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A Harvest Murder (The Ham Hill Murder Mystery) Paperback – 21 Jun. 2022
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Pre-order the brand new instalment in Frances Evesham's bestselling Ham Hill Murder Mysteries!One unexplained disappearance is strange, but two are sinister.
In Lower Hembrow, an idyllic village nestled beneath Ham Hill in Somerset, the villagers are preparing to enjoy the autumn traditions of the rural English countryside until Joe Trevillion, a curmudgeonly local farmer and the father of six children, vanishes.
When Adam Hennessy, the ex-detective proprietor of The Plough, the village's popular Inn, investigates, he finds ominous undercurrents beneath apparently harmless rumour and gossip.
Meanwhile, a vicious campaign of vindictiveness forces Adam and his three amateur sleuth friends to dig deep into the secret lives of their neighbours to expose the source of a cruel vendetta and prevent another death.
As they uncover the disturbing truth, the friends learn they must also lay their own past lives to rest before they can hope to make their dreams for the future come true.
A brand new cosy mystery series from the bestselling author of A Village Murder, and A Racing Murder perfect for fans of Faith Martin, Betty Rowlands and M.C. Beaton.
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About the Author
Frances Evesham is the author of the hugely successful Exham-on-Sea mysteries
set in her home county of Somerset. Boldwood has republished the complete series. Frances has also started a new cosy crime series set in rural Herefordshire, the first of which was published in June 2020.
- Publisher : Boldwood Books (21 Jun. 2022)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 254 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1800480806
- ISBN-13 : 978-1800480803
- Dimensions : 12.9 x 1.47 x 19.8 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 205,027 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 June 2022
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Adam, Steph, Imogen and Dan are, once again, embroiled in a mystery when a local farmer goes missing. Things are not all they seem in the farmers household.
When one of Dan's adorable ponies, Smash (his mate is Grab) goes missing too, Dan is distraught. Then, when other things happen which tend to point towards someone having it in for Dan, he is forced to take it seriously.
Imogen decides to make an addition to the hotel, a set of craft workshops in the old folly on the grounds, she meets the architect who takes her breath away.
I loved this book and devoured it in one sitting, another late night/early morning! The books are best read in order of publication to preserve continuity of the characters and series. I really how there's more to come from Adam, Imogen and the rest of the friends in Ham Hill, including Harley of course!
Once I started reading, I knew that I was onto a winner and that there was a fair chance that I wouldn’t be doing anything other than reading for the rest of the afternoon. I must be psychic (or should that be psychopathic lol) because that was exactly what happened. I felt as though I had reunited with old friends in the shape of Adam and his three fellow sleuths. I found that I just couldn’t put this book down. My Kindle wasn’t exactly glued to my hand but it might as well have been because it travelled everywhere with me. I just couldn’t beat to miss a single second of the story. I had my own suspicions as to how the story was going to develop and pan out so I had to keep reading to see if I was on the right path or if I wandered off down a diversion. The more of the story that I read, the more I wanted to read and the quicker the pages seemed to turn. At one point the pages were turning that quickly that the page numbers became a blur. All too quickly I reached the end of ‘A Harvest Murder’ and I had to say a temporary farewell to Adam and the rest of the villagers.
‘A Harvest Murder’ is extremely well written but then that’s true of all of Frances’s books that I have had the pleasure of reading and reviewing. Frances has one of those easy going writing style that is easy to get used to and easy to get along with. In fact reading one of her books feels more like a chat between friends rather than reading an actual book- I hope that makes sense. For me the story hits the ground running and maintains a fairly gentle pace throughout. I find that this gentle pace suits the story that is being told. Frances clearly cares about her characters and this shines through in the very vivid and realistic way in which she talks about them. She describes them so well that the characters in the book seem just as real as you and I. I love the way in which Frances makes the reader feel as though they are part of the story and at the heart of the action.
In short, I thoroughly enjoyed reading ‘A Harvest Murder’ and I would definitely recommend this book to other readers. I will certainly be reading more of Frances’s work in the future. The score on the Ginger Book Geek board is a very well deserved 5* out of 5*.