The Murder Garden

Alice Castle

A winding path leads past the beautiful begonias to an overhanging oak tree. But underneath, a deadly secret is hiding…

Beth Haldane cradles a warm cup of tea and admires the view of crisp, red autumn leaves scattering the lawn of her little garden. But the peace and quiet is interrupted when her loyal pet pooch sniffs out something suspicious. At the bottom of a freshly-dug hole is a bone: and it looks worryingly human.

Even for a mystery-loving amateur sleuth like Beth, the discovery of a body beneath her own lawn is a little too close for comfort. But when the police insist that she must know something about the remains, digging up the truth herself is Beth’s only option.

With gossip flying all around Dulwich Village, Beth has her work cut out to find the culprit. Could a local cat-sitter, with keys to every home on the street, have been involved? Is her ex-actress neighbour a little too good at acting innocent? And was a whispered secret at a dinner party meant to point Beth in the right direction?

Scouring her garden for missed clues, when Beth discovers a shining silver engraved coin she’s certain it will lead to the victim’s identity. But the arrival of a threatening anonymous message sends chills down her spine… can Beth find a killer hiding in plain sight, before she’s the one pushing up daisies?

A deliciously cozy and gripping murder mystery, perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, T.E. Kinsey and The Thursday Murder Club.

Read what everyone’s saying about The Murder Garden:

EXCELLENT! I read this book in one day and I didn’t regret a thing about that!… When you think the story is solved there comes more twists and turns… A page-turner that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Highly recommended.’ Nat’s Bookish Corner, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A lot of fun… thoroughly enjoyed it… It kept me hooked and guessing… Highly recommended.’ Annarellix, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wow, what a page-turner… the best… Bottom line, this instalment of the Beth Haldane mystery series is a winner… It packs quite a punch.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This cozy mystery has everything you could possibly want: suspense, nosy neighbours, drama, a few grim discoveries, a furry companion or two and tea! The kind of book to snuggle up with a blanket, buckets of tea and biscuits… Loved… epic twist.’ Bookish Lauren H, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

This book had it all… I’m officially hooked!@seasonedreader, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘If you love cozy mysteries these are books for you… ended up reading it in one sitting… I loved this… these are a read for a wet winters day or a great holiday read.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Marvellous… I loved how her even her dog Colin played his own role in helping Beth to solve the crime… The Murder Garden was definitely a winner for me.’ Robin Loves Reading, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I was excited to be back with Beth and the cast of colourful characters… The mystery kept me on my toes… A very enjoyable and entertaining read.’ Once Upon a time Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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