When Bunny Carter, the old lady from the Manor House, is discovered in an open grave, Sophie Sayers is sure it's a case of foul play. But when it comes to suspects, she's spoiled for choice.
One of Bunny's squabbling children from three different husbands?
Petunia Lot from the Cats Prevention charity, always angling for a legacy?
All these and more had motive and opportunity.
But which is to blame? And can Sophie and her boyfriend, village bookseller Hector Munro, stop them before they strike again?
A lively array of eccentrics joins the regular cast in this compelling story of family, friendship, love and loss.
While the story includes plenty of Debbie Young's renowned wit and British humour, it's also thoughtful and poignant, reflecting Sophie's growing wisdom, self-reliance and skill as self-appointed amateur village sleuth.
The fifth in a series which spans a Cotswold village year from one summer to the next.
Springtime for Murder may also be read as a standalone novel.
About the Author
I write warm, witty, feel-good contemporary fiction inspired by life in the English village where I have lived for nearly thirty years.
My Sophie Sayers Village Mystery series begins with "Best Murder in Show" and, when complete, will run the course of a calendar year in the life of a classic English Cotswold village. The fifth in the series, "Springtime for Murder", was published in November 2018, and the sixth, "Murder Your Darlings", will be available from early 2020.
I'm also writing a new romantic comedy mystery series, "Staffroom at St St Bride's", set in the staffroom of an English girls' boarding school. In the first book, "Secrets at St Bride's", published in August 2019, will there be any dead bodies lurking in the dorms? You'll have to wait to find out!
If you'd like me to let you know when I'm about to publish a new book, why not join my free Readers' Club? You'll find details on my author website, www.authordebbieyoung.com. You'll also receive a free short ebook, "The Pride of Peacocks", featuring Sophie Sayers and friends and introducing St Bride's School for Girls.