Saage tuttavaks pastoriproua Monica Noble’iga, kelle hobiks on kuritegude lahendamine.
VAIKSES COTSWOLDI KÜLAS ON PÕRGU LAHTI!
Monica Noble korraldab uute majaelanike tervitamiseks soolaleivapeo. Külaliste seas on Margaret ja tema abielurikkujast mees Sean, staarkokk, Oxfordi ülikooli professor, neljakümne ringis lahutatud naine ja mitme jõusaali omanik.
Kui pokaalid juba kõlksuvad, kärgatab püssilask. Üks külaline leitakse surnult.
Peainspektor Jason Dury ja seersant Jim Greer saabuvad peagi sündmuspaika ja saavad teada, et ohvril oli palju vaenlasi. Peaaegu kõik külalised varjavad saladusi ja mõrvamotiive. Isegi Monica enda tütrest saab kahtlusalune.
Kui üks teine majaelanik ligi nädal aega hiljem surnuks kägistatakse, muutub asja lahendamine veelgi pakilisemaks.
Kas Monica oskab kohalikke uurijaid aidata, et oma tütar kahtluse alt vabastada ja mõrvad lahendada, enne kui veel keegi eluhinda maksab?
See on esimene raamat nauditavast mõrvamüsteeriumide sarjast, mille huvitavad tegelased ja mõistatuslikud mõrvad sunnivad lugeja viimase leheküljeni kaasa elama.
Täiuslik lugemisvara klassikaliste kriminaalromaanide austajatele sellistelt autoritelt nagu Agatha Christie, LJ Ross, T E Kinsey ja J. R. Ellis.
MONICA NOBLE jäi noorelt leseks ja pidi hakkama üksi oma keevaverelist tütart kasvatama. Või vähemalt seni, kuni armus maapastor Graham Noble’isse. Naine loobus lennukast turunduskarjäärist Londonis ja kolis Cotswoldi mägikuurorti. Sealne maaelu oli tõeliselt meeldiv … kuni toime pandi jõletu tapatöö. Ja Monica avastas kõigi üllatuseks, et tal on annet need kõige ebapühamad kuritööd lahendada.
‘This is a rollercoaster of a story…what a good read is all about.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 starsShe was dressed in a long white gown, embroidered with tiny flowers. Her body was wrapped in colourful ribbons that floated in the breeze. But underneath the swathe of golden hair, a string of darkly smudged bruises ringed her neck.As May Day dawns in the peaceful village of Middle Fenton, a young woman is found brutally strangled, her body tied up with ribbons in the middle of the green. A week later, her boyfriend is found hanged in a local barn, and the police assume guilt over murdering his beloved has driven him to suicide – but not everyone is convinced.WPC Trudy Loveday and coroner Clement Ryder are sent to investigate, and quickly realise that there’s a double murderer on the loose. But the killer has already shown willingness to remove anyone who threatens to discover their identity… As Trudy and Clement circle in on the culprit, can they crack the case before they too come to a nasty end? Perfect for fans of Betty Rowlands, LJ Ross and Val McDermid, this is one murder mystery you won’t be able to put down! Readers LOVE A Fatal Affair!‘You can’t beat Faith Martin for a bit of highly enjoyable light relief… First class and a joy to read.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 Stars‘The sixth of the series, and they keep getting better and better.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 Stars‘Ryder and Loveday are a fab crime fighting odd couple… More please.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 Stars‘Martin’s books never disappoint. This is another very good simple mystery “whodunnit” that will keep you guessing until the very end.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 Stars‘Having read and enjoyed all of the books in the series so far, I sat down looking forward to another story filled with mystery and intrigue. I was not disappointed… I can thoroughly recommend this book to lovers of thrilling mystery stories.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 StarsThe Ryder and Loveday Series Book 1: A FATAL OBSESSION Book 2: A FATAL MISTAKE Book 3: A FATAL FLAW Book 4: A FATAL SECRET Book 5: A FATAL TRUTH Book 6: A FATAL AFFAIR
‘An explosive read… Characters, dialogue and plot were superb.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 starsAs the Hughes family celebrate bonfire night, a terrible accident leaves the garden shed in flames – and father and grandfather Thomas trapped inside. Tragic though it is, Thomas’s death passes without suspicion – until a local journalist makes accusations of a police cover-up in the press. WPC Trudy Loveday is sent to investigate, and asks coroner Clement Ryder to help. But the more questions the two ask the less clear the case seems. There’s no evidence of foul play, and yet the dead man’s family are obviously hiding something. Then there are Thomas’s dubious business practices – was someone out for revenge? All Trudy and Clement know for sure is that everyone is lying – and that they must find the truth… Perfect for fans of Betty Rowlands, LJ Ross and Agatha Christie, you won’t be able to put this down until you’ve cracked the case!Readers LOVE A Fatal Truth!‘I loved this… The best one to date… Reminiscent of Agatha Christie's gentle style and incisive detection… I look forward to more in this series!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars‘Fresh and different… Will get you hooked!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars‘Yet again Faith Martin delivers… A proper whodunit mystery… A very good book… I’m looking forward to the next.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars‘Fabulous mystery… Great character development… Highly recommended, the perfect way to spend an afternoon on the sofa.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars‘Another great Trudy Loveday novel… Love the twist… Great addition to the series.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars‘Excellent.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars‘Marvellous… I cannot wait for more in this fabulous series.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 starsThe Ryder and Loveday Series Book 1: A FATAL OBSESSION Book 2: A FATAL MISTAKE Book 3: A FATAL FLAW Book 4: A FATAL SECRET Book 5: A FATAL TRUTH Book 6: A FATAL AFFAIR
The brand new Ryder & Loveday novel from global bestseller Faith Martin!Oxford, 1960As the city of Oxford prepares itself for the inaugural Miss Oxford Honey Beauty Pageant at The Old Swan Theatre, excitement is in the air.Then, tragedy strikes the competition when one of the leading contestants is found dead.Initially, the authorities assume her death was suicide. But after a malicious series of pranks and blackmail attempts are reported, WPC Loveday and Coroner Clement Ryder are called upon to solve the case.In an atmosphere of fierce competition, the list of suspects is endless. Could what have started as harmless fun become a deadly race to win the prize?With time running out, the duo need to spot the killer before tragedy strikes again…A gripping murder mystery, perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and M.C. Beaton.The Ryder and Loveday Series Book 1: A FATAL OBSESSION Book 2: A FATAL MISTAKE Book 3: A FATAL FLAW Book 4: A FATAL SECRETReaders LOVE Faith Martin’s 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 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 Series Book 1: A FATAL OBSESSION Book 2: A FATAL MISTAKE Book 3: A FATAL FLAW Book 4: A FATAL SECRET‘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 Series Book 1: A FATAL OBSESSION Book 2: A FATAL MISTAKE Book 3: A FATAL FLAW Book 4: A FATAL SECRETReaders 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.’
‘Great characters, great plot and a totally dazzling finish… Wonderful.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 starsOxford, 1961A 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 starsThe Ryder and Loveday Series Book 1: A FATAL OBSESSION Book 2: A FATAL MISTAKE Book 3: A FATAL FLAW Book 4: A FATAL SECRET