Cherringham - Episode 22 - 24: A Cosy Crime Series Compilation


Matthew Costello - 2016
    Sarah's a Web designer who's moved back to the village find herself. But their lives are anything but quiet as the two team up to solve Cherringham's criminal mysteries. This compilation contains episodes 22 - 24. The storyline after episode 24 continues in the first Cherringham novel "Dead in the Water". THE SONG NEVER DIES When Alex King, leader of legendary 90s rock group Lizard, hosts a party to get the band back together, old grudges surface. At dawn Alex is found floating in the pool of his Cherringham mansion. To the police it's a drug-fueled accident. But when Jack and Sarah get involved, they quickly discover that while a song may never die - the person, who wrote it, might have been murdered. A BAD LIE When talented young artist Josh Andrews goes missing after a stag night prank at Cherringham Golf Club, the bride in desperation asks Jack and Sarah to find him. It seems he's gotten cold feet, with the wedding just days away. But Josh is not all he appears to be- And soon suspicion falls on the Golf Club itself. Can Josh be found before he takes justice into his own hands? A DEATH IN THE FAMILY When a doddering Harry Platt tumbles from the top of his stairs in a deadly fall, it looks like an unfortunate accident. But when solicitor Tony Standish meets the beneficiaries and discovers the immense size of the estate, his suspicions are aroused. Jack and Sarah are asked to investigate and find that nothing is what it seems when it comes to families - not when money and secrets are involved. ABOUT THE SERIES Set in the sleepy English village of Cherringham, the detective series brings together an unlikely sleuthing duo: English web designer Sarah and American ex-cop Jack. Thrilling and deadly - but with a spot of tea - it's like Rosamunde Pilcher meets Inspector Barnaby. Each of the self-contained episodes is a quick read for the morning commute, while waiting for the doctor, or when curling up with a hot cuppa. You'd like to know what happens after episode 24 in Cherringham? The first Cherringham novel "Dead in the Water" continues where "A Death in the Family" left off. The second book The "Body in the Woods", will be out on July, 25th 2017. Or maybe you'd like Neil Dudgeon to read them to you? Episodes 1-18 are also available as audiobooks! For fans of Agatha Christie's "Miss Marple" series, Lilian Jackson Braun's "The Cat Who" series, Caroline Graham's "Midsomer Murders", and the American TV series "Murder She Wrote", starring Angela Lansbury. ABOUT THE AUHORS Neil Richards (based in the UK) and Matthew Costello (based in the US), have been writing together since the mid 90's, creating content and working on projects for the BBC, Disney Channel, Sony, ABC, Eidos, and Nintendo to name but a few. Their transatlantic collaboration has underpinned scores of TV drama scripts, computer games, radio shows, and - most recently - the successful crime fiction series Cherringham.

Key Lime Crime


Cassie Rivers - 2018
     Kara Summers recently returned to her hometown of Sunny Shores, Florida to start her own food truck business. Little did she know her summer would start off with a bang…literally. A propane explosion caused the Mama Mia Food truck to flame up, with the owner inside. The police ruled it an accident, but Kara discovers evidence to the contrary. Her inquisitive nature, along with her love for mysteries, won't let her rest until she uncovers the truth. Unfortunately, the truth hits a little too close to home. Key Lime Crime is book one in the Sunny Shores mystery series that is set in the fictional town of Sunny Shores, Florida. Each book in the series is a light-hearted cozy stand-alone story with no cliffhangers. All ages can enjoy the stories because they have no swearing, naughty content, or graphic violence. So, what are you waiting for?

Dead in Devon


Stephanie Austin - 2019
    From cleaning to dog-walking to caring for the elderly, she flits around the picturesque town of Ashburton in her trusty van ready to turn her hand to anything. Despite warnings to the contrary, she ventures into the shady world of antiques dealing when she takes on a new client, Old Nick, who has a reputation for conducting business by the back door. When Juno prevents two menacing thugs from giving Nick a beating, it's clear one of his deals has gone horribly wrong - and it isn't long before Nick is found dead. As the police search for answers starts to stall, Juno begins her own investigation. But when one of her suspects is killed and Juno is herself the subject of unwanted attention, she must piece the puzzle together before she becomes the next victim.

Permed to Death


Nancy J. Cohen - 1999
    Kravitz a perm when her client dies in the shampoo chair. If that isn’t enough to give her a bad hair day, handsome Detective Vail suspects Marla of poisoning the woman’s coffee creamer. Figuring she’d better expose the real killer before the next victim frizzes out, Marla sets on the trail of a wave of wacky suspects. Her theory regarding whodunit gels only after she looks for the culprit closer to home.“A terrific mystery debut for Nancy Cohen. Marla the beautician is a delight!”—Tamar Myers, author of the Pennsylvania Dutch Mysteries.Permed to Death was originally published by Kensington. This Author’s Edition has been revised and updated with added bonus materials.

A Village Murder


Frances Evesham - 2020
    Imogen, Adam and Harley the stray dog form an unlikely partnership as they try to untangle a knot of secrets, solve a murder mystery, and bring a killer to justice.A brand new cosy mystery series from the bestselling author of Murder at the Lighthouse, perfect for fans of Faith Martin, Betty Rowlands and M.C. Beaton.

Girl in the Shadows


Angela Pepper - 2016
    When she's assigned to work with an unusual detective, Abby discovers she likes investigative work. No, she loves it. Within a week, she's helping her boss (and his trusty beagle, Chewie) chase down a murder suspect. Literally. Hijinx ensue!

Miss Marple Investigates


Agatha Christie - 1932
    Four of the short stories by Agatha Christie featuring Miss Marple, as read by Joan Hickson, of Miss Marple TV fame.In 2 cassettes, it contains "The Case of the Perfect Maid," "The Case of the Caretaker," "The Tape Measure Murder," and "Strange Jest."Librarian's note: this entry is for the collection "Miss Marple Investigates." Entries for the individual short stories and the remaining 16, as well as the 12 novels in the Miss Marple series can be found elsewhere on Goodreads.

From the Queen


Carolyn G. Hart - 2015
    But for Ellen Gallagher, the impoverished owner of a thrift shop in South Carolina, that dream comes true. She finds in her possession a first edition of Agatha Christie’s Poirot Investigates that has been signed by the author . . . and inscribed to the Queen of England. When the book disappears from her shop, Ellen must call on her friend Annie Darling, owner of the mystery bookstore Death on Demand, to track it down.

To Helen Back


Susan McBride - 2014
    And as Milton was hardly beloved, plenty of folks had a reason to do him in ... Grone's next-door neighbor was furious about a fence that encroached on her property, among other wicked deeds. A pair of zealous tree huggers wanted Grone's hide for selling a parcel of pristine land to a water park. Grone's current and ex-wife both wanted a cut of the profits, which Grone seemed unwilling to share. Even the town preacher knew Grone's soul was beyond saving. Though most of River Bend would rather reward the killer than hang him, Sheriff Biddle's not about to let this one go … and neither is Helen Evans. With a penchant for puzzles and an ear for innuendo, Helen quickly fingers the culprit before Biddle puts the wrong suspect in jail.

Stay At Home Dead


Jeffrey Allen - 2012
    It doesn't help that the victim ruined Deuce's high school football career and married his ex-girlfriend. As the number one suspect in the court of public opinion, Deuce is determined to clear his name, with a little help from his wife, Julianne, a high-powered attorney. His search for the killer leads him to a business plan gone awry and a gaggle of jilted lovers.

Buried in a Bog


Sheila Connolly - 2013
    Honoring the wish of her late grandmother, Maura Donovan visits the small Irish village where her Gran was born—though she never expected to get bogged down in a murder mystery. Nor had she planned to take a job in one of the local pubs, but she finds herself excited to get to know the people who knew her Gran.   In the pub, she’s swamped with drink orders as everyone in town gathers to talk about the recent discovery of a nearly one-hundred-year-old body in a nearby bog. When Maura realizes she may know something about the dead man—and that the body’s connected to another, more recent, death—she fears she’s about to become mired in a homicide investigation. After she discovers the death is connected to another from almost a century earlier, Maura has a sinking feeling she may really be getting in over her head...A New York Times bestseller!

Murder by the Seaside


Julie Anne Lindsey - 2013
    But she finds the streets awash in more than East Coast charm. There's been a murder, and Adrian Davis, the town golden boy who once stomped her heart into a zillion pieces, is the main suspect. Now he's on the run, claiming he's innocent. Patience finds this...poetic. Not that she holds a grudge.Adrian's mom is sure that with her FBI background Patience can find the truth. Yes, she was at the FBI--in human resources. Still, she looks into it, but not everyone is happy with her snooping. Either that, or the welcome wagon has some bold new policies involving drive-by shootings.Things really heat up when a hunky former coworker, an actual FBI agent, arrives to help. But he may be too late; the quaint island harbors deadly secrets--and Patience is running out of time.

Murder at Hawthorn Cottage


Betty Rowlands - 1990
    Now, she flees London, her devoted but over-protective lover and her kindly but dominating agent, and takes refuge in the Cotswolds. With no more serious distractions than Iris, her eccentric, artistic neighbour, her cheerful, romantic domestic help Gloria and a rector who is a secret devotee of her fiction, Melissa dreams of undisturbed peace for the production of yet more bestsellers.But a series of bizarre telephone calls leads to a meeting with an engaging young journalist convinced that a real crime has been committed. When a corpse is discovered in woodlands a short distance from her isolated cottage, curiosity gets the better of judgment. In the course of a little gentle sleuthing, Melissa finds the truth stranger than her own fiction and uncovers a story of villainy, frustration and despair which leads to further violent death before the mystery can be resolved.

Morgue Mama: The Cross Kisses Back


C.R. Corwin - 2003
    The irrepressible, 67-year-old Maddy (as she prefers to be called), a lonely divorcie clinging to her post as manager of the Hannawa Herald-Union's morgue, helps Aubrey search the newspaper's records, which yield a multitude of suspects, some amusing and some tragic, but each adding an intriguing dimension to the ever more complex case. Smalltown politics and office love affairs entangle almost every-one except Maddy, whose existence before now has revolved around filing news articles in steel cabinets for brash reporters to paw through. Her matchup with Aubrey brings her and the reader genuine excite-ment right through the stunning conclusion to this lively adventure."Publishers Weekly

Murder on the Rocks


Lucinda D. Davis - 2016
    The only blight on the horizon is a secret from her past that she must keep under wraps. However, with the gruesome discovery of a dead body on the rocks near The Jolly Roger Pub, Angela’s life is suddenly complicated, albeit a lot more interesting! But her secret is suddenly rearing its ugly head again and it has to do with the victim himself. She and her friend Larry Brownlow, former policeman turned boater, are not convinced it’s suicide so they decide to catch a killer! Will Angela and Larry discover the truth behind the death before they themselves become victims? Will Angela’s secret come out and ruin her new found happiness in the small town along with her business? Small town America comes to life in this short coastal cozy ‘coffee break book’ thanks to the relationships between characters and the unforgettable, quirky village personalities. It is an enjoyable witty read offering seaside suspense, a rocky murder, and a blossoming romance.