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.
Lesley Cookman started writing almost as soon as she could read, and filled many exercise books with pony stories until she was old enough to go out with boys. After following a varied career as a model, air stewardess and disc jockey, she turned to writing short fiction and features for a variety of magazines, before graduating from the University of Wales with an MA in Creative Writing. She has taught writing for both Kent Adult Education and the WEA and edited the first Sexy Shorts collection of short stories from Accent Press in aid of the Breast Cancer Campaign. She lives on the Kent coast and has four grown up children and a passion for community theatre. She has written 10 titles in the Libby Sarjeant Murder Mysteries series and has also published How To Write A Pantomime.
Christina Jones on
6th August 2012 5:50PM
I read the first two Libby Sarjeant mysteries on holiday and was hooked, completely ignoring scorching sun, turquoise sea and white sand to be embroiled in the brilliantly-written murderous shenanigans in Steeple Martin and the surrounding Kent villages. The third in the series, Murder in Midwinter, was therefore top of my Christmas Wish List - and I wasn't disappointed. This time, ignoring friends and family and the festive fun, I joined Libby, Fran, Peter and Harry and the rest of the gang (a gang who are so real that I'm convinced they're all living, breathing people) as once again they're plunged into a cleverly-crafted story involving shock inheritances, mysterious deaths, and all manner of deeply-hidden secrets. This book is another perfect page-turning English village murder mystery that is simply unputdownable. Fans of Agatha Raisin need look no further. I'd give Murder in Midwinter more than 5 stars if I could and am now impatiently waiting for the next instalment.