Wednesday, September 6, 2017

I'm so excited to be part of the blog tour for author
Vivian Conroy
and her newest book
Book 2 in the Cornish Castle Mysteries

Welcome to Cornisea island and spend your summer holidays in a Cornish Castle.

Guinevere Evans has a dream summer job: cataloguing books at a castle on a tidal island off the coast of Cornwall. With her perky dachshund Dolly by her side she explores the island’s colourful history, tries fabulous local food and sees the gorgeous sunsets.
But when an old friend of her employer drops in, claiming a rare bejewelled wedding goblet is hidden in the castle gardens, strange events start to take place: several people turn up claiming they have a right to the elusive goblet, and a dead body is found on the beach.
An unfortunate accident, or does this death relate to the struggle for ownership of the goblet? Is there even a goblet?
Guinevere and Dolly dig in and discover plenty of motives to lie, steal and yes, maybe even kill. Can they prove what really happened to the victim and what became of the precious rubies that are at the heart of the mystery?


RUBIES IN THE ROSES, the second book in the Cornish Castle Mysteries, it the first book I’ve read by author Vivian Conroy, but it won’t be my last. This modern day cozy mystery had a Christie like feel to it that made it a fresh delight to read.

My introduction to characters, Guinevere Evans and her dachshund Dolly, as well as Lord Bolingbrooke and his son Oliver, had me instantly locked into this story. I must admit, I’m totally enamoured with Lord Bolingbrooke. He is just the sort of off the wall, living-in-his-own-world type of man that intrigues me. When I read scenes with him, in my head his voice sounds like actor Tom Baker of Doctor Who. As for Dolly the Doxie, I was ready to pull her out of the pages and make her my own.

A wonderful tale, RUBIES IN THE ROSES is a mystery filled with intrigue and action. Each new page leading to more excitement, more questions, and more second guessing. Truly a great read all the way through with a satisfying conclusion. Certainly a book I will think about for some time to come.

Check out both books in
this fun series!

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  1. This is a new series for me. I will have to watch for these books at my library or on sale. Thanks for the review, Lisa!

  2. When I found out there was a dachshund in the story, I had to get both of these books, can't wait to read them!

  3. Thanks, Lisa. Sounds like a good series. Happy Wednesday!

  4. great review, Lisa. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Fun review Lisa! Love the covers, will have to add to my tbr list.