Murder on the Clifftops

Betty Rowlands

French cheese, fine wine and… a mystifying murder?

A delightful afternoon stroll turns to disaster when the guests of an artists’ retreat in the French mountains spot the body of a man at the bottom of a cliff.

Amongst them is Melissa Craig who, binoculars at the ready, suddenly finds herself at the centre of a very puzzling mystery. Was it an accident, or was he pushed?

Her suspicions are confirmed when another body is found days later in almost exactly the same spot. It can’t be a coincidence; someone in this idyllic French village is up to no good, and it’s up to her to find out who.

Between the eccentric locals and mischievous guests, Melissa finds herself with no shortage of potential suspects: was it the surly handyman with a dark past, or perhaps the short-sighted widow with an excellent golf swing? But the real question is: how close to the edge will Melissa have to tread to find the culprit…?

An absolutely unputdownable murder mystery you’ll read in one sitting. Perfect for anyone who loves Agatha Christie, P.D. James or Faith Martin.

This book was previously published as Over the Edge.

What readers are saying about Murder on the Clifftops:

Once I started reading I couldn’t put it down as it was entertaining and enthralling… The mystery was interesting and it kept me guessing till the endHighly recommended!Scrapping and Playing, 5 stars

A page turner and one that kept me up late.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘I really loved the main characters and the brilliant plot. I read this book in one sitting and could not put it down. I would highly recommend this book to anyone.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

‘This book hits the spot as an easy to read cozy mystery and I found myself lost in its pages almost immediatelyFascinating… I didn’t guess the killer and was surprised by the identity of the culprit… there was a wealth of red herrings to keep me guessing.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

A terrific read. It started out well and it delivered… I really appreciated the descriptions of the mountainous countryside… the book was a real pleasure to readI will definitely read the others in the series. Highly recommend.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘A great murder mystery story with some humour thrown in, ideal for Agatha Christie and MC Beaton fans! I shall look forward to reading the next book in the series!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

A delightful whimsical read from the pen of Betty Rowlands… The writing flows, flitting from scene to scene as the body count rises. There’s a touch of the Barbara Pym here, Pym crossed with dear old Agatha. A book to be savoured.’ Jenny O’Brien Writer, 5 stars

‘You just become immersed in the narrative… and if you like a cozy murder mystery this is for you. I look forward to the next one.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

A quirky cast of characters makes this an enthralling mystery… Another fascinating, quick read from the pen of Betty Rowlands.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘As wonderful an affair as the previous two. Sharp, snappy prose, engaging characters and the usual village setting is replaced by the stunning Cevennes mountain range in the South of Francethe thrills and spills come together to create an interesting and intriguing story. The best way of describing this series is as Midsomer Murders but in book form and set abroad. Highly recommended.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘I am becoming a huge fan of these stories… retain the ability to surprise me when the perpetrator is discovered. I went straight into book 4 as soon as I finished this one.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘Melissa and her friend Iris are fabulousA well-written good old fashioned whodunnit. I look forward to reading more in this series.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘It’s a very likeable story, a typical cozy mystery novel and out of the three, this one pulled my heartstrings the most.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘The mystery unfolds with several possible suspects, and kept my interest throughouta good read!’ Coztcatmystery

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