Monday, July 6, 2015

Great Escapes Book Tours Book Review: The Case Of The Dotty Dowager

The Case of the Dotty Dowager: A cosy mystery set in Wales
(A WISE Enquiries Agency Mystery)

New Series
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Severn House Publishers
Release Date: July 1, 2015

ISBN-13: 978-0727884954

Meet the Women of the WISE Enquiries Agency. The first in a new series.
Henry Twyst, eighteenth Duke of Chellingworth, is convinced his mother is losing her marbles. She claims to have seen a corpse on the dining-room floor, but all she has to prove it is a bloodied bobble hat.
Worried enough to retain the women of the WISE Enquiries Agency – one is Welsh, one Irish, one Scottish and one English – Henry wants the strange matter explained away. But the truth of what happened at the Chellingworth Estate, set in the rolling Welsh countryside near the quaint village of Anwen by Wye, is more complex, dangerous, and deadly, than anyone could have foreseen . . .
Raise your hand if you like British cozy mysteries.

Me! Me! Me!

This is the first book in a new series and one I hope lasts a good long time. A lot of the time in this novel is spent setting up the series. Its a getting to know you kind of book, which is a good thing, along with solving the case. In this book its did the Duke's mother really see a dead body on the dining room floor.

I loved the ladies of the WISE Enquiries Agency.

At times it was a bit slow going, but it really was a quick fun read!

Rating: 4 flowers

2cathyAbout This Author
Originally from Wales, now-Canadian Cathy Ace writes the Cait Morgan Mysteries. In The Corpse with the Silver Tongue her foodie criminologist sleuthed in the south of France. The Corpse with the Golden Nose found Cait sniffing out a killer in BC’s vineyards. The Corpse with the Emerald Thumb met her when she was meddling in murders in Mexico. This time Cait is caught up in a true closed-room mystery in a classy casino restaurant in Las Vegas. When not helping Cait solve traditional, closed-circle mysteries, Cathy’s a keen gardener, ably assisted by her green-pawed chocolate Labradors.
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Laura Frye said...

Thanks for the chance. This book looks very intriguing.

Patricia P. said...

I absolutely love Cathy's books!

Pamela Woodfield said...

I want to read this book. I love anything British!

Cathy Ace said...

Thanks to Laura, Patricia and Pamela - I don't seem to be able to find individual reply buttons (probably my fault!!) but I wanted to thank you all for your comments :-)

Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard said...

I enjoyed this one, too! A fun and refreshing approach to the traditional British cozy. (I think I'll use that as the title of my Amazon review!)

Cathy Ace said...

Thanks Lark! :-)

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