Isle of Man Cozy Mystery

14 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 161 ratings

Aunt Bessie Assumes Publisher's Summary

Aunt Bessie assumes that she'll have the beach all to herself on a cold, wet, and windy March morning just after sunrise, then she stumbles (almost literally) over a dead body.

Elizabeth (Bessie) Cubbon, aged somewhere between free bus pass (60) and telegram from the Queen (100), has lived her entire adult life in a small cottage on Laxey Beach. For most of those years, she's been in the habit of taking a brisk morning walk along the beach. Dead men have never been part of the scenery before. Aunt Bessie assumes that the dead man died of natural causes, then the police find the knife in his chest. Try as she might, Bessie just can't find anything to like about the young widow that she provides tea and sympathy to in the immediate aftermath of finding the body. There isn't much to like about the rest of the victim's family either.

Aunt Bessie assumes that the police will have the case wrapped up in no time at all, then she finds a second body. Can Bessie and her friends find the killer before she ends up as the next victim?

©2014 Diana Xarissa (P)2016 Diana Xarissa
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  • Book 1

    • Aunt Bessie Assumes

    • An Isle of Man Cozy Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Diana Xarissa
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ashford
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 83

    Aunt Bessie assumes that she'll have the beach all to herself on a cold, wet, and windy March morning just after sunrise, then she stumbles (almost literally) over a dead body. Aunt Bessie assumes that the dead man died of natural causes, then the police find the knife in his chest. Try as she might, Bessie just can't find anything to like about the young widow that she provides tea and sympathy to in the immediate aftermath of finding the body. There isn't much to like about the rest of the victim's family either.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice cozy!

    • By Sylvia on 05-23-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Aunt Bessie Believes

    • An Isle of Man Cozy Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Diana Xarissa
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ashford
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Aunt Bessie is somewhere past 60 and old enough to ignore the rude woman that does her best to ruin the first session of the beginning Manx language class they are both taking. Moirrey's sudden death is harder to ignore. Aunt Bessie believes that Moirrey's death was the result of the heart condition that Moirrey always complained about. The police investigation, however, suggests that someone switched some of the dead woman's essential medications for something far more deadly.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great

    • By Susan on 10-22-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Aunt Bessie Considers

    • An Isle of Man Cozy Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Diana Xarissa
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ashford
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Aunt Bessie has become something of an expert in the history of the island that she's called home for all of her adult life. Aunt Bessie considers it unfair when the entire conference schedule is thrown into disarray by Mack Dickson's sudden arrival. Mack promises that what he has to say is important enough to warrant the upheaval. But even more turmoil follows when Bessie discovers Mack's body only a short time after he's finished giving his speech.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nice continuation of series with great narration

    • By Eileen on 09-24-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • Aunt Bessie Decides

    • Isle of Man Cozy Mystery Series, Book 4
    • By: Diana Xarissa
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ashford
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Aunt Bessie decides that she and her closest friends should have an enjoyable night out. Elizabeth Cubbon (known to almost everyone as Aunt Bessie) has made many friends over the lifetime that she’s lived in the village of Laxey, but few have been as close as the ones she’s made recently. Bessie relied on Doona Moore, Hugh Watterson, and John Rockwell to help her through several recent murder investigations she’s found herself caught up in. Now she wants to treat them all to an open-air performance of a Shakespearean play on the grounds of historic Peel Castle.

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

    Aunt Bessie Enjoys audiobook cover art
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