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A Word After Dying (Mitchell & Markby 10): A cosy Cotswolds crime novel of murder and suspicion

Paperback / softback

Main Details

Title A Word After Dying (Mitchell & Markby 10): A cosy Cotswolds crime novel of murder and suspicion
Authors and Contributors      By (author) Ann Granger
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback / softback
Dimensions(mm): Height 176,Width 110
Category/GenreCrime and mystery
ISBN/Barcode 9780747251873

Publishing Details

Publisher Headline Publishing Group
Imprint Headline Book Publishing
Publication Date 8 May 1997
Publication Country United Kingdom


Superintendent Alan Markby and Meredith Mitchell are in desperate need of a holiday - and the Cotswold village of Parsloe St John seems the perfect choice. Their neighbour, retired journalist Wynne Carter, is as convivial as the village itself and, over a glass of blackberry wine, indulges in her latest obsession, Olivia Smeaton, a racy old lady whose life - and death - she is convinced are not all they seem. Markby is more interested in buying Olivia's house than the circumstances of her vacating it, but Meredith is intrigued: by the old lady, the death of a cherished horse and a dusty junk shop run by a white witch. When another fatality - of a very grisly nature - is discovered, it seems her suspicion is justified. Clearly Olivia isn't the only enigma in Parsloe St John - and her death might be the first of many unless Meredith Mitchell and Alan Markby can make sense of some very secret lives to reach the truth ...

Author Biography

Ann Granger has worked in British embassies in various parts of the world. She met her husband, who was also working for the British Embassy, in Prague and together they received postings to places as far apart as Munich and Lusaka. They are now permanently based in Oxfordshire.


"The village mystery observes more stringent procedures than a military task force. . .Ann Granger knows the drill so well she couldwrite a manual."-- "The New York Times Book Review "Granger's latest offers abundant, understated pleasure."-- "Publishers Weekly