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 1,976 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!


  • Good read

    By C'bus
    Well paced mystery with interesting characters. Other reviewers have noted the edit errors and so forth. Enjoy this as is. You’ll be satisfied.
  • Great book!

    By FireStorm457
    A great story, well written with a plot that really draws you in.
  • Top Notch!

    By William/39
    From the beginning to the end a wonderful read. The storyline was well written and believable and fast paced.
  • Great book!

    By Fan of Alex Cross
    I have really enjoyed reading a book about my county...I love mysteries. Please write more books, in the future.
  • Great mystery

    By weimaranermama
    Enjoyed this book very much and am on to the second book!
  • Fun mystery!

    By grandmaluOk
    Loved the characters. Loved the story and mystery. Good intro to Lacey Doyle and her world! Will read this authoress again for sure.
  • Couldn’t stomach this book

    By bluecrayfish
    Terrible writing, unrealistic characters, editing errors, lackluster plot, the list goes on. Even the vet scene was ridiculous. Microchips do not connect you to a police report to show you that the registered owners are deceased. I do not recommend wasting your time on this book.
  • Time to go Karen

    By Duck lover 27
    This is duckica
  • Murder in the Manor

    By U&lc Type
    This is a lighthearted mystery with likable “good guys” and “shady bad guys”. Enjoyable, short fun.
  • Good but....

    By AuntSuze
    The author is driving me crazy. She keeps referring to the main character’s stove as an “Arga”. That’s a river in Spain, not the British appliance manufacturer, Aga! Get the details right. Then there are all the other errors in the text that affect the reading experience. Oh, and she likens puff pastry (a laminated dough) to scones (a biscuit dough). If she doesn’t cook, maybe she could get some advice so her scenarios are more believable