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Murder at the Lighthouse by Frances Evesham

Published December 23, 2020

Murder at the Lighthouse by Frances Evesham

Book info

  • Title Murder at the Lighthouse
  • Author Frances Evesham
  • Year 2015
  • Genres Mystery, Crime

Recently widowed Libby Forest arrives in the small coastal town of Exham on Sea, keen to start a new life baking cakes and designing chocolates. Walking on the beach one stormy autumn day, Libby and excitable Springer Spaniel ‘Shipley’ discover a dead body under the lighthouse. Convinced the death was no accident, Libby teams up with Max Ramshore, an attractive local resident, and Bear, a huge sheepdog, to confront indifference from the community and unmask the killer.

Thoughts

I’m going to be honest and admit I only bought this for the cover - very tantalised by the concept of a book about the lighthouse at Burnham-On-Sea, even if we’re pretending it’s a fictional town instead.

It’s a serviceable murder mystery but the cast of characters was too big to get to know anyone in the short time available. And that meant it was hard to get involved properly in the whodunit, and the big reveal a bit less impactful than it otherwise could have been. But you really get a sense of the place and its three lighthouses!

Rating: 2 / 5

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