‘Great characters, great plot and a totally dazzling finish… Wonderful. ’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars Oxford, 1961 A family day out at Briar’s Hall ends in tragedy when a young boy goes missing – and his body is found at the bottom of a disused well in the orchard. It looks like a simple case of an eleven-year-old exploring where he shouldn’t: a tragic accident. But Coroner Clement Ryder and Probationary WPC Trudy Loveday aren’t convinced. If Eddie had been climbing and fallen, why were there no cuts or dirt on his hands? Why would a boy terrified of heights be around a well at all? Clement and Trudy are determined to get to the truth, but the more they dig into Briar’s Hall and the mysterious de Lacey family who live there, the murkier things become. Could it be that poor Eddie’s death was murder? There are rumours of blackmail in the village, and Clement and Trudy have a horrible feeling that Eddie stumbled on a secret that someone was willing to kill for… Fans of Betty Rowlands, Agatha Christie and Faith Martin’s DI Hillary Greene series will not want to miss this! Readers LOVE A Fatal Secret! ‘A brilliant book! This is Faith Martin at her scintillating best!… A cracking good read… Highly recommend this book and I give it a delighted 5 stars!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘Gripping suspense that will have you on the edge of your seat. I was hooked from page one. ’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘Great plot, excellent main characters and I read it in one sitting! I would highly recommend this book. ’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘Gripping… Crime-busting nostalgia at its very best. ’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars The Ryder and Loveday SeriesBook 1: A FATAL OBSESSIONBook 2: A FATAL MISTAKEBook 3: A FATAL FLAWBook 4: A FATAL SECRET
The brand new Ryder & Loveday novel from global bestseller Faith Martin!Readers love the Ryder & Loveday series:‘Insanely brilliant’‘I absolutely loved this book’‘Faith Martin, you've triumphed again. Brilliant!’‘If you haven't yet read Miss Martin you have a treat in store’The Ryder and Loveday SeriesBook 1: A FATAL OBSESSIONBook 2: A FATAL MISTAKEBook 3: A FATAL FLAW
The start of a brand new series from the global bestselling author of the DI Hillary Greene series.Oxford, 1960. There's a murderer on the loose and two unlikely heroes are poised to solve the case.Meet Probationary WPC Trudy Loveday – smart, enthusiastic and always underestimated.In the hope of getting her out of the way, Trudy’s senior officer assigns her to help coroner Clement Ryder as he re-opens the case of a young woman's death. She can't believe her luck – she is actually going to be working on a real murder case.Meanwhile, the rest of the police force are busy investigating a series of threats and murders in the local community, and Clement can't help but feel it's all linked.As Trudy and Clement form an unlikely partnership, are they going to be the ones to solve these crimes before the murderer strikes again?A gripping, twisty crime novel that you won't be able to put down. Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and M.C. Beaton.The Ryder and Loveday SeriesBook 1: A FATAL OBSESSIONBook 2: A FATAL MISTAKEBook 3: A FATAL FLAW‘A beautifully crafted crime mystery I could not put down.’ Anita Davison, author of the Flora Maguire seriesReaders love Faith Martin:'A must read for all crime fiction fans''Have become an addict of Faith Martin – love her novels.''Cracking good read''Plenty of action and drama to keep the reader gripped through to the end''I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys crime fiction''Compelling murder mystery''Fabulous police procedural'
A brand new Ryder & Loveday mystery from global bestseller Faith MartinSummer 1960, Oxford In the glorious sunshine of Oxford, on a day when everyone should be celebrating, tragedy strikes when a university student is found floating in the river, dead.Probationary WPC Trudy Loveday finds herself paired with coroner Clement Ryder to investigate and it soon becomes clear that this case is not going to be easy.The witnesses all refuse to give a straight answer, each new lead sends them in a new direction and tales of other missing youngsters add further mystery to the investigation.One thing is certain though, something doesn’t seem quite right about the university’s most popular student…. The Ryder and Loveday SeriesBook 1: A FATAL OBSESSIONBook 2: A FATAL MISTAKEBook 3: A FATAL FLAWReaders LOVE Faith Martin’s books:'Have become an addict of Faith Martin – love her novels.'‘Excellent writing by Faith Martin.’‘If you haven't yet read Miss Martin you have a treat in store.’‘Love Faith Martin’s books. Keeps you guessing from start to finish.’‘I can't get enough of Faith Martin’s books. Great mystery writer.’‘Love all Faith Martin books.’‘I love Faith Martin's characters. Her plots just keep the reader thinking.’