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    • Murder at Hawthorn Cottage

    • A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 247
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 216

    Melissa Craig is absolutely delighted with her new life in an old crumbling cottage, spending her days pruning the primroses and getting to know Binkie, the ginger cat next door. She only wishes she had made the move to the countryside sooner. But when a knock at the door brings news of a shocking discovery, she suddenly finds herself thrown in to the middle of a baffling mystery: the bones of a young woman have been found in the woods just behind her new home. Perhaps the little village of Upper Bembury is not as idyllic as it first seemed? Strange phone calls in the night convince Melissa that the police are barking up completely the wrong tree, so she can’t resist doing a little digging of her own. From the bingo hall to the beauty salon and beyond, her search ruffles a few feathers and uncovers many of the village’s most scandalous secrets, but gets her no closer to finding the culprit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good clean mystery.

    • By Sally on 10-27-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Murder in Langley Woods: A Completely Addictive Cozy Mystery Novel

    • Melissa Craig Mystery Series, Book 8
    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    A body is found near a picture-perfect Cotswolds village...but the upstanding local residents couldn’t possibly be involved, could they? Murder is the very last thing on Melissa Craig’s mind when one of her neighbors pops in to complain loudly about a minor local robbery. She’s far too busy thinking about her next book.... But when the evening paper lands, there is a shocking headline. A young woman’s body has been found in the nearby woods, and it seems the local robbery may offer a crucial clue.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • 3

    • By Donna on 02-13-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Murder in the Morning

    • A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 98

    Melissa Craig is settling in nicely to a new teaching position in the quaint little village of Upper Bembury, getting to know her way around, drinking tea with the eccentric staff, even sewing the first seeds of romance. But when she arrives one morning to find police outside her classroom, Melissa is shocked to hear that her beautiful colleague Angelica has been found dead in her home. As everyone in Angelica’s life comes under suspicion, Melissa makes it her mission to go in search of the truth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story but...

    • By Karen on 09-30-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Murder on the Clifftops

    • A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    A delightful afternoon stroll turns to disaster when the guests of an artists’ retreat in the French mountains spot the body of a man at the bottom of a cliff. Amongst them is Melissa Craig, who, binoculars at the ready, suddenly finds herself at the center of a very puzzling mystery. Was it an accident, or was he pushed? Her suspicions are confirmed when another body is found days later in almost the exact same spot. It can’t be a coincidence; someone in this idyllic French village is up to no good, and it’s up to her to find out who.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I liked the story and the characters a lot

    • By Jeannette T on 11-06-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Murder in the Orchard

    • A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 6
    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Melissa Craig is struggling with her new novel, so when the invitation arrives to visit a nearby country house for some writing time, she decides a bit of peace and quiet is just what she needs. The house is everything she could have hoped for, even if the staff do seem rather unsettled. She has barely unpacked when the owner of the house persuades Melissa to investigate some threatening notes he has received. But before she can do any digging, he is found murdered in his own orchard.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful cozy mystery

    • By Beatrice on 01-20-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Murder at Larkfield Barn

    • A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 7
    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Since her move to the country, Melissa Craig has become firmly established in village life. So, when one of the older residents fails to show up for a drinks party, Melissa goes to check on her. What she finds chills her to the bone: Her dear neighbor has been murdered, and the killer has painted a hideous smile onto her face. Melissa soon realizes that the death in her village bears the same trademark as a series of recent murders in the Cotswolds.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 stars

    • By Beatrice on 02-10-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Murder at the Manor Hotel: A completely unputdownable cozy mystery novel

    • A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Melissa is delighted when she’s asked to help put on a play at her favorite local Cotswolds hotel. There’s nothing she loves more than getting to know the cast, who are just as colorful behind the scenes as they are onstage. Rehearsals are running smoothly until the perpetually grumpy supporting actor is found spread-eagle at the bottom of a steep flight of stairs leading to a cellar. As Melissa tries in vain to save his life, she is sure she can hear voices nearby and suspects there is more to this accident than meets the eye.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Murder on a Winter Afternoon

    • A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 5
    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Melissa Craig is enjoying her first winter in the Cotswolds, taking brisk walks through the snowy fields and basking in the winter sunshine. The only thing Melissa is plotting is her Christmas shopping. But after the unexpected death of local writer Leonora Jewell, Melissa is asked to complete Leonora’s final book. However, on her first visit to the cottage, she finds a gruesome object overlooked by the police: a metal bar covered with dried blood.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 stars

    • By Beatrice on 12-22-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Scent of Death

    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    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....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • 1

    • By Donna on 01-19-19

    Regular price: $21.05