A tranquil village.
A poisoned cupcake.
A murdered vicar.
A simple case - or it should be. But all clues point to the Toot Hansell Women's Institute, and Detective Inspector Adams is about to discover there's much more to the W.I. than bake sales and jam making.
Alice Martin, RAF Wing Commander (Ret.), and current chair of the W.I., knows the ladies of the Women's Institute are not guilty. But she has a bigger problem. Toot Hansell has a dragonish secret, and she needs to keep the police well away from it. And she'd really rather not be arrested for murder. Again.
Meanwhile, Beaufort Scales, High Lord of the Cloverly dragons, survivor of the days of knights and dragon hunts, knows even better than Alice that the modern dragon only survives as long as no one knows they exist. But he also knows friends don't let friends face murder inquiries alone. Beaufort intends to Get Involved.
This investigation is about to take on dragonish proportions.
Best put the kettle on.
A funny cozy mystery (with dragons), for anyone that likes their mysteries gentle and well-stocked with cake, tea, and friendship. And dragons, obviously.
This standalone book is the first of the Beaufort Scales Mysteries, with a print length of approx 260 pages.
Note: This cozy mystery contains:
no graphic violenceno sexno strong language; however it does contain some blasphemous languagecopious quantities of cake and tea. You may need supplies.