Day 7 and this Fis the FINAL day and the FINAL book in the Jenny Starling series. THE COUNTRY INN MYSTERY is book 7. However, we do have more Faith Martin books to come so watch this space.
THE COUNTRY INN MYSTERY by Faith Martin
Discover a new series of whodunits by million-selling author Faith Martin. These charming mysteries will have you scratching your head to work out who the murderer is.
Meet Jenny Starling: travelling cook and reluctant amateur detective.
THIS IS A BRAND NEW, NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED FAITH MARTIN BOOK.
Jenny Starling is working at The Spindlewood Inn for the weekend. It’s hosting a Regency Extravaganza, involving historical costume, amateur dramatics and food.
Leading actress of the amateur dramatic society and reputed man-eater Rachel Norman portrays a doomed noblewoman. But when she turns up actually drowned in the pond, there’s suddenly a murder to investigate.
There’s been plenty of trouble at the idyllic country inn. The performers weren’t a happy troupe, and Jenny discovers a simmering romantic tension.
Who wanted Rachel dead and why? Jenny Starling is going to need all her wits to crack this complex case.
This is the seventh in a series of enjoyable murder mysteries with a great cast of characters and baffling crimes which will keep you in suspense to the final page.
Perfect for fans of classic whodunits by authors like Agatha Christie, LJ Ross, TE Kinsey, and J.R. Ellis.
In her late twenties, Jenny Starling is an impressive woman. Physically, she stands at 6ft 1inch, and has shoulder-length black hair and blue eyes. Curvaceous and sexy, she’s a modern single woman, living the lifestyle that suits her – that of a travelling cook. Her famous (and now very rich) father, is a ‘celebrity’ cook, divorced from Jenny’s mother. Jenny drives a disreputable cherry-red van, and is happy travelling the country catering events and cooking great food. She is on a one-woman crusade to bring back ‘real’ food. And definitely doesn’t like having to divert her attention from achieving the perfect Dundee cake or creating a new sauce recipe by having to solve a murder. She finds crime very distracting, especially when there is chocolate to temper or pike to poach. Nevertheless, she is very good at reading people, and with a quick and agile brain, becomes very good at unmasking killers. And her always-undaunted sense of humour goes a long way in keeping her sane when all around her people are dropping like flies.
What the Bloggers thought:
The narrative is easy to read and without any graphic detail. The characters are well developed and Faith Martin has created an excellent lead in her main character of Jenny. Read more here
Linda Strong Book Reviews
It takes Jenny using her sharp mind and her keen observations to get to the bottom of this entertaining mystery. With a large number of suspects to investigate and question, the police certainly have their hands full. Read more here
Nicki’s book blog
I love Jenny ( and I have to admit reading about all of her cooking not only makes me hungry but wanting to bake too!). There is a reassuring comfort with these books. Read more here
Robin Loves Reading
The Country Inn Mystery is the seventh book in the Jenny Starling series which could be read as standalone, as it is a new location and victim. However, the entire series is a delight, and if readers want to enjoy the over six foot voluptuous woman, with uncanny beauty and intelligence, then, by all means, be sure to get the previous titles in this series. This is a quick read that I was able to devour in one sitting. Read more here
The Word is Out
Jenny’s overwhelming mission in life is to feed people, in fact food comes above anything else in her eyes. Unfortunately in her travels as a cook-for-hire she has become embroiled in several murder investigations and her uncanny ability to read people has often helped her expose the killer. Read more here
Joanna Larum’s Reviews
This is a gentle mystery story without any gruesome details. Perfect for a summer’s day’s reading. Told with Faith Martins’ usual skill which always manages to stop me from finding the perpetrator! Read more here
Ginger Book Geek
As with all of Faith’s books, ‘The Country Inn Mystery’ is well written. She certainly knows how to grab your attention from the start and she dangles enough bait in front of your nose to keep you interested in the story all the way through. Read more here
Black Books Blog
As with the other Starling books this one has lots of twists and turns, made all the more intriguing with the way the leading actress died. All of the little red herrings and twists made it an enjoyable book and the series is getting better the further on we go. Read more here