I especially like being able to peek into everyone's thoughts, not just one character's. Often touching and very amusing.
Our newest senior citizen private investigation team, doing business as "Enquire Within," has been called back into action. This is the 2nd book in the series with another mystery that starts when a new resident moves in. Set in England, in a Senior Living facility, a group of 4 senior form a investigation team called Enquire Within. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. To ask other readers questions about The Measby Murder Enquiry , please sign up. Though Gus has a difficult time getting a straight answer from Kath—just as it was in their many years of marriage—something is most certainly afoot, and soon Enquire Within is back in business. Oct 19, Vicky rated it liked it.
For lovers of the classic British village cozy, this fits the bill. Nov 13, Kathy rated it really liked it. Ivy Beasley is a clever elderly woman who is living in a retirement home in England. In this second book in the series, Ivy is involved in a detective agency with fellow "inmate" Roy, cousin Deirdre, and possible former spy Gus.
A new resident at the Springfields assisted living facility, Mrs. Alwen Wilson Jones seems to have a mysterious past As readers of Ann Purser's other series starring Lois Meade know, Ann is an amazin Ivy Beasley is a clever elderly woman who is living in a retirement home in England. She brings the English countryside to life. And I love that our heroine is elderly.
And that our elderly heroine has found love! Great English cozy mystery. Nov 10, Diana rated it really liked it. Ivy Beasley is a single woman with a feisty nature who lives in Springfields, an assisted living home She along with her new friends have formed a detective agency called Enquire Within. Previously, they solved a murder mystery and now are looking into a murder in a neighboring town. When a new resident moves into Springfields and announces she has been cheated out of a large sum of money, they offer to help her.
It seems many of the characters have secrets that Ivy and her associates try to unr Ivy Beasley is a single woman with a feisty nature who lives in Springfields, an assisted living home She along with her new friends have formed a detective agency called Enquire Within. It seems many of the characters have secrets that Ivy and her associates try to unravel. It is an easy but entertaining read with all its twists and turns. I will look forward to reading more books in this series. May 26, Jeannie and Louis Rigod rated it really liked it. Our newest senior citizen private investigation team, doing business as "Enquire Within," has been called back into action.
One of Gus' previous 'contacts' has advised him of a possible crime which has been kept out of the papers. Our intrepid team must suss out crime of murder, blackmail, extortion, while a blossoming romance grows. I really enjoy this tale and it's characters. It was an interesting weave of histories that the villagers wove and kept me involved until the last page. I, also, lov Our newest senior citizen private investigation team, doing business as "Enquire Within," has been called back into action. I, also, love the interaction of the assisted-living facility members.
I look forward to the next book. May 04, Mary rated it liked it. This was a change of pace. Set in England, in a Senior Living facility, a group of 4 senior form a investigation team called Enquire Within. Leas by a feisty gal, Ivy Beasley and her boyfriend, Roy Goodman, Ivy's cousin, Diedre, and Gus, the only one with actual investigative experience.
An actual paying customer comes to them, a new resident of the facility, Alwen, comes to them as an actual paying customer, but her problem later comes into question. A fun book, with a slower pace and a lot of This was a change of pace. A fun book, with a slower pace and a lot of interesting characters.
Jul 14, Angela rated it liked it Shelves: I like the ideas of the oldsters solving mysteries and getting in trouble with the home's caretakers. The most is made of the English culture and small village ways in this series.
This is the second in the series and I'm sure there will be many more. I can say more for fea I like the ideas of the oldsters solving mysteries and getting in trouble with the home's caretakers. I can say more for fear of spoilers. Sep 13, Karen rated it liked it. Spinster Ivy Beasley has had to move into assisted living in a village close to her cousin. She has managed to help start a detective agency and solve a murder.
This is the 2nd book in the series with another mystery that starts when a new resident moves in. I found this one a little disjointed, but it may have been the fact that I could only read small parts at a time so I couldn't follow the story as easily as I usually can. Jun 03, Susan rated it liked it Shelves: Ivy Beasley and her friends at the Enquire Within detective agency are asked to help a new resident at Springfields, the upscale retirement home where two of them live.
Apparently the woman has been swindled. But then again, maybe she hasn't been. Does this swindle have anything to do with the death of an elderly man at a nearby village?
Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Ann Purser is the national bestselling author of the Lois Meade Mysteries and the Ivy Beasley Mysteries. domaine-solitude.com: The Measby Murder Enquiry (An Ivy Beasley Mystery) ( ): Ann Purser: Books.
And why is one of their number, the mysterious Gus, missing? Sep 19, Carolyn rated it really liked it. I like the characters in the Ivy Beasley mystery series--just fun, pleasant little cottage mysteries. Great books to read between more serious contemplative books. Clever plotting adds to the fun. I find that I often do not guess who the bad guy is--which is unusual--because I read so many mysteries, am hard to fool! Jun 24, Lynn Demsky rated it did not like it. Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a product review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.
This is a fun, cozy mystery set in England and has everything from kidnapping to murder to gambling addiction to one extreme case of sibling rivalry. While the plot of The Measby Murder Enquiry meanders just a bit, overall, I found the pacing of the book to be fast and that the book moved very quickly.
There was a good rhythm to the book that made it flow and very easy to read. I like Ivy's character so much and think she is a hoot, even at her grouchiest. Her romance with Roy is charming and funny. Who would believe that cantankerous Ivy would end up with an engagement ring on her finger in her golden years? There's wit and humor in the book, but it's not overdone and feels natural. This is not a book for serious mystery readers or for folks who take their mysteries seriously , but it is a fun cozy mystery that will have you chuckling many times.
It would be a good book to read while enjoying a cuppa or two of your favorite tea. I'm already looking forward to the next book in the series. Overall, fun, good read. This is the second book in the "Enquiry" series and it is more interesting than the first one. From the beginning the reader finds out more information into the lives of the characters.
Ivy Beasley, the main character in this series, has moved to a retirement home but isn't entirely happy even thought she has met an elderly gentleman who has become quite close to her. Not one to mind her own business, she along with three other friends have formed a detective agency called Enquire Within. As in the first book in this series, I found the storyline dragging too much to my taste. Titles in Order Sort by: Latest to First First to Latest. The Blackwoods Farm Enquiry. Retiree Ivy Beasley, a college student?
Interested in penning her memoirs, Ivy decides to take a creative writing course. Winchen Blatch, a reclusive widow living alone in her old farmhouse. In the past few weeks, the widow claims she has been tormented by ghostly visitations, so she hires Ivy and her fellow investigators at Enquire Within to get to the bottom of the mystery. And when the ghost is revealed to be flesh and blood, the lonely widow may be in more trouble than Ivy and her team can handle….
The Sleeping Salesman Enquiry. From the author of the Lois Meade Mysteries… Save the date: And with the discovery of a body in a bed in a nearby furniture shop, Ivy and her team of sleuths at Enquire Within may be closer to a dangerous reception than they realize.