MURDER IN THE MANOR (AN ELLA ROSE COZY MYSTERY—BOOK 1) is the debut novel in a charming new cozy mystery series by Fiona Grace.
Ella Rose, 39 years old and freshly divorced, needs a drastic change. She needs to quit her job, leave her horrendous boss and New York City, and walk away from the fast life. Making good on her childhood promise to herself, she decides to walk away from it all, and to relive a beloved childhood vacation in the quaint English seaside town of Wilfordshire.
Wilfordshire is exactly as Ella remembers it, with its ageless architecture, cobblestone streets, and with nature at its doorstep. Ella doesn't want to go back home—and spontaneously, she decides to stay, and to give her childhood dream a try: she will open her own antique shop.
Ella finally feels that her life is taking a step in the right direction—until her new star customer turns up dead.
As the newcomer in town, all eyes are on Ella, and it's up to her to clear her own name.
With a business to run, a next-door neighbor turned nemesis, a flirty baker across the street, and a crime to solve – is this new life all that Ella thought it would be?
Book #2 in the series—DEATH AND A DOG—is also available for preorder!