Death on a Summer Morning

Betty Rowlands

Meet Sukey Reynolds: talented gardener, fabulous photographer… secret amateur detective?

Sukey is delighted that summer has arrived, her garden is in glorious form, and the long, warm days give her a chance to enjoy the countryside, and even play a bit of tennis. The only digging she plans to do is in her flowerbeds.

But then Sukey is called to photograph the scene of what appears to be a tragic accident. Arthur Soames, a retired school teacher, fell to his death from the ornate iron staircase above his perfectly manicured lawn. But when the police notify his family, they are adamant that this is no accident…

Is this summer’s day turning out to be curiously chilly?

When Arthur’s daughter won’t leave the police in peace, Sukey reluctantly agrees to help put her mind to rest. As she starts to poke about in the dead man’s past, she realises he was keeping secrets, and several people might well have wanted him dead. But who would resort to murder? Could it have been Arthur’s enchanting fiancée, a sullen ex-student or maybe a nettled neighbour?

An old address written on a small piece of paper is the clue that Sukey needs, but can she convince her police colleagues that this death on a summer morning was no accident and solve this baffling mystery at last?

If you love cozy mysteries by P.D. James, Agatha Christie or Faith Martin, then this addictive novel from the bestselling queen of cozy crime will have you hooked!

This book was previously published as Deadly Obsession.

What readers are saying about Death on a Summer Morning:

An absolutely gripping cozy mystery well-crafted and executed, the characters are all engaging, I got invested in the story and could hardly put it down. This plot is so twisty-turny with a lot of red herrings scattered along the way, I had many times when I was fully convinced who the murderer is only to find I was completely wrong. If you love cozy mysteries, this author is someone to keep eye on.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘The series just gets better and better. This book was fantastic and worthy of more than 5 stars… This was a real page-turner and when the last page arrived I really didn’t want it to end because the adventure in this book was at such a high level… Can’t wait for the next instalment.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

I loved this book by Betty Rowlands! It is Sukey Reynolds at her best. The plot is riveting and this book hard to put down!… The best this author has written. I look forward to more.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

‘I thoroughly enjoyed this book, could barely stand to stop reading to attend to other responsibilities. I am fast becoming a Betty Rowlands fan.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘There are red herrings, twists and turns in this delightful whodunit. …. If you love a good murder mystery then give this series a try and become as hooked as I am, I can’t wait for more in the series.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘I really enjoyed this book. I adored the story line and loved the main characters. I read this book in one sitting and would highly recommend this book.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Lots of twists and red herrings round out this astounding cozy!… I really love this series and this one is no exception.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘Another great Sukey Reynolds mystery!… Twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end. I highly recommend this book to any mystery lover.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Intriguing… This character will win you over with her determination to help solve crimes. Lots of twists that will keep you guessing whodunit and why. Very enjoyable read.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

A lot of twist and turns… you didn’t know who was telling the truth and who wasn’t… I can’t wait to read more of this series.’ Spooky’s Maze of Books

‘Another enjoyable Sukey Reynolds murder mystery… unexpected twists and satisfactory ending.’ NetGalley Reviewer

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