Murder in a Country Garden

Betty Rowlands

A perfect country garden is full of flowers and gently buzzing bees… But the man lying dead beneath the trees can no longer see the beautiful scene.

Melissa Craig is thrilled that summer has arrived. She has decided to give up her career as an amateur sleuth and enjoy a quiet life in her beautiful cottage. The only digging in Melissa’s life now happens in her garden.

However, when a keen beekeeper is found dead, covered in multiple stings, her new resolve is tested. As she gets to know the family of the dead man, she realises he was no saint. Could someone have possibly wanted him dead? Could this be a very clever murder?

As Melissa starts to probe the victim’s friends and acquaintances, another member of the family is also stung to death. Who could have turned the bees against their keeper? And when will they strike again?

With the residents of Upper Benbury now fearful to open their windows to the summer air, and the police treating the deaths as accidental, Melissa must solve this case herself. To find the killer with the sharpest sting, she may have to delve deep into the hive…

If you can’t get enough of mysteries by Agatha Christie, P.D. James or Faith Martin, you will love this unputdownable mystery novel.

This book was previously published as Sweet Venom.

What readers are saying about Murder in a Country Garden:

‘I really enjoyed this book and I would highly recommend it. It has a great story line, excellent main characters and it is a real page turner. I read this book in one sitting and the hours just flew by!’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

Beautifully written and evoke the atmosphere of the English village so well, if you take out the murders that is!… first class mystery writing.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

Lots of twists and turns and a very satisfying ending… This is an easy, enjoyable read.’ NetGalley Reviewer

‘Another great cozy crime book by Betty Rowlands. Delightful… Always very entertaining. Thoroughly recommend not only this book, but also this series.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘I’ve enjoyed the stories, they have been like old friends… they are just something to curl up with and enjoy. In today’s world we need a little Melissa Craig.’ Goodreads Reviewer

Another Melissa Craig one-sitting read… 10 out of 10 and highly recommended.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

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