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As the stage is set for a local village play in a beautiful countryside manor Melissa Craig plays the role of detective once again when one of the cast is mysteriously murdered Melissa is delighted when she’s asked to help put on a play at her favourite local Cotswolds hotel There’s nothing she loves than getting to know the cast who are just as colourful behind the scenes as they are on stage Rehearsals are running smoothly until the perpetually grumpy supporting actor is found spread eagled at the bottom of a steep flight of stairs leading to a cellar As Melissa tries in vain to save his life she is sure she can hear voices nearby and suspects there is to this accident than meets the eye Why on earth was he trying to get down to the hotel’s private cellar? And why does the hotel manager seem so angry about it? When the hotel floor plans deliver some unexpected revelations Melissa is convinced that she’s dealing with a murder But when all of your suspects are actors how can you tell the good liars from the bad? Can Melissa find the killer before the final curtain falls? If you’ve devoured books by Agatha Christie Faith Martin and PD James you won’t be able to resist this page turning murder mystery This book was previously published as Exhaustive Enuiries


10 thoughts on “Exhaustive Enuiries

  1. says:

    Murder at the Manor Hotel the fourth novel in the Melissa Craig Cozy Mystery series uses the beautiful Cotswolds setting as one of the central aspects of the story and reminds me a lot of the chocolate box villages portrayed in Midsomer Murders It's a story that is full of charm and works well as a standalone it certainly isn't necessary to have read the previous instalments The author is adept at moulding interesting characters that you really care about an intriguing plot and the twists and turns throughout make for a satisfying tale We also get development of main protagonist Melissa which is exciting to see and book four is definitely the best of the series so farIt's an engaging mystery with a menacing undertone and chilling atmosphere running through it Importantly for a cozy there is no profanity sexual liaisons or blood and gore but the ending left a lot to be desired it felt rushed confusing and ultimately unsatisfying Previously published as Exhaustive Enuiries fans of Agatha Christie and MC Beaton should enjoy this as well as those who love to read cozies A superb and highly entertaining addition to an already popular series and a perfect read for those dark chilly nightsMany thanks to Bookouture for an ARC


  2. says:

    I received a copy of this From Netgalley and Bookouture in exchange for my honest review
This book had a cute storyline but it just wasn't my type of book The characters are older and the language is different than what I am used to but still not a bad read
The mystery was fun





  3. says:

    Already the 4th part of the series and I have read them all I really do appreciate a good cozy mystery novel It's always nice to alternate between different genres and I like the author's style a lotI love the banter between Melissa and her neighbour Iris but there was not a lot of that in this book On the one hand I missed it but on the other it makes a nice change as well It keeps the series from falling into a certain pattern and making it boring and predictableOnce again the author did a good job in concealing the identity of the culprit until the bitter end I had of course as usual a wrong name in my mind I have to admit that this setting was not my favourite one but that does not reduce the uality of the story I am already looking forward to start reading the next book in the very near future 4 stars Thank you Betty Rowlands Bookouture and Netgalleyhttpsbforbookreviewwordpresscom


  4. says:

    eProof given to me by UK publisher via NetGalley in exchange for honest review Review on The Pewter Wolf will be up sometime in early February 2019I did warn you guys last month that 2019 will be the year I read a lot fantasy and crime So let’s start with this cozy crime as a little out of my comfort zone But let me explain why I wanted to read this After reading Mistletoe and Murder last year I wanted to read another crime I wasn’t ready to read fantasy or something else and this seemed to be the title I kept leaning towards even though I had a load of other crime stories to read I have two within this series to readreview as well but I wanted something warm and cozy Something I can read in a fluffy dressing gown with a mug of hot chocolate The fourth in the Melissa Craig series though you can probably read these without reading the rest in series Melissa is meant to be writing her next murder mystery novel Expect she’s written a panto crime for the local drama group to be performed at a local Cotswolds hotel But when one of the supporting actors is found at the bottom of the steep flight of stairs leading to the hotel’s cellar and Melissa tries to save his life she swears she can hear voices Afterwards Melissa realises that things aren’t what they seem and don’t add up? Why was the hotel manager so angry when he first discovered the actor at the bottom of the stairs? Why was the actor going into the cellar in the first place? Why was the hotel’s owner so desperate to put the actor in the panto crime when he was so terrified of acting? Something awful is going on and Melissa is finding herself being dragged into it So what did I think? Well that is going to be tricky because as this is my first Betty Rowlands story I’m not sure if this is best place to start for me or if cozy crime is the subgenre of crime that suits me best But this was an okay read for me I think the biggest issue I had with it was that while reading it I always felt that it was out of time with the modern world But this was first published in the 1990s under a different title and it’s getting a reprint which is good as I do think there is an audience for this series and with the world as it is now I do this a little escapism is needed I did go “Wait what?” over the ending But I think that’s because while I did like Melissa and kept reading because of her I found the result for the murder and crime around it a bit it didn’t appeal to me in the way it should have Like I said earlier cozy crime might not be the genre of crime I’m going to get along with If you have read my blog or seen my TBR on Goodreads most of the crime I read or might read in 2019 is bloody and pacey Kathy Reichs Tess Gerritsen Sweetpea by CJ Skuse Agatha Christie she isn’t as cozy crime as I first thought PD James and others However the point of Year of Blood and Magic is to read widely within the fantasy and crime genres so am glad I tried as it is an ok cozy read But I think I wanted from it More what is anyone’s guess Plus I have two Melissa Craig stories to try Murder on a Winter Afternoon and Murder at Larkfield Barnbook 5 and 7 within series so am not giving up just yet with this series just yet


  5. says:

    I'm beginning to like Melissa Craig a lot


  6. says:

    Visit the locations in the novel The Manor house of the CotswoldsThis is the kind of book you need when the hard core crime novels are getting too much you’re not in the mood for romance or action heros and just want a good old fashioned mystery story This is part of a series although is a standalone novel and set in the Cotswolds it could be described as cosy – but there are murders and mischief all the sameIt reminded me of the high jinks of Agatha Raisin and the cosy crime mysteries I’ve read set in rural hotels There’s always something mysterious about amateur dramatics to me – plenty of people acting of course and who knows what goes on behind the scenes? The cast of characters both on and off the page are good and plenty of laughs and images of crazy eccentrics in my head now But I had a lot of fun with this novel and I’m not put off going to the Cotswolds Maybe of joining a drama club thoughAs the reader you get to solve the clues along with the characters and mystery writer and it felt like one of those Cluedo eveningsbut was it the butler in this case?A cosy classic


  7. says:

    This took me a bit to read as I have a hard time with the British isms But I persevered and in the end I didn't have the bad guy right Well there were two mysteries involved and I had one correct because it was obvious and the other I was wrong with Overall I liked the storyline It was well fleshed out and kept me intrigued until the end I would definitely read another of these booksThank you to NetGalley and the publisher for a review copy of this book


  8. says:

    i dunno about that sudden solutionwhile i figured out how will died earlier it would’ve completely ruined the plan cops would have been all over it smart people with complicated criminal enterprises don’t make silly mistakes like they did no one risks that our millionaire just annoyed me and our main character continues to be really smart then really emotional as dumb far too easily still i like the overall backstory of the characters so i will continue reading


  9. says:

    The Melissa Craig mysteries never disappoint and this one is no exception A mysterious murder in a country manor hotel invites consternation amongst the cast and it’s a race to solve it and find the murderer before the curtain goes up on opening night Perfect cost mystery to while away some hours #NetGalley


  10. says:

    In this cold weekend I had a chance to be glued to this book and read it in almost one sitting I enjoyed in this cozy mystery about Melissa Craig successful novelist that lives in Costwolds This time she is investigating a death of a performer of her play Even this is a book from a serial it can be read as a standalone and it is a reading material for almost all ages The story has nice flow and the characters are believable