Murder by the Sea

Author: Lesley Cookman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781681469188
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Fiction

Fourth title in the bestselling Libby Sarjeant murder mystery series. This new edition contains a map of Steeple Martin, cast of characters and a bonus chapter from the next title in the series. Psychic investigator Fran Castle gets a request from the police to help when a body is discovered on a rocky island in the middle of Nethergate Bay. Libby Sarjeant, Fran's sleuthing partner, is on the case too, as they delve into the shameful world of the exploitation of illegal immigrants. Libby's partner Ben is concerned that her occasionally over-enthusiastic investigations might get her into trouble: his worries seem justified as Libby and Fran get on the trail of a war-time fascist spy and they become a nuisance to a killer.

Murder in Midwinter

Author: Lesley Cookman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781681469225
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Fiction

New edition of the bestselling Libby Sarjeant murder mystery series that includes a map of Steeple Martin, cast of characters and a bonus chapter from the next title in the series. Kent village sleuth Libby Sarjeant and her psychic investigator friend Fran Castle befriend Bella Morleigh, who has inherited a derelict theatre. When an unknown body is discovered inside the theatre, they feel duty bound to help with the investigation. Although Libby is rather distracted by the preparations for her friends' Civil Partnership ceremony, she's getting the hang of using a computer to dig for information. However, when a second body is found it is one of Fran's psychic moments that makes the connection between the deaths; a connection with startling results.

Murder by the Barrel

Author: Lesley Cookman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781635969986
Release Date: 2017-10-05
Genre: Fiction

A new title in the popular cosy crime series by bestselling author Lesley Cookman When the sleepy village of Steeple Martin announces its first beer festival, the locals are excited. Beer, sun and music, what could possibly go wrong? But when an unexpected death shakes the village, it’s up to Libby Sarjeant to solve the puzzle. Was it just another rock star death or is there something more sinister afoot?

Murder in Steeple Martin

Author: Lesley Cookman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781681469232
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Fiction

New edition includes map of Steeple Martin, list of characters and free bonus chapter from the next title in the bestselling Libby Sarjeant Murder Mystery series. Artist and ex-actress Libby Sarjeant is busy directing a play for the opening of a new theatre in her village when one of her cast is found murdered. The play, written by her friend Peter, is based on real events in his family, disturbing and mysterious, which took place in the village during the last war. As the investigation into the murder begins to uncover a tangled web of relationships in the village, it seems that the events dramatised in the play still cast a long shadow, dark enough to inspire murder. Libby's natural nosiness soon leads her into the thick of the investigation, but is she too close to Peter's family, and in particular his cousin Ben, to be able to recognise the murderer?

Murder Dancing

Author: Lesley Cookman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781682994122
Release Date: 2016-03-24
Genre: Fiction

The sixteenth in the acclaimed Libby Sarjeant murder mystery series by Lesley Cookman. Max Tobin brings his all-male dance company to Steeple Martin, with his new ballet Pendle, based on the infamous Pendle Witch Trials, due to be performed at the Oast Theatre. There have been unpleasant incidents during rehearsals in London, and Max asks Libby Sarjeant and her friend Fran Wolfe to look into them. To everyone's surprise, the seriousness of the incidents escalates until, inevitably, someone is murdered. While the police look into the murder, Libby and Fran wonder why someone seemed so set against the ballet. Were occult forces at work, or was there a more worldly, personal motive?

Murder on the Run

Author: Lesley Cookman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781682994719
Release Date: 2016-12-06
Genre: Fiction

The world of running is completely alien to Libby Sarjeant and her friend Fran Wolfe, but when Libby’s son Adam and Fran’s stepdaughter Sophie join the Nethergate Harriers, they have to take an interest. And when one of the runners goes missing in the middle of the Nethergate 5K, they take more than an interest! It’s not long before a body is found – and Libby and Fran are caught up in another investigation… The seventeenth instalment in the hugely popular Libby Sarjeant murder mystery series.

Murder in Merino

Author: Sally Goldenbaum
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780451415370
Release Date: 2015-05-05
Genre: Fiction

Includes knitting pattern, recipes, and excerpt from A finely knit murder (pages 309-317).

Murder in the Green

Author: Lesley Cookman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781681469263
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Fiction

New edition of this bestselling Libby Sarjeant murder mystery series including a map of Steeple Martin, cast of characters and a bonus chapter of the next title in the series. Amateur sleuth Libby Sarjeant and her psychic investigator friend Fran become involved when a member of a local Morris Dancing side is found dead on May Day. Driven in part by her interest in Morris lore, Libby leaves her comfort zone in Kent and travels to Cornwall where she sees the darker side of Morris and its links to Satanism. Back home in Kent, she and Fran begin to unravel the facts behind the murder and the cleverness of a completely unsuspected killer.

Murder in Bloom

Author: Lesley Cookman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781681469218
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Fiction

New edition of this bestselling murder mystery series that includes a map of Steeple Martin, cast of characters and a bonus chapter of the next book in the series. Middle-aged artist-come-investigator Libby Sarjeant's son Adam has uncovered a body with his rotovator in Creekmarsh Place, where he is working as a gardener for TV personality Lewis Osbourne-Walker. The police seem to think there is no connection with the current owner but Libby, naturally, can't just leave it at that. With her psychic friend Fran's mind on other things, Libby has to go it alone. A murder in London inspires the police to dig deeper and Libby, determined to help her new friend Lewis, stirs up more mud than Adam's rotovator.

Murder by Magic

Author: Lesley Cookman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781681469171
Release Date: 2012-09-06
Genre: Fiction

The tenth book in the Libby Sarjeant series of British murder mysteries which feature a retired actress as the female sleuth and are based in the picturesque village of Steeple Martin. Libby Sarjeant and her friend Fran Wolfe are asked to look into the sudden and unexplained death of a devoted churchgoer. The police appear to have lost interest, but the villagers are certain that their new lady vicar has something to do with it! But if it is murder, how was it done? Could it be - magic?

A Bespoke Murder

Author: Edward Marston
Publisher: Allison & Busby
ISBN: 9780749040000
Release Date: 2011-09-26
Genre: Fiction

May 1915. While thousands of Britons fight in the trenches, a severely depleted police force remains behind to keep the Home Front safe. In London, the sinking of the Lusitania sparks an unprecedented wave of anti-German riots and arson attacks across the city. Among the victims is the immigrant tailor Jacob Stein, found dead in his burnt-out shop. Detective Inspector Harvey Marmion and Sergeant Joe Keedy must take on this case of cover-ups and contradictions and track down Jacob's killer - a hunt which carries them from the crime-ridden streets of wartime London to the chaos of the front line. But is the murder simply the result of a tragic excess of wartime hysteria, or perhaps a more premeditated crime?

Midnight Murders

Author: Katherine John
Publisher: Accent Press
ISBN: 9781905170272
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Fiction

When Sgt. Trevor Joseph checks into a Victorian hospital for some rest and relaxation he finds anything but, When a body is discovered on the grounds.

Gossamer Ghost

Author: Laura Childs
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 9780425266670
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Genre: Antique dealers

Marcus Joubert in the shop owner of Oddities, next door to Carmela's Memory Mine. Carmela hears a disturbance and goes in, only to find Marcus dead! In front of Carmela and the police his assistant Mavis Sweet arrives claiming that Napoleon's Death Mask has been stolen from their shop! And then just 4 hours later reports of another stolen death mask (1 of 4 known), this time from a collector in Dallas, hits the police radios. The police suspect Joubert, but Mavis knows he is anything but a thief.

Murder in the Dark

Author: Lesley Cookman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781681469256
Release Date: 2013-09-27
Genre: Fiction

The twelfth book in the Libby Sarjeant series of British murder mysteries which features a retired actress as the female sleuth and are based in the picturesque village of Steeple Martin. An unidentified woman's body is found in a remote garden in Kent. With the owners not in residence, the only people with legitimate access are the caretaker, Johnny, and landscape gardeners Adam Sarjeant and his employer, Mog. Afraid of her son falling under suspicion, Libby Sarjeant, with her friend Fran, are determined to find the murderer, with or without the assistance of the police in the person of Chief Detective Inspector Ian Connell.

Murder at the Laurels

Author: Lesley Cookman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781681469157
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Fiction

New edition of the bestselling Libby Sarjeant murder mystery series that includes a map of Steeple Martin, cast of characters and bonus chapter from the next title in the series. Steeple Martin amateur detective Libby Sarjeant's friend, and sleuthing partner, psychic investigator Fran Castle, suspects that there is something suspicious about the death of her aunt in a nursing home. When Fran's long-lost relatives turn up and seem either unconcerned or obstructive, Libby and Fran are sure something is wrong, particularly as the will is missing. As usual Libby needs little persuasion to start investigating, even if she doesn't see herself as Miss Marple. They discover surprising links to Fran's own past but, as the murders multiply and the police take over, can the amateur sleuths keep on the trail?