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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.
1999-02 - Warner Books
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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. …More

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Mystery The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Mystery
By Bradley, Alan
2010-01 - Bantam
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 It is the summer of 1950, and at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, young Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events. For Flavia, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw. …More

The Body on the Beach The Body on the Beach
By Brett, Simon
2000-10 - Blackstone
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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
2011-07 - Center Point Large Print
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 Colonel Protheroe, St. Mary Mead's most loathed magistrate, has been found shot through the head. It isn't his murder that raises eyebrows, but rather the scandalous secrets it exposes which send Miss Marple on the trail of a killer with something to hide. Reissue. …More

The Body in the Transept The Body in the Transept
By Dams, Jeanne M.
1996-10 - HarperTorch
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 Dorothy Martin is an inquisitive American widow who has relocated to Sherebury, a small college town outside of London, after the death of her beloved husband. Although it's difficult to get into the Christmas spirit, she does her best--until she trips over the dead body of a cranky cleric. This is the first book of the Dorothy Martin Mystery series. …More

The Killings at Badger's Drift The Killings at Badger's Drift
By Graham, Caroline
2005-06 - Felony & Mayhem
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 Badger's Drift is an ideal English village, complete with vicar, bumbling local doctor, and kindly spinster with a nice line in homemade cookies. But when the spinster dies suddenly, her best friend kicks up an unseemly fuss, loud enough to attract the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby. …More

That Way Murder Lies

Say it With Poison
By Granger, Ann
1991 - St. Martin's Press
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 Foreign Service Consul Meredith Mitchell returns to England for the wedding of her godchild and is shocked when a bloody ox heart, a dead cat, and some poison threaten to ruin the nuptials

Wicked Autumn: A Max Tudor Novel Wicked Autumn: A Max Tudor Novel
By Malliet, G. M.
2011-09 - Minotaur Books
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 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. …More

Murder on Monday Murder on Monday
By Purser, Ann
2003-10 - Berkley
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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. …More