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30 review for Murder at the Manor: A 1920s cozy mystery

  1. 4 out of 5

    JoAn

    Murder at the Manor by Catherine Coles was a great beginning to the Tommy & Evelyn Christie historical cozy series. Tommy and Evelyn are very likable characters and the murder mysteries were intriguing. I got a kick out of Aunt Em and her outspoken manner. A smoothly paced plot, only a few viable suspects and a few red herrings made this an enjoyable book.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Angel White

    This is the first in a historical cozy mystery series and it was a delightful read. I especially enjoyed the sleuthing couple and the female role portrayed as back in those days women were rarely afforded such freedom. The mystery itself was enjoyable as well and made for a fun read.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Books nd Bruises

    Murder at the manor is described as a cosy mystery and I couldn’t agree more. I fell in love with Evelyn’s character quite fast and at the end even liked Tommy a whole lot too. All the characters have a clear presence throughout the book and Catherine revealed their true intentions and characters very smooth. What really makes this cozy is the intertwining and family bond in this book tho, but on the other hand, as I personally have some trouble with loads of people in a book, it might get confu Murder at the manor is described as a cosy mystery and I couldn’t agree more. I fell in love with Evelyn’s character quite fast and at the end even liked Tommy a whole lot too. All the characters have a clear presence throughout the book and Catherine revealed their true intentions and characters very smooth. What really makes this cozy is the intertwining and family bond in this book tho, but on the other hand, as I personally have some trouble with loads of people in a book, it might get confusing too. What I deffintely loved most were the reveals and plot twists. Catherine knows when to add what to spice up the story and how to end the story in a wholesome and complete way. The way the story ends and everything gets figured out gave me the typical ‘cheap detective turned to amazingly smart ideas’ vibe wich I loved, but isn’t that new either. Wich makes me land on a 3 star review. I enjoyed the book very much, finished it in 2 days because it read very smooth and the story wasn’t over complicated, but I wouldn’t read it again as it didn’t stand out to me that much either. This is a very enjoyable book to get you out of a reading slump as it keeps you wondering until the end, and I love that in a book! *I voluntarily reviewed this after receiving a free copy.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Elsbeth

    Nasty relatives, murder and double gin and tonic. Set in the 1920's, after the first world war, means the world is changing. Evelyn has been working during the war, unheard of for a married woman, before that time. But at the mansion Tommy's relatives still hang to a life of spoilt gentry. Murder changes everything. A lot of interesting, if not all of them likeable, characters. I like aunt Em, she brings a fun note to tense situations. I am looking forward to more Tommy, Evelyn and Nancy! I receive Nasty relatives, murder and double gin and tonic. Set in the 1920's, after the first world war, means the world is changing. Evelyn has been working during the war, unheard of for a married woman, before that time. But at the mansion Tommy's relatives still hang to a life of spoilt gentry. Murder changes everything. A lot of interesting, if not all of them likeable, characters. I like aunt Em, she brings a fun note to tense situations. I am looking forward to more Tommy, Evelyn and Nancy! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Mrs M Wallace

    Very entertaining. I liked the characters and the plot very much. It was to the point and not padded out with descriptions of scenery as sometime happens, but, discreet and discrete do not mean the same thing. Discreet is the spelling which should have been used in the context. That is the only criticism I have . A good read.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Tam Sesto

    An enjoyable cozy mystery with a hint of Agatha Christie peeking through the words. I enjoyed this book. The storyline was interesting, the characters were believable, and I really liked the way the author provided a narrative wrap up as to who could have committed the murder. The main characters, Tommy and Evelyn Christie (I’m assuming a nod to the lady of mystery, Agatha Christie), we’re fun and interesting to follow throughout the story. And I positively loved Aunt Em, a rather gleeful old lady An enjoyable cozy mystery with a hint of Agatha Christie peeking through the words. I enjoyed this book. The storyline was interesting, the characters were believable, and I really liked the way the author provided a narrative wrap up as to who could have committed the murder. The main characters, Tommy and Evelyn Christie (I’m assuming a nod to the lady of mystery, Agatha Christie), we’re fun and interesting to follow throughout the story. And I positively loved Aunt Em, a rather gleeful old lady. The author provided a list of characters at the beginning of the book which is always helpful in a book with so many characters. I liked the author’s style of writing, and at times, it felt as if she was writing the book “tongue in cheek”. She kept the story moving along and gave the readers a satisfactory ending. If your a fan of Agatha Christie or Downton Abbey, you will enjoy this book. I look forward to continuing with the series. Thank you to Hidden Gems Books and Catherine Coles

  7. 4 out of 5

    Autumn

    I am voluntarily reviewing this book after receiving a free copy. This book offers a very unique "whodunit" story with entertaining dialogue and surprising reveals. I love that the book came across as being just as cozy as described. I did find it a bit difficult to get started, as there are many characters introduced right away, making it difficult to keep track of who's who, but as the story progressed it became easier to remember how everyone was linked to each other and I finished the last ha I am voluntarily reviewing this book after receiving a free copy. This book offers a very unique "whodunit" story with entertaining dialogue and surprising reveals. I love that the book came across as being just as cozy as described. I did find it a bit difficult to get started, as there are many characters introduced right away, making it difficult to keep track of who's who, but as the story progressed it became easier to remember how everyone was linked to each other and I finished the last half very quickly. I loved the dynamics between Tommy and Evelyn and am excited to read the second installment in this series!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Infosleuth

    Absolutely loved it! I loved the characters Tommy and Evelyn. Both are rather unconventional, although Tommy was raised in an aristocratic family, and there is nothing one wouldn’t do for the other. As a former policeman, Tommy is good at investigating and Evelyn is able to befriend almost everyone, including the servants. The dog and Aunt Em were also favourite characters and I enjoyed her well-timed and often inappropriate comments. The mystery was interesting and suited the time period and the Absolutely loved it! I loved the characters Tommy and Evelyn. Both are rather unconventional, although Tommy was raised in an aristocratic family, and there is nothing one wouldn’t do for the other. As a former policeman, Tommy is good at investigating and Evelyn is able to befriend almost everyone, including the servants. The dog and Aunt Em were also favourite characters and I enjoyed her well-timed and often inappropriate comments. The mystery was interesting and suited the time period and there were plenty of possible suspects. Some of the dialogue sounded too modern to me but overall it was an enjoyable book and I’m looking forward to the next adventure. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Hannah

    Although it took me a while to warm up to this book I did enjoy it overall. I might have said "Finally!" Out loud when Evelyn stood up for herself at the end of chapter 14. I did kind of feel like she and Tommy found the answer to everything mostly by accident and I'm not really clear on Isobel's roll in everything but I enjoyed it enough to read the second one. My kindle version did have a few errors in it towards the end. Although it took me a while to warm up to this book I did enjoy it overall. I might have said "Finally!" Out loud when Evelyn stood up for herself at the end of chapter 14. I did kind of feel like she and Tommy found the answer to everything mostly by accident and I'm not really clear on Isobel's roll in everything but I enjoyed it enough to read the second one. My kindle version did have a few errors in it towards the end.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

    With a number of suspects Catherine Coles uses greed, illicit relationships and the aristocracy to bring us a classic murder mystery. Tommy and Evelyn are just the right couple to lead the investigation into the murders as they not only have police experience, but Tommy has a staunch sense of justice no matter who is involved, including family. I listened to this on Audible and loved the narrator as she portrayed the characters well, especially bringing the opinionated and feisty Aunt Emily to l With a number of suspects Catherine Coles uses greed, illicit relationships and the aristocracy to bring us a classic murder mystery. Tommy and Evelyn are just the right couple to lead the investigation into the murders as they not only have police experience, but Tommy has a staunch sense of justice no matter who is involved, including family. I listened to this on Audible and loved the narrator as she portrayed the characters well, especially bringing the opinionated and feisty Aunt Emily to life, showing the caring nature of Evelyn and the grasping relatives. If you like audio versions of books, I think you will really enjoy it. Thank you to Catherine Coles for the audiobook. I was not required to write a positive review.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Heather W

    Murder at the Manor is the first book in A Tommy & Evelyn Christie Mystery series and is a great start to this new series. I really enjoyed reading this 1920s cozy mystery. The characters are well depicted and suit the era. Aunt Em is a lot of fun. The storyline is enjoyable and well written, flowing smoothly from start to finish with murder, mystery, and many suspects. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series. I read and reviewed this book with no obligation.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Monica DiSabato

    I’ve got a new author to add to my cozy mystery collection! Truly enjoyed this new author. Great story, excellent character development and some twists along the way. Can’t wait till ‘Murder at the Village Fete’ comes out. I joined Ms Cole’s Facebook group.

  13. 5 out of 5

    E.M. Farmer

    A simply delightful cosy murder mystery Its the 1920s. The Manor has guests for the annual grouse shoot. But the Lord of the manor is murdered. Who by? The son, the daughter-in-law, the aunt, the nephew, the vicar, or the school teacher? Who is the next to die? This is a fun filled mystery to spend an afternoon with.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Nicki Scott

    Easy read Christie type murder mystery Easy reading Christie type murder mystery with a more modern take on who is doing the sleuthing. Really enjoyed as a light hearted read. Looking forward to the next one.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Michele Bishop

    During a gathering of the family and friends of Charles, the Earl of Northmoor, is poisoned. His son, Edgar, becomes the next Earl. Edgar presuades the police to allow the Grouse Hunt, the purpose of the weekend to continue. Edgar is shot and killed during the hunt, leaving his cousin, Tommy, the next Earl. There are plenty of suspects as everyone at the party had some type of agenda. The police, Tommy and his wife, Evelyn search for the murderer. A must read. I have received this book free from During a gathering of the family and friends of Charles, the Earl of Northmoor, is poisoned. His son, Edgar, becomes the next Earl. Edgar presuades the police to allow the Grouse Hunt, the purpose of the weekend to continue. Edgar is shot and killed during the hunt, leaving his cousin, Tommy, the next Earl. There are plenty of suspects as everyone at the party had some type of agenda. The police, Tommy and his wife, Evelyn search for the murderer. A must read. I have received this book free from HiddenGems for giving my review of the book.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Doreen

    Excellent! For a first book, it is great— good story, terrific characters,interesting time period, 1921, England, and entertaining situation. Info blurb described it as cross between Murder She Wrote and Downton Abbey—I agree completely! Really pleasant reading experience.

  17. 5 out of 5

    CRB

    Really enjoyed this book. Looking forward to next book in the series.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Lamberth

    New series I enjoyed reading this cozy mystery. I am going to be looking forward to see full series. It will be interesting to see how this couple will combine their new duties with their desire to investigate.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Mildred Pace

    A Wonderful book. Had an awesome time reading this book. First time reading a book by this author, enjoyed it very much.The characters were believable and good. The plot was great and kept you wondering who was the villain.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Liz

    Great read!! I absolutely loved this book. Tommy and Evelyn are delight. Aunt Em is a hoot. Can't wait to read book 2. Great read!! I absolutely loved this book. Tommy and Evelyn are delight. Aunt Em is a hoot. Can't wait to read book 2.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jill

    Very Enjoyable This is a good book. I like Evelyn and Tommy and I am looking forward to more books in this series.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Vicki O.

    A new author for me. I really like colors set between the two world wars. This one was very enjoyable and the main characters are very likeable, especially the elderly aunt.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Chris

    Absolutely wonderful. I want Tommy and Evelyn as friends.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Polly Helms

    This book is delightful. Didn't think I would get into the story as much as I due with the 1920's vibe. No fear, the book reads like modern times. It picks up speed and doesn't let up. By the end of the book I was ready to read the next book in the series. Fun quick read. This book is delightful. Didn't think I would get into the story as much as I due with the 1920's vibe. No fear, the book reads like modern times. It picks up speed and doesn't let up. By the end of the book I was ready to read the next book in the series. Fun quick read.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Molly

    The sins of the fathers suffered by the children. Offspring and inheritance have always been difficult issues. Younger sons free to do what they would to find their way, unless they were needed. Sudden death of his uncle leaves wounded policeman Tommy in a bit of a mess. Second in line as long as his cousin has no heir. Family expectations are that somehow the estate be managed but no outside job worked A tangled web of multiple betrayals leaves quite a muddle Intriguing mystery on the cusp of a m The sins of the fathers suffered by the children. Offspring and inheritance have always been difficult issues. Younger sons free to do what they would to find their way, unless they were needed. Sudden death of his uncle leaves wounded policeman Tommy in a bit of a mess. Second in line as long as his cousin has no heir. Family expectations are that somehow the estate be managed but no outside job worked A tangled web of multiple betrayals leaves quite a muddle Intriguing mystery on the cusp of a more modern turn in history I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Karen

    Entertaining While spending a weekend at the family estate, Tommy and Evelyn Christie encounter unpleasant relatives, murder, and a surprising, to them, turn of events. As they solve the mystery, they vow to make the best of their situation. Enjoyable read.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Jasmine Toohey

    Muder Mystery This book is perfect for fans of Downton Abbey and who also love a bit of murder mystery. Really enjoyed this book a easy read.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Lesley

    I'm lucky to be a member of a program that gives me free books to review. I got to read an amazing book by a promising author before it was actually released. When I discovered the setting was in the 1920s, I expected something drier and fairly dull. Instead it was a page turner. I can't wait for the next one to come out in October! I'm lucky to be a member of a program that gives me free books to review. I got to read an amazing book by a promising author before it was actually released. When I discovered the setting was in the 1920s, I expected something drier and fairly dull. Instead it was a page turner. I can't wait for the next one to come out in October!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Adele Rushton

    Thoroughly enjoyable read A country house murder with likeable characters. Just the kind of book to curl up with on a wintry, rainy day. I also like Miss Silver and Miss Marple and the book is of the same type. I look forward to reading the next in the series.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Cat MDV

    Set in a country estate, we attend the annual grouse shooting weekend at Hessleham Hall. The death at the dinner table of the Earl of Northmoor has everyone up in arms, and the hunt for the perpetrator begins. An artfully written mystery filled with twists and turns, unexpected developments, and cleverly crafted characters. I thoroughly enjoyed the beautifully described settings, fantastic character development, and the twists in this tale. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am v Set in a country estate, we attend the annual grouse shooting weekend at Hessleham Hall. The death at the dinner table of the Earl of Northmoor has everyone up in arms, and the hunt for the perpetrator begins. An artfully written mystery filled with twists and turns, unexpected developments, and cleverly crafted characters. I thoroughly enjoyed the beautifully described settings, fantastic character development, and the twists in this tale. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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