A Dozen Reasons Not to Move to a Quiet English Village: Low Population and High Body Counts.

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The Tale of Hill Top Farm The Tale of Hill Top Farm
By Albert, Susan Wittig
2005-10 - Berkley Publishing Group
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In this first of the Cottage Tales, animal lover and all-around Good Samaritan Beatrix Potter, the creator of the Peter Rabbit tales, is ready to help solve local mysteries. With her entourage of animal friends, Beatrix sets out to win over the human hearts of Sawrey, where she's just bought a farm. …More

Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death
By Beaton, M C
1992-12 - St. Martin's Press
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Agatha Raisin retires to the quiet English village of Carsely. However, she starts off on the wrong foot when the quiche she enters in the local baking contest causes a deadly situation. …More

Death of a Gossip Death of a Gossip
By Beaton, M. C.
2013-08 - Grand Central Publishing
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When society widow and gossip columnist Lady Jane Winters joins the fishing class, she wastes no time in ruffling the feathers--or was it fins?--of those around her. Among the victims of her sharp tongue and unladylike manner is Lochdubh Constable Hamish Macbeth. Yet not even Hamish thinks someone will permanently silence Lady Jane's shrills--until her strangled body is fished out of the river. …More

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
By Bradley, Alan
2009-02 - Doubleday Canada
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In his wickedly brilliant first novel, Debut Dagger Award winner Alan Bradley introduces one of the most singular and engaging heroines in recent fiction. …More

The Body on the Beach: A Fethering Mystery The Body on the Beach: A Fethering Mystery
By Brett, Simon
2000-08 - Berkley Prime Crime
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When recent retiree Carole Seddon discovers a dead body on the beach of Fethering, an English seaside village, her sensible life becomes suddenly quite complicated. And with the help of her Bohemian neighbor, Jude, Carole finds a new purpose in life as a detective. …More

The Murder at the Vicarage The Murder at the Vicarage
By Christie, Agatha
2011-04 - Harper Paperbacks
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" The first Miss Marple mystery, one which tests all her powers of observation and deduction." "Anyone who murdered Colonel Protheroe," declared the parson, brandishing a carving knife above a joint of roast beef, "would be doing the world at large a favor!" It was a careless remark for a man of the cloth. And one which was to come back and haunt the clergyman just a few hours.

The Body in the Transept: A Dorothy Martin Mystery The Body in the Transept: A Dorothy Martin Mystery
By Dams, Jeanne M.
1995-10 - Walker & Company
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Agatha Awards (1995)

In the finest tradition of the classic British mystery, The Body in the Transept introduces a charming amateur sleuth and lover of outrageous hats, all the secrets and eccentricities of a small town, and a cast of characters whose company will be the pleasure of mystery readers everywhere. For Dorothy Martin, widowed American removed to the England she so loves, the Christmas service is painful …More

Manna from Hades Manna from Hades
By Dunn, Carola
2009-03 - Minotaur Books
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"Manna from Hades" is a confounding case of daring theft, double-cross, and awily older woman confronted by a case of murder most foul.…More

The Killings at Badger's Drift The Killings at Badger's Drift
By Graham, Caroline
2000-11 - Adler & Adler Publishers
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Badger's Drift -- a tranquil English village, home to Miss Emily Simpson, a kindly, well-liked spinster. But a gentle stroll in the woods near her home one day brings an abrupt end to her peaceful existence, for she sees something among the trees that she was never meant to see, and someone makes certain she will never reveal what it was. Chief Inspector Barnaby's investigation reveals an …More

Say It With Poison Say It With Poison 
By Granger, Ann
2000-11 - Adler & Adler Publishers
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When Meredith Mitchell agreed to stay with her actress cousin Eve in the run-up to Eve's daughter's wedding she anticipated a degree of drama. But she hardly expected it to include murder, blackmail and unrequited love.

Wicked Autumn: A Max Tudor Novel Wicked Autumn: A Max Tudor Novel
By Malliet, G. M.
2011-09 - Minotaur Books
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Agatha Awards (2011), Dilys Award (2012)

Max Tudor has adapted well to his post as vicar of St. Edwold's in the idyllic village of Nether Monkslip. The quiet village seems the perfect home for Max, who has fled a harrowing past as an MI5 agent. Now he has found a measure of peace among urban escapees and yoga practitioners, artists and crafters and New Agers. But this new-found serenity is quickly shattered when the highly vocal and …More

Murder on Monday Murder on Monday
By Purser, Ann
2002-12 - Severn House Publishers
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British working-class mum Lois Meade cleans houses in the quaint village of Long Farnden. When a local spinster is murdered, Lois uncovers some surprising secrets about this seemingly peaceful village that put her family in mortal danger. HC: Severn House (UK). …More