Death in the Village

Betty Rowlands

In the sleepy village of Over Hampton lies a small cottage with a picture-perfect garden… but inside the ivy-covered walls a woman is dead on the bathroom floor.

The warm summer weather is giving Sukey Reynolds a chance to enjoy the stunning English countryside around her new home. She has met a handsome local journalist, and there might be a new romance on the cards.

Everything is quiet at work too. So when the village doctor calls, saying he is sure there is something fishy about one of his patients’ deaths, Sukey follows up his claims. Well-liked and kindly Adelaide Minchin was found by her milkman, and appears to have died in a fall. Sukey can find no evidence to the contrary, but promises the doctor she will keep his theory in mind.

Meanwhile, the police force is suddenly very busy after two young girls go missing in the very same village. It’s all hands on deck to bring them home safely, but as Sukey investigates the last place the girls were seen, she realises it was very close to Adelaide’s cottage… Is it possible that the cases are linked?

Sukey’s colleagues are not convinced by her hunch, so she does some sleuthing in her spare time, determined to prove them wrong. In the close-knit village she has no shortage of possible suspects: was it the benevolent builders, the frazzled new father or the muddled milkman…? And can she find the real culprit, and bring the girls back home, before any more innocent lives are lost?

An absolutely unputdownable, one-sitting read, perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, Faith Martin and Joy Ellis!

This book was previously published as Miss Minchin Dies.

What readers are saying about Death in the Village:

Talk about twisty!… Excellent!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

‘An absolutely fabulous read and was very difficult to put down. I very much want to give it at least 10 stars.’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I loved it!Definitely my favourite book in this series so far. There were clues aplenty and once again I was sure I had it all solved only to be completely wrong… satisfying fiction at its best.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Riveting… an excellent whodunnit and a great addition to the series. This story has so many twists, suspects and strange aspects. This was a tough book to put down. I love books like this that get the reader so completely wrapped up in the plot that the reader forgets about time. I am anxiously waiting for the next book in this series!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

A real page-turner. Lots of twists that keep you guessing and second guessing yourselfYou’ll enjoy the suspense of this story.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Best ever, perfect murder mystery… I highly recommend this Rowlands book with its unexpected twists and turns.’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Another great hitkept me guessing. Really liked this one, and highly recommend this book, author and series. Keeps getting better all the time. If you like British cozy mysteries give this one a try.’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

My favourite… The dialogue in this one crackles and the detective work is exceptionally well written.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

‘An absolutely fabulous read and was very difficult to put down. I very much want to give it at least 10 stars.’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Love this series. I devour each book as soon as it’s published.’ NetGalley Reviewer

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