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Murder in the Village

One Small Village. Two Connected Murders.  Diane must use all her cunning in her attempt to stop a third… 

Diane is attending the local village Fête.  All is well until a murder during the festivities plunges her into yet another mystery.

The retired teacher-turned-author knew the baking competition this year was especially fierce, but would one of the participants really kill to win? Diane finds clues and suspects galore in her quaint, picturesque town.  When another contestant is murdered in the meantime, it turns out the victims had a dark secret they were hiding, and Diane believes someone familiar—someone from the village—is responsible for their deaths.

Apple Mews is supposed to be peaceful. You should be able to trust your neighbors. Diane is tasked with her most personal case to date and it looks like timing is running out to save the next victim.

A curious writer. A determined detective. Too many suspects and not enough evidence. Murder in the Village: A Diane Dimbleby Cozy Mystery is part of a series of books by author Penelope Sotheby.

If you are a fan of cozy mysteries that contain an ingenious but modest woman sleuth then you will love Diane Dimbleby’s fourth adventure.

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I just loved it, reminds me of Agatha Christie. SC happy

Yep loved this book, would recommend it. M.R.D.

If you like Agatha Christie you will like Penelope Sotheby. I won’t say more don’t want to give anything away but give it a read you won’t regret it! SherrylAnn

The story had me sitting on the edge of my chair and I had no clue who the killer was until the end. Highly recommended. Sabine Foster

Diane Dimbleby is back with another fast paced mystery & murder to solve. This book is my favourite in the series so far and I loved the descriptions of the village fete & baking contest. Looking forward to the next adventure…. helenwho

There are enough red herrings to keep you guessing as to the murders identity until the end, but the conclusion is logical. So unlike some mysteries where the murder is impossible to solve as a reader on the information provided, this does make sense & so is feasible result. Changling69

Another wonderful story by Penelope Sotheby. catwoman1a

The characters and setting just pull you in and make you feel as if you are there. Mary Nickell

The descriptive details of the village and the celebration made the reader feel like they were a part of the observing crowd. Illinois Reader

Once again I was totally engrossed in the newest Diane Dimbleby story. Murder in the Village combined interesting characters, plot twists, amusing interactions as Ms. Dimbleby delves into a murder close to home. This book was entertaining and enjoyable and even if you haven’t read previous books in the Diane Dimblely series you’ll have no trouble understanding and following along. Ms. Sotheby has a way of making the reader feel like you know the characters, their quirks and tendencies. And she does a great job of keeping you wondering who the committed the murder. InternetMom13

Each entry in this series is an outstanding example of the quintessential English mystery. Ms. Sotheby manages to maintain the plot while retaining the feel of a sleepy little village. Diane is a wonderful character and all the people in it are quirky and memorable and provide delightful light-hearted humor. The author also managed a few surprises because I didn’t have an inkling of whodunit. DTChantel

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