 153017757X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1530177578
- Item Weight : 8.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 5 x 0.55 x 8 inches
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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.
Author Alison Golden has six books in the Annabelle Dixon cozy mystery series. "Body in the Woods" is the third in the series, and Annabelle continues to find herself at odds with Detective Inspector Mike Nicholls, who has to deal with Annabelle’s way of ferreting out information from people that he and police officers can only marvel out. Not that she’s right all the time, mind you, but right often enough to make a difference in murder cases.
A young boy trips in the woods near Upton St. Mary, and what he trips over is a partially emerged skeleton, buried at least 20 years before. The body turns out to be a young woman who had gone missing and was presumed to have run off from both her sister and her boyfriend. The Rev. Annabelle is naturally nosy, and always intrigued, and she talks to people who knew the young woman.
The vicar comes across a number of unrelated mysteries in the process. Why has her housekeeper suddenly become afraid of everything? Why is Inspector Nicholls constantly in a bad mood? And why is the visiting forensic specialist from London so sad?
"Body in the Woods" is a solid mystery, a bit more serious than its predecessors.
When she stumbles over a body in the woods things start to go crazy. The body had been there for a while, people have come and gone and yet Annabelle has a gut feeling that she has to refine, before being the next "body".
Easy to read, good plot and just an enjoyable series. Try them, you'll like them
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Take a young boy and his zeal for adventure and the woods make a wonderful backdrop until he stumbles and falls over a bone sticking out of the soil. The bone is part of a skeleton which after much asking the Vicar suspects is that of a young girl who disappeared 20 years ago. Investigating forensic pathologists confirm but not before the invited expert finds that his former love is married and out of his reach forever. However this doesn't stop our Vicar and she questions the sister and former boyfriend of the dead girl. The Inspector however is in an awful temper and she suspects that he might also be in love with the coroner. Can she find out what happened to the young girl so many years ago? Will the Inspector tell her why he is being so hort tempered? Can she mend the visiting forensic pathologists heart?
This time it's a young lad's (literally), stumbling across a poorly concealed skeleton that sets her on track as the Cornish village version of Jessica Fletcher.
Needless to say she is far more apt at getting to the truth about whodunnit than the local bobbies or Inspector Mike, who is more interested in keeping custody of his dog from his ex, than doing his duty.
As usual, Annabelle saves the day, catching the real killer, dispensing a few words of comfort to her longsuffering and easily confused housekeeper, Phillipa and a few home truths to those who need them, ensuring love overcomes all and peace and harmony return to the parish...until the next time!