The Melissa Craig Mystery Series: Books 4–6

Betty Rowlands

Looking for a totally addictive murder mystery series? Then these three books from bestselling queen of cozy crime Betty Rowlands are for you! Meet Melissa Craig: cat lover, caring mother… daring detective?

MURDER AT THE MANOR HOTEL: Melissa is delighted when she’s asked to help put on a play at her favourite local Cotswolds hotel. Rehearsals are running smoothly until the perpetually grumpy supporting actor is found dead at the bottom of a steep flight of stairs. Melissa is convinced he was murdered. But when all of your suspects are actors, how can you tell the good liars from the bad? Can Melissa find the killer before the final curtain falls?

MURDER ON A WINTER AFTERNOON: After the unexpected death of a local novelist, Melissa is asked to complete the author’s final book. However, on her visit to the writer’s cottage, she finds a gruesome object overlooked by the police: a metal bar covered with dried blood. Before she can summon the detectives, the murder weapon vanishes. By hook, by crook, or by the book, Melissa must find the culprit before they strike again…

MURDER IN THE ORCHARD: A peaceful writers’ retreat turns into a crime scene when the owner of the house is found murdered under his own apple trees. Amongst the guests is Melissa. The police are looking for an outsider, but Melissa is sure the killer is close at hand. Can she prove it? And can she unmask the true villain?

These totally gripping cozy novels are perfect for anyone who loves murder mysteries by Agatha Christie, Faith Martin and P.D. James!

These books were previously published as Exhaustive Enquiries, Deadly Legacy and Malice Poetic.

Readers love the Melissa Craig mysteries!

Hooked from the first pages… Wonderful… Fascinating, full of twists and turns Kept me guessing till the end.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Brilliant I read this book in one sitting and could not put it down. I would highly recommend this book to anyone.’ NetGalley Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

An absolutely addictive, wonderful story. Loved it from start to finish. Great pace and a delightful setting, colourful characters and thrilling mystery. This was a brilliant story and I cannot wait for more!’ Renita D’Silva, author of The Forgotten Daughter ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Perfect for lovers of COZY CRIME! I loved this book This is an easily read book Will keep you on your toes.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down as it was entertaining and enthralling… The mystery was interesting and it kept me guessing till the endHighly recommended!Scrapping and Playing ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The quintessential cozy mystery… The storyline is fast-paced and engaging… Builds to an adrenaline-fuelled ending, full of action and powerful imagery. An enjoyable, escapist read that I suspect may become my secret addiction.’ Jane Hunt’s Blog ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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