*~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*
Soon to be divorced Julia South never expected to be caught up in solving a murder, until she discovered the body of her cafe’s most awkward customer. With a new smug Detective Inspector in town who underestimates her every move, Julia makes it her mission to discover the real murderer, before her village friends are dragged into the frame, and more bodies are discovered.
The debut work of the new mystery author Agatha Frost (non M/M author) was a cozy and sweet read.
Julia is a charming heroine, she is witty and brave, fierce. :3 I really like how she was involved in the murder and what she did to convict the murderer. 🙂 She never hesitated to reveal the truth and she helped the Detective Inspector Barker Brown who moved recently from the city to the small viliage Peridale, in the nowhere of England. 😀
The first encounter between both isn’t the perfect start and it contains the whole book. But there is a slight hint of ongoing romantic events which give the story its spice. :3 I can’t wait to see what other little arguments they have. xD
The story also convince with the charming and cozy description of the village. It is a drowsy, small community but full of people who love to gossip and enjoy their time in the café Julia is running. The whole atmosphere of the book is besides the murder mystery case a comfortable. The fact that Julia is running a café with displaying the cakes and cookies in the book makes you totally hungry while reading. xD
5 out of 5 stars for this unexpected, fresh debut start of Ashley John’s alter ego, Agatha Frost. :3