Murder in an English Village by Jessica Ellicott

Murder in an English Village

As friends, the boisterous and brash American Beryl couldn't be less alike than the prim and proper British Edwina. But as sleuths in an England recovering from the Great War, they're the perfect match . . .1920: Flying in the face of convention, legendary American adventuress Beryl Helliwell never fails to surprise and shock. The last thing her adoring public would expect...

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Murder in an English Village Reviews

  • Anna Lee Huber
    Absolutely delightful. Readers will fall in love with this intrepid new pair of sleuths as they sniff out the secrets hiding just beneath the surface of even the most unassuming English village....
  • Tari
    I borrowed this from Overdrive for an online book club discussion. I really enjoyed one of the author's contemporary cozy mysteries (that she writes under a different name) so I knew that I would enjoy her historical cozy. It was well plotted and written, definitely read differently from what I'm us...
  • Dorothy Hodder
    If someone tried to choke you with your own scarf as you walked your dog in your own garden the night after a mischievous friend put it about that you and she were investigating shady dealings in bucolic Walmsley Parva, would you then start seriously investigating instead of calling the local police...
  • Fred
    Murder In An English Village is the first book in the Beryl And Edwina Mystery series.It’s 1920 and Beryl Helliwell, an adventuress has decided that she needs a little peace and quiet and heads to her sleepy childhood village of Walmsley Parva. As she is looking through the local newspaper she ...
  • Mark Baker
    When Edwina’s funds get low enough, she starts advertising for a boarder. Fortunately for her, Beryl sees it. The two women, though very different, are boarding school friends, and this new living arrangement suits them both. But Beryl’s presence in Edwina’s small village creates some...
  • Juli
    It's 1920. England is recuperating from The Great War. In the quiet village of Walmsley Parva, American Beryl Helliwell seeks rest, relaxation and escape from Prohibition. There will be no bathtub gin for Beryl Helliwell! Her former school chum, Edwina Davenport, advertises for a boarder and Beryl j...
  • Cathy Daniel
    Such a charming and wonderful book!! I enjoyed it so much. Edwina & Beryl are so wonderful and such good friends to each other. I love the small post WW1 little English village and the going ons and characters. Great cozy. Can't wait for more! ...
  • Nicole
    Very nice start to (hopefully!!!) a new cozy series set in post-WWI rural England, with two longtime friends - Beryl the famous adventuress and Edwina the quiet spinster - as our lead heroines. The mystery was very well-written (lots of suspects!!!) and I really enjoyed the setting. Absolutely recom...
  • Madeleine (Top Shelf Text)
    Another promising series for fans of cozy mysteries! This first book introduces us to friends Beryl and Edwina, who set out to solve a local murder. Beryl serves as the daring and brash friend, while Edwina is much more reserved. For fans of the Lady Hardcastle mysteries (though there’s less ch...

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