Death at Dearley Manor

Betty Rowlands

‘Fantastic… Drew me right in could not put it down… Involving mystery writing at its best.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

A gorgeous country house, surrounded by sweeping lawns and charming rose bushes, is warmed by the rising sun. But inside, the lady of the manor will not see the morning…

Sukey Reynolds is content with her life in her little house on Bramble Close. She’s found love with a steady and caring detective. Life is close to perfect.

But when a surprising phone call brings news from Dearley Manor, Sukey suddenly finds herself thrust into a baffling mystery. She knows Dearley Manor all too well, as the owner is none other than the wealthy woman Sukey’s former husband Paul left her for… and she has been found dead.

Perhaps this enchanting house is hiding some dark secrets?

The police are convinced that Paul is guilty, but Sukey is certain they have got the wrong end of the stick, and decides to do some digging. As she starts to snoop around the dead woman’s history, Sukey realises she was certainly no saint. But who would resort to murder? Could it be the local businessman with an axe to grind, the faithful housekeeper or the secretive estate manager?

A clue from a botched burglary is the missing piece of the puzzle that Sukey needs, but given her close connection to Paul, will anyone believe that Sukey has what it takes to solve this unusual mystery?

An absolutely unputdownable murder mystery for fans of P.D. James, Joy Ellis and Faith Martin from the bestselling queen of cozy crime.

What readers are saying about Death at Dearley Manor:

Wow I’m absolutely loving this series from Betty Rowlands.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘A page-turnerAbsolutely adore this series and am off to read the next… A great cozy series to add to your must-read list!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Had my attention from the get-go. Twists and turns that make you want to keep reading.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘I loved this book and would highly recommend it to all. It has a great storyline, brilliant main characters and is a real page turner. I couldn’t put this book down.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

Well-written and with a lot of atmosphere and a lovely Cotswold settingExcellent book, compelling reading. Highly recommended.’ My Merri Way

‘A well-written storyline, full of rich characters that keep the reader guessing who is the real killer… If you like cozy mysteries you will love this one. Highly recommend this book and author.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

‘Another great read! I love this series of novels with their emphasis on police work and the clues to keep the reader guessing!!’ NetGalley Reviewer

‘The identity of the killer was a complete surprise… exciting and moves apace. The reader is hardly aware of the pages flying by… I truly enjoyed it and look very much forward to reading the next book in this series.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

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