Marriage Can Be Murder

Marriage Can Be Murder

by Emma Jameson

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Marriage Can Be Murder by Emma Jameson

Murder in Haunted Cornwall

On the eve of World War II, Dr. Benjamin Bones is at war with himself. While most young men are being sent away to fight the Germans, Ben is chosen to serve on English soil. Ordered to move to wild, beautiful Cornwall, he must trade his posh London office and stylish city life for the tiny village of Birdswing, population 1,221 souls. But leaving his home and shelving his career ambitions aren't the only sacrifices facing Ben. His unfaithful wife, Penny, is accompanying him to Cornwall in a last-ditch effort to save their marriage. But moments after their arrival, Penny is run down in the street, and Ben is almost fatally injured. And while the villagers assume Penny's death to be an accident, Ben quickly deduces it was murder.

As he convalesces in Fenton House, which the locals call haunted, Ben meets Birdswing's eccentric inhabitants. Mr. Gaston, the volunteer air warden, obsessed with defending his remote village against Nazi spies; Mrs. Cobblepot, a thoroughly practical housekeeper who believes in fairies; and Lady Juliet Linton, a prickly, headstrong aristocrat who won't take no for an answer. While adapting to life during Britain's "War at Home," a time of ration books, victory gardens, bomb shelters, and the Blackout, Ben sets about solving the mystery of Penny's murder--with a little help from Lady Juliet and the Fenton House ghost.

MARRIAGE CAN BE MURDER (Dr. Benjamin Bones Mysteries #1) is the new cozy mystery series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Emma Jameson.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781503288287
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/02/2014
Series: Dr. Benjamin Bones Series , #1
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 746,995
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Emma Jameson is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Lord & Lady Hetheridge cozy mystery series. Book #1, ICE BLUE, Book #2, BLUE MURDER, and Book #3, SOMETHING BLUE, are available now.

She is also the author of MARRIAGE CAN BE MURDER, the first book in a new series set in wartime Cornwall. She is at work on Lord & Lady Hetheridge book #4, BLACK & BLUE, and also DIVORCE CAN BE DEADLY, the second mystery starring Dr. Benjamin Bones.

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Marriage Can Be Murder (Dr. Benjamin Bones Mysteries #1) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good old fashion mystery along the lines of Ms. Marple. A good read..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written with believable characters and an engaging story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. No foul language!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good character description and a solid mystery plot in this cozy mystery. Looking forward to more in this series.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Nicely done mystery with a twisted of occult.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting story about murder in the British countryside in 1939.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book, plot, charcters, pretty fast read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for the next volume of their story in Birdswing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written, enjoyable,with good character development. I Look forward to other books by this author .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thumbs up
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looking forward to more about Dr Bones and Lady Juliet
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A delightful new mystery series from the talented Emma Jameson set in a small Cornish village. Dr. Ben Bones is a likable character and his interactions with Lady Juliet are entertaining. Their differences, as well as their intelligent repartee, propel the story forward. The village's other colorful characters only serve to enhance the story. I'm looking forward to "Divorce Can Be Deadly," the second book.
EnoMary More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended! Loved this new series. I like books in a series and will be buying future ones. Have already read the second in the series, Divorce Can Be Deadly. This new series features engaging characters and an interesting time in history. Although I like my entertainment with dead bodies, I did not closely follow the mystery in this one. Just got the know the cast of characters. This book is light and amusing. It held my interest and I could not wait to get the next in the series. Hopefully Emma Jameson is hard at work on the third entry.
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KristyHeinicke More than 1 year ago
I was gifted a copy of 'Marriage can be Murder' by Emma Jameson, in exchange for an honest review. I started reading 'Marriage can be Murder' unsure with what I'll be getting, as this was my first book from Emma Jameson. I couldn't put the book down, wanting... NEEDING to know.... This story was filled with suspense, leaving me guessing until the very end... There were times when I thought I'd figured out the WHO & WHY, but boy was I wrong, I never would have guessed even with all the details given throughout. Thank you Emma, for a captivating mystery, filled with twists, turns, a true Sherlock Holmes style book. The lead characters were fun to read, fumbling as they did, trying to solve the mystery & oddly complimenting one-another. I look forward to reading the next book in the "Dr. Benjamin Bones Mysteries".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Started off very well. However, love her Lord and Lady Letheredge series much better. Much tighter writing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never readd it but sounds good
Grammykf More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for the next book to come out. Have been an Emma Jameson fan for a long time. Dr. Bones is going to be a favorite, I can tell!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book should have been an easy 5 Stars but earns at best only 3 for the absolute stupidity of the writer. I own every book Emma Jameson has written and they are for the most part good. But she has a habit of either not staying on point or in the case of this book she introduces an deus ex machina ( Literally !) In the middle of the book that not only was not needed but gives forth the most absurd and convoluted sequence of events that take away from the body of the novel. Good writing gone bad that thankfully is rescued 50 pages later. She is new and young and I believe she will become a great writer someday. Just not sure when that will be.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another wonderful book by Emma Jameson, author of the Lord and Lady Hetheridge series. This series is set in Cornwall during World War II. Cornwall is on the Southwestern end of England and is therefore a perfect place for smuggling, sending information to the enemy, and being in a short distance for German guns. The characters are well written and the dialogue is once again spot-on. The history and events are based on true ones and the story makes even more clear the confusion and fear during wartime for England. I can hardly wait for book 2 to come out and I highly recommend this series to all readers - cozy mysteries, historical mysteries, and just well-written novels!