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For a limited time only, you can get a free copy of Penelope Sotheby's first novella "Murder at the Inn" - click here to find out more > bit.ly/1I13tWf (just copy and paste into your browser) “Albert was completing his second full rotation in an effort to find something weapon-like when he heard a thud downstairs, followed by the sound of falling pottery. He stopped his spinning and wandered to the door, ready to peer out and ask about the noise. There was a commotion on the staircase and a form appeared in the bedroom doorway. “Well, it looks like the time for subtlety is over,” said the murderer as they raised a long sharp knife from their side.” The Apple Mews Centennial Fête is right around the corner and the locals are busy preparing for the big day. Quirky personalities abound as tables and tents are set up on the green, and now everyone is waiting to hear the results of the hotly debated baking contest. All is dandy until a murder during the festivities plunges Diane Dimbleby and Inspector Darrell Crothers together in yet another mystery. The retired teacher-turned-author knew the baking competition this year was especially fierce, but would one of the participants really kill to win? It appears so. Just as the reigning champion is celebrating a record-breaking victory, she collapses. Diane finds clues and suspects galore in her quaint, picturesque town, but another contestant is murdered in the meantime. It turns out the victims had a dark secret they were hiding, and Diane and Inspector Crothers believe someone familiar—someone from the village—is responsible for their deaths. Apple Mews is supposed to be peaceful. You should be able to trust your neighbors. Diane is tasked with her most personal case to date and it looks like timing is running out to save the next victims. A curious writer.
A determined detective.
Too many suspects and not enough evidence. Murder at the Fête: A Diane Dimbleby Cozy Mystery is part of a series of books by author Penelope Sotheby. If you are a fan of cozy mysteries that contain an ingenious but modest woman sleuth then you will love this Diane Dimbleby adventure.