The Murder Question (A Beth Haldane Mystery Book 3)
by Alice Castle
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Pub Date 22 Aug 2022 | Archive Date 22 Aug 2022
When her best friend goes missing, amateur sleuth Beth Haldane is determined to do some digging of her own… but can she crack the mystery before it becomes a murder?
Beth Haldane is worried. First her dear friend and fellow single mother Jen suddenly gets married to a new man who seems too perfect to be true, then she moves out of leafy Dulwich Village – and now seems to have disappeared without a trace.
Beth knows Jen would never leave her little daughter to handle playground predicaments or her sneaky stepmother alone. Heading to Jen’s new home for answers, Beth’s knocks on the periwinkle-blue front door go unanswered. Police are convinced the lovebirds are on an extended honeymoon: but Beth suspects Jen’s new husband is up to no good… why does no-one in Dulwich know where he came from? Are his looks hiding a dark past?
With Jen’s unpleasant ex popping up at every turn, and gruff but handsome policeman DI Harry York insisting Beth should leave things to the professionals, it’s going to take all her sleuthing skills to track Jen down. But searching Jen’s overgrown garden for clues, Beth hears a twig snap… and next thing she knows, she’s woken up in a hospital bed.
Someone in normally peaceful Dulwich Village will do anything to stop her reaching the truth. Can Beth get to the bottom of this mystery before she’s the next to disappear?
A totally addictive murder mystery that’s perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, The Thursday Murder Club and Elly Griffiths.
A Note From the Publisher
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‘Poses quite an enigma!… Another fabulous addition to this series… Beth does seem to be a magnet for trouble!… A real treat… a total surprise!… these novels are a cut above the usual mysteries… Without doubt, worthy of a full five stars!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Kept me guessing… great sense of humour… I really love this great little series… Romance and mystery with a bit of humour thrown in. You can’t get much better than that!!!!’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Page-turning… thoroughly addictive… a clever plot… the perfect novel, just made for curling up with.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Fabulous… such a relatable character… Plenty of suspects, twists, and turns… my amateur sleuth skills were once again put to the test, and once again I was completely foiled… I cannot wait for the next book!… Absolutely recommend to cozy mystery and crime thriller lovers.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘I was hooked… another great cozy mystery… A highly recommended series for lovers of classic and cosy crime alike.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Intelligent and well-plotted… twists that I didn’t see coming… I can’t wait to read the next one!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A brilliant mystery… A brilliant character… it’s great playing detective right alongside her!… Very engaging… fresh and fun… an enjoyable read!’ Goodreads reviewer
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