A Cotswold Mystery

I stumbled on “A Cotswold Mystery” by Rebecca Tope in a bookshop in Southport and thought I’d give it a go. It is fourth in the Thea Osborne Cotswolds crime series. Although I haven’t read any of the preceding novels, this is a stand alone story.     The heroine of the book is Thea … More A Cotswold Mystery

More than one story that begins Marley was dead: to begin with

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol has one of the most memorable first lines of them all. It’s gloomy opening establishes the world of the novel and also tells the reader in no uncertain terms that one of the characters – Marley – is dead. The novel then shocks the reader, and the main character, … More More than one story that begins Marley was dead: to begin with

Agatha Christie’s Crooked House

On Sunday 16th December 2018 Channel 5 are screening a murder mystery based on the Agatha Christie’s Crooked House. The plot Charles, the son of the assistant commissioner at Scotland Yard returns to London after WW2 from Cairo and discovers his ex-lover’s grandfather has been murdered. Sophia,  the old mans grandaughter, is convinced he was murdered by … More Agatha Christie’s Crooked House

Chamomile Mourning

Theodosia Browning is the owner of the Indigo Tea Shop. Her friends and co-workers are baker extraordinaire, Haley and tea specialist Drayton. Theodosia Browning is also an amateur detective. This proves handy as Theodosia is in for a shock at the inaugural Poet’s Tea. Forced into one of the Heritage Society’s austere halls due to heavy rain, she … More Chamomile Mourning