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

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

By Fiona Grace

  • Release Date: 2019-10-15
  • Genre: Cozy
Score: 4.5
From 2,847 Ratings


"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!



    By Pammie$
    I don’t give a fig about people’s reviews about a book. I read a horribly scathing review about this book, but I was interested by the title…come on…MURDER IN THE MANOR…how could I go wrong? I kept waiting to get to the horrible parts, but there weren’t any; it was all good! Can’t wait to read book number 2 to find out about Lacy’s dad, her relationship with Tom, and her nemesis, Taryn!
  • Bad book and narration

    Implausible timeline for absolutely everything (she arrives in England and can’t find a room because it’s Easter and everything is booked - a few weeks later, she unmasks the killer at an Easter dinner. And that’s just one of many absurdities.) Breathy narration with half the sentences ending in an upward lilt annoying. I had to stop and just jump to end to see if my guess was correct. Thank goodness it was free.
  • Enjoyed

    By Captain minnow
    Transports you to a new place. Great mystery and keeps you wanting more.
  • A quirky “British “ mystery.

    By TBgr1992
    The crazy American woman came through and straightened it all out. A little perplexing, a little fun, and very out-of-the-ordinary.
  • Murder in the Manor

    By sometimers3
    Hard to put down. I didn’t want it to end because I won’t buy the sequel.
  • When you think you’ve solved it…

    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!
  • Good read

    By EldoradoMom
    Fun story. Easy read. Nice description of setting and characters.
  • Lacey’s new life!

    By Lon Chaney Jr
    This book kept me guessing until the end! The cliffhanger in the end makes reading book 2 inevitable!
  • Good plot

    By Find one for me
    Good plot an enjoyable read
  • A who done it with a twist

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