A Graceful Death
a Cozy Mystery
(1st Book in the Lowenna Series)
Available on Amazon
Giovanna Matthews has an acceptable life in London with her own flat, a good job, and recent engagement to the son of a Scottish landowner. But not long after her engagement to Alan, news of Aunt Grace’s death hits Giovanna like a red double decker bus. Ignoring Alan’s pleas to stay, she bundles her dog and suitcase into a rusty Volkswagen and drives to Aunt Grace’s cottage on the Cornish coast where Giovanna had spent childhood summers with her cousin. Putting her aunt’s affairs in order is further complicated when Giovanna discovers the local constabulary has its own view on Aunt Grace’s demise - A view that Giovanna vows to challenge. Unless she can discover how her aunt died and find her missing cousin quickly, she stands to lose both her inheritance and Alan.
Bring out the tea pot and butter a scone, you're in for a heck of a ride as the little Cornish town of Lowenna gives up its secrets. British author, Ann Summerville writes with pacing, authenticity, and wit, and A Graceful Death is a page turner you won't want to put down...not even for more marmalade. Bonnie Pemberton, author of The Cat Master
“A Graceful Death is an engaging journey of mystery and discovery which both excites and calms the senses as the story reunites childhood friends and loves in a most memorable way." ~Leigh Attaway Wilcox, Author of All Better: A Touch-and-Heal Book and Freelance Editor & Writer
The mystery is a good one, and I found myself hoping at the end that Ann Summerville would continue Giovanna's story, including another mystery or not. I so enjoyed the characters and would like to spend more time with them. Both the beauty of the landscape and the interiors of the house are wonderfully described, again with a feeling of Rosamunde Pilcher.
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