Three Funny, Feel-Good Fiction Series

THE SOPHIE SAYERS VILLAGE MYSTERIES

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

“A cracking example of cosy crime” – Katie Fforde

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.

THE STAFFROOM AT ST BRIDE’S

  • Book 1 out now – book 2 to follow summer 2020, book 3 winter 2020

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“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, historical 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 in the spring of 2020.

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

Or just contact me if you have any problems sourcing it.

TALES FROM WENDLEBURY BARROW

  • Book 1 out now – book 2 to follow summer 2020, book 3 winter 2020
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The first in this fun new series of quick reads is now available in paperback and ebook.

Another lovely story!”
Juliette Lawon, novelist

This is a new series of quick reads, each book a short novella about 25% the length of one of my novels, set in the village at the heart of the Sophie Sayers Village Mysteries. Sophie and friends will be at the heart of each story, but will be joined by new characters in every tale.

They will provide an agreeable mix of mystery, entertaining characterisation and humour, all in an idyllic Cotswold setting – but there’ll be no dead bodies, and a happy ending is guaranteed.

Each tale will be published as a stand-alone compact paperback, the size of a picture postcard (6″ x  4″), just the right size to stuff in a pocket or handbag for reading on the move. They will also be available as ebooks on on all digital platforms.

Published on 31st January 2020, The Natter of Knitters, introducing the intriguing newcomer Ariel Fey, tells the story of a village yarnbombing event that doesn’t quite go according to plan…

Buy the ebook online, buy the paperback online, order from your local bookshop quoting ISBN 9781911223511, or contact me directly to place your order.