Sophie Sayers Village Mysteries

A fun series of classic cozy mystery novels set in a village in the Cotswolds

The Sophie Sayers Cozy Mysteries follow the exploits of a young English woman who inherits a country cottage from her Great Auntie May, a famous travel writer, and starts a new life in a little village in the Cotswolds. It’s not long before she realises that you don’t have to travel beyond the village of Wendlebury Barrow to have adventures.

With a cast of loveable English eccentrics and an idyllic Cotswold setting, the Sophie Sayers Village Mysteries will run through the cycle of the country year, with the following titles:

  • Best Murder in Show (set in June-September)
  • Murder at the Vicarage*(set October-November)
  • Murder in the Manger (set November-December)
  • Murder at the Well** (set January-February)
  • Springtime for Murder (set February-April)
  • Murder at the Mill*** (set in May)
  • Murder, Lost and Found (set June-July)

*previously published as Trick or Murder?
**previously published as Murder by the Book
***previously published as Murder Your Darlings

The eighth book, Murder in the Highlands, is currently being edited and will be published on 15th March 2023.

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A cracking example of cosy crime – Katie Fforde, bestselling romantic novelist

Debbie Young delves into the awkwardness of human nature in a deft and funny way: think Miss Marple meets Bridget Jones. – Belinda Pollard, Wild Crimes series

Debbie Young’s books are both cracking mysteries and laugh-out-loud funny. Murder in the Manger contains one of the funniest openings to a book. Period. I can’t get enough of them and tell the whole world to buy them. – Wendy H Jones, author of the DI Shona McKenzie Mysteries

I have a feeling that reading the Sophie Sayers Mysteries as a set may become an annual thing. – Laura Bonnici, aka @LozieMay on Twitter