PUBLISHED BY BOOKOUTURE ON THE 22nd AUGUST 2022
Meet Beth Haldane: a historian with a taste for gardening, snug coffee shops… and solving mysteries?
It’s a crisp spring day in Dulwich Village when Beth arrives at Wyatt’s School for her new job, keen to impress and show off her research skills. Her boss Alan Jenkins seems a little shifty as he runs off for a mysterious appointment… but Beth puts it out of her mind until lunchtime when strolling the five-hundred-year-old grounds, she is shocked to stumble overAlan’s dead body: spots of blood on his mustard-yellow tweed jacket, his face covered with a carefully-placed handkerchief.
Beth can’t resist joining the hunt for the killer and soon discovers Alan rubbed his fellow teachers up the wrong way… was it the handsome headmaster who’d planned a secret meeting? The gossiping receptionist who knows everything? Or the wily groundskeeper with a grudge?
When Beth returns from her sleuthing to find Alan’s wife rifling through the archives, it’s clear someone at this school had a deadly secret … But with parents and teachers panicking that the respectable reputation of Wyatt’s is under threat, will Beth find herself in the murderer’s sights before the school bell rings?
Wander down the cobbled streets of Dulwich, where nothing is as perfect as it seems! Fans of Agatha Christie, The Thursday Murder Club and Faith Martin won’t be able to put down this deliciously gripping mystery.
This book was previously published as Death in Dulwich
Another book that I could not put down and still did not get who did it! Really good story and good characters that I could really picture by the writing. This series of books are really good so well recommended if you like a nice cosy crime story.
Before turning to crime, Alice Castle was a UK newspaper journalist for The Daily Express, The Times and The Daily Telegraph. She writes the Beth Haldane Mysteries cosy crime series published by Bookouture. The ninth book in the series will be out in May 2023.
Alice Castle also writes psychological thrillers for HQDigital as A.M. Castle.