Three Funny, Feel-Good Fiction Series

THE SOPHIE SAYERS VILLAGE MYSTERIES

“A cracking example of cosy crime” – Katie Fforde

  • Read in order or as stand-alone novels 
  • Books 1-6 out now – book 7 to follow autumn 2020

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 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 ebook platforms.

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 the ebook online, buy the paperback onine 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 the ebook online, buy the paperback online 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 the ebook online, buy the paperback online. 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 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
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ST BRIDE’S SCHOOL STORIES FOR GROWN-UPS

“A deftly comic series of perfect, feel-good reads.” – Susan Grossey

cover of Secrets at St Bride's 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.

Buy the ebook online, buy the paperback online  or order from your local bookshop quoting ISBN 979 19 11 223 436.

cover of Stranger at St Bride'sStranger 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.

Buy the ebook online, buy the paperback online  or order from your local bookshop quoting ISBN 979 19 11 223 597.

TALES FROM WENDLEBURY BARROW

A delightful novella and another enjoyable read” – Lucienne Boyce

  • Quick light reads around 20% of the length of the novels
  • Paperback editions are compact postcard sized
  • In the same style as The Pride of Peacocks (a Readers’ Club exclusive)

cover of The Natter of KnittersThe 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!

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cover of The Pride of PeacocksFree Ebook

If you enjoy The Natter of Knitters or any of Debbie Young’s novels, why not join Debbie Young’s Readers’ Club and download another of her quick reads, The Pride of Peacocks, entirely free? Click here to sign up and access your copy. You may unsubscribe at any time.