Out Comes the Evil

Out Comes the Evil
  • Author : Stella Cameron
  • Publisher : Severn House Publishers Ltd
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2015-12-01
  • ISBN : 9781780107042

Out Comes the Evil Book Review:

Second in the traditional British mystery series featuring rural inn owner and amateur sleuth Alex Duggins: an intriguing departure for bestselling romantic suspense author Stella Cameron. Once again Alex Duggins and her veterinarian friend Tony Harrison are thrown into a major murder investigation. An almost fresh body is discovered in a disused well among the ruins of a 14th-century manor house ... the motive for the killing a baffling mystery. The victim was a widow who had lived quietly in the picturesque Cotswolds village of Folly-on-Weir for the past ten years. Who on earth could want her dead, and by such brutal means? As rumour and speculation engulf the town, another woman is attacked – and Alex discovers that behind a tranquil face lurks a cunning and vengeful mind. Despite warnings from the police to stop interfering, she finds herself in the sights of a ruthless killer who has decided she knows too much ... The Alex Duggins series will appeal to fans of Louise Penny and Elizabeth George.

Melody of Murder

Melody of Murder
  • Author : Stella Cameron
  • Publisher : Severn House Publishers Ltd
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2016-06-01
  • ISBN : 9781780107592

Melody of Murder Book Review:

The arrival of a talented, ambitious and unusual new family leads to mayhem and murder in the peaceful Cotswold village of Folly-on-Weir The idyllic Cotswold village of Folly-on-Weir, with its traditional pub, sumptuous tea rooms and fragrant bakery, is a piece of paradise found ... until ‘those incomer Quillams’ arrive. A young piano virtuoso and his neglected but talented half-sister, their controlling father, the pianist’s beautiful, acquisitive and passionate mother, an ambitious family retainer, and an intimidating woman who has always run the Quillam household form a successful little empire - until it starts to crumble. The Quillams’ arrival has also attracted the attentions of a sly, clever and perverted killer who desperately needs a jackpot and knows where to find one – if the obstacles can be removed. Once again pub owner Alex Duggins and her veterinarian friend Tony Harrison must use their wits and resourcefulness to prevent further carnage – and ensure that they themselves don’t become the killer’s next victims.

The Playing Fields

The Playing Fields
  • Author : Stella Cameron
  • Publisher : Severn House Publishers Ltd
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2021-10-01
  • ISBN : 9781448305599

The Playing Fields Book Review:

When two bodies are discovered within six weeks of one another, it would appear that a serial killer is at large in the sleepy Cotswold village of Folly. Six weeks after a battered body is found in the grounds of the village cricket club, DCI Dan O’Reilly and his team are no further forward in the investigation. No witnesses, no leads, no clues whatsoever. Then a second body is discovered in the nearby tithe barn used by the local amateur dramatics society, artfully posed just like the first. Could there be a serial killer on the loose? When evidence leads O’Reilly to visit the Black Dog pub, owner Alex Duggins and her partner Tony are once again drawn into a police investigation. But Tony is dealing with some disturbing news of his own. Someone from his past has reached out and threatens all he holds dear. Are they who they claim to be, and what do they really want . . .?

Whisper the Dead

Whisper the Dead
  • Author : Cameron, Stella
  • Publisher : Severn House Publishers Ltd
  • Pages : 278
  • Relase : 2018-04-01
  • ISBN : 9781780109411

Whisper the Dead Book Review:

With plot twists galore and an array of credible suspects, this traditional village mystery series will appeal to fans of M.C. Beaton and Midsomer Murders When Alex Duggins comes across a terrifying scene at the site of a new housing development, once again she is drawn into a case of brutal murder. A new year arrives and winter holds Britain’s Cotswold Hills in its icy grip once more. But it’s the construction of a new housing development that’s causing the residents of Folly-on-Weir most concern. As she passes the site late one afternoon, pub owner Alex Duggins is confronted by the terrifying scene of a construction trailer on fire and a man desperately trying to break the door down. Her efforts to help – and the subsequent findings of the police forensic pathologist – draw Alex and her friend Tony Harrison into a major murder investigation whose tentacles will reach right to the heart of the tight-knit Folly community – and into Alex’s own past ...

Beloved

Beloved
  • Author : Stella Cameron
  • Publisher : Vision
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2001-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780759520400

Beloved Book Review:

In Beloved, Saber, the mysterious Earl of Avenall can no longer resist Ella, a young woman he met 5 years ago. He has to win her trust by divulging his murky past. She has scandalous secrets too that have to be confronted if they are to win each other.

Folly

Folly
  • Author : Stella Cameron
  • Publisher : Severn House Publishers Ltd
  • Pages : 229
  • Relase : 2015-05-01
  • ISBN : 9781780106267

Folly Book Review:

This traditional brand-new British mystery series is an intriguing departure for bestselling romantic suspense author Stella Cameron. It introduces rural inn owner and amateur sleuth Alex Duggins. Following the breakdown of her marriage, Alex Duggins has returned to her picturesque hometown of Folly-on-Weir in the Cotswolds in order to start afresh. But you can’t outrun the past, as Alex is about to discover when she stumbles across a frosted corpse buried in the snow. The subsequent murder investigation threatens to unearth old secrets – including Alex’s own. As Folly-on-Weir braces for a chilling winter and Alex finds herself top of the police’s suspect list, she determines to clear her name and find the real murderer. But as she begins to peel back the layers of deception that have long-concealed one of the town’s darkest secrets, she herself becomes the target of a ruthless killer who has nothing left to lose. Will Alex be the next snow-covered body to be found in the beautiful hills above the town?

A Dirty Death

A Dirty Death
  • Author : Rebecca Tope
  • Publisher : Allison & Busby
  • Pages : 355
  • Relase : 2012-05-28
  • ISBN : 9780749040130

A Dirty Death Book Review:

When irascible farmer Guy Beardon meets a very dirty death in his own farmyard, at first it seems like an accident - despite the fact that he was widely disliked. Only his daughter Lilah is prepared to defend his memory. And when, slowly, Lilah begins to suspect foul play, no one is eager to help her investigate. Suspicion becomes certainty when two more deaths occur - and both of them are unmistakably murder. The difficulty lies in discovering who, among Guy's many enemies, hated him enough to want him dead - and who went on killing to conceal the truth. There is certainly no shortage of suspects and it falls to local policeman Den Cooper to investigate the mysterious deaths.

Sheer Pleasures

Sheer Pleasures
  • Author : Stella Cameron
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 595
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : 0786262974

Sheer Pleasures Book Review:

When a friend disappears in Washington State's Cascade Mountains, Wilhelmina Phoenix sets out to find out what happened. She doesn't realize the danger she's in until she meets Roman Wilds, an ex-Navy SEAL who's working undercover. Reissue.

Freezing Order

Freezing Order
  • Author : Bill Browder
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2022-04-12
  • ISBN : 9781982153335

Freezing Order Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Following his explosive New York Times bestseller Red Notice, Bill Browder returns with another gripping thriller chronicling how he became Vladimir Putin’s number one enemy by exposing Putin’s campaign to steal and launder hundreds of billions of dollars and kill anyone who stands in his way. When Bill Browder’s young Russian lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, was beaten to death in a Moscow jail, Browder made it his life’s mission to go after his killers and make sure they faced justice. The first step of that mission was to uncover who was behind the $230 million tax refund scheme that Magnitsky was killed over. As Browder and his team tracked the money as it flowed out of Russia through the Baltics and Cyprus and on to Western Europe and the Americas, they were shocked to discover that Vladimir Putin himself was a beneficiary of the crime. As law enforcement agencies began freezing the money, Putin retaliated. He and his cronies set up honey traps, hired process servers to chase Browder through cities, murdered more of his Russian allies, and enlisted some of the top lawyers and politicians in America to bring him down. Putin will stop at nothing to protect his money. As Freezing Order reveals, it was Browder’s campaign to expose Putin’s corruption that prompted Russia’s intervention in the 2016 US presidential election. At once a financial caper, an international adventure, and a passionate plea for justice, Freezing Order is a stirring morality tale about how one man can take on one of the most ruthless villains in the world—and win.

Charmed

Charmed
  • Author : S Cameron,Stella Cameron
  • Publisher : Avon
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 1995-04-01
  • ISBN : 038077075X

Charmed Book Review:

Calum Inness arrives in England to claim his name and birthright from the Duke of Franchot and becomes enraptured with Lady Philippa Chauncey, his father's beautiful fiance+a7e. By the author of Breathless. Original.

Seven B

Seven B
  • Author : Stella Cameron
  • Publisher : Mira Books
  • Pages : 452
  • Relase : 2001
  • ISBN : 1551667959

Seven B Book Review:

7B by Stella Cameron released on Feb 22, 2001 is available now for purchase.

Testing Miss Toogood

Testing Miss Toogood
  • Author : Stella Cameron
  • Publisher : Wheeler Publishing, Incorporated
  • Pages : 559
  • Relase : 2007-04-01
  • ISBN : 1597225002

Testing Miss Toogood Book Review:

Headstrong Fleur Toogood, refusing to marry unless it is for love, is forced to make a match to restore her family's fortune and, armed with a list of requirements, enters London society on the arm of Lord Dominic Elliot, who introduces her to a wealth of

A Restless Evil (Mitchell & Markby 14)

A Restless Evil (Mitchell & Markby 14)
  • Author : Ann Granger
  • Publisher : Headline
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2010-01-07
  • ISBN : 9780755372416

A Restless Evil (Mitchell & Markby 14) Book Review:

A new investigation on an old case will bring shocking revelations to light... An old case Markby failed to solve over two decades ago resurfaces after the discovery of skeletal remains in A Restless Evil, the fourteenth gripping English village murder mystery in Ann Granger's Mitchell & Markby series. The perfect read for fans of Rebecca Tope, Agatha Christie and ITV's Midsomer Murders. 'A gripping thriller. Ann Granger beautifully evokes a mellow village seemingly tranquil on the surface but bubbling with secrets underneath' - Huddersfield Daily Examiner It sends a shiver down Detective Superintendent Alan Markby's spine when he hears that a rambler has stumbled on human bones in Stovey Woods in the heart of the Cotswolds. Twenty-two years ago, as a fresh-faced young inspector, he had a rare failure in the hunt for a brutal serial rapist preying on local women. After the third rape, the attacker went to ground, never to be heard of again. Now, with a new investigation prompted by the grisly remains, the trail could be warm once more. But almost at once Markby is confronted with another body and a thoroughly up-to-date murder. Could the two be connected? It seems that some of the village residents would be just as happy to let sleeping dogs lie and secrets - both old and new - stay hidden... What readers are saying about A Restless Evil: 'The writing is first-class and Ann Granger's world tangs with reality' 'A very good, well-plotted and well-written mystery that keeps one guessing to the end' 'An atmospheric and absorbing story'

French Quarter

French Quarter
  • Author : Stella Cameron
  • Publisher : Wheeler Pub Incorporated
  • Pages : 569
  • Relase : 1999
  • ISBN : 1568956436

French Quarter Book Review:

When New Orleans businessman Errol Petrie hires Celina Payne to represent "Dreams"--a company that caters to the whims of the wealthy and uses the profits to fund the wishes of dying children--her newfound happiness is soon shattered by Petrie's untimely death.

A Village Murder

A Village Murder
  • Author : Frances Evesham
  • Publisher : Boldwood Books Ltd
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2020-06-23
  • ISBN : 9781800480667

A Village Murder Book Review:

'I lovedA Village Murder and its setting. It kept surprising me!' Faith Martin, #1 bestselling author The start of a brand new series from the bestselling author of the Exham-on-Sea Murder Mysteries. An English village can be deadly, when your past catches up with you... In the beautiful rural Somerset village of Lower Hembrow, crammed full with English eccentrics, something is amiss... Landscape gardener Imogen Bishop has spent the last thirty years trying to forget one fateful school night but when her estranged husband Greg Bishop is found dead in the grounds of her fathers' Georgian hotel, danger threatens to overwhelm her. Retired police officer Adam Hennessey, hoping for a peaceful life running his traditional Somerset country pub, finds himself drawn into the unfolding drama in the hotel across the road. Imogen, Adam and Harley the stray dog form an unlikely partnership as they try to untangle a knot of secrets, solve a murder mystery, and bring a killer to justice. A brand new cosy mystery series from the bestselling author of Murder at the Lighthouse, perfect for fans of Faith Martin, Betty Rowlands and M.C. Beaton. What readers are saying about A Village Murder: ’Wonderfully portrayed characters, a mystery that keeps you guessing till the end, this is a brilliantly written piece of cozy mystery.' ’I loved this book and think that it marks the beginning of a fun new series!’ ’There are plenty of red herring plus twists & turns & a growing number of murders before the culprit is revealed. I happily whiled away a few hours with this engrossing read.’ ’I would recommend it to anyone looking for an entertaining read.’ ’An enjoyable and entertaining plot making for an engaging, relaxing read providing some much needed escapism.’ ’What a wonderful beginning to a series that I just know I am going to follow.’

Rooted in Evil (Campbell & Carter Mystery 5)

Rooted in Evil (Campbell & Carter Mystery 5)
  • Author : Ann Granger
  • Publisher : Headline
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2017-06-29
  • ISBN : 9781472204615

Rooted in Evil (Campbell & Carter Mystery 5) Book Review:

A man lies dead in a Cotswold wood. Can a clever killer outwit the police? A suspicious death suggests money is the root of all evil, as Inspector Jess Campbell and Superintendent Ian Carter dig deep into the victim's past. Rooted in Evil is the fifth fantastic mystery in Ann Granger's cosy Cotswold crime series, and will enthral fans of Faith Martin, Agatha Christie and ITV's Midsomer Murders. 'Lively, different and fun' - Yorkshire Post When the body of a man, with his brains blown out, is found in a Cotswold wood it looks like suicide. But looks can be deceptive and it doesn't take long for the police to identify that there's more to the case than meets the eye. People's stories don't add up and when Superintendent Ian Carter and Inspector Jess Campbell start probing, it becomes clear that the dead man had ruffled more than a few feathers in this close-knit community. His stepsister had been bailing him out of his financial troubles - much against her husband's wishes - but, with his money worries still mounting, the victim had become a desperate man... As Jess and Ian dig deeper and deeper into the case, a cover-up is exposed and bitter resentment rises to the surface to reveal a killer. What readers are saying about Rooted in Evil: 'Excellent' 'Fantastic storyline. Love the Campbell and Carter series' 'The plotting is solid and intricate and it has a very old fashioned feel'

Hasty Death

Hasty Death
  • Author : M. C. Beaton
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2007-04-01
  • ISBN : 9781429902731

Hasty Death Book Review:

Eager to join the working classes, Lady Rose Summer has abandoned the comforts of her parents' home to become self-supporting. But life as a working woman isn't quite what Rose had imagined---long hours as a typist and nights spent in a dreary women's hostel are not very empowering when you're poor, cold, and tired. Luckily for Rose, her drudgery comes to a merciful end when she learns of the untimely death of an acquaintance. Freddy Pomfret, a silly and vacuous young man, was almost certainly up to no good before he was shot dead in his London flat. When Rose discovers incriminating evidence pointing to several members of her class, she returns to London high society in order to investigate properly. With the help of Captain Harry Cathcart and Superintendent Kerridge of Scotland Yard, Rose prepares to do the social rounds—uncovering a devious blackmail plot and an unexpected killer. Set in Britain during the Edwardian world of parties, servants, and scandal, M. C. Beaton's Hasty Death is a delightful combination of murderous intrigue and high society.

Life Expectancy

Life Expectancy
  • Author : Dean Koontz
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 496
  • Relase : 2007-06-15
  • ISBN : 9780307414298

Life Expectancy Book Review:

With his bestselling blend of nail-biting intensity, daring artistry, and storytelling magic, Dean Koontz returns with an emotional roller coaster of a tale filled with enough twists, turns, shocks, and surprises for ten ordinary novels. Here is the story of five days in the life of an ordinary man born to an extraordinary legacy—a story that will challenge the way you look at good and evil, life and death, and everything in between. Jimmy Tock comes into the world on the very night his grandfather leaves it. As a violent storm rages outside the hospital, Rudy Tock spends long hours walking the corridors between the expectant fathers' waiting room and his dying father's bedside. It's a strange vigil made all the stranger when, at the very height of the storm's fury, Josef Tock suddenly sits up in bed and speaks coherently for the frist and last time since his stroke. What he says before he dies is that there will be five dark days in the life of his grandson—five dates whose terrible events Jimmy will have to prepare himself to face. The first is to occur in his twentieth year; the second in his twent-third year; the third in his twenty-eighth; the fourth in his twenty-ninth; the fifth in his thirtieth. Rudy is all too ready to discount his father's last words as a dying man's delusional rambling. But then he discovers that Josef also predicted the time of his grandson's birth to the minute, as well as his exact height and weight, and the fact that Jimmy would be born with syndactyly—the unexplained anomal of fused digits—on his left foot. Suddenly the old man's predictions take on a chilling significance. What terrifying events await Jimmy on these five dark days? What nightmares will he face? What challenges must he survive? As the novel unfolds, picking up Jimmy's story at each of these crisis points, the path he must follow will defy every expectation. And with each crisis he faces, he will move closer to a fate he could never have imagined. For who Jimmy Tock is and what he must accomplish on the five days when his world turns is a mystery as dangerous as it is wondrous—a struggle against an evil so dark and pervasive, only the most extraordinary of human spirits can shine through. This ebook edition contains an excerpt of Dean Koontz’s The Silent Corner.

The Book Club

The Book Club
  • Author : C J Cooper
  • Publisher : Constable
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2020-10
  • ISBN : 1472129679

The Book Club Book Review:

EVERYONE IS HIDING A SECRET. ONE OF THEM IS MURDER. 'I raced through it - edgy, tense' Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange 'I for one am terrified of the woman next door!' Louise Candlish, author of The Other Passenger 'Tightly plotted, edge-of-seat gripping' Sophie Hannah, author of Haven't They Grown 'Dark, twisty, claustrophobic' Jo Spain, author of The Confession _______________ The book club was her idea, of course. It was her way into our group. A chance to get close. I knew from the day she arrived that she couldn't be trusted. And I was right. Alice didn't come to the village for peace and quiet. She came for revenge. _______________ A deliciously addictive psychological thriller about a book club that unravels dark and scandalous secrets between one circle of neighbours. The perfect page-turner for fans of Big Little Lies and The Rumour. What readers are saying about The Book Club: 'Wow. What a page turner' 'Couldn't put it down!!!' 'Truly a five-star debut' 'Absolutely addictive' 'Seriously page-turning, totally gripping' 'A thrilling read, found it hard to put down once I'd started. Loved the ending' 'Brilliant, a proper page turner' 'Dark and creepy' 'Loved it!' 'Gripping to the last page' 'Fast paced and will make your blood run cold!' 'Had me on the edge of my seat'

A Cotswold Killing

A Cotswold Killing
  • Author : Rebecca Tope
  • Publisher : Allison & Busby
  • Pages : 413
  • Relase : 2010-04-12
  • ISBN : 9780749008543

A Cotswold Killing Book Review:

Duntisbourne Abbots is a timeless and quintessentially English village nestled in the fertile hills of the Cotswolds in peaceful Gloucestershire. Recently widowed Thea Osbourne fears three weeks house-sitting there may prove a little dull, but her first night's sleep at Brook View is broken by a piercing scream. She assures herself it was only a fox and nothing more sinister, but then a body turns up... When Joel Jennison is found slaughtered in the same field where his brother's corpse had lain ten weeks previously, a whole community falls under suspicion. As a forty-something woman with no experience of detective work, she knows she shouldn't get involved, but in questioning neighbours Thea uncovers more tragedy and intrigue than she thought possible.