It’s spring in Saxford St Peter, and in the woods between the village and the sea, everything is coming back to life. Beneath the Scots pines, bluebells form a glorious cobalt carpet and plump catkins hang from the branches of a silver birch. But on the forest floor lies Ashton Foley, who’s been shot through the head…
Obituary writer Eve Mallow got to know Ashton before he died. If you’d like to share her experiences of him, and try to identify his murderer, step this way…!
Here’s the blurb:
Obituary writer and amateur sleuth Eve Mallow is enjoying life in sleepy Saxford St Peter – until a mysterious murder lands right at her door…
It’s spring in Saxford St Peter – time to get back in the garden, listen to the birds, and take gentle strolls in the woods. But for some, it’s the season for murder.
Eve Mallow is relishing the gentle pace of the village until a new arrival stirs everyone up. Ashton Foley is back: a teenage tearaway turned interior designer to the stars. He’s mad, bad and dangerous to know, but charming too – as Eve herself can testify – and every house in Saxford opens its doors to him.
So when he’s found murdered in the woods near his mother’s home, Apple Tree Cottage, there’s no shortage of suspects. A jealous husband? A spurned lover? Or has someone from his past life caught up with him?
The police soon hit on a simple solution, and arrest his mother’s partner Howard. Ashton always hated him, and he bears all the marks of a recent fight. But Ashton’s mother, miles away in New Zealand, is convinced he’s innocent, and enlists Eve’s help to prove it.
There’s just one problem. Eve saw Howard sniffing around Apple Tree Cottage on the morning of the murder, and she’s fairly sure he’s guilty, too…
Mystery at Apple Tree Cottage is available in Kindle, paperback and Audible formats. And you can still download the ebook of the first novel in the series, Mystery on Hidden Lane, for just 99p/c!
2 thoughts on “Eve Mallow is back! Mystery at Apple Tree Cottage is out today! @bookouture”
Clare, will there be more Tara Thorpe??? I absolutely loved the series!!
Thank you for your comment, Judy. I’m so glad you enjoyed the Tara books; I had fun writing them too. There are no more in the pipeline at present, but I haven’t ruled out returning to the series sometime in the future. I’ll post any updates here!