The Murder Mystery
Meet Beth Haldane: a historian with a taste for gardening, snug coffee shops… and solving mysteries?
It’s a crisp spring day in Dulwich Village when Beth arrives at Wyatt’s School for her new job, keen to impress and show off her research skills. Her boss Alan Jenkins seems a little shifty as he runs off for a mysterious appointment… but Beth puts it out of her mind until lunchtime when, strolling the five-hundred-year-old grounds, she is shocked to stumble over Alan’s dead body: spots of blood on his mustard-yellow tweed jacket, his face covered with a carefully-placed handkerchief.
Beth can’t resist joining the hunt for the killer and soon discovers Alan rubbed his fellow teachers up the wrong way… was it the handsome headmaster who’d planned a secret meeting? The gossiping receptionist who knows everything? Or the wily groundskeeper with a grudge?
When Beth returns from her sleuthing to find Alan’s wife rifling through the archives, it’s clear someone at this school had a deadly secret … But with parents and teachers panicking that the respectable reputation of Wyatt’s is under threat, will Beth find herself in the murderer’s sights before the school bell rings?
Wander down the cobbled streets of Dulwich, where nothing is as perfect as it seems! Fans of Agatha Christie, The Thursday Murder Club and Faith Martin won’t be able to put down this deliciously gripping mystery.
This book was previously published as Death in Dulwich.
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‘A brilliant read… Beth is absolutely brilliant and so funny… The perfect amount of mystery and humour.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘What a great little murder mystery! Really enjoyed… kept you intrigued throughout… I personally had no idea who the killer was!’ @theneverending_toreadpile
‘Really enjoyed… Fabulous… Wonderfully eclectic cast of characters… Plenty of tension… Midsomer Murders vibe… Fun, pacy… Always intriguing story… Packed with mystery.’ Jen Med’s Book Reviews
‘A great mix of murder, mystery and humour… a fab read… Draws you in from the very first page and envelops you in a cozy mystery hug that keeps a hold of you right until the end…. I thoroughly enjoyed this book… Highly recommended, five shiny stars.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Edge-of-the-seat, hygge-style crime mystery! I absolutely loved this book… vivid and witty… You really will be chopping and changing your mind as to whodunit several times… you want to find out who the culprit was… yet never want the story to end!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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