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THREE SILENT THINGS a cozy murder mystery (Village Mysteries Book 2) By MARGARET MAYHEW


Book/Novel Author: MARGARET MAYHEW

Book/Novel Title: THREE SILENT THINGS a cozy murder mystery

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A BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN COZY VILLAGE MYSTERY FROM A BESTSELLING AUTHORANOTHER BAFFLING CASE FOR THE COLONEL TO SOLVEThe Colonel (few people call him Hugh) has been living in peaceful Dorset village Frogs End for nearly a year, and is well respected for his role in solving the murder of the late Lady Swynford.Out collecting for a ‘Save the Donkeys’ campaign, the Colonel discovers the ageing acting legend Lois Delaney dead in her flat. She lies naked and lifeless in her bath. Her eyes are wide with surprise, her mouth a little open.It appears to be suicide, but those closest to her know that she was looking forward to a grand comeback on the London stage. So why would she kill herself?The Colonel is haunted by the look frozen on Lois’s face and must find out what really happened to one of his favourite actresses. He won’t rest till he discovers the truth.DISCOVER FROG END, A BEAUTIFUL ENGLISH VILLAGE WITH SOME DARK SECRETSPerfect 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 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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