Peter Hatherall Mystery #1
When the body of a teenage girl is discovered, the villagers of Birkbury close ranks to protect their secrets.
Gossip turns to fear and suspicion as they realise the killer is one of them and is prepared to kill again.
Beneath the good manners and polite smiles, DCI Hatherall discovers deep-seated resentments and family feuds going back decades. The stakes are raised when another girl goes missing.
Will the police uncover the killer before it is too late?
What Readers Say
“This typically English murder/mystery is reminiscent of Midsomer Murders (but with much less blood) or Miss Marple, with its quirky villagers, list of suspects and intricate, well crafted and thought through plot. An evenly paced narrative, merging together the often fraught relationships between the villagers with the murder enquiry, realistic dialogue and great descriptions of rural living. A very entertaining mystery.” – Between The Lines Book Blog
“A small town charm is seeping through every word of the book. There are interesting and intriguing suspects are filed out before the reader, keeping one guessing, leaning towards hunches and biases. And to top it off, the author brings the reader directly into the world of the detectives, the motivations and troubles in Peter and Fiona’s private lives that make solving this case problematic, and yet a distraction, sometimes a welcomed distraction. This is a great murder mystery and the author was just getting warmed up. I look forward to reading the rest of the books in the series.” – Allan M. Werner
About Diana J. Febry
British author Diana Febry calls herself “an accidental writer of mysteries with quirky characters.” As you can see she loves horses and horse riding, but also dogs, books, live theatre and the beautiful countryside of Gloucestershire.
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‘Skeletons of Birkbury’ is available at Amazon.