Reviewer: Mary Lignor
Title: The Measby Murder Enquiry - 2nd in the Ivy Beasley Mystery series
Author: Ann Purser
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Release Date: May 2011
Genre/Sub-genre: Cozy Mystery
Year/Setting: Present/Barrington, Suffolk, England
Overall Rating: 4.0
Sexual Content Rating: Subtle
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: Mild
Violent Content Rating: Moderate
Ann's Website/Blog: www.annpurser.com
Second in a series of Ivy Beasley mysteries that gets Ivy into a new case to solve so she won't be bored with retirement.
Ivy hasnít been in the assisted living facility at Springfields for a long time but, long enough to have found some new friends, formed her own detective agency called "Enquire Within", and solved a murder, with the help of her friends Roy, Deidre and Gus. These three have more mysteries to solve rather than sitting and playing cards with the rest of their lives. Ivy and "Enquire Within" have been asked to look into a murder taking place in the town of Measby which apparently has not been publicized as yet. There is also a new resident at Springfields, Mrs. Alwen Wilson Jones, who says that she has been cheated out of a great sum of money. But, as usual, Mrs. Jones has a secret and she could be connected to the crime in Measby.
This cozy will keep you guessing until the last page. A very fast story with a very unique main character in Ivy. Full of wit, animosity and friendships to keep. Enjoy, and I'll talk to you soon.
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