Murder deLight (Gershwin & Penrose # 1)
Please note that this book was first published under the title "The Cosy Knave".
A humorous mystery set in Yorkshire.
The vicious attacks begin when the prodigal son of Knavesborough returns to the sleepy village after forty years in Argentina. No wonder that spiteful Mrs Walnut-Whip is killed, but when the violence escalates, Constable Penrose needs help and calls in his fiancée Rhapsody. More
PLEASE NOTE: THIS BOOK WAS FIRST PUBLISHED AS "THE COSY KNAVE"
A humorous mystery, set in Yorkshire 2010. By the author of the bestselling ghost story "Heather Farm".
The vicious attacks begin when the prodigal son of Knavesborough, Mark Baldwin, returns to the sleepy village after forty years in Argentina, fully equipped with fame, fortune and effeminate butler.
Small wonder that the spiteful nosey parker Rose Walnut-Whip is stabbed, but how could the murderer get away with shattering the perfect, English tearoom idyll in front of twenty villagers?
Constable Archibald Penrose is in dire need of assistance as his superior, DI Mars-Wrigley, is preoccupied with England´s chances in the football world cup. Penrose´s enthusiastic fiancée, the mint-new librarian Rhapsody Gershwin, is more than willing to help as she sees this as Penrose´s route to promotion (and a welcome raise).
Praise for "The Cosy Knave"
When I first began reading THE COZY KNAVE, I wondered if I was reading a satire of murder mysteries. The names of the characters made me chuckle, and I thought perhaps the story would be comical. However, it wasn't long before I found myself getting involved in the real story and in the activities and characters of Knavesborough. I enjoyed the story immensely and was eager to pick up my Kindle each day to find out how the crimes would be solved. The names I found so amusing eventually grew on me, and I ended up looking forward to the introduction of new characters. Rose Walnut-Whip, Olivia Cadbury-Flake, Mildred Kickinbottom, Sapphire Licquorice, and of course, the Gershwin sisters Rhapsody, Harmonia, and Psalmonella (the cook!) were colorful characters who made the delightful, suspenseful story a five-star read for me. I look forward to reading another Gershwin & Penrose story. Kudos to Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen for weaving a bit of lightheartedness into a perfectly cozy mystery.