A dead body on a carnival float at the village show.
A clear case of murder in plain sight, thinks new arrival Sophie Sayers - but why do none of the villagers agree?
What dark secrets are they hiding to prevent her unmasking the murderer, and who holds the key to the mystery?
- Hector, the gorgeous but enigmatic owner of the village bookshop
- Joshua, the intrusive yet insightful old man from next door
- Carol, village shopkeeper, the fount of village gossip, not all of it reliable
And what is that mysterious ingredient that almost knocks Sophie out when she takes tea at the village bookshop? (Not the best way to start a job interview.)
Can Sophie unearth the clues tucked away in this outwardly idyllic Cotswold village before anyone else comes to harm, not least herself?
For fans of classic cozy mysteries everywhere, Best Murder in Show will make you laugh out loud at the idiosyncrasies of English country life, and rack your brains to discover the murderer before Sophie can.
Order your copy now to enjoy this addictive series from the start.
"A cracking example of cozy crime" - Katie Fforde, President of the Romantic Novelists Association and international bestseller
"Miss Marple meets Bridget Jones" - Belinda Pollard, author of the Wild Crimes
"The Sophie Sayers Village Mysteries are both cracking mysteries and laugh-out-loud funny. I can't get enough of them and tell the whole world to buy them" - Wendy Jones, author of the DI Shona McKenzie mysteries
Enjoyed reading . Kept me wondering what was going to happen next. I will continue reading her story to find out what she gets in to next. It’s a page turner!
I enjoyed Best Murder in Show as a free book but am ready to buy the second in the series. The village characters were delightful. The plot, while unlikely in apprehension of the guilty party, was entertaining. I saw a couple of negative reviews and was rather surprised. Yes, the first couple of chapters where the author introducted several characters with just a name and perhaps position within the village seemed a bit confusing, but I simply made a list and in just a few more chapters recognized that my list wasn’t necessary. No, it’s not a literary masterpiece, but it’s a fun, light read - just as a cozy novel should be.
Best murder in show
Light reading, but good plot and story. Five stars for entertainment.