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07 July 2017

Death Plays a Part by Vivian Conroy (Tour, Book Beginnings & Friday 56)

Just under a month ago I was thrilled to be part of the double cover reveal for Vivian Conroy's new Cornish Castle Mystery series and I still can't get over how cute the covers are -- especially now that I know how perfectly the first one, at least, matches what's inside!

Today the first in the series, Death Plays a Part, is finally being released and I'm so flipping excited for you all to finally be able to read it, too! I knew as soon as I saw the description that it would likely be one that my theater-loving Cornwall-obsessed self would love, and I wasn't wrong.

The first of Vivian Conroy's Cornish Castle Mysteries is yet another fantastic tale with characters I just can't get enough of!

Guinevere is absolutely my kind of girl. She loves books and history and the theater and her sidekick dachshund, Dolly. When faced with a locked-room murder happening right under her feet, she uses her knowledge of theatrics and mystery stories to come up with possible scenarios -- even acting them out with make-shift displays like one would use in order to plot out placements for a theater production. She's smart, she's spunky, she's caring ... and I could totally see us being friends.

That's one of the great things about Vivian Conroy -- whether she's writing about 1920s London socialites, or present day "normal" gals in Maine or Cornwall, she has a knack of being able to create heroines I would love to call my friends. She also adds the right combination of supporting characters to keep things interesting and the men? Well, let's just say that I would definitely trade shoes with Guinevere for a few pages if it meant quality time to be had with Oliver .... just like I still swoon with a mere thought of Jake from the Lady Alkmene books. I can't wait to revisit the castle, its inhabitants and their neighbors in Rubies in the Roses!

Basically, Vivian Conroy rocks my socks and this is definitely another book that I would highly recommend reading. You can order it now, and since it's Friday, I also get to give you a little glimpse or two as part of my usual Book Beginnings & Friday 56:
As always, Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice & Book Beginnings is at Rose City Reader.

Please visit the other stops on the tour! 
Clicking on the image below will take you to Conroy's 
Twitter and she always shares links to tour stops!


  1. Sounds like you like this one. LOL
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  2. I love stories with castles...and the Cornish setting sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE BOOKSHOP ON THE CORNER”

  3. This sounds like a fun series. I'll have to add it to my list. Mine this week is from Murder in Mayfair by D. M. Quincy - a historical mystery. Happy reading!

  4. Have fun - it looks like you're going to. I;m reading Difficult Women by Roxanne Gay this week.

  5. Looks like a fun cozy series! Happy weekend!

  6. Aaw. Those covers are so cute! And I've not read this series before. Always room for another cozy!

    My Friday 56 from Fifteen Inches Tall And Bullet Proof