Monday, May 13, 2013

Cozy Mystery Book Tours Book Review: Murder In the Monastery

About Murder in the Monastery:
The eleventh book in the Libby Sarjeant series of British murder mysteries which features a retired actress as the female sleuth and are based in the picturesque village of Steeple Martin.

Libby Sarjeant is invited to look into the provenance of a jewelled Anglo-Saxon reliquary which has appeared on a website. The nuns at St Eldreda’s Abbey are curious, as it apparently contains a relic of St Eldreda herself. Libby’s friend Peter obtains permission to mount a play based on St Eldreda’s story in the ruins of the original monastery called, naturally, Murder In The Monastery. And then, inevitably, a real body is discovered, and Libby and her friend Fran find out that this is not the first.

Review: This is book 11 in the Libby Sargeant Murder Mysteries series. Where has this series been hiding from me!

I love the cover! In fact, I went to amazon and looked at all the previous covers and I love the darkness around them and the uniformity that they have. It really sets these books apart from anything else.

I really love mysteries set in England and this one had such a unique feel to it.

The heroine is a retiree actress/amateur sleuth and the mystery involves a body found in a, you guessed it, Monastery. Libby's friend Peter, is mounting a play based on St Eldreda's story.

After reading this book, I really have to go back and find the previous books. This series has such a unique set of characters, and well, I'm a sucker for British mysteries.


Rating: 5 flowers

Lesley Cookman - Author PhotoAbout Lesley Cookman:
Lesley started writing almost as soon as she could read, and filled many Woolworth’s exercise books with pony stories until she was old enough to go out with boys. Since she’s been grown up, following a varied career as a model, air stewardess and disc jockey, she’s written short fiction and features for a variety of magazines, achieved an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Wales, taught writing for both Kent Adult Education and the WEA and edited the first Sexy Shorts collection of short stories from Accent Press in aid of the Breast Cancer Campaign. The Libby Sarjeant series is published by Accent Press, who also publish her book, How to Write a Pantomime, with a foreword by Roy Hudd. Lesley is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, the Society of Authors and the Crime Writers’ Association. Links to their sites are listed below.
Lesley’s pantomimes are published by Jasper Publishing.
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Lesley Cookman said...

What a wonderful review, Andrea! Thank you so much!

Brandie Mcnemar said...

This is a fabulous review! Good reviews are essential in finding great books. Well done. I reccomend Jonelle Patrick's book series' as well, they are great reads. Her new one Fallen Angel is awesome. for her info!I found her books through a great review so keep up the great work! And thanks!

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