Adelaide Minchin is found dead in her bathroom. The verdict is accidental death, which her GP has challenged. Sukey agrees to make some inquiries, but the case has to take a back seat when the body of a teenage girl is found. As the two inquiries proceed, Sukey begins to suspect a link between the deaths. With help from local investigative journalist Harry Matthews she starts to rattle a few cages, with near fatal results.
"A good police procedural."
When Lance Rainbird is found drowned at an annual musical weekend at Dallington Manor Hotel, all signs point to it being a terrible accident. But could it be murder after all? Constable Sukey Reynolds and her colleague, Detective Sergeant Vicky Armstrong, investigate, and the case grows more complicated - and deadly - with each passing day....
When the body of pretty Fenella Tremaine is found in a skip with a distinctive oriental-patterned knife in her back, Sukey faces some big questions: Which of Fenella's enemies hated her enough to kill her…and why? Could it be professional rivalry, or her promise to testify against a local residential home that's the key to solving the crime? Sukey will have to use all her wits and her contacts - including dishy journalist Harry Matthews - if she and her colleagues are to bring the killer to justice.
A wealthy, bestselling author, owner of a country estate a few miles outside Bristol, is drowned in her bath just days after being threatened by a seriously disturbed fan who has subsequently disappeared. The missing woman is the obvious suspect, and DC Sukey Reynolds and her friend and colleague DC Vicky Armstrong are given the task of finding her. But although the suspect is found this turns out to be just the start of the investigation.
"Three murders, and yet....dull."
At the Mariners Hotel, Professor Lamont arrives late for a meeting with the guest in Room 106, where the body of Dr Whistler is found lying in a pool of blood. The safe is open and a potentially valuable document, claimed to be a letter from St Paul, has vanished. Suspicion lands on Lamont, who was seen leaving the hotel with a bag, half an hour before he arrived for the meeting.
"Very good Brit Mystery!"
On their way home from a holiday in France, DC Sukey Reynolds and her colleague Vicky Armstrong observe a man who’s behaving suspiciously. Their suspicions are dismissed by their superiors. Then the man is killed in a road accident and enquiries show that he had links with a convicted drug dealer. Meanwhile, DS Rathbone and Sukey are sent to deal with a gruesome incident: a woman's dismembered body has washed up on the shores of the Bristol Channel.