Ebook coverSophie Sayers’ fifth adventure, Springtime for Murder, will be published on 15th November as a Kindle ebook.

Meet new characters, including a wily old lady, her batty daughter and the over-eager representative of the Cats Prevention charity in this lively story of love, loss, family, friendship – and copious quantities of cats!

You can pre-order the ebook already on Amazon, and the paperback should become available to order online or from your favourite bookshop at about the same time.


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The first three Sophie Sayers books are now available in a virtual box set – a single ebook – offering a substantial saving

If you haven’t yet started reading Sophie’s adventures, you can now download an ebook of the first three adventures in a single volume for just £4.99 – that’s a saving of nearly £3 compared with buying all three books separately. Even if you’ve already bought book 1, you’ll still save 99p compared to buying books 2 and 3 together this way. (All prices here are in pounds sterling but this special deal is available worldwide in your local currency.)

Here’s what the first reviewer has just posted about this box set:

REALLY GOOD! Just discovered Debbie Young and will be looking out for more of her books. Glad to hear there are seven in the Sophie Sayers series – warm, very witty and quirky characters. Well written and good fun. So, what are you waiting for? Download the first three in a bundle and thoroughly enjoy. Recommended. – “PeachesMum” on Amazon UK


NOVEMBER OFFERS (UK only – sorry, that’s Amazon’s choice!)

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Just 99p/99c throughout November

1) Ebook of Sophie Book 4 for 99p (usual price £2.99)

Amazon has put Murder by the Book at a special discount throughout November, saving you $3/£2 against the list price. With 15 out of 16 reviews on Amazon UK rating it 5*, it’s a bit of a bargain! This story shares how the village marks Valentine’s Day – and it starts off with someone falling to their death down the well behind the pub. Well, this is Wendlebury Barrow!

2) Free ebook of Sophie Book 1 for UK Amazon Prime Members

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First book in series currently free to Amazon Prime members

Between now and the end of November, Amazon is including Best Murder in Show in its free UK Prime Reading catalogue, a list of books that Amazon UK Prime members may download for no extra charge.

Best Murder in Show is listed in the Crime, Thriller & Mystery > Mystery section. Just log on to your Amazon account and go to Your Prime > Explore All of Your Prime Benefits > Prime Reading > Mysteries & Thrillers > See All. Then just keep scrolling through the book covers till you spot it. (It’s currently about #16 in that chart).



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Sophie’s Christmas special, available in paperback and Kindle ebook

When Sophie Sayers’ plans for a cosy English country Christmas are interrupted by the arrival of her ex-boyfriend, her troubles are only just beginning. Before long, the whole village stands accused of murder.

Damian says he’s come to direct the village nativity play that Sophie has written, but she thinks he’s up to no good. What are those noises coming from his van? Who is the stranger lurking in the shadows? And whose baby, abandoned in the manger, disappears in plain sight?

Enjoy the fun of a traditional Christmas festive season, with echoes of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, as Sophie seeks a happy ending for her latest village mystery – and for her new romance with charming local bookseller Hector Munro.

This story kicks off the morning after the ending of Sophie’s second mystery, Trick or Murder?, and includes some moving scenes around Remembrance Day, so November is the perfect time to start reading it.

As always in this series, there are plenty of laughs, some interesting developments in Sophie and Hector’s relationship develops, and we get to know other characters better, as well as meeting some entertaining new ones, including a new vicar – the antidote to the villainous Reverend Neep from Trick or Murder?. There’s also a moving scene We also get better acquainted with other favourite characters from Best Murder in Show  and to meet some fun new friends.

What readers say about Murder in the Manger

  • “I really enjoy the Sophie Sayers mysteries and this may be my favourite yet. I feel I’m getting to know the villagers’ inner lives and becoming fond of them all. Debbie Young’s books are cosy, comforting and a nice gentle read, and as the series progresses, she’s getting better and better.A lovely, relaxing read for dark winter evenings” – Ava D Reader on Amazon UK
  • “Funniest opening line ever, bar none… I loved this book and you will you.” – Wendy H Jones
  • This was a lovely read and perfect for the time of year… I loved the humour and vivid depiction of the characters. Thoroughly recommended for dark December evenings by the fire.” – Misha Dragonfire on Amazon UK

Order your copy in paperback or ebook online here – or ask your local bookshop to order the paperback quoting ISBN 9781911223221. (Please support your local bookshop if you can!)



Find out more about the other books in the Sophie Sayers series, and sample the first chapter of each one, here.

All the Sophie Sayers books may be read as standalone novels, but I hope that if you enjoy one, you’ll want to read the whole series!

Catch up with the first four online here or place an order at your local bookshop for the paperbacks, quoting the following ISBNs: