The Melissa Craig Mystery Series: Books 1–3

Betty Rowlands

If you’re looking for an unputdownable cozy mystery series, look no further! Meet Melissa Craig: cat lover, caring mother… daring detective?

The first three cases from bestseller Betty Rowlands will introduce you to Melissa Craig, the very best amateur detective in the Cotswolds.

MURDER AT HAWTHORN COTTAGE: Melissa Craig is absolutely delighted with her new life in an old crumbling cottage, spending her days pruning the primroses and getting to know Binkie, her neighbour’s ginger cat. But when a knock at the door brings news of a shocking discovery, Melissa finds herself thrown in to the middle of a baffling mystery: the bones of a young woman have been found in the woods just behind her new home.

Perhaps the little village of Upper Benbury is not as idyllic as it first seemed?

MURDER IN THE MORNING: Melissa Craig is settling in nicely to a new teaching position in the quaint little village of Upper Benbury, getting to know her way around, drinking tea with the eccentric staff, even sowing the first seeds of romance… But when she arrives one morning to find police outside her classroom, Melissa is shocked to hear that her beautiful colleague Angelica has been found dead in her home.

Can Melissa uncover the ugly truth in this beautiful village before another innocent life is taken?

MURDER ON THE CLIFFTOPS: A delightful afternoon stroll turns to disaster when the guests of an artists’ retreat in the French mountains spot the body of a man at the bottom of a cliff. Amongst them is Melissa Craig who, binoculars at the ready, suddenly finds herself at the centre of a very puzzling mystery.

Was it an accident, or was he pushed? How close to the edge will Melissa have to tread to find the culprit…?

These absolutely unputdownable murder mysteries are perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, Faith Martin and Joy Ellis!

What readers are saying about Betty Rowlands:

Hooked from the first pages… wonderful… fascinating, full of twists and turns kept me guessing till the end.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Brilliant I read this book in one sitting and could not put it down. I would highly recommend this book to anyone.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

An absolutely addictive, wonderful story. Loved it from start to finish. Great pace and a delightful setting, colourful characters and thrilling mystery. This was a brilliant story and I cannot wait for more!’ Renita D’Silva, author of The Forgotten Daughter, 5 stars

Perfect for lovers of COZY CRIME!… I loved this book… This is an easily read book but it will keep you on your toes.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Once I started reading I couldn’t put it down as it was entertaining and enthralling… The mystery was interesting and it kept me guessing till the endHighly recommended!Scrapping and Playing, 5 stars

The quintessential cozy mystery… the storyline is fast-paced and engaging… builds to an adrenaline fuelled ending, full of action and powerful imagery. An enjoyable, escapist read that I suspect may become my secret addiction.’ Jane Hunt’s Blog, 5 stars

Don’t miss Betty Rowlands’s addictive new series, starring the fabulous photographer and amateur detective SUKEY REYNOLDS.

SUKEY REYNOLDS BOOK 1: DEATH AT HAZEL HOUSE is the perfect cozy mystery.

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