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Monday, March 18, 2019

Murder at Benbury Brook by Betty Rowlands


Melissa Craig is a crime writer. She has now decided to give her fictitious detective a retirement and go into the world of literary fiction. Her nose however leads her elsewhere. Mystery and murder seems to follow her even in this idyllic village she now calls home.

Melissa is missing her friend Irish who lived next door to her. The house has stood empty but at last there seems to be a tenant - a quiet man who is the teacher in the local school. Melissa hopes the new neighbour will prove to be a good one. The village is turned on its head when one of its youngsters is found dead in a brook in the village. When a chance encounter with her next door neighbour turns out to be chaotic and frightening, Melissa now has to decide whether the man is innocent as she believes him to be, despite his shadowy past or whether he is just a victim of circumstance.

Believing him to be innocent, Melissa sets out on a dangerous path of proving the Police wrong and finding the actual culprit responsible for this murder.

Set in beautiful surroundings and extremely descriptive of this part of England - the Cotswolds added to the interest for me in this book.

Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Bookouture. 


  1. I would probably like this book, I'll be looking for a copy.

  2. I think this sounds like a good mystery. Seems like you enjoyed it as well.

  3. The Cotswolds is such an English idyll, glad you enjoyed it.

    Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

  4. I've read others in this series. Sounds like this one is good too.