A Body on the Beach

Dee MacDonald

It’s Tinworthy village’s summer fete: a brass band, cream teas, gentle gossip… and a body on the beach? The party’s just getting started for super sleuth Kate Palmer!

Kate Palmer thought spending the day at Tinworthy’s annual summer party would involve sea air, sunshine and Cornish cream cake – how very wrong she was! When Kate goes for a cliff-top walk she is shocked to spot the body of Sienna Stone – Cornwall’s biggest gossip – on the sandy beach below.

Rumours swirl around the close-knit community and all eyes are on Kate. Half the village saw her arguing with Sienna at the party earlier that day. It was the usual bickering between neighbours, but when Kate finds herself in the frame can she – and her new husband Woody Forrest – solve the puzzling death and clear her name?

There’s a long list of people who might have wanted to push Sienna – her long-suffering husband Irvin, her jealous younger sister Sally and Timmy Thomson, the man who idolised her, not to mention all the villagers who felt the sharp end of her tongue. Finding out the truth isn’t going to be easy…

Just as Kate thinks she’s getting closer to an answer, an unexpected afternoon visitor shares some curious information over tea and scones that sets her on an entirely different path. And soon she starts to wonder if she might be in real danger too…

Can Kate solve the curious case before the murderer declares the party over? Or have her days of sleuthing come to an end?

If you love cosy crime stories complete with quirky characters, twisty plots and plenty of suspects, A Body on the Beach will have you absolutely hooked until the very last page! Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, Faith Martin and Clare Chase.

Why readers are gripped by A Body on the Beach:

This series just keeps getting better! I am in love with the charm of Higher, Lower and Middle Tinsworthy. The pubs, the restaurants, the shops and the villagers became more familiar with each new mystery… I’m looking forward to what comes next! @khhsc, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Made me smile and had me captivated.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘With a likeable protagonist in Kate, a colourful cast of supporting characters, and a delightful setting this is another thoroughly enjoyable, fully entertaining read providing some gentle escapism.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A brilliant story and I’m already looking forward to the next book in the series.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I loved it… if you haven’t tried these books give them a go, this can be read as a stand alone but the series is so good I would start at Book 1. Enjoyable, humorous, relaxing read from a fabulous author 10/10.’ Book Mark!, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Yet another great read. I love the detectives in these books. Perfect read for a summer afternoon laying in the garden.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Great twist!… I loved the resolution… I look forward to the next in the series.’ Celebrating Authors, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Beautifully written… I got really invested in the story. I would highly recommend reading this one. NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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