Two fatal cases of food poisoning at Framleigh House, the smart residential home where Melissa Craig's mother Sylvia is staying, are treated as accidental by the authorities.
To Melissa's consternation, Sylvia decides to do some detective work of her own: why do the once-married couple ignore one another in company but make a secret rendezvous in the grounds? Do the two gay actors fit into the puzzle? Can Sylvia trust the confidante whom she has roped into her 'investigation'?
When another resident is taken ill Melissa starts to take her mother's concerns seriously and begins to investigate with the aid of local journalist Bruce Ingram. And in so doing puts her own life in jeopardy.
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Praise for Betty Rowland's previous Melissa Craig mysteries: 'Full of sharp insights with an unexpected twist in the tail' - Val McDermid, Manchester Evening News 'A clearly gifted and knowledgeable writer, never less than engaging and readable' - Financial Times 'Gently old-fashioned whodunit, riddled with lurking anguish' - The Times 'All the best ingredients of English crime ... a novel of sharp insights' - Cotswold Life
About Betty Rowlands
Betty Rowlands burst on to the crime scene by winning the Sunday Express/Veuve Clicquot Crime Short Story of the Year Competition. Her success continued with her nine highly acclaimed Melissa Craig mysteries. She is an active member of the Crime Writers' Association and regularly gives talks and readings and serves on panels in crime writing conventions.
No Laughing Matter by Betty Rowlands
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