Ellie Quicke

18 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 75 ratings

Murder of Identity Publisher's Summary

While out collecting some Portuguese laurel for the formidable flower arranger Mrs Dawes, feisty widow Ellie Quicke comes across a dead body - a corpse without an identity. Next day, Mrs Dawes is discovered by Ellie and her grandson, Frank, badly beaten and close to death. Much to Ellie's dismay, the police think shaven-headed Neil, Mrs Dawes' grandson, is responsible, even after a third body comes to light. As if this were not enough, Ellie's ambitious daughter, Diana, has gone into partnership with a smiling, steely estate agent; Ellie's aged aunt is making plans, which are sure to cause family ructions; and their delightfully rotund vicar asks for more attention from Ellie than she can easily give.
©2007 Veronica Heley; (P)2007 Soundings
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  • Book 1

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  • Book 2

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  • Book 3

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  • Book 4

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  • Book 6

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  • Book 7

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  • Book 8

    • Murder of Identity

    • By: Veronica Heley
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    While out collecting some Portuguese laurel for the formidable flower arranger Mrs Dawes, feisty widow Ellie Quicke comes across a dead body - a corpse without an identity. Next day, Mrs Dawes is discovered by Ellie and her grandson, Frank, badly beaten and close to death. Much to Ellie's dismay, the police think shaven-headed Neil, Mrs Dawes' grandson, is responsible, even after a third body comes to light.

    Regular price: $24.17

  • Book 9

    • Murder in the Park

    • By: Veronica Heley
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    When Ellie Quicke's friend, Felicity, witnesses a Pitbull savage a young mother in the park, she goes into shock and calls on Ellie for help. Ellie's enquiries indicate that the dog and its owner are strangers to the neighbourhood, but soon there are other attacks...and after each one, the dog vanishes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging

    • By Julia R. Reece on 10-04-12

    Regular price: $27.19

  • Book 10

    • Murder in House

    • By: Veronica Heley
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Ellie and her new husband Thomas are called to deal with Ursula, a young student who has staged a sit-in at church. Ursula challenges Ellie to solve three mysteries: a broken engagement, her friend Mia's disappearance, and a murder. As she investigates, Ellie begins to suspect that there is more to these events. Soon she finds her own friends and family targeted as a powerful group hunts her down.

    Regular price: $19.96

  • Book 11

    • Murder by Mistake

    • By: Veronica Heley
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Ellie Quicke, although comfortably re-married, is still inclined to act hastily. But when she took in a young rape victim, she didn’t expect it to become an invitation to murder. When she was released from the hospital, Mia had nowhere to go. Mia is threatened by violent deaths which dog her every move . . . and Ellie’s. But who is responsible for these terrifying “accidents”? Ellie has other things on her mind as well, after being asked to help organise the weddings of both her best friend and her daughter.

    Regular price: $20.14

  • Book 12

    • Murder My Neighbour

    • By: Veronica Heley
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Troubles never come singly. Ellie’s old friend and housekeeper falls off a ladder and hurts herself after seeing a “ghost” in a neighbour’s house, while Ellie is trying to get rid of a desperate young man, who says he’s looking for his great aunt… who happens to own the house in question. Mrs Pryce had told everyone she was moving to a retirement home, but never arrived there.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Tedium personified

    • By mary on 11-06-11

    Regular price: $15.54

  • Book 13

    • Murder in Mind

    • By: Veronica Heley
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Ellie has always disliked the local big estate agent - aka Great White Shark - and is distressed when her daughter Diana announces that she is carrying his child and about to become his fourth wife. But Ellie is soon drawn into the family circle when one of the Hooper children dies in their private gym and another succumbs to a peanut allergy. The police want to write off the deaths as accident and misadventure, but Ellie believes someone is targeting members of the Hooper family. Surely Diana wouldn't… or would she?

    Regular price: $15.59

  • Book 14

    • Murder with Mercy

    • By: Veronica Heley
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Ellie's friend on the police force asks her to enquire about some deaths which might or might not be suicide. Unbeknown to the police, an elderly lady with dementia has come across some drugs and is using them to ease people in pain out of their misery. At the same time, the project to turn the quirky, turreted Pryce House into a hotel is dogged by problems and suspicion falls on the difficult twelve-year-old boy Mikey who Ellie has taken in.

    Regular price: $15.59

  • Book 15

    • Murder in Time

    • By: Veronica Heley
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Ellie opens the door to a man who is a stranger but instantly recognisable as the father of her housekeeper's young son. Mikey had been conceived at a party during which his mother, Vera, a schoolgirl, had been drugged and raped. Abdi hadn't wanted anything to do with her, but now he is a consultant whose wife cannot have children, and he aims to pay off Vera and adopt Mikey. Ellie discovers that Vera still thinks fondly of her then boyfriend, even though he had also rejected her.

    Regular price: $19.93

  • Book 16

    • Murder by Suspicion

    • By: Veronica Heley
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Ellie opens the door to a man who is a stranger but instantly recognisable as the father of her housekeeper's young son. Mikey had been conceived at a party during which his mother, Vera, a schoolgirl, had been drugged and raped. Abdi hadn't wanted anything to do with her, but now he is a consultant whose wife cannot have children, and he aims to pay off Vera and adopt Mikey. Ellie discovers that Vera still thinks fondly of her then boyfriend, even though he had also rejected her.

    Regular price: $20.56

  • Book 17

    • Murder in Style

    • By: Veronica Heley
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Poppy's wealthy father hadn't liked the look of the men whom his twin daughters intended to marry, and had set them up in the Magpie fashion boutique to ensure they would be able to support themselves, at the same time ensuring that the girls made a will in one another's favour. The business prospered and expanded until, many years later, skeletons start to come out of the closet. Bodies too. And Ellie's enquiries uncover a hornet's nest of greed and malice combined with tragic secrets.

    Regular price: $20.65

  • Book 18

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