Murder at Larkfield Barn

Betty Rowlands

Bright mornings and brisk walks… spring has arrived in the Cotswolds. But the atmosphere is positively wintery in Upper Benbury after a series of murders shake the close-knit community.

Since her move to the country, Melissa Craig has become firmly established in village life. So, when one of the older residents fails to show up for a drinks party, Melissa goes to check on her. What she finds chills her to the bone: her dear neighbour has been murdered, and the killer has painted a hideous smile onto her face…

Melissa soon realises that the death in her village bears the same trademark as a series of recent murders in the Cotswolds. When will The Smiler strike again?

With a dangerous killer on the loose, Melissa realises she needs to solve this case quickly. But as she starts to look closely at the people around her, she realises the killer may be closer to home than she could ever have imagined. What dark secrets are the villagers of Upper Benbury hiding? And can Melissa crack this deadly case before another life is taken?

Do you love murder mysteries by Agatha Christie, Faith Martin and P.D. James? If so, then you won’t be able to put down this gripping novel!

This book was previously published as Smiling at Death.

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Enjoyable, engaging and fast paced… with some really good twists and turns.’ Goodreads Reviewer

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This one really kept me guessingThese are books to try if you like cozy mysteries.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Very well written and plotted novel… gentle read and the story flows along nicely. I truly enjoyed it… I will certainly be in line to read more.’ Goodreads Reviewer

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