Death at Ivy House

Betty Rowlands

A quaint cottage in a pretty Victorian terrace with a neatly tended garden stands quiet and still… but inside the bedroom a woman lies dead upon the floor.

Sukey Reynolds is enjoying a quiet period at work, taking time to get her garden in hand, catch up on some cooking and spend time with her son. Murder is the last thing on her mind…

But when she is called to the charming Ivy House to photograph the dead body of a young woman, Sukey feels compelled to drop everything and do all she can to shed light on this baffling mystery. And whilst collecting evidence at a nearby hotel which had a break-in around the same time as the murder, she starts to wonder if the two cases might be linked.

The manager just happened to let slip that one of her guests went white as a sheet after reading about the death and disappeared shortly afterwards. The very same guest whose room was broken into… Sukey has a shrewd suspicion about who this man might be, and she fears he too could be in danger.

Although she voices her theories, her detective colleagues are in no mood for any more of her amateur sleuthing. Sukey realises that if she wants to pursue her lead, she’ll have to do it alone. When Sukey agrees to a secret meeting by a remote river, has she made a terrible mistake? Has the killer lured her into the woods and into a trap?

If you love novels by Agatha Christie, Faith Martin or Joy Ellis, then this addictive mystery from the bestselling queen of cozy crime will have you hooked from the very first page!

This book was previously published as Dirty Work.

What readers are saying about Death at Ivy House:

Enthralling read that had me drawn in from the start… Red herrings abound plus there are twists and turns along the way that had me guessing.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘A very well written police procedural with an excellent plot and fantastic characters. The plot is intricate and has a lot of twists, and the pace is very good.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘A fantastic story line, excellent characters and is just wonderful. I would highly recommend this book to anyone and I enjoyed it immensely.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

Full of twists and turns and the story always keeps me guessingA great read, I truly love this series.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

I truly adore this series and the main character, Sukey Reynolds… The mysteries keep you guessing until the very end… Can’t wait to read the next book in this series! A MUST READ series for those who enjoy British and police cozy mysteries.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘Don’t let the gentle nature of the story style fool you; they are very cleverly worked out and written in a flowing and easily readable manner… I loved all of it. The procedural aspects are fascinating… The story was really good and I enjoyed it thoroughly, I hold out hope for more very soon.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

Lots of twists and turns that will keep you guessingYou’ll love following the clues.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Full of twists and turns and the story always keeps me guessing… With that being said, it was still a great read, I truly love this series.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Fabulous, love the characters and the writing.’ NetGalley Reviewer

Charming… a fun whodunnit.’ Goodreads Reviewer

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