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