Sophie Sayers Village Mysteries

A fun series of classic cosy mystery novels set in an English village

Cover of Best Murder in Show
Available in paperback and ebook

The Sophie Sayers Village 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)
  • Trick or Murder? (set October-November)
  • Murder in the Manger (set November-December)
  • Murder by the Book (set January-February)
  • Springtime for Murder (set February-April)
  • Murder Your Darlings (set May)
  • School’s Out for Murder (set June-July)

A new page for each book will be added to this website as each becomes available to order or pre-order. If a title above shows a link, click it for more information about that book

STOP PRESS: A bonus eighth book, Sophie and Hector’s Highland Mystery (working title), will end the series, in which Sophie takes Hector to meet her parents in the Scottish Highlands – involving several attempts on his life…

Once the cycle of seven + one books is complete, I’m also planning some fun spin-offs  – books written by or about some of the characters in the series:

  • The Wendlebury Writers’ Christmas Anthology
    (as featured in Murder in the Manger)
  • May Sayers Comes Home
    (the back story of her romance with Joshua)
  • Travels with My Aunt’s Garden
    (a collection of Sophie’s columns for the Wendlebury Barrow Parish News)
  • Hermione Minty’s Wish Fulfilment
    (the pseudonym of one of the characters in the book)

If you enjoy M C Beaton’s Agatha Raisin books, Agatha Christie‘s Miss Marple and Poirot books, and The Vicar of Dibley, you’ll love Sophie Sayers!

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