Book List:48 titles
  • Ellie’s husband Thomas, a retired minister, is suspicious when he receives not one but five letters advising him that he has been bequeathed money by five different people in their wills. He barely knew three of his benefactors, and what could poss...


  • The mysterious deaths of two adored cats plunges Bea into the disturbing goings-on of the Tredgold family in the latest Abbot Agency mystery. Wealthy Marcia Tredgold and her daughter, Charlotte, want Bea Abbot to find them replacements for staff who ...


  • Murder is no joke, as Ellie Quicke is only too aware in this absorbing and entertaining mystery. Ellie Quicke is shocked when her daughter, Diana, turns up at her door with a suitcase in tow. Bunny Brewster has died of an overdose, and Diana’s h...


  • A brown leather briefcase containing priceless family jewels brings chaos and carnage to Bea’s ordered life in the latest lively Abbot Agency mystery. Looking forward to a peaceful weekend, Bea Abbot’s plans are disrupted by the unexpected arr...


  • No good deed goes unpunished, as Ellie Quicke finds out in this engaging and entertaining mystery. Ellie Quicke believes in helping people in trouble. But it would appear that her latest good deed has returned to bite her when she takes in a weepi...


  • A dinner party descends into chaos and death in the latest gripping Abbot Agency mystery. Attending a birthday celebration for two young girls, Bea Abbot tries not to let superstition get the better of her when she realizes they are thirteen at di...


  • Ellie Quicke finds you can choose your friends but not your family. Poppy’s wealthy father hadn’t liked the look of the men whom his twin daughters intended to marry, and had set them up in the Magpie fashion boutique to ensure they would be ...


  • Bea Abbot discovers that at least one of her neighbors is hiding a shocking secret in the latest intriguing Abbot Agency mystery When the party wall dividing the gardens of Bea Abbot and her fiancé Leon collapses, amongst the ensuing chaos a huma...


  • Ellie Quicke finds herself the target of a local cult-like church, but are their motives truly Christian or is there darkness at their heart? Ellie is desperate to find someone to look after their elderly housekeeper, whose health is failing. But ...






  • Bea Abbot wishes she’d never got mixed up in the affairs of the Holland family, when she finds her house and agency under siege. Bea Abbot’s friend Leon Holland has asked for her help in establishing an alibi. But why would he need one? Fi...


  • When the family castle is besieged by an ancient enemy, Ursula rides of help to Aylmer, who has asked for her hand in marriage. Ursula admires and respects Aylmer, who is much older than she. He loves her dearly and promises to help lift the siege....


  • Ellie Quicke has her work cut out when past wrongdoings put the future of a child she’s grown to love at stake Ellie opens the door to a man who is a stranger but instantly recognizable as the father of her housekeeper’s brilliant but difficul...


  • Cast out in disgrace from the family estate, dashing young Sir Gervase Escot was drawn towards the great castle at Malling… For there lived the much-courted beauty, Lady Elaine, to whom Gervase was once to have been betrothed.Rescuing a young girl ...


  • He was like no other hermit she had ever seen. He was young, strong, dark and vowed to silence. His name was Keren, but he was always called the Hermit.And as he touched her arm, and healed it, a bond was forged between them – a hopeless bond, for...


  • The fake diamond in Dilys Holland’s engagement ring implies that all is not well in her marriage, and the Holland family matriarch, Sybil, calls on Bea Abbot for help. Bea soon discovers that Dilys and her little girl live in fear of her abusive hu...


  • Ellie’s friend on the police force asks her to enquire about some deaths in the community which might or might not be suicide, and various relatives of the deceased confirm their suspicions. Unbeknown to the police, an elderly lady moving in and ou...


  • Glamorous Kit is happily married to a wealthy American, but still longs for the illegitimate child she was forced to leave in her sister’s care eighteen years before. Widowed, she goes back home to establish contact with her son, but her return awa...


  • Bea finds herself obligated to help a businessman whose life is in danger . . . and is sucked into a community packed with scandal, intrigue and corruption. Bea Abbot is asked to find the man or woman who laid a booby trap for Sir Lucas Ossett, the p...


  • Frances Chard was as sensible as she was beautiful. She did not believe in ghosts or curses, but when she became governess at Broome Court, she met people who believed in both. The new Lord Broome was a soldier who had recently been wounded in South ...


  • Sarah thought herself too sensible to get into awkward situations and she rather despised women who screamed for help. She didn’t think she had any reason to fear Toby when he offered to help her clear out the family’s isolated country cottage, e...


  • Being overweight had given Sue Stephens an inferiority complex, but there was nothing the matter with her brain. When she came across a car crash one wicked January night, there were reasons why she couldn’t accept that it was a genuine accident. T...


  • In the new Ellie Quicke mystery, Ellie is forced to think the unthinkable about her own daughter, Diana . . . Could she be a murderer? - Ellie has always disliked the local big estate agent -- aka Great White Shark -- and is distressed when her daugh...


  • While Bea Abbot worries that she's lost control of her domestic agency, she's asked to find some domestic help for an eccentric little musician falsely accused of murder. She doesn't realize how dangerous this might be until Jeremy -- fleeing from ...


  • Ellie Quicke is confronted by an angry young man, demanding to know what has happened to his elderly great aunt. Flavia Osborne had refused to move in with her relatives, telling everyone that she’d sold her secluded house and was moving to a retir...


  • Bea Abbot runs a domestic agency that does not ‘do’ murder. But the disappearance of Tomi, the star of an award-winning short film, is a different matter, especially when charming but feckless Chris bribes Bea to investigate with a bouquet of flo...


  • When Ellie takes in a young rape victim, she knows the commitment might become a burden, but she doesn't expect it to become an invitation to further violence. ...


  • Bea Abbot is back Bea Abbot runs a domestic agency that doesn’t ‘do’ murder. There’s nothing sinister about charity-worker Zander’s request for her to join him on a visit to his former boss Denzil’s widow. But Zander had exposed the f...


  • Ellie Quicke is back - Ellie and her new husband Thomas are called to deal with student Ursula, who has staged a sit-in at church. Ursula challenges Ellie to solve three mysteries: a broken engagement, a disappearance and a death. As she investigates...


  • An Abbot Agency Mystery - Bea Abbot’s domestic agency does not, repeat not, investigate murder . . . that is, until she finds herself in the company of a dead man dressed as a pantomime dame. It looks like suicide, but why don’t his red-spangled...






  • An Abbot Agency Mystery - Velma is charm itself, especially when shes being inexact with the truth. Now she wants Bea, widowed owner of the Abbot Agency, to check up on her stepson Philip, as hes somehow acquired a valuable picture last seen in the f...


  • The new Ellie Quicke mystery When Ellie Quicke's friend witnesses a Pitbull attack in the park, she goes into shock. Soon there are other attacks . . . and after each one, the dog vanishes. Meanwhile, Ellie's personal life is heading for meltdown. Dr...


  • The start of a new mystery series from the creator of Ellie Quicke - Newly widowed Bea Abbott must decide what to do with her deceased husband's business, an exclusive organization handling domestic crises. Though Bea is tempted to sell up, she soon ...


  • The new Ellie Quicke mystery - While out collecting laurel for formidable flower arranger Mrs Dawes, feisty widow Ellie Quicke comes across a corpse without an identity. Next day, Ellie discovers Mrs Dawes badly beaten and close to death. Much to Ell...


  • The next title in the popular Ellie Quicke series When a nasty outbreak of food poisoning afflicts the congregation of Ellie's church following a Faith lunch, Ellie is horrified to find her home-baked quiche cast as the culprit. Worse, it's clear tha...


  • Eden Hall, the ancient English stately home, has brought Araminta 'Minty' Sands more joy---and heartache--- than she could ever have imagined. She's worked hard to keep it open to the public; but, exhausted from looking after the twins, Minty has no ...


  • The sixth Ellie Quicke mystery - It seemed an innocent request: would widowed Ellie Quicke visit a man whose dog died in an accident? The dog's master a powerful but unpleasant businessman believes he was the intended target, and that an old enemy is...


  • The fifth Ellie Quicke mystery The body of a young girl is found in next door's neglected garden, to the horror of the occupiers, who are friends of Ellie's. How long has the body been there, and is it someone who once lived there? Ellie seems to be ...


  • Grieving after a miscarriage, Araminta 'Minty' Sands has set aside the demands of running Eden Hall for a season of healing. But her convalescence in Europe is cut short when a crisis back home requires her husband Patrick's immediate attention. Mint...


  • Minty must overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles to keep her home and her relationship with the man she loves In Book Two of the Eden Hall series, Minty has inherited her beloved Eden Hall---and a host of problems. The villagers depend on the H...


  • After 24 years, she's learning the truth that was hidden from her as a child. Now the fate of many people depends on what she will do with it. At the age of four, Araminta 'Minty' Cardale was exiled from Eden Hall on the wings of a scandal. Twenty ye...


  • Adjusting to life as a wealthy widow, Ellie Quicke is shattered to hear that her difficult but endearing Aunt Drusilla has been killed in a freak accident. Her only son, Roy, is also devastated. However, Aunt Drusilla has made many enemies in her tim...


  • The new novel featuring the delightful Ellie Quicke Ellie Quicke, fiftyish and recently widowed, is still trying to come to terms with her husband's death and her newly-single state. She's coping, just, but could do without everyone else making deman...


  • Just as Ellie Quicke is beginning to come to terms with life as a widow, malicious letters start to spread through the parish. The much-loved vicar and the rather feeble organist, Nora, are the first targets. Soon chaos is reigning in the parish and ...


  • The couple argue next door, the boy next door seems to know more than he is saying, and the murder victim's mother is missing. This first in a series of mysteries is set in a church, and features Ellie Quicke, a recently widowed woman who finds herse...



  • She had been secretly in love with Max Trent for years. It was hopeless, of course, because Max was about to be married to Amy. So Kate tried to put it out of her mind--until the day Max was falsely accused of a crime he didn't commit and was sent...


  • SHE HAD LOST HER HEART TO THE MYSTERIOUS STRANGER... Raven-haired Sophia knew him as Philip Rich, a poor relative of the Earl of Rame. And she knew that he awakened in her a craving that her betrothed, Sir John Bladen, could not satisfy. But sh...


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    Lady Elisabeth Silverwood is young, beautiful and an heiress, but no fool. Fleeing the advances of a notorious rake, she finds herself pursued and her carriage cut off at a ford. A personable young farmer rescues her, and proves to be much more to he...