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  • Hardcover
  • 304
  • Murder in an English Village
  • Jessica Ellicott
  • English
  • 06 April 2019
  • 9781496710505

10 thoughts on “Murder in an English Village

  1. says:

    It's 1920 England is recuperating from The Great War In the uiet village of Walmsley Parva American Beryl Helliwell seeks rest relax

  2. says:

    Absolutely delightful Readers will fall in love with this intrepid new pair of sleuths as they sniff out the secrets hiding just beneath the surface of even the most unassuming English village

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    When Edwina’s funds get low enough she starts advertising for a boarder Fortunately for her Beryl sees it The two women though very different are boarding school friends and this new living arrangement suits them both But Beryl’s presence in Edwina’s small village creates some gossip which Beryl fuels by hinting that the two women are actually employed by His Majesty When someone tries to kill Edwina the two realize there is a secret

  4. says:

    In a new cozy mystery series we meet two different women who are at loose ends after the ending of the Great War Beryl who is an adventuress brash outspoken American and Edwina who is an old fashioned posh Englis

  5. says:

    Another promising series for fans of cozy mysteries This first book introduces us to friends Beryl and Edwina who set out to solve a local murder Beryl serves as the daring and brash friend while Edwina is much reserved For fans of the Lady Hardcastle mysteries though there’s less cheekiness in this The local

  6. says:

    I borrowed this from Overdrive for an online book club discussion I really enjoyed one of the author's contemporary cozy mysteries that she writes under a different name so I knew that I would enjoy her historical cozy It was well plotted and written definitely read differently from what I'm used to reading but it made me think of

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    If someone tried to choke you with your own scarf as you walked your dog in your own garden the night after a mi

  8. says:

    Murder In An English Village is the first book in the Beryl And Edwina Mystery seriesIt’s 1920 and Beryl Helliwell an adventuress has decided that she needs a little peace and uiet and heads to her sleepy child

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    This was entertaining enough but nothing special I definitely did not suspect the culprit as the information kept coming slowly The characters were rather stereotypical and much of the revelations smacked of melodrama but I was in th

  10. says:

    Very nice start to hopefully a new cozy series set in post WWI rural England with two longtime friends Beryl the famous adventuress and Edwina the uiet spinster as our lead heroines The mystery was very well written lots of suspects and I really enjoyed the setting Absolutely recommend to fans of English cozies A

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As friends the boisterous and brash American Beryl couldn't be less alike than the prim and proper British Edwina But as sleuths in an England recovering from the Great War they're the perfect match 1920 Flying in the face of convention legendary American adventuress Beryl Helliwell never fails to surprise and shock The last thing her adoring public would expect is that she craves some peace and uiet The humdrum hamlet of Walmsley Parva in the Eng. When Edwina s funds get low enough she starts advertising for a boarder Fortunately for her Beryl sees it The two women though very different are boarding school friends and this new living arrangement suits them both But Beryl s presence in Edwina s small village creates some gossip which Beryl fuels by hinting that the two women are actually employed by His Majesty When someone tries to kill Edwina the two realize there is a secret to uncover What might it beThis book perfectly transports us back to 1920 and the English countryside The repercussions of World War I are still there and it is a fascinating look at how the war affected the rest of life The British Edwina and American Beryl are very different and their differences can be fun yet they make a good detecting pair and we feel the depth of their friendship The plot is strong keeping us surprised until the endNOTE I received an ARC of this bookRead my full review at Carstairs Considers

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Lish countryside seems just the ticket And honestly until America comes to its senses and repeals Prohibition Beryl has no intention of returning stateside and subjecting herself to bathtub ginFor over three decades Edwina Davenport has lived comfortably in Walmsley Parva but the post World War I bust has left her in dire financial straits and forced her to advertise for a lodger When her long lost school chum Beryl arrives on her doorstep actuall. I borrowed this from Overdrive for an online book club discussion I really enjoyed one of the author s contemporary cozy mysteries that she writes under a different name so I knew that I would enjoy her historical cozy It was well plotted and written definitely read differently from what I m used to reading but it made me think of the Agatha Christie type novel where the sleuth simply uestions a lot of people Being historical it wasn t as humorous as her other series but then people back then had a different type of humor There were some good lighthearted moments in this thoughI loved these two characters I think opposites work great especially with women friends It was fun to see two old friends reunited at a time when one of them needed some monetary help in the form of a lodger Edwina was the reserved one while Beryl was outgoing and a famous adventurer lady I liked how Edwina came out of her shell and got assertive with her ideas and with her uestioning of the suspects I also learned about something called the Land Army that I had never heard of before It was all very interesting and a cleverly planned out mystery I didn t guess the killer at all and what a great twist towards the end I plan to read the next one in this new series

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Y crashes into it in her red motorcar Edwina welcomes her old friend as her new roommateBut her idyllic hometown has a hidden sinister side and when the two friends are drawn in they decide to set up shop as private inuiry agents helping Edwina to make ends meet and satisfying Beryl's thirst for adventure Now this odd couple will need to put their heads together to catch a killer before this sleepy English village becomes their final resting place. Murder In An English Village is the first book in the Beryl And Edwina Mystery seriesIt s 1920 and Beryl Helliwell an adventuress has decided that she needs a little peace and uiet and heads to her sleepy childhood village of Walmsley Parva As she is looking through the local newspaper she notices an advertisement by her childhood friend Edwina Davenport for a genteel lodger Beryl immediately motors over to her friends She soon learns that Edwina has been having financial difficulties and rumors are being spread around the village that she is destitute Beryl comes up with a plan to put the rumors to rest about Edwina s financial situation and heads to the business area of Walmsley Parva seeking out gossip monger Prudence Rathbone Beryl lets it slip that she and Edwina are secret agents for His Majesty and are doing top secret work in Walmsley Parva which they re not but know that word will be known by everyone in the village in a matter of secondsThat evening while Edwina is walking her dog in her garden she is attacked and somebody tries to strangle her Later Edwina and Beryl are discussing the event and begin to wonder if the story about they re investigating something led to the attack on Edwina The only thing mysterious that has happened in the village was the disappearance of Agnes Rollins a well liked young lady who had been working with the Land Army during the WWI at Wallingford Estate Evidently no in the village has heard from her and people aren t sure if she is dead or aliveBeryl and Edwina set off to investigate the Rollins disappearance and have interviewed several people who were known to have had contact with her while she was working in the Land Army Then when a day maid from the village is found dead in a field at Wallingford Estate and Constable Gibbs rules it an accident Beryl and Edwina saw evidence that they think clearly points to murder and they begin to believe that the two are relatedThe story is well plotted and told story with an interesting cast of believable characters The characters I enjoyed the most were Beryl and handyman Simpkins Simpkins a widower will never appear on the cover of G but he is a character to be reckoned with and even thought Edwina is aghast at him sitting at her dining room table with his dirty boots and clothes she learns of a few admirable ualities Even though Beryl seems to be a full steam ahead lady one has to enjoy her take charge demeanorThis was a very enjoyable introduction to post WWI rural England and its residents I will definitely be awaiting the next book in the series


About the Author: Jessica Ellicott

Jessica Ellicott loves fountain pens Mini Coopers and throwing parties She lives in northern New England where she obsessively knits wool socks and enthusiastically speaks Portuguese with a shocking disregard for the rules of grammar