Two Funny, Feel-Good Series of Novels


cover of Secrets at St Bride's

“Finally, a super school story for grown-ups!
The perfect book for a cosy, gentle, feel-good read,
with just enough bite from reality to keep us grounded.”
Susan Grossey, mystery writer

This series will follow the intrigues among the lively staff at St Bride’s, an unusual British boarding school for girls. Founded by an eccentric Victorian gentlemen, St Bride’s is now run by a quirky old lady with plenty of secrets of her own to hide from her young charges.

The St Bride’s series is for all those who grew up hooked on classic school stories such as the Chalet School and Malory Towers books. With St Bride’s School set just a few country lanes away from Wendlebury Barrow, the village at the heart of the Sophie Sayers Village Mysteries, there will be some fun cross-overs between the the two series.

The first in the series, Secrets at St Bride’s, is now available in paperback and ebook, and the sequel, Stranger at St Bride’s, will follow early in 2020.

Buy the ebook now from Amazon or from other ereader retailers, and the paperback will also be available from the official launch date of 24 August 2019.

Buy the paperback now from Amazon or from your preferred online retailer, or order from your local bookshop quoting ISBN 979 19 11 223 436.

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  • Read in order or as stand-alone novels 
  • Books 1-5 out now – book 6 to follow late 2019, book 7 early 2020

SUCH FUN!… This entire series is such an adventure!”  Amie McCracken, writer and editor

cover of Best Murder in Show Best Murder in Show (1)

A dead body on a carnival float at the village show. A clear case of murder in plain sight, but why do none of the villagers agree?  Sophie is determined to find out – with a little help from the dashing Hector Munro, proprietor of the village bookshop. Available in paperback, ebook and audiobook.
Buy now from Amazon or order from your local bookshop quoting ISBN 978-1911223139.

cover of "Trick or Murder?"Trick or Murder? (2)

As Halloween approaches, whose body will be found outside his village bookshop? Not to mention the one buried beneath the vicar’s bonfire… Sophie struggles to save the day before anyone else can come to harm – and to get Hector back on her side. Available in paperback and ebook.
Buy now from Amazon or order from your local bookshop quoting ISBN 978-1911223207.

cover of Murder in the MangerMurder in the Manger (3)

When Sophie writes a nativity play for the village children and drama group, it soon goes off-script – and the whole community stands accused of murder. Enjoy the fun of a traditional Cotswold Christmas, with echoes of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Available in paperback and ebook.
Buy now from Amazon  or order from your local bookshop quoting ISBN  978-1911223221.

Cover of Murder by the BookMurder by the Book (4)

A dead body at the bottom of the well. But whose body and why?  Tempers flare and old feuds catch fire in the latest laugh-out-loud Sophie Sayers Village mystery about love, loyalty and family ties in the run-up to Valentine’s Day. Available in paperback and ebook.
Buy now from Amazon or order from your local bookshop quoting ISBN  978-1911223269.

Ebook coverSpringtime for Murder (5)

When an old lady is left for dead in an open grave, Sophie suspects foul play. When it comes to suspects, she’s spoiled for choice. A lively array of eccentrics joins the regular cast in this compelling story of family, friendship, love and loss. Available in paperback and ebook.
Buy now  from Amazon or order from your local bookshop quoting ISBN  978-1911223344.