Murder in the Manor (A Lacey Doyle Cozy Mystery—Book 1)

Murder in the Manor (A Lacey Doyle Cozy Mystery—Book 1) Summary

"Very entertaining. I highly recommend this book to the permanent library of any reader that appreciates a very well written mystery, with some twists and an intelligent plot. You will not be disappointed. Excellent way to spend a cold weekend!" --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (regarding Murder in the Manor)

MURDER IN THE MANOR (A LACEY DOYLE COZY MYSTERY—BOOK 1) is the debut novel in a charming new cozy mystery series by Fiona Grace. 

Lacey Doyle, 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 Lacey remembers it, with its ageless architecture, cobblestone streets, and with nature at its doorstep. Lacey 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.

Lacey 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 Lacey, 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 Lacey thought it would be?

Books #2-#9 are also available!

Book Reviews


When you think you’ve solved it…5 star

Great book! Every time I’d read a new clue I thought I had it figured out. I was guessing till the end and enjoyed ever moment!55


Good read4 star

Fun story. Easy read. Nice description of setting and characters.45

Lon Chaney Jr

Lacey’s new life!5 star

This book kept me guessing until the end! The cliffhanger in the end makes reading book 2 inevitable!55

Find one for me

Good plot4 star

Good plot an enjoyable read45

pat the roofer

A who done it with a twist4 star

Surprisingly captivating I couldn’t stop turning the pages. It was over too soon. I can’t wait to see what the next book brings45


Very entertaining reading5 star

This book is one I enjoyed reading very much. It is a well written book. A mystery that kept me wanting to read.55


Murder at the manor5 star

Great story, love how ever of its together!!55

Bun Brrabbid Lop

Murder in the Manor5 star

5 STARS ⭐️ 🌟⭐️ 🌟⭐️ Excellent!!! Intense!!! Edgy!!! Fiona Grace is an exceptional author/writer!!! 1st iBook in this series of Seaside Harbor. And, surprisingly, it was free!!! I felt like I was right along side of Lacey. Mystery, with a little romance, set in England, the story/plot kept building up the suspense. As the characters developed, I found myself reading for longer periods of time. I did not notice any typos. If they were present, they did not deter from my concentration of devoured reading!!! Many twists and turns kept me intrigued that I ended up reading this story in 2 nights! I am looking forward to buying and reading the rest of this series. Fiona Grace—please keep up your fantastic various types of stories!!! I had read another different iBook of hers recently. And, it was also great. You, Fiona, do not disappoint this new reader and new fan of yours!!! 🐰🐰🐰🐰🐰55

Beutipool Piling

My heartfelt gratitude5 star

Well written. It’s a perfect book for me to read in bed. I actually read more of it during the day whenever I’m free. I think I’m getting that same enthusiasm I had before my life took a huge turn. Fell in love, suffered & now free again. I used to love to read novels. I graduated from romance, horror to crime dramas. From Barbara Cartland, Stephen King to James Patterson. Thank you. I look forward to reading more of her books.55


Thoroughly enjoyed it.4 star

First cozy mystery I have read and I enjoyed it.45

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