Why You Should Read…The Case of the Dotty Dowager

If you’re looking for your next cozy read, here’s some reasons why you should take a look at THE CASE OF THE DOTTY DOWAGER by Cathy Ace, the first in the WISE Enquiries Agency series:

THE CASE OF THE DOTTY DOWAGER has everything you could want in a murder story: a body in the dining room, a duke’s ancestral home, and four brilliant ladies working together to solve the case. Think MISSION IMPOSSIBLE meets Lord Peter Wimsey, except the sleuths are Welsh, Irish, Scottish, and English ladies of varying ages and descriptions. THE CASE OF THE DOTTY DOWAGER is a traditional mystery that manages to be classic and thoroughly modern at the same time. Enjoy this one over a nice cuppa, but don’t spill it when things get exciting.

James W. Ziskin, Anthony nominated Author of the Ellie Stone Mysteries: STYX & STONE, NO STONE UNTURNED, and STONE COLD DEAD

“Start with an irresistible premise, confound expectations with four top-notch characters, and we’re off! THE CASE OF THE DOTTY DOWAGER is a fun-packed romp through three of the four UK nations, where everything from outlandish antiques to this-minute technology adds up to a devious, delicious, disarming debut. Can’t wait to meet the WISE women again in book two.”

Catriona McPherson, Anthony, Agatha and Alexander winning author of the Edgar-nominated THE DAY SHE DIED

Need more persuading? Here’s what Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal had to say:

Available now in the UK and in the US and eBook from July 1.

Read the opening chapter

  1. “VERDICT: The author of the Cait Morgan mysteries . . . launches a gratifying contemporary series in the traditional British manner with hilarious repercussions (dead bodies notwithstanding). Cozy fans will anticipate learning more about these WISE ladies.” – Library Journal Starred Review
  2. “Ace introduces a pleasantly quirky set of detectives who have their own diverse methods of crime-solving.” Kirkus Reviews 

If these recommendations aren’t enough to entice you, then perhaps the fact that Cathy Ace has just won the 2015 Bony Blithe award for best light Canadian mystery might make a difference!

However, you could always just make up your own mind – read the opening chapter exclusively here. 

THE CASE OF THE DOTTY DOWAGER is available in the US and in eBook from July 1.


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