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  • ISBN: 9781496710550
  • ISBN: 1496710541
  • ISBN: 9781496710543
  • Physical Description: 294 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First Kensington hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2019.

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General Note: Sequel to: Murder flies the coop.
Summary, etc.: "In the lean years following World War I, brash American adventuress Beryl Helliwell and prim and proper Brit Edwina Davenport form a private inquiry agency to make ends meet, hoping that crime does indeed pay... The latest occurrence to disturb the peace in the quaint English village of Walmsley Parva hits rather too close to home--in fact, the prime suspect has taken up residence in Edwina's potting shed. Her elderly gardener Simpkins has been secretly sleeping there after a row with his disreputable brother-in-law and housemate, Hector Lomax. When Hector is found murdered in the local churchyard, Constable Gibbs comes looking for Simpkins, who was last seen arguing with his kin in the pub the night before. Based on the sad state of her garden, Edwina has grave doubts that the shiftless Simpkins could muster the effort to murder anyone. The two sleuths throw themselves into weeding out suspects and rooting out the real killer. But this is no garden variety murder. The discovery of a valuable ring, a surprise connection to Colonel Kimberly's Condiment Company, and a second homicide all force Beryl and Edwina to play catch-up as they relish the chance to contain the culprit . . ."--Publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 October #2
    Adventuress and free spirit Beryl Helliwell has settled down in the small English village of Walmsley Parva with her good friend, the refined, conventional Edwina Davenport, and the two have opened a private-enquiry agency. When the obnoxious Hector Lomax is found murdered in the village churchyard, Edwina's elderly gardener, Hector's brother-in-law, is an early suspect. However, soon young Jack Prentice, a local paperboy for whom Beryl has a soft spot, asks to hire Beryl and Edwina when his father is arrested for the murder after being discovered by the vicar passed out next to a bloody shovel near where Lomax's body was found. Beryl and Edwina soon uncover numerous other suspects who had reason to want Lomax dead. When out-of-town visitors arrive, the two have additional problems to unravel. These polar opposites who complement one another ultimately untangle the clues and catch the killer. Firmly set in the post-WWI era, this historical cozy will appeal to those who enjoy Frances Brody's Kate Shackleton and Kerry Greenwood's Phryne Fisher series. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jessica Ellicott is the author of Murder in an English Village and Murder Flies the Coop in the Beryl & Edwina Mystery series. She loves fountain pens, Mini Coopers, and throwing parties. She lives in northern New England where she obsessively knits wool socks and enthusiastically speaks Portuguese with a shocking disregard for the rules of grammar.

Subject: England Fiction
Gardeners Fiction
Villages England Fiction
Friendship Fiction
Women private investigators Fiction
Homicide Fiction
Great Britain
Murder Investigation
Great Britain History George V, 1910-1936 Fiction
Villages England Fiction
Americans England Fiction
Murder Investigation Fiction
Genre: Historical fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
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