Dead in Devon
E-book, E-Book (USA), Paperback
Juno Browne is a self-appointed Domestic Goddess. From cleaning to dog-walking to caring for the elderly, she flits around the picturesque town of Ashburton in her trusty van ready to turn her hand to anything.
Despite warnings to the contrary, she ventures into the shady world of antiques dealing when she takes on a new client, Old Nick, who has a reputation for conducting business by the back door. When Juno prevents two menacing thugs from giving Nick a beating, it’s clear one of his deals has gone horribly wrong – and it isn’t long before Nick is found dead. As the police search for answers starts to stall, Juno begins her own investigation. But when one of her suspects is killed and Juno is herself the subject of unwanted attention, she must piece the puzzle together before she becomes the next victim.
Laura Benedict –
Dead in Devon was a wonderful surprise, as it’s the first I’ve read from Stephanie Austin. It hits all the right notes of the village cozy. The writing is superb, and I very much like the lead character, Juno. Reminds me strongly of Simon Brett’s work, and he is one of the best. Excited to read more of the adventures of Juno!