Author: Ann Sutton
Series: Dodo Dorchester Mystery #4
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Format: eBook, Print
Date: May 14, 2021
Publisher: Wild Poppy Publishing
When you just want to run away and nurse your broken heart but murder comes knocking.
Lady Dorothea Dorchester, Dodo, flees to her cousins’ estate in Dartmoor in search of peace and relaxation after her devastating break-up with Charlie and the awkward attraction to Chief Inspector Blood that caused it.
Horrified to learn that the arch-nemesis from her schooldays, Veronica Shufflebottom, has been invited, Dodo prepares for disappointment. However, all that pales when one of the guests disappears after a ramble on the foggy moors. Presumed dead, Dodo attempts to contact the local police to report the disappearance only to find that someone has tampered with the ancient phone. The infamous moor fog is too thick for safe travel and the guests are therefore stranded.
Can Dodo solve the case without the help of the police before the fog lifts?
Rating: Mild+. Some substance use; mild kissing; mild (nonsexual) violence or horror.
First, let me say that this is becoming one of my favorite tropes. A cozy mystery set in 1920’s England. This is my first mystery by Ann Sutton and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Interesting characters and a complex enough mystery to not immediately know who did it, though I did figure it out before the reveal. I knew the who but not the why so there was still a mystery to be solved. And I enjoyed the sleuth being a young female socialite. In addition to enjoying Dodo as the solver of mysteries, I also liked her maid and their mutually supportive relationship. My only complaint is my own failing because I have a hard time with names in real life as well as in fiction. I couldn’t keep the twin’s names straight since they were so similar. But again, that is my bad… This book made for an entertaining afternoon’s read. I loved it.
Violence: off page murder, a brief scuffle.
*I won this book in a giveaway on StorytellersinZion.com and voluntarily chose to review it.