Murder in a Country Village

F.L. Everett

England, 1941. With World War Two shaking the nation, rookie reporter Edie York wants to write the front-page news. But she ends up as the headlines when she stumbles over a body on the moors…

Eager to follow Churchill’s order to keep calm and carry on, Edie York has left the bombed-out streets of Manchester behind for a stroll in the countryside. But her rationed picnic lunch turns to ashes in her mouth when she discovers Joyce Reid, a well-known anti-war activist, lifeless at the bottom of a cliff.

Despite infuriatingly handsome DCILouis Brennan’s less-thanamused warnings ringing in her ears, Edie is unable to leave the conscripted local bobby to do his work. Heading off to investigate, she immediately uncovers potential suspects galore. From alleged black-marketeers to the local land girl, a shell-shocked artist to Joyce’s on-off lover, Edie is sure the murderer is right under her nose.

Then Edie makes another gruesome discovery, and realises she needs long-suffering Louis on the scene to officially investigate. Can they uncover the killer hiding in plain sight, before it’s too late? Or will Edie’s own obituary end up featured on the front pages she’s coveted for so long…?

A fantastically gripping historical cozy mystery perfect for fans of Richard Osman and Agatha Christie. This is the second book in the Edie York Mystery series.

Read what everyone’s saying about F.L. Everett:

‘I fell head over heels for Edie and couldn’t put this down. Completely charming and deserves to be a huge hit.’ Bestselling author Mhairi McFarlane

Cosy and murdery and a great read!’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Bloody brilliant!wonderful… so clever and wittyLoved it.’ Claire Swatman

So much fun with this read!… A wonderfully cheery, sparky heroine… This story just makes me want to curl up with chai tea and journey alongside Edie on her humorous yet ever-deeper case.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Once I started this, I just couldn’t stoploved… reading this book felt like watching a deliciously nostalgic Sunday night drama I thoroughly enjoyed every minute.’ Bestselling author Jill Mansell

‘An addictive, authentic page-turner: Edie York has the makings of a classic amateur detective in the great Golden Age tradition.’ Bestselling author Erin Kelly

Extremely entertaining and pacey WWII-set murder mystery.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Lively, suspenseful, vivid and the best evocation of WW2 Britain and a young woman making her way in journalism since Dear Mrs Bird, FL Everett’s debut detective novel is delicious fun.’ Amanda Craig

From the very first page I was completely immersed in Edie’s world… I loved all the characters instantly and can’t wait to read the next in the series.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A wonderful read, one that is highly entertaining with a light-hearted mystery. A read with a smile and more!’ Goodreads reviewer

‘I absolutely adoreda real joy to read.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘Everything was flawlessRecommend to all!’ Goodreads reviewer

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