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Summary

The first in a new cosy crime series from Glenda Young, this whodunnit is perfect for fans of Julia Chapman's Dales Detective Agency, Richard Osman's The Thursday Murder Club, Betty Rowlands and Helen Cox.

In the charming Yorkshire seaside town of Scarborough, a murder is nothing to sing about....

After the death of her husband, Tom, Helen Dexter is contemplating her future as the now-sole proprietor of the Seaview Hotel.

There's an offer from a hotel chain developer to consider, but also a booking from a group of 12 Elvis impersonators, a singing troupe called Twelvis. Tom loved Elvis, and for Helen, this is a sign that she should stay.

But the series of mysterious events that follows suggests that the developer is not going to give up easily. Then, shortly after Twelvis arrive, one of the group disappears. His body is found floating in a lake, with his blue suede shoes missing. Could the two be connected?

With the reputation of the Seaview on the line, Helen isn't going to wait for the murderer to strike again. With her trusty greyhound, Suki, by her side, she decides to find out more about her guests and who wanted to make sure this Elvis never sang again.

Helen and Suki return in Set for Murder at the Seaview Hotel.

©2021 Glenda Young (P)2021 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

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The start of something very Special ..,

Within minutes of starting what I can only describe as a perfect night in . I was sat next to opening character in the window overlooking Scarborough north bay sipping whiskey.. this booked pulled me into this world completely and totally.. completely different to agenda youngs other books but with the same honest internal narration that only great writing can do ..
with the vocal talent of Colleen Prendergast and the solid narrative style of Glenda Young I can see this new style of murder mystery story lines heading to screens very soon .. this book had me smiling , crying and laughing ( snorting !! ) out loud !! Can’t wait for the next !!!

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Captivating for Elvis fans

I even listened in the shower and finished at bedtime. Now for her next one

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Pleasant , easy listen

A cosy-Murder mystery…..I enjoyed the characters and the storyline was good . I did find the solution a bit strange but I guess stranger things do happen ! I’m looking forward to the second in this series .

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Absolute drivel

Had to give up after 12 chapters after the 300th reference to the deceased Tom. As for Helen, a totally unbelievable character who you feel like shaking. Only book in 4 years of Audible that I did not finish.

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Entertaining

After the death of her beloved husband Tom, Helen is not sure that she can run the Seaview Hotel alone. Her hand is forced when an Elvis tribute act, with the wonderful name of Twelvis, contact her desperate for somewhere to stay. The resulting story is full of humourous twists. An entertaining read,

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Easy listening

Nice story , very easy to get into , likeable , colourful characters, good plot .
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I think it’s great for a TV adaptation ???

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In fairness, I am not a huge cozy fan. Based on recommendations, I will give the first in a series a chance. This book is no Thursday Murder Club. That book was superior plotting and writing. It is the only reason I chose to give this author a try. I am sure if you like cozies you will enjoy this book, Colleen Prendergast did an outstanding joy.

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  • Kristian Pulz
  • 07-11-21

Glad I gave it a chance

The reader has some issues, but was overall still good. The story itself was interesting and the characters were very likeable. It was a charming who dunnit story.