A Contest To Kill For by E.V Hunter is the latest book in the Hopgood Hall murder mystery series. Evie has written a great many successful regency romances as Wendy Soliman and is now redirecting her talents to produce dark gritty thrillers and cosy crime for Boldwood.
The competition is fierce…
Desperate to try and rebuild the reputation of Hopgood Hall, owners Alexi Ellis and Cheryl and Drew Hopgood agree to host a reality TV baking show, spearheaded by their arrogant but enigmatic head chef Marcel Gasquet. Hopefully, the ratings will bring in bookings to the struggling hotel and Cosmo, Alexi’s antisocial feral cat, is hoping to get a starring role too!
The temperature is high…
Fiery and hot-headed, Marcel’s antics make for brilliant television, but off-screen trouble is brewing. One of the contestants, femme fatale Juliette Hammond, makes it clear that she will do anything to secure the winning prize–even if it means sweetening up the prima donna chef.
The results are deadly!
So when Juliette is found dead, all eyes turn to Marcel. Has his fiery French temper got the better of him or has someone else fallen victim to Juliette’s devious ways?
With the reputation of the hotel in tatters and Marcel’s liberty on the line, Alexi needs answers and fast. And the only person she can turn to for help is her old friend and private eye, Jack Maddox. Jack’s working his own case, but he can’t refuse Alexi and he knows more than anyone that this murder could cost them everything.
A Contest To Kill For is a thrilling and unputdownable read. It’s the second book in the Hopgood Murder mystery series which is absolutely lovely although it works great as a standalone novel too.
You know it’s a good mystery when you fail to guess the culprit and that’s what happens when you read this book. There is so many plot twists mixed in with lots of humour that it makes for a wonderful and satisfying read.
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