• Death Under the Apple Tree

  • A Sukey Reynolds Mystery, Book 7
  • By: Betty Rowlands
  • Narrated by: Katie Villa
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (75 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A summer garden party is in full swing at a grand old house, but under a gorgeous apple tree laden with ripe fruit...a body is discovered.

Sukey Reynolds is treasuring the late-summer sun, taking long walks in the countryside, and enjoying the golden views across the Cotswold hills. At home, she’s busy cooking up feasts for her growing teenage son - amateur sleuthing is definitely off the menu.

When she is called to photograph a crumbling manor, the day suddenly turns cold. In the charming garden, the body of beautiful Una May has been discovered, and all fingers are pointed at the tempestuous owner of the house, who was overheard arguing with Una that morning....

But who is the rotten apple in this beautiful orchard?

The party was supposed to celebrate a painting of the residents and staff. When the picture is found slashed, the police close in on the landowner, but Sukey is sure they are barking up the wrong tree, and she decides to do a bit of snooping. Which likeness hides a villain? Could it be the lustful lord, the aloof artist, or perhaps the heartbroken housekeeper?

Despite her sleuthing, Sukey is no closer to catching Una May’s killer, until she finds a pair of shoes covered in mud from the orchard. With the police convinced they’ve caught the right man, Sukey must solve this baffling case alone. But to find the killer holding the poisonous fruit, she may have to delve deep into the garden....

If books by Agatha Christie, P. D. James, or Faith Martin have you hooked, then you will love this murder mystery by the queen of cozy crime!

This audiobook was previously published as Party to Murder.

©2005, 2019 Betty Rowlands (P)2019 Bookouture

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Love this series.

Well written and good, believable characters. Narrator is strong and clear . Can't wait for the next one.

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Another adventure for Sukey and Co

so many twists and turns. I figured out the involvement of one character but the killer was a totalsurprise. I enjoy this series very much

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  • 09-30-19

Another great read under the apple tree

Thoroughly enjoyed yet another sukey book .... always a great ‘read’ Betty Rowlands is now a favourite author