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Murder at the Gorge: Brand NEW in the bestselling Exham-on-Sea Murder Mysteries for 2020 (The Exham-on-Sea Murder Mysteries Book 7)

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Published November 17th 2020
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Claire A lot of the action takes place on and around the Clifton Suspension Bridge - the main characters don't live far away from it :-)
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Nov 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Murder at the Gorge is the seventh instalment in the Exham-on-Sea Cosy Crime Mysteries series, featuring widowed chocolatier and cake baker Libby Forest and her other half and partner in crime former banker turned cyber crime investigator, Max Ramshore. Private Investigators Max and Libby are preparing to finally get married, and Libby is rushed off her feet trying to make plans for the small wedding ceremony. She attends a local History Society meeting that takes place at cafe owner Angela’s la ...more
Nov 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Forest and Ramshore are detectives extraodinaire. Libby asks questions and Max is an internet whiz. Between the two of them they have been successful in solving crimes. In fact, the local police department considers them a good resource.

Now, it is right before their winter wedding. This is a second marriage for both of them. There are adult children, back stories and suddenly, Max’s ex-wife, Stella, appears. She is in need of his help.

This is a well done mystery. With each new clue, there seems
Carol Evans
Nov 24, 2020 rated it liked it
Murder at the Gorge is number seven in the series, but the first I’ve read. It worked well as a stand-alone, but I feel like I might have been more invested in the relationship between Max and Libby and their wedding preparations if I had read the series from the beginning. Max Ramshore, a former financial advisor, and his fiancée Libby Forest, a baker and chocolate maker, have formed a private investigation agency and are sometimes called upon by the police to assist in local inquiries. They me ...more
Nadishka Aloysius
Nov 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I had not read the previous books in the series but I had no trouble following the story. Actually, this was so good I will probably go back and read the others as well!
The story begins with Libby and Max planning their wedding. The lead up to their nuptials though is marred with a mystery when two people are killed and many residents in the village (including Max and Libby) receive weird emails. Things escalate when Libby is kidnapped just before her wedding. Of course, everything ends well an
Nov 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

This is the seventh book in the Exham-on-Sea murder mystery series by Frances Evesham.

I felt like this was a cross between a police procedural and a cozy mystery. Probably more of the latter than the former. The couple is great at solving crimes that even the police call on them for help now and then. Right before the two are to be hitched, Max’s ex-wife shows up after she is being threatened through her email account. Max fails to tell Libby about it and it sets up a perfect storm that
Libby Forest, (baker, chocolatier) and her soon to be second husband Max Ramshore (professional internet sleuth) are up to their necks in the latest murder and weirdness. Some nutter is targeting some people both locals and some related to locals (like Max's less than delightful ex wife) with emails of personalized nursery rhymes. The first murder victim apparently didn't get her email until after her death, and the police are mystified enough to hire Max to help. Lots of family issues when they ...more
Karren Hodgkins
Oct 14, 2020 rated it liked it
Having read a book by this author and thoroughly enjoyed it, I was really looking forward to reading Murder at the Gorge. And yet I just couldn't really get into it.

I'm sure there will be readers who appreciate the build up to the wedding, the baggage of the middle aged couple and the back story of some of the family members but, for me, it detracted from the murder mystery. The mystery itself was quite intriguing with some lovely red herrings!

I know this is the seventh in the series and perhap
Alyson Read
Nov 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is number seven in the series and the first of these I have read. It worked fine as a stand alone, although I have to say I am now eager to read more about all the previous cases that were mentioned. The story features Max Ramshore, a former financial advisor, and his fiancée Libby Forest, a baker and chocolate maker, who together have formed a private investigation agency and are often called upon by the police to assist in local enquiries, with a few notable cases under their belts alread ...more
Nov 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing another of Frances’ books called ‘A Village Murder’ a little while ago. I really enjoyed reading it so when I was invited to take part in the blog tour for ‘Murder At The Gorge’, I grabbed the chance with both hands. ‘Murder At The Gorge’ is actually the seventh book in the Exham-on-Sea Murder Mysteries series. I couldn’t wait to start reading and so I jumped straight in with both feet. Oh boy, ‘Murder At The Gorge’ is another fabulous read from France ...more
Holly A. Woodruff
Nov 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“Some of the action in Murder at the Gorge takes place on the edge of Bristol, where Clifton Suspension Bridge soars over the Avon Gorge, connecting Clifton with North Somerset.” Right away, this is a plus for me. When I was in grad school, I did a summer intensive at the University of Bristol. On one of our outings, we crossed that bridge into Wales and explored Cardiff, Albervegenny, and other historic places. Not that I needed any more incentive than this is the latest Exham-On-Sea book by Fr ...more
Nov 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
One of the villagers in Exham receives a strange anonymous email with a nursery rhyme. A few days later, she is found dead — pushed from the Clifton Suspension Bridge (the bridge on the cover!). Meanwhile, Max's ex-wife has also received a nursery rhyme and some concerning photographs from a stalker. Libby and Max are amateur investigators and help the police with their enquiries. Can they figure out the identity of the Nursery Rhyme Killer before it's too late?

This is the first book in the Exha
Lilly Condo
Nov 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Murder at the Gorge by Frances Eversham is 7th in her popular Exham-On-Sea Murder Mysteries series, which are set in her own county of Somerset.

This cozy mystery gives us plenty of surprise twists, an eclectic cast of characters, as well as, murder, naturally. It is also interwoven with the normal complications of family dynamic, the value of community, a look at the importance of an equal partnership in sleuthing, as well as, life. Throw in two dogs and a cat and you have the makings of a great
Nov 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Max and Libby are about to get married. Libby is a baker and choc0latier and working on opening a new cafe; Max used to be a banker; and they both are now detectives. Libby is at a Historical Society meeting and hears about Carys Evans getting a poison pen email with a nursery rhyme. Meanwhile, Max gets an email from his former wife, Stella, whom he hasn't heard from in years. She is worried because she is getting cyber crime emails. He goes to meet her in the woods by the gorge, and after talki ...more
Debbie Rozier
Nov 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
a mystery set in Exham-on-the Sea where Max and Libby are investigative partners and are also getting ready to get married. Max is called by his ex-wife, Stella, to meet as she is getting weird emails. Max’s dogs finds a body after their meeting. At the same time Libby is at the local Historical Society meeting and one of the members tells about a resident, Carys, that received a very weird nursery rhyme email. I’ll give you one guess whose body Max found.
Other residents start getting anonymous
Grace J Reviewerlady
Nov 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Packed with everything that makes a good murder mystery!

When several locals receive emails containing nursery rhymes everyone assumes it's a joke, but when one of the recipients is found dead it takes on a more sinister slant. Libby and Max are called upon to find out what it's all about but, with their wedding drawing ever closer, they could have done without the re-appearance of Max's ex-wife. With things becoming fraught between them, the pair of investigators need to get to the bottom of thi
Nov 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
When the Exham-on-Sea residents are targeted by anonymous emails containing apparently harmless nursery rhymes, no one knows whether to laugh or shudder until an unexplained death touches the town. Libby Forest, baker, chocolatier and Exham’s very own resident private investigator, alongside her partner Max Ramshore, set out to solve the puzzle before more people die. But when Max’s ex-wife arrives on the scene, ahead of Max and Libby's long-awaited nuptials, things go from bad to worse. With th ...more
Oct 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
How do deceit, murder, secrets, nursery rhymes and romance all wrapped up together sound? Add dogs and scrumptious baking and chocolates for extra sweetness.

This, the seventh in the Exham-on-Sea Murder Mystery series features Libby, middle-aged baker, chocolatier and investigator and her fiancé, Max, an internet investigator.

Secrets have a sneaky way of coming out at times and in this book are revealed through nursery rhymes, the internet and murder. Libby and Max have their hands full as they
Nov 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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I haven't read any of the previous six books in this series, but I know I will. This was a really good and exciting book. Max Ramshore and Libby Forest are an engaged middle-aged couple, both have their own businesses and jointly solve crimes to assist the police. One day, Max gets a call from his ex-wife Stella - she's received some strange emails which are slightly threatened, showing that she's being followed. After talking to her, Max takes his two dogs for a walk in the forest, and one of t ...more
Jane Hunt
Nov 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
As I haven't read any books in this series, I can confirm it reads well as a standalone. There are sufficient backstory and character details to immerse a new reader in this tale of murder. Amateur sleuths Libby Forest, and Max Ramshore, have their wedding plans sidelined when poison pen letters turn to murder and Max's ex-wife infiltrates his life.

This story is set in Exham-On-Sea a fictional coastal village in Somerset, which has a vibrant community and a penchant for murder. The plot is full
Stephanie Dagg
Nov 22, 2020 rated it liked it
This is an enjoyable, absorbing read, very much character-driven but with a strong sense of setting and a plot that's complex and clever. You need to keep your wits about you because there's a lot more happening than you might think. Murder at the Gorge is a deceptively simple.

Max and Libby are both very likeable characters, both empathetic and sympathetic. They make a good team with a variety of strengths between them. However, Stella's resurfacing - she's Max's ex-wife - threatens to throw a v
Oct 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Libby and Max are finally getting married and the plans for a small wedding are interrupted by murder. Stella, Max's self-involved ex-wife, believes someone is stalking her, and when he agrees to meet her to discuss it. Max inadvertently trips over a body - not Stella's though. Suddenly residents of Exham-on-Sea begin receiving threatening emails in the form of suggestive nursery rhymes. Will Libby and Max be to busy solving crimes to actually get married? Another unpredictable adventure by the ...more
Nov 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
I would firstly like to say a very big thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for forwarding me a copy of this book, in return for an honest review.
This book is actually book seven in the ‘Exham-on-Sea Murder Mysteries’ series and although I hadn’t read any of the previous books I could still follow what was going on! At some point I think I will go back and read the others, so that I can find out what has previously happened.
I loved this twisty, cozy mystery, it had a great plot and wonderful a
Wendy Robey
Nov 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Despite not reading any of the previous instalments of the Exham-on-Sea murder mysteries, this was a great easy read, with characters and previous events explained when necessary.
Private investigators, Libby and Max were great main characters and their interactions with each other and with the other characters are very realistic.
The twists and turns in the mystery kept me guessing the culprit til the very end.
An enjoyable read and I’ll def be looking up some of the earlier instalments.
Nov 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the seventh entry in the Exham-on-Sea Murder Mysteries series and the first one that I have read. Although you can read it as a stand alone book, the story refers to previous events and it may be interesting to go back and read the first six entries in the series. This book features some great characters, and an interesting plot that centers around nursery rhymes that have been sent to some of the villagers. It's up to Libby and her soon to be husband Max to sort out the mystery.
Alison Ramsay
Nov 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing

This was so good catching up with Libby, Max and the gang. Max and Libby investigate a murder, poison pen nursery rhyme emails, issues with Max's ex wife, Libby's daughter, the opening of the new cafe and the upcoming wedding of Max and Libby. Phew! So much going on, so many twists and so enjoyable.
Rosemary Herrick
Nov 25, 2020 rated it really liked it

I liked the book, Frances does not disappoint! Intrigue, murder, unexpected plots! My only criticism is that Mandy was not mentioned at the wedding, that does not ring true for me as I have understood the developing relationships.
Nov 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
A quick and easy read, more of a cosy mystery than a suspense thriller. As there are quite a lot of characters, not reading the previous books led to some confusion. The narrative and the suspense are good but the conclusion felt rushed. Readers of the series would definitely enjoy it.
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