Kate's retirement in Cornwall hasn't quite gone as planned - Lavender Cottage is in need of substantial repairs and her sister Angie's fondness for gin does rather stretch the purse-strings.
So when Kate is asked to do some nursing at the luxury retirement flats in Seaview Grange, she jumps at the chance. The old Victorian house has stunning views of the sea and the retirees are a peaceful bunch. That is, until Edina Martinelli, a glamorous ex-opera singer, is found poisoned in her home.
Edina's death is ruled an overdose by Digoxin, the same medication she had been on for years. But Kate is sure the woman she met was not suicidal, and with the reputation of her practice on the line, she decides to do some digging. Luckily she's got the newly retired Detective Inspector Woody Forrest to help her...
It's not long before Kate discovers evidence of foul play, and there's no shortage of suspects. Was it the besotted vicar? The ill-tempered stepson? Or perhaps Edina's neighbour finally had enough of her constant warbling. It seems everyone had a motive, but who amongst them had the stomach for murder? And will they kill again?
If you love murder mysteries by Agatha Christie, Faith Martin or Joy Ellis, then this page-turning novel will have you reading late into the night!
What readers are saying about the Kate Palmer series:
'Looking for a cozy, British mystery novel? You've got to read A Body in Seaview Grange by Dee MacDonald... You'll immediately be drawn to the relatable and superb cast of close-knit seaside village characters... It's a fantastic murder mystery, a charming whodunit, really, with lots of red-herrings to keep you guessing until the last page!' Goodreads Reviewer,
'Some surprising suspects, red herrings, and some really colourful characters. Loved it!' Goodreads Reviewer,
'Thoroughly enjoyable, fully entertaining and satisfied a craving for some gentle escapism. Looking forward to more in what is a new series for this author...' NetGalley Reviewer,