Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Review: Cold by Stella Cameron

In Cold, Stella Cameron introduces amateur sleuth Alex Duggins in what will hopefully be a long series.  Alex has returned to Folly-on-Weir, the Cotswold village of her youth, after her high-flying London marriage fell apart.  She bought the local pub and a big stone house in the hills.  But when she finds a dead body in the snowy woods, her little village doesn't seem quite so cozy.

Cameron knows how to spin a tale, with an authentic setting and plenty of village characters, including a pair of bookish spinster sisters with a tea shop, a handsome childhood buddy now all grown up, horsey rich manor owners, wandering monks, and a pub-full of possible suspects. Add a blizzard, a sharp-eyed detective, and a galloping plot and Cold is a great way to spend a winter weekend. 


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