THE SOPHIE SAYERS VILLAGE MYSTERIES
“A cracking example of cosy crime” – Katie Fforde
“This series just gets better with every new book” – Alison Morton
- Read in order or as stand-alone novels
- The first seven books run the course of a Cotswold village year from one summer to the next
- Book 8 to follow late 2021/early 2022
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 the ebook online, buy the paperback online or order from your local bookshop quoting ISBN 978-1911223139. Also available as an audio book from all major audiobook stores.
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 the ebook online, buy the paperback onine or order from your local bookshop quoting ISBN 978-1911223207.
Murder 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 the ebook online, buy the paperback online or order from your local bookshop quoting ISBN 978-1911223221.
Murder 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 the ebook online, buy the paperback online. or order from your local bookshop quoting ISBN 978-1911223269.
Springtime 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 the ebook online, buy the paperback online, or order from your local bookshop quoting ISBN 978-1911223344.
Murder Your Darlings (6)
When Sophie Sayers joins a writers’ retreat on a secluded Greek island, she’s hoping to find inspiration. Away from her rural English comfort zone, she also takes stock of her relationship with her boyfriend Hector. But scarcely has the writing course begun when bestselling romantic novelist Marina Milanese disappears…
Available in ebook and paperback
Buy the ebook online,buy the paperback online, or order from your local bookshop quoting ISBN 978-1-911223-55-9
Murder Lost and Found (7)
Finding a dead body in the village school’s lost property cupboard during the summer holidays is bad enough – but when the body disappears and the police refuse to investigate, it’s down to Sophie Sayers to get to the bottom of the mystery and save the village school from the threat of closure. Featuring all the leading characters from previous books and introducing a lively cast of new players, this seventh mystery marks the end of Sophie’s first year in the Cotswold village of Wendlebury Barrow.
Buy the ebook online, buy the paperback online, or order from your local bookshop quoting ISBN 978-1-911223-71-9
ST BRIDE’S SCHOOL STORIES FOR GROWN-UPS
“A deftly comic series of perfect, feel-good reads.” – Susan Grossey
- Shortlisted for The Selfies Awards 2020 for best self-published adult fiction in the UK
- Read in order or as stand-alone novels
- Book 3, Scandal at St Bride’s, to follow late 2021
Secrets at St Bride’s (1)
When Gemma Lamb takes a job at a quirky English girls’ boarding school, she believes she’s found the perfect escape route from her controlling boyfriend – until she discovers the rest of the staff are hiding sinister secrets.
Stranger at St Bride’s (2)
When an American stranger turns up claiming to be the rightful owner of the school’s magnificent country estate, teacher Gemma Lamb fears losing not only her job and her home, but also her hopes for a relationship with charismatic PE teacher Joe Spryke.
TALES FROM WENDLEBURY BARROW
- Quick light reads around 25% of the length of the novels (novelettes)
- Pocket-sized paperback editions are the size of a picture postcard
- In the same style as The Pride of Peacocks (a Readers’ Club exclusive)
The Natter of Knitters (1)
When Sophie Sayers takes part in a a charity knitting project, what could possibly go wrong? In Wendlebury Barrow, anything might happen – including the only yarnbombing event ever to include a real explosion.
A gentle, thoughtful mystery with no dead bodies, and a happy ending guaranteed!
The Clutch of Eggs (2)
Whe young Tommy’s new passion for wild birds’ eggs causes him to put the village of Wendlebury Barrow on the map for all the wrong reasons, Sophie Sayers tries to create order out of chaos.
A funny, feel-good read about friendship, love, loss and reconciliation.
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