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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 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 90

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Without A Doubt,.. The Strangest Narration I Have EVER Heard

    • By John on 09-09-18

    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 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    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 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    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 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
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    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

    • Smokescreen

    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Three murders, and yet....dull.

    • By Sharon on 11-01-14

    Regular price: $14.45

    • Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Dead

    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good Brit Mystery!

    • By Kathi on 04-19-13

    Regular price: $22.90

    • Miss Minchin Dies

    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A good police procedural.

    • By Kathleen on 08-28-12

    Regular price: $16.47

    • Unnatural Wastage

    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    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.

    Regular price: $15.70

    • A Fool There Was

    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    Regular price: $14.17

    • 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 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    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....

    Regular price: $21.05