Murder at the House on the Hill Murder at the House on the Hill
Book 1 - The Dedley End Mysteries

Murder at the House on the Hill

A gripping, twisty, delightfully cozy mystery that you won't want to put down!

    • 3.9 • 298 Ratings
    • £1.99
    • £1.99

Publisher Description

Superb sleuthing! I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Dedley End and can’t wait to go back!’ Heidi Swain, author of The Cherry Tree Café

Once Upon a Crime...

Nancy Hunter and her grandmother Jane Hunter run the Dedley Endings Bookshop, selling crime, thriller and mystery books, in a small, quiet Cotswold village where nothing ever happens…

That is, until the wealthy and reclusive Roth family open up their mansion for the first time in thirty years, inviting the people of Dedley End to a lavish engagement party.

While everyone is thrilled to finally look around the mansion on the hill, the festivities are quickly cut short when beautiful Lucy, recently married to young Harry Roth, is found dead after being pushed over the first-floor balustrade.

But who among the guests could have been capable of her murder – and why?

Nancy and Jane decide to investigate – after all, not only do they own a crime themed bookshop, they were also both named after famous literary detectives – but soon wonder if they’ve taken on more than they can handle. Especially when it seems the killer has worked out that they’re hot on their heels…

Can they catch the murderer before the murderer catches up with them? Or will there be a deadly ending to this story?

Praise for Murder at the House on the Hill:

‘Such a fab book - really puts the cosy in cosy crime!’ M. A. Kuzniar, author of Midnight in Everwood

This is a brilliant ‘whodunnit’ which gave me some serious Miss Marple’s absolutely brilliant and a pleasure to readHead in a Book18

‘I loved this brilliant cozy read…it felt very Christie-esque. Nancy and Jane were fab, I loved their relationship. And I can’t wait for more.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review

Even gave me some Murder, she wrote vibes… I truly enjoyed reading this funny, cosy mysteryTizi’s Book Review

‘A cosy crime story with lovable characters and a gripping storyline, perfect for curling up withKelly T’s Space

‘I really enjoyed this cosy crime, I was hooked with the storyline but also charmed by the characters’ Kraftireader

A very well written story with a crime to solve but also with characters that the reader really starts to care about.’ Reader Review

‘What an absolute delight this was to read... I was still guessing whodunnit until the end.’ Wrong Side of Forty UK

I loved the characters of Nancy and Jane...a gripping read, which certainly held my attention and kept me guessing.’ Ginger Book Geek

‘A delightful detective duo, a charming and clever cosy mystery.’ Diane Jeffrey, author of The Silent Friend

‘A cosy, satisfying and enjoyable murder mystery full of intrigue...and even better, with a bookshop too!’ Ella Allbright, author of The Last Charm

‘A well-executed murder mysteryI loved every second of it.’ Reader Review

‘A blast! It’s fast paced, fun and it keeps you guessing till the end!...The story is filled with lots of characters and unusual twists.’ Reader Review

Crime & Thrillers
23 September

Customer Reviews

Caulkhead@64 ,

Murder In The House

Wonderful and gripping I thought it was her ex who did the murder thank you

robinkkirk ,

Slow going

I love murder mystery novels so I was looking forward to this one. The settings for the story all sound wonderful but a lot of unnecessary details make it far too long. Took ages to get to the end and reveal the culprit, which was quite obvious. Not exactly a story with a twist. This could well have been written as a short story if all the ‘paddingk was left out.

epic rm 100 ,

Murder at the house on the hill

I loved this book, it’s gentle and easy going story was really refreshing. I couldn’t wait until bedtime, which is my time to read!

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