Folly: A British murder mystery set in the Cotswolds An Alex Duggins Mystery Book 1 #ad - Following the breakdown of her marriage, Alex Duggins has returned to her picturesque hometown of Folly-on-Weir in the Cotswolds in order to start afresh. Will alex be the next snow-covered body to be found in the beautiful hills above the town? The Alex Duggins series will appeal to fans of Louise Penny and Elizabeth George.
But as she begins to peel back the layers of deception that have long-concealed one of the town’s darkest secrets, she herself becomes the target of a ruthless killer who has nothing left to lose.
Out Comes the Evil: A Cotswold murder mystery An Alex Duggins Mystery Book 2Severn House Publishers #ad - An almost fresh body is discovered in a disused well among the ruins of a 14th-century manor house … the motive for the killing a baffling mystery. Second in the traditional british mystery series featuring rural inn owner and amateur sleuth Alex Duggins: an intriguing departure for bestselling romantic suspense author Stella Cameron.
Once again alex duggins and her veterinarian friend Tony Harrison are thrown into a major murder investigation. Despite warnings from the police to stop interfering, she finds herself in the sights of a ruthless killer who has decided she knows too much … The Alex Duggins series will appeal to fans of Louise Penny and Elizabeth George.
Out Comes the Evil: A Cotswold murder mystery An Alex Duggins Mystery Book 2 #ad - Who on earth could want her dead, and by such brutal means?As rumour and speculation engulf the town, another woman is attacked – and Alex discovers that behind a tranquil face lurks a cunning and vengeful mind. The victim was a widow who had lived quietly in the picturesque Cotswolds village of Folly-on-Weir for the past ten years.
Melody of Murder: A Cotswold murder mystery An Alex Duggins Mystery Book 3Severn House Publishers #ad - Once again pub owner alex duggins and her veterinarian friend Tony Harrison must use their wits and resourcefulness to prevent further carnage – and ensure that they themselves don’t become the killer’s next victims. The arrival of a talented, with its traditional pub, sumptuous tea rooms and fragrant bakery, ambitious and unusual new family leads to mayhem and murder in the peaceful Cotswold village of Folly-on-WeirThe idyllic Cotswold village of Folly-on-Weir, is a piece of paradise found … until ‘those incomer Quillams’ arrive.
A young piano virtuoso and his neglected but talented half-sister, the pianist’s beautiful, acquisitive and passionate mother, an ambitious family retainer, their controlling father, and an intimidating woman who has always run the Quillam household form a successful little empire - until it starts to crumble.
Melody of Murder: A Cotswold murder mystery An Alex Duggins Mystery Book 3 #ad - The quillams’ arrival has also attracted the attentions of a sly, clever and perverted killer who desperately needs a jackpot and knows where to find one – if the obstacles can be removed.
Lies That Bind: A Cotswold murder mystery An Alex Duggins Mystery Book 4Severn House Publishers #ad - When a body is discovered in the neighbouring village of Underhill, owner of Folly-on-Weir’s premier pub, The Black Dog, Alex Duggins, is determined not to get involved – for once. When a young boy finds a body in a neighbouring village, once again Alex Duggins is drawn into a case of cold-blooded murder.
It’s a misjudgement that will have far-reaching – and possibly fatal – consequences. In her desire to protect Kyle and his elder brother Scoot, Alex finds herself withholding vital information from the police. But when she learns that the person who found the body was young Kyle Gammage, who helps out at her friend Tony’s veterinary clinic, she and Tony are reluctantly drawn into the murder investigation.
Lies That Bind: A Cotswold murder mystery An Alex Duggins Mystery Book 4 #ad - Her relationship with tony under strain, has Alex’s silence put her and those she loves in danger? .
Whisper the Dead: A Cotsworld village mystery An Alex Duggins Mystery Book 5Severn House Publishers #ad - With plot twists galore and an array of credible suspects, this traditional village mystery series will appeal to fans of M. C. As she passes the site late one afternoon, pub owner Alex Duggins is confronted by the terrifying scene of a construction trailer on fire and a man desperately trying to break the door down.
Her efforts to help – and the subsequent findings of the police forensic pathologist – draw Alex and her friend Tony Harrison into a major murder investigation whose tentacles will reach right to the heart of the tight-knit Folly community – and into Alex’s own past …. Beaton and midsomer murderswhen alex Duggins comes across a terrifying scene at the site of a new housing development, once again she is drawn into a case of brutal murder.
Whisper the Dead: A Cotsworld village mystery An Alex Duggins Mystery Book 5 #ad - A new year arrives and winter holds Britain’s Cotswold Hills in its icy grip once more. But it’s the construction of a new housing development that’s causing the residents of Folly-on-Weir most concern.
A Banquet of Consequences: A Lynley Novel Inspector Lynley Book 19Viking #ad - George’s mystery unfolds with great psychological depth, finely drawn characters and gorgeous portraits of the English countryside. George is an essential writer of popular fiction today. The washington postthe #1 new york times bestselling author’s award-winning series returns with another stunning crime drama featuring Scotland Yard members Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers.
Look out for elizabeth George’s newest novel, The Punishment She Deserves. The unspoken secrets and buried lies of one family rise to the surface in Elizabeth George’s newest novel of crime, passion, and tragic history. As inspector thomas lynley investigates the london angle of an ever more darkly disturbing case, his partner, Barbara Havers, is looking behind the peaceful façade of country life to discover a twisted world of desire and deceit.
A Banquet of Consequences: A Lynley Novel Inspector Lynley Book 19 #ad - The suicide of william goldacre is devastating to those left behind who will have to deal with its unintended consequences—could there be a link between the young man’s leap from a Dorset cliff and a horrific poisoning in Cambridge? After various issues with her department, Barbara Havers is desperate to redeem herself.
. So when a past encounter gives her a connection to the unsolved Cambridge murder, Barbara begs Thomas Lynley to let her pursue the crime, knowing one mistake could mean the end of her career. Full of shocks, and suspense from the first page to the last, intensity, A Banquet of Consequences reveals both Lynley and Havers under mounting pressure to solve a case both complicated and deeply disturbing.
Cardington Crescent Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Series Book 8Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller #ad - When sybilla march, george’s suspected paramour, is found strangled by her hair and Emily is the one who found her, the case would seem hopeless—for anyone but the indomitable Pitts. Their pursuit of the truth takes them down a path of corruption, depravity, and murder, from the elegant townhouses lining fashionable Cardington Crescent to the horrifying slums of London.
As inspector thomas pitt works to resolve the case of a dismembered woman, Lord Ashworth, George March, his womanizing brother-in-law, is poisoned with his morning coffee at the country estate of his cousins. Charlotte and pitt take on the march clan with the help of Great-aunt Vespasia, their formidable relative and a member of the clan, to break through the wall of deceit and silence.
Cardington Crescent Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Series Book 8 #ad - Charlotte pitt defends her own sister against a murder charge in Victorian England, in a novel “suffused with atmosphere, emotion, and suspense” Booklist. The primary suspect? charlotte’s sister, Emily, the murdered man’s wife and Pitt’s sister-in-law.
An Advancement of Learning The Dalziel and Pascoe Mysteries Book 2MysteriousPress.com/Open Road #ad - . Cerebral puzzle mysteries” sends his Yorkshire detectives back to college to be taught a lesson in murder The New York Times. But when he and peter pascoe scour the ivory tower for answers, they discover that the shady faculty and creepy student body have more to bury than just one corpse. As pascoe is sidelined by an old college flame, Dalziel’s suspicions of academia are becoming dire.
An Advancement of Learning The Dalziel and Pascoe Mysteries Book 2 #ad - Dark comedy” Kirkus Reviews. Peter pascoe the New York Times Book Review. Their chafing differences in education, manners, technique, and temperament made them “the most remarkable duo in the annals of crime fiction” Toronto Star. The “master of. . . If alison girling, former principal of england’s holm coultram college, why has her skeleton been unearthed on campus? While no love is lost between conservative detective Andrew Dalziel and the entirety of Liberal Arts, died in an avalanche in Austria, his attention to the grim discovery must be paid.
Reginald hill “raised the classical British mystery to new heights” when he introduced pugnacious Yorkshire Det. Because the deeper he digs for secrets, the dirtier they get in this “steadily, edgily amusing. . .
An Unsafe Pair of HandsBook View Cafe #ad - I gave up sleep so that I could read to the surprising and satisfying ending. A woman's body is discovered in an old stone circle - with another woman buried alive beneath her. The pressure on Shand is enormous. And had there been a third?Shand begins to doubt his ability. This is by far one of the best summer reads of 2011.
Jensview"one of the best I've read in years. Laura belgrave"I loved this book. Bookworm"This is a very good read. The media is clamoring for answers, but everything about the case is baffling. You will want to be sure to have a day off or a quiet weekend ahead of you, because this book is very hard to put down once you get started reading it.
An Unsafe Pair of Hands #ad - Kathleen kempa"i literally struggled to put the book down, only doing so hours after I should have been asleep. Aeries. On his second day he's thrust into a high-profile murder case. The humor is delightful and the plot is complex enough to keep you turning pages to the end. An unsafe pair of hands by Chris Dolley is a masterful addition to the British mystery genre.
Before the Poison: A NovelWilliam Morrow #ad - More than fifty years earlier, condemned, prominent doctor Ernest Arthur Fox was poisoned there, who was subsequently tried, allegedly by his beautiful and much younger wife, Grace, and hanged for the crime. His curiosity piqued, chris decides to investigate, and the more he discovers, the more convinced he becomes of Grace's innocence.
From new york times bestselling author Peter Robinson comes this mesmerizing story-within-a-story about a man pulled into a murder from the past—and his quest to uncover the truth. Quietly reeling from the death of his beloved wife, Chris Lowndes decides to return to the Yorkshire Dales after twenty-five successful years spent in Hollywood composing film scores.
Before the Poison: A Novel #ad - Despite warnings to leave it be, his quest for the truth is soon leading him through dark shadows of the past. He purchases kilnsgate House, a charming old mansion deep in the country, but something about the place disturbs him. His unease intensifies when he learns Kilnsgate was once the scene of a sensational murder.
. A gripping tale that brings to mind not only old-time Hollywood but also British ‘golden age’ storytelling in the Agatha Christie and Daphne du Maurier tradition. Wall street Journal . And into a strange web of secrets that lie perilously close to the present.
Miss Seeton Draws the Line A Miss Seeton Mystery Book 2Farrago #ad - . You can’t stop reading. Why did i wait so long to read them? Splashy characters, lovely setting, and just plain funny. I've become a Miss Ess addict. The characters are loveable and thoroughly British. This is one of the best in English light reading mysteries. Miss seeton is a delightful sendup of the amateur sleuth.
Her every attempt at a portrait of little Effie Goffer has become a chilling picture of a corpse. A must for anyone who loves a good British cozy with a twist, and surprising revelations of what a good brollie can do in a pinch. What a great series. Armed with only her sketch pad and umbrella, she is every inch an eccentric English spinster and at every turn the most lovable and unlikely master of detection.
Miss Seeton Draws the Line A Miss Seeton Mystery Book 2 #ad - What people are saying about miss Seeton:“Miss Seeton is a hoot! I was torn between laughter and eye rolling with each page turn. To catching a killer skilled in a very deadly art. Retired art teacher Miss Seeton steps in where Scotland Yard stumbles. If your doctor has prescribed laughter as the best medicine, run and buy the entire series as fast as you can.
Editorial reviews:“a most beguiling protagonist!” New York Times“Miss Seeton gets into wild drama with fine touches of farce. This is a lovely mixture of the funny and the exciting.