Grand Opening Shock | Grand Prize : Murder | A Review

As mentioned in the post this morning, somehow I worked it out so that I reviewed two of these series today, The Country Gift Shop.

This is the second book in the series.


When death comes to town.

Inviting the bestselling cozy crime author Bella Brookes to town is going to be the best business move Vicky Simmons has made yet. Not only is Bella going to sign her books to kick off Glen Cove’s annual One-Mile Book Market, but she’s also running her famous scavenger hunt right in town. That’s sure to win over the townsfolk!

All is going to plan until a dead body is discovered, drawing Vicky straight to the scene of the crime. After the last murder Vicky had vowed to stay out of Sheriff Cash’s way, but when death comes to town she finds herself embroiled in the investigation. She’s racing against time to uncover the murderer… but can there really be a second devious killer in Glen Cove? Vicky will stop at nothing to get to the truth.

As mentioned this morning, I love this series cover designs. They are truly something of beauty. I can just imagine leaving them on my coffee table or even having the covers printed and framed, they are that sort of covers.

This was my first read of Viv Conroy’s and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Being a lover of mystery books, this book was right up my street.

The book is full of twists and turns, and each chapter adds another puzzle piece to the overall outcome. You don’t truly find out the murderer until the very end, it’s not something you see coming. It’s all very well thought out – or so I thought.

I highly recommend this series to lovers of Miss Marple and Poirot mysteries and of course, lovers of crime.

As always, let me know in the comments below if you’ve read this book or any of the other books in the series (there are three in total) and if not, add it to your TBR and read it soon – it’s very good – honest!


One comment

  1. […] already reviewed two of Viv’s books, which you can check out here and here. But Death Plays a Part is book 1 of her new […]


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