Truly a mind blowing series and I always look forward to seeing if I can figure out the next one!
When Julia gathered Barker’s family at Peridale Manor for his surprise birthday party, she did not expect it to result in murder! Minutes before the celebration is scheduled to begin, Barker’s nephew, Luke, is found strangled in his bed, putting an end to Julia’s dream of a quiet family get together. Only one of Barker’s family could have murdered the young man, but which one?
Thanks to a botched burglary in the village, the police station is clogged up, forcing Barker to go rogue with Julia. He shuts down the manor, vowing to solve the murder before sunrise, but will he be able to pin the murder on one of his brothers or their wives? Julia quickly discovers that each member of his family has a secret, but which one led to Luke’s death? In a race against the clock, Julia must dig up the past, but can she uncover the truth without tearing Barker’s family apart forever?
Book 9 in the Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery series! Can be read as a standalone but will be enjoyed more as part of the series. A light, cozy mystery read with a cat loving and cafe-owning amateur female sleuth, in a small village setting with quirky characters. Written in British English. No cliffhanger, swearing, gore or graphic scenes!