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Hazards in Hampshire

(British Book Tour Mystery #1)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  35 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Claire Barclay, responding to an invitation to tea, does not expect to find her hostess murdered and herself the chief suspect. It is all overwhelming---a new house, a new village, new friends and now murder. She will cope, she always copes, but it won’t be easy.
Published October 8th 2019 by Coffeetown Press
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I'm of two minds about this one. On the surface it seemed promising, but at times I felt that it was off track. Will probably read the sequel to see if the series gets better, as the first book is usually more of a long-term setup than a mystery-centered focus in itself. Conflicted on the audio narration as well, as the British characters were okay, but I felt that the American ones came through as a bit exaggerated.
K.A. Davis
HAZARDS IN HAMPSHIRE by Emma Dakin is the first book in the British Book Tour Mystery series. The reader is introduced to Claire Barclay as she tries to get settled back into the quaint English village of Ashton-On-Tinch after leaving Seattle, Washington. A British citizen, Claire had lived in Seattle enjoying the exciting life as a tour guide along with teaching Executive English and Etiquette classes. Approaching fifty years old, and after receiving an inheritance from her step-father, Claire ...more
Mar 01, 2020 rated it liked it
This was rather enjoyable esp on Audiobook. Cheers June!
Feb 14, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, cozy-mystery
This is the first book in the British Book Tour Mystery series. In this one, we meet Claire Barclay, who grew up in England, moved to the States, and now is back in the village of Ashton-On-Tinch. She was doing okay teaching and working as a tour guide, but when her stepfather died, he left her a substantial amount of money, which allowed her to return to her roots. Though she doesn’t need the money, she continues offering tours to people who are enamored with British mysteries, showing them whe ...more
Claire Barclay is an avid fan of British mystery novels, and has parlayed that love into a dream job leading tours of mystery aficionados to the settings of classic series throughout England. She has never imagined living an actual murder mystery as part of a tour, yet she does just that in her current tour with a group of four American women from San Francisco.

It all begins when Claire receives a sizeable inheritance from her stepfather, which she uses to relocate from Seattle back to her nati
Diane Hernandez
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: blog-tour
I loved the new cozy mystery, Hazards in Hampshire, from its first lines:

“I had expected my hostess at the tea party to be boring. I hadn’t expected her to be dead.”

Claire Barclay is newly returned to England after inheriting a substantial sum from her stepfather. After years of travel, Claire is finally home to start her new business, British Mystery Book Tours, and reconnect with her barrister sister, Deidre. However, her new village is soon roiled by Claire finding a murder victim and a near
Jan 08, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Tuesdayschild by: Hampshire
3.5 *

I liked the author's writing style, the ladies from Clare's first tour group, and the references made to other mystery authors and their books. Fun concepts for a cosy mystery

I was ambling along enjoying the scenery in this literary nod to Agatha Christie until
Emma found it necessary to inject an out-of-the-blue, totally unexpected, f.bomb right down into the midst of the story - via audio it felt like an abusive, verbal slap. The profanity jag in that spot removed some of the shine off th
C. Gonzales
Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
This is a classic cozy mystery, and I loved every moment of it.

There are some twists and turns to the plot, and the characters are all well developed and believable making this one of the best cozy mysteries that I have read in a long time, I read the entire book in one session, I was that enthralled by it.

I think that it is well worth reading for anyone who is a fan of this genre.

I will definitely look for more from Emma Dakin, I love a good mystery and she delivered.
Harlequin Books
Mystery & Detective
The British Book Tour Mysteries
Dec 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Very enjoyable. Loved the setting.
Fee (Ebook Addicts)
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019
Welcome to the English Countryside, quaint little villages, stunning views and murder! Clair Barclay has moved back to England after years in Seattle, in the hope to start up her own Book Tour Company feautring the English Authors and their inspirations. Whilst getting settled in to her new home in the little village of Ashton-on-tich, she received an invite to attend afternoon tea with her neighbour Mrs Paulson. Only she wasn't banking on finding her dead when she arrived for tea!

From here this
Deciding that the time is right to work for herself, Clair Barclay is "retiring" from her job which requires traveling around the world and sets up her own tour company back home in the UK.
Her love of mysteries has her taking tourists to the scenes of their favorite mystery book settings.
Unfortunately, as soon as Claire begins to settle in, before she even has her last tour for her previous employer, murder hits close to home and Claire is the one to discover the body.
Why had the victim invited
Carlana Lane
A fun mystery

The mystery is certainly intriguing but what is even more interesting is the glossary of British mystery writers. A fun read!
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