Step into the quaint village of quiet Fenwood-On-Sea during the inter-war years, where roses bloom, scandalous secrets hide, and a gripping historical mystery awaits. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the captivating world of “Murder by Multiples” and uncover the intriguing elements that make it a must-read for mystery enthusiasts and historical fiction lovers alike. One of my favorite aspects of this book is how it provides a glimpse into the inner workings of a close-knit village in the English countryside and the politics of living in a small town.

  1. Unconventional Love: At the heart of “Murder by Multiples” lies a compelling love story that defies societal norms. Meet Merry and Alec, a couple whose forbidden love weaves seamlessly into the tale. In a conservative time period, they must navigate both their love for each other and a dangerous secret that could shatter their world. As other reviewers have mentioned, their romance was a part of the story, but this is not a romance novel. It’s a fantastic cozy mystery and I look forward to more adventures with Merry and Alec!
  2. Secrets and Scandals: Merry, a beautiful heiress with hidden depths, and her spouse Alec, who carries a mysterious past, find themselves entangled in a web of secrets and scandals. The peace of the sleepy English village is disturbed when an unpopular newcomer is murdered. As their home for soldiers injured (physically or mentally) during the Great War becomes the epicenter of a murder investigation, suspicion falls upon the couple. Follow the clever couple as they work to unravel the truth and clear their names.
  3. Historical Mystery Unveiled: Discover the charm of a well-crafted historical mystery as Scotland Yard’s finest delves into the enigmatic village happenings. The detective in charge battles his own personal demons while working to uncover who is responsible for the deaths piling up in the quaint country town. Explore the motives of suspects and navigate through twists and turns, all while trying to unmask the cunning killer before they strike again.

“Murder by Multiples” is a page-turner that keeps readers on the edge of their seats. With its unique blend of historical fiction, romance, and mystery, this novel is a delightful escape into a bygone era filled with secrets, love, and unanticipated danger.

Thanks to Rachel Ford and StoryOrigin for the opportunity to review an ARC of this great cozy mystery!

Drink Pairing: The Enigmatic Rose Elixir

Enhance your reading experience of “Murder by Multiples” with a delightful drink that captures the essence of the story. The Enigmatic Rose Elixir is a sophisticated concoction inspired by the main characters’ love for roses and their secret-laden lives.

Click here for suggested recipe, and as always, please drink responsibly and in accordance with your local laws!

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