Mystery at Apple Tree Cottage
Obituary writer and amateur sleuth Eve Mallow is enjoying life in sleepy Saxford St Peter – until a mysterious murder lands right at her door…
It’s spring in Saxford St Peter – time to get back in the garden, listen to the birds, and take gentle strolls in the woods. But for some, it’s the season for murder.
Eve Mallow is relishing the gentle pace of the village until a new arrival stirs everyone up. Ashton Foley is back: a teenage tearaway turned interior designer to the stars. He’s mad, bad and dangerous to know, but charming too – as Eve herself can testify – and every house in Saxford opens its doors to him.
So when he’s found murdered in the woods near his mother’s home, Apple Tree Cottage, there’s no shortage of suspects. A jealous husband? A spurned lover? Or has someone from his past life caught up with him?
The police soon hit on a simple solution, and arrest his mother’s partner Howard. Ashton always hated him, and he bears all the marks of a recent fight. But Ashton’s mother, miles away in New Zealand, is convinced he’s innocent, and enlists Eve’s help to prove it.
There’s just one problem. Eve saw Howard sniffing around Apple Tree Cottage on the morning of the murder, and she’s fairly sure he’s guilty, too…
An unputdownable page-turner, perfect for fans of Faith Martin, Agatha Christie and Betty Rowlands.
See what readers are saying about the Eve Mallow series:
‘Stunning… loved the story and the pacing and just everything about it… a great story that I couldn’t put down… The twists and turns were great.’ Crossroad Reviews
‘Plenty of plot twists, red herrings, and misdirection. Kept me in suspense. I loved it!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Grabs your attention from the start… you feel as though you are helping Eve with her investigation… hits the ground running and maintains the pace throughout… I thoroughly enjoyed every single second of it.’ Gingerbookgeek, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Drags the reader right into the plot from day one. She writes so vividly… I can almost imagine I’m on the dunes walking Gus, an inspiration of a dog that steals the show… A Marplesque amateur sleuth.’ Jenny O’Brien, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I really enjoyed reading this! Loved the typical English village location and the very Jessica Fletcher-type protagonist… I am anxious to read more of this character soon!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Such a bold and interesting female lead… will keep you enthralled from the beginning till the last page.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I was immediately drawn into the story… a sure winner for M.C. Beaton fans.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘Cracking… compelling… enough twists and surprises to keep the most demanding armchair sleuth satisfied.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Kept me on my toes throughout…a cracking follow up book which completely satisfied although it did leave me gagging for the next in series.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I devoured the mystery in one sitting. Highly recommend’ NetGalley reviewer
‘I loved this… an excellent cozy mystery, engrossing and entertaining… it kept me guessing till the end.’ Scrapping and playing, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Like coming home. I loved the atmosphere… Looking forward to the next part. 5 stars’ B for Bookreview, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I thoroughly enjoyed it… loved the setting… I was reminded of a modern-day Miss Marple.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I loved this book… everything an old-fashioned sleuthing ought to be… I flew through the pages’ Shalini’s Books & Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A real page turner, a la vintage Christie… will keep you glued until the final pages, and ready for the next book in the series!’ Bless Their Hearts Mom, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐