DRY BONES a cozy murder mystery By MARGARET MAYHEW

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DRY BONES a cozy murder mystery (Village Mysteries Book 3) By MARGARET MAYHEW

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A BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN COZY VILLAGE MYSTERY FROM A BESTSELLING AUTHORA SHOCKING DISCOVERY IN A FRIEND’S BARNThe Colonel (few people call him Hugh) has settled into life in peaceful Dorset village Frogs End. He’s fixed his thatch roof, got the damp under control, and even acquired a cat called Thursday.But a letter from his late wife’s friend sends him to the Wiltshire village of King’s Mowbray. She writes ‘something horrible has happened.’Cornelia Heathcote, whose wealthy husband is away on business, has discovered a body buried under the floor of her barn.First the Colonel must work out who the bones belong to. But that’s just the beginning of his problems. For this victim had many enemies in the wealthy village . . . DISCOVER A BEAUTIFULLY DRAWN PICTURE OF ENGLAND WITH AN INTRIGUING MYSTERY FOR THE COLONEL TO UNRAVELPerfect for fans of Faith Martin, Agatha Christie and Stella Cameron.WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE VILLAGE MYSTERIES“A thoroughly enjoyable British village cozy mystery that is the first in a series. I’m looking forward to reading the rest.” Sherri“I was enthralled from the first to the last page.” Lizzie“I enjoyed this, and look forward to visiting Frog End again.” Laura“There is nothing like a light British village mystery for when you are under the weather.” Amy“If you enjoy Miss Marple or the Midsomer Murders type of story then you’ll like this.” CaroleTHE DETECTIVEAt the grand old age of 55, the Colonel had been put out to grass by the British Army. In the same year, his beloved wife, Laura, died after a long illness. He found himself facing a bleak and lonely future. There were the children, of course, but they were grown up and had busy lives of their own. One summer, years before, he and Laura spent their leave in England, touring the West Country. They stopped at a village in Dorset called Frog End which had a spit-and-sawdust pub called the Dog and Duck. Laura had fallen in love with a stone cottage seen across the village green. She had admired the thatched roof and the pink roses round the door. Years later, after her death, the Colonel had revisited the same village alone and seen Laura’s dream cottage had aged badly and that it was up for sale. Against his better judgement, he bought it. THE SETTINGThe cottage was called Pond Cottage and the Colonel soon discovered that he had made a big mistake. The two-hundred-year-old building had deathwatch beetle, rising damp, a falling roof, rot and decay throughout. There was no heating and the wiring was a dangerous disgrace. Logs for an open fire were kept in a tin bath in the scullery and the nettle-infested lavatory was housed outside in a jungle. There was no sign of any pond.But there were compensations: a view over the beautiful village green, clusters of other stone cottages, a Norman church built on Saxon foundations, a graveyard of ancient tombs leaning at perilous angles. And, of course, the Dog and Duck.VILLAGE MYSTERIES SERIESBook 1: OLD SOLDIERS NEVER DIEBook 2: THREE SILENT THINGSBook 3: DRY BONESBook 4: THE SEVENTH LINKBook 5: BITTER POISONBook 6: THE LIFELINE




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