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A Cotswold Casebook

Rebecca Tope

Publisher: Allison & Busby

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A COLLECTION OF TWELVE NEW SHORT STORIES 
The Cotswolds are full of beauty, wonder . . . and death 
The rolling hills of the Cotswolds are brimming with warmth and, occasionally, something a little darker, as is revealed in this collection of short stories featuring the characters and scenes from Rebecca Tope’s popular Cotswold Mystery novels. 
A suspicious funeral, a fatal encounter at a garden centre, and a country walk marred by the discovery of a hidden corpse, are just some of the perplexing situations with which Thea Osborne and a further cast of characters must contend. Including ‘The Blockley Discovery’ and ‘With Slaughter in Mind’, A Cotswold Casebook reminds us that death and crime will visit even the most idyllic country villages. 
‘The classic English village mystery is alive and well and living in Gloucestershire’ Sherlock Magazine

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