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THE LIFELINE a cozy murder mystery (Village Mysteries Book 6) (English Edition) Kindle-editie
A CHILLING DISCOVERY IS MADE IN ONE OF THE MANOR'S GREENHOUSES
Major Cuthbertson stumbles across a body among the fragrant tomato plants. A bloody spade lies next to the face-down victim.
Ruth Harvey has taken over the manor in Frog End, where she runs a successful plant-selling business and provides gardening therapy for some of her husband Dr Tom Harvey's troubled patients. They include embittered Lawrence Deacon, lonely Joyce Reed, widowed Tanya Carberry and wheelchair-bound Johnny Turner, the young victim of a horrific motorbike crash.
Now murder threatens to destroy everything. Can the Colonel solve the crime before anyone else suffers?
DISCOVER A BEAUTIFULLY DRAWN PICTURE OF ENGLAND WITH A WICKED MURDERER FOR THE COLONEL TO WEED OUT
Perfect for fans of Faith Martin, Agatha Christie and Stella Cameron.
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE VILLAGE MYSTERIES
“A wonderfully written cozy of the highest caliber.” Ann
“A murder mystery you can read before bedtime!” Carol
“The Colonel, Naomi, and Thursday have stolen my heart.” H. G. Williams
At the grand old age of 55, the Colonel had been put out to grass by the British Army. In the same year, his beloved wife, Laura, died after a long illness. He found himself facing a bleak and lonely future. There were the children, of course, but they were grown up and had busy lives of their own.
One summer, years before, he and Laura spent their leave in England, touring the West Country. They stopped at a village in Dorset called Frog End which had a spit-and-sawdust pub called the Dog and Duck. Laura had fallen in love with a stone cottage seen across the village green. She had admired the thatched roof and the pink roses round the door. Years later, after her death, the Colonel had revisited the same village alone and seen Laura’s dream cottage had aged badly and that it was up for sale. Against his better judgement, he bought it.
The cottage was called Pond Cottage and the Colonel soon discovered that he had made a big mistake. The two-hundred-year-old building had deathwatch beetle, rising damp, a falling roof, rot and decay throughout. There was no heating and the wiring was a dangerous disgrace. Logs for an open fire were kept in a tin bath in the scullery and the nettle-infested lavatory was housed outside in a jungle. There was no sign of any pond. But there were compensations: a view over the beautiful village green, clusters of other stone cottages, a Norman church built on Saxon foundations, a graveyard of ancient tombs leaning at perilous angles. And, of course, the Dog and Duck.
VILLAGE MYSTERIES SERIES
Book 1: OLD SOLDIERS NEVER DIE
Book 2: THREE SILENT THINGS
Book 3: DRY BONES
Book 4: THE SEVENTH LINK
Book 5: BITTER POISON
Book 6: THE LIFELINE
Over de auteur
"Cozy readers more interested in daffodils than detection will best appreciate"--Publishers Weekly
"Crime and clues enhance this village charmer"--Kirkus Reviews --Deze tekst verwijst naar een alternatieve kindle_edition editie.
- ASIN : B08NWBZ7XY
- Uitgever : Joffe Books crime fiction and cozy mysteries (18 november 2020)
- Taal : Engels
- Bestandsgrootte : 1028 KB
- Gelijktijdig gebruik van apparaten : Onbeperkt
- Tekst-naar-spraak : Ingeschakeld
- Schermlezer : Ondersteund
- Verbeterd lettertype : Ingeschakeld
- X-Ray : Ingeschakeld
- Word Wise : Ingeschakeld
- Printlengte : 185 pagina's
- Plaats in bestsellerlijst: #15,447 in Kindle Store (Top 100 in bekijkenKindle Store)
Beste recensies uit andere landen
Set in a quaint English village, with a host of likeable, well-developed, interesting characters, the books are very much in the style of the Golden Age of crime fiction, but obviously updated to reflect a present-day setting. They're easy to read, but quite short and therefore, sadly over all to quickly... I found it very difficult to put any of the books down once I'd picked them up and finished each of them within a day.
Of course, some of the books are better than others, and this is one of the best in my opinion: it kept me guessing until near the end. The books can I suppose be read in any order, but I'd definitely suggest reading them in order (if you can find the other books that is.... for some reason they seem to be hard to get hold of and hence rather expensive).
The Colonel returns in this latest gentle mystery set in the idyllic village of Frog End. Much remains the same in the village although The Manor has now been taken over by Ruth and husband Tom who are providing some village residents with a much needed lifeline by way of gardening jobs in the Manor grounds. When a body is discovered in one of the Manor greenhouses the Colonel is once again drawn into what appears to be a rather violent murder. One in a series of mysteries featuring Frog End and its residents although it can happily be read as a stand-alone. A wholly relaxed, utterly gentle and endearing read - despite the suspicious death! - from a natural storyteller.