A chilling secret from the past leads to a violent murder in the present...
Mitchell and Markby must put their wedding plans on hold when an old friend seeks their help in That Way Murder Lies, the fifteenth English village murder mystery in Ann Granger's Mitchell & Markby series. The perfect read for fans of Kathy Cranston, Agatha Christie and ITV's Midsomer Murders.
When Meredith Mitchell's old friend Toby Smythe turns up on leave, she is delighted to see him. But Toby has a problem - or rather his relative Alison Jenner has - and he wants to enlist the help of Meredith's fiance, Detective Superintendent Alan Markby. Alison has been receiving anonymous hate mail which alludes to the murder of her aunt, Freda Kemp, of which Alison was acquitted when she was just twenty. Who is the writer, and how does he or she know about this secret in Alison's past?
Markby is at first reluctant to become involved, especially as he and Meredith are busy planning their wedding, but enquiries into a poison pen campaign soon turn into a murder hunt. With the help of Inspector Jessica Campbell, a new member of Markby's team, the investigation unravels a twenty-five-year-old mystery and its dreadful legacy of violence.
What readers are saying about That Way Murder Lies:
'Enjoyable, clever, incredibly entertaining and interesting book'
'Anyone who enjoys a delightful English cosy that is a clever blending of amateur sleuth and police procedural will enjoy this series!'
'Quite a mystery right up to the very end'
Ann Granger has lived in cities all over the world, since for many years she worked for the Foreign Office and received postings to British embassies as far apart as Munich and Lusaka. She is now permanently based in Oxfordshire.
Praise for Ann Granger's Mitchell & Markby series: 'A good feel for understated humour, a nice ear for dialogue' — The Times
'A delightful pair of sleuths' — Margaret Yorke
'To be savoured by connoisseurs of characterisation' — Publishers Weekly
'Her characterisation is excellent' — Cotswold Life
'Good plotting and believable motivation' — Crime Time