A murder shocks the small town of Walden. And it’s only the beginning… Walden, 1921. Local reporter Iris Woodmore is determined to save her beloved lake, Waldenmere, from destruction. After a bloody and expensive war, the British Army can’t afford to keep the lake and build a convalescent home on its shores yet they still… Continue reading Murder at Waldenmere Lake by Michelle Salter
An Early Death BREAKING NEWS Mystery Woman was in the Earl of Rossex’s car when it crashed Reports are coming in that an unidentified woman was in the car that killed James Wilshire (24), the Earl of Rossex, when it crashed in Fenshire late on Tuesday evening and died from her injuries later in hospital.… Continue reading An Early Death by Helen Golding
Quilling Me Softly Meet the craft group swapping decoupage for deception and glues for clues… Violet Brewer is the owner of Rooney-at-Burrow’s charming wool shop, Brewer’s Loop, and the organiser of its weekly crafting group. Nothing much usually happens in the sleepy little English village. Until now. But when Sir Buster Burniston, much-loved owner of… Continue reading Quilling Me Softly by Nigel May – a very crafty cosy!
Dead in Tune It’s nearly Christmas, a time for peace and goodwill. Or maybe not. First the house of a young Spanish family is burned down, and then a Dutch clog dancer is battered almost to death with his own footwear. On the night of the carol service, at which the Worldwide Friendship Club’s choir… Continue reading Publication Day for Dead In Tune, by me!
Synopsis Is the wedding between Sir Hewitt Willoughby-Franklin’s step-daughter and billionaire’s son off? Rumours are that the recent death of Kelley Lindsell (29), the personal chef of tycoon Rudy (68) and Sheri Trotman (65) at Sir Hewitt’s Fawstead Manor country estate in Fenshire, has spooked Sybil Bransgrove (36) so badly she’s considering cancelling her nuptials.… Continue reading For Richer, For Deader by Helen Golden
Birmingham, England, 1943. While the whine of the air raid sirens might no longer be rousing him from bed every night, a two-decade-old unsolved murder case will ensure that Chief Inspector Mason of Erdington Police Station is about to suffer more sleepless nights. Young Robert McFarlane’s body was found outside the local church hall on… Continue reading The Custard Corpses, a delicious 1940s mystery by M J Porter
Murder at the Abbey The Exham-on-Sea’s History Society’s annual summer picnic comes to an abrupt end when human bones are discovered in Washford River, beside historic Cleeve Abbey. Thrilled to find evidence of a possible centuries-old murder mystery, the members of the society organise a ghost-hunting night in the ruins of Cleeve Abbey, despite amateur… Continue reading Murder at the Abbey by Frances Evesham
Synopsis Richard is a middle-aged Englishman who runs a B&B somewhere in the Loire Valley. Nothing ever happens to Richard, and really that’s the way he likes it. One day, however, one of his older guests disappears, leaving behind a bloody handprint. Another guest, the exotic Valérie, persuades a reluctant Richard to join her in… Continue reading Death and Croissants by Ian Moore
The Awful Truth About The Herbert Quarry Affair With a jangle of keys, a door opened. Herbert clanked in, his arms locked to his sides, his ankles shackled, his face a Hannibal Lecter mask. He was overjoyed to see me. “Marco, I’m jailed day and night with murderous thugs who can’t tell Schiller from Shakespeare.… Continue reading The Awful Truth About The Herbert Quarry Affair by Marco Ocram
When Bella Black arrives in a sleepy Wiltshire village, it seems like the perfect place for a new start: a lovely home, exciting job and an attractive colleague or two to take her mind off her recent divorce. When people start disappearing, she realises she holds the key to a mystery bigger than she could… Continue reading Acts of Kindness by Heather Barnett