Category Archives: Crime

Wild Bore

Accent’s Queens of Cozy – 29 Titles in Top 100

Accent Press is proud to say that a full 29% of the Cozy Crime chart on Amazon is made up of Accent Press titles from authors Andrea Frazer, Lesley Cookman, and Jean Goodhind.

Congratulations to them – and to the whole team at Accent!

Greg

 

grave stones

Grave Stones by Andrea Frazer

The residents of Shepford St Bernard are preparing for a party in the church hall in response to a request to boost congregation numbers, only their new vicar is a woman, and a young one, to boot, and this is not to everyone’s liking.
The morning after the party, the brooding resentment felt in the small community is made flesh, when an elderly woman is found dead outside her house, the contents of her safe having disappeared along with her attacker.
When Detective Inspector Harry Falconer, Detective Sergeant Carmichael and Detective Constable Roberts, the latter recently returned from sick leave, arrive on the scene, they learn that the safe had held a large quantity of very valuable pieces of jewellery.
As the investigation progresses, with efforts to find out who was in dire financial straits, or who might think they would benefit from the will, the violence escalates.
An attack on the police and a further murder follow, making it urgent that the offender is quickly apprehended, but a risky hostage-taking makes it look as if the detectives are too late to halt the violence and apprehend the murderer.



Murder in the Dark

New 5 star Review: Murder in the Dark by @LesleyCookman

Another throughly enjoyable novel in the Libby Sejeant murder mystery service. Lesley Cookman has the abillity to really bring the strange collection of regular characters to life so reading this is like meeting up with an old friend. The problem with this is, of course, that at the end of the novel, you do tend to miss Libby and her friends and look keenly towards the next one! – Joanna

[amazon_enhanced asin=”B00EHMXWQQ” /]