The Cotswolds are once more the scene of sinister goings-on. Two cases of fatal food poisoning have occurred at the residential home where Melissa Craig's mother stays. Whilst the authorities have treated them as accidental, Melissa believes that they are the result of foul play.
Two fatal cases of food poisoning at Framleigh House, the smart residential home where her mother Sylvia is staying, are treated by the authorities as accidental. To Melissa's consternation, Sylvia decides to do some detective work: 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 A splendidly lively debut ... good plotting, well-crafted writing and believable characterisation - Publishing News All the best ingredients of English crime ... a novel of sharp insights - Cotswold Life
About Betty Rowlands
Betty Rowlands burst on the the crime scene by winning the Sunday Express/Veuve Clicquot Crime Short Story of the Year Competition. Her success continued with her ten 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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