A Date to Die For by Evie Hunter

4 Stars from me

Alexi and Cosmo make for an unusual pairing as they set off to solve the mystery of missing woman Natalie Parker.

What follows is cozy crime at its best within the beautiful surroundings of Hopgood Hall and the horse racing fraternity.

Cosmo the cat added another layer of ‘cosy’ to this book, he was the perfect companion for Alexi as she headed repeatedly into unsafe situations in her pursuit of the truth.

The ‘will they won’t they’ trope between her and ex-Met Police detective turned private eye, Jack Maddox added a nice touch to the story – and it was fun solving the crime with them as the lead characters.

Overall, a really enjoyable read with nice elements of tension and a good balance of tense moments throughout – I look forward to reading more in the series.

My thanks to E V Hunter, Rachel’s Random Resources and Boldwood Books for letting me be a part of this blog tour.

Blurb: The start of brand-new Cozy Crime series! Welcome to Hopgood Hall.

An unlikely duo…

When investigative journalist, Alexi Ellis, falls victim to cutbacks, she and Cosmo, her anti-social feral cat, head for beautiful Hopgood Hall, where they plan to lick their wounds in the boutique hotel run by her old friends, Cheryl and Drew Hopgood.

A missing woman…

But when she arrives Alexi discovers Cheryl and Drew both distraught. Their close friend, Natalie Parker, who recently settled in the area, has gone missing. Alexi’s sure the woman has just taken a trip somewhere, but she still has a nose for a story and agrees to look into it.

A case to solve!

So too does ex-Met Police detective turned private eye, Jack Maddox. Natalie Parker had been using his sister’s online dating agency and Jack needs to find her before his sister’s business is ruined.

Reluctantly, Alexi, Jack – and Cosmo! – join forces to find out what happened to Natalie. But soon they discover secrets that someone desperately wants to make sure are never revealed!

Perfect for fans of Faith Martin, Frances Evesham and Emma Davies.


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