PUBLISHED BY JOFFE BOOKS CRIME THRILLER AND COSY MYSTERY ON THE 31st JULY
Early one morning, Lilah Beardon finds her father drowned on his own farm. The police assume his death was a tragic accident.
But Lilah isn’t convinced. She knew her father better than anyone, and a clumsy accident doesn’t seem likely.
Everyone else in this pretty village hated the crabby old farmer: from his neglected wife Miranda to the parish vicar . . . but is one of the villagers a cold-blooded killer?
Working alongside the handsome but bumbling Detective Constable Den Cooper, Lilah is determined to uncover the truth.
And then another body is discovered . . . Will Lilah be able to crack the case before she becomes the killer’s next target?
What I thought
Murder, mystery and mayhem but who committed the murders? This will definitely keep you guessing until the end as there are so many twists and turns, sometimes a bit slow but I think it was just the background story as I wanted it to just get to the answers. There are many books in this series so will keep you reading for a while, it was a bit different to have a murder on a working farm. Let me know what you think.
Rebecca grew up on farms in the 1950s and 60s and then went to Swansea University, where she did a BA in English and Philosophy. She had poems and short stories published in small magazines from that time on, but it was only after marrying, producing four children and working at a succession of part-time jobs that she got published with her first crime novel, A DIRTY DEATH. This book is based on childhood memories of farming life. The thrill of publication was slightly marred by the fact that the cow on the cover was a Friesian and not a Jersey. Rebecca still worries that people think she can’t tell the difference…
The part-time jobs include freelance indexing and proofreading for London publishers; running antenatal classes for the NCT; counselling couples for Relate; and being the office girl for an undertaker. These were followed by several years as a milk recorder, involving cold dawn visits to mucky farms and working with the wide variety of herdsmen in charge. This experience features prominently in A DEATH TO RECORD.
She currently writes two distinct crime series – set in the Cotswolds, and the Lake District. She also has historical fiction available as ebooks only.
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