Death at the Library

Betty Rowlands

Toasted crumpets, a country house… and a curious murder?

Sukey Reynolds is invited to an evening at her local library to hear Jennifer Cottrell, a noted novelist, speak about her latest book. But instead of an interesting event attended by the author’s fans, a woman in the audience, Wendy Downie, accuses Jennifer of killing her lover. Before a shocked Sukey can go after her, she flees into the night. The very next day, Jennifer is found dead…

The police chase after Wendy, convinced she must have attacked Jennifer. But they find that she too has been killed – in the grounds of Jennifer’s beautiful manor. Why was she at Jennifer’s house? Are all of their suspects going to disappear?

With the police running around in circles, Sukey decides to do some sleuthing on her own. Looking closely at Jennifer’s household and acquaintances, Sukey wonders who could have wanted her dead? The homely housekeeper, the gloomy groundsman or the secretive secretary?

A dog’s lead and a pair of dirty boots direct Sukey to the truth, but will she be able to let her detective colleagues know who the culprit is, before the devious villain realises they’ve been rumbled?

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

This book was previously published as Smokescreen.

Readers love Death at the Library!

I love it when a mystery keeps me up till 4 a.m. because I can’t put it down. Full of twists, turns and some excellent sleuthing… Move over Jessica Fletcher, I want Sukey Reynolds on the case!’ NetGalley Reviewer

Great descriptions and characters, fast-paced narrative makes it an unputdownable whodunnit. I loved this book! I couldn’t stop reading once I started… I strongly recommend it. I got so hooked on it… Hope there will be more books to come!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Kept me guessing… I highly recommend this book and author and series… Another hit!’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Lots of suspects and lots of twists… This one will keep you guessing up till the end.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Lots of twists and turns and guessing… Well-developed plot and characters. If you love a mystery, I recommend this book and series.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

More twists and turns than a corkscrew. They are enjoyable mysteries which keeps you looking forward to the next one.’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

A fantastic mystery and I enjoyed the characters. The book is well-written and the storyline is entertaining.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

‘I adore the Sukey Reynolds series… Lots of suspects and clues to keep you guessing whodunnit to the very end.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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