Murder in Langley Woods

Betty Rowlands

A body is found near a picture-perfect Cotswolds village… but the upstanding local residents couldn’t possibly be involved, could they?

Murder is the very last thing on Melissa Craig’s mind when one of her neighbours pops in to complain loudly about a minor local robbery. She’s far too busy thinking about her next book…

But when the evening paper lands, there is a shocking headline. A young woman’s body has been found in the nearby woods, and it seems the local robbery may offer a crucial clue. Suddenly the whole village is talking about the murder, but none of Melissa’s neighbours have come forward to say they know who the victim is.

Convinced that the police have got the wrong end of the stick, Melissa can’t resist doing some more digging. When she finds a photograph of the dead girl at her former family home, she realises this is the clue she needs, if only she can find out who took the picture…

Melissa finds an exciting new lead and rushes to follow it. But might she be walking into a trap? Can she work out the truth before she puts herself in harm’s way?

If you love novels by Joy Ellis, Faith Martin or Agatha Christie, you won’t be able to put down this twisty murder mystery!

This book was previously published as The Cherry Pickers.

What readers are saying about Murder in Langley Woods:

‘The murder cases become more and more thrilling and intriguing… I had not one single idea how this plot would turn out… I am afraid that I have a new favourite one, but let’s be honest: they are all more than worth reading. These books are top of the bill in the cozy mystery novel genre.’ B for Book Review, 5 stars

‘I read this book in one sitting as I couldn’t put it down.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

‘An excellent cosy mystery… extremely gripping and cunningly plotted.’ The Tia Chapter

‘This was the most exciting and best book of the series in my opinion! Well written, interesting characters and an exciting plot. Highly recommend!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

I am absolutely loving this series of Melissa Craig mysteries and as soon as they are downloaded they are read avidly… An absolute must read, 5 stars.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘I am tremendously fond of this series, I grab each new book as soon as I can get my hands on it. This is another exciting, well written mystery with a twistvery tense, very exciting.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

‘Held my attention throughout… I was kept on tenterhooks… This was another wonderful read in this series of books… Bring on book number 9!!Stardust Book Reviews

‘Another good story with lots of twists and turns which keeps you looking forward to the next in the series.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

A really great read… Rowlands is always able to keep me guessing… I feel like I am visiting the location.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘Another fun cosy mystery from Betty Rowlands.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘Another fabulous book in the Melissa Craig Mystery series.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

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