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    • Death at Hazel House: An Utterly Addictive Cozy Murder Mystery

    • A Sukey Reynolds Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Katie Villa
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Meet Sukey Reynolds: proud mother, wonderful cook...and police photographer turned amateur detective. Years ago, Sukey was hoping to become a detective, but life took a different turn. Now she’s happy to be involved with the local police force, as long as she still gets to work the occasional murder case....

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • Murder in the Morning

    • A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Melissa Craig is settling in nicely to a new teaching position in the quaint little village of Upper Bembury, getting to know her way around, drinking tea with the eccentric staff, even sewing the first seeds of romance. But when she arrives one morning to find police outside her classroom, Melissa is shocked to hear that her beautiful colleague Angelica has been found dead in her home. As everyone in Angelica’s life comes under suspicion, Melissa makes it her mission to go in search of the truth.

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    • Death at Dearley Manor: A completely gripping cozy mystery

    • A Sukey Reynolds Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Katie Villa
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Police photographer Sukey Reynolds is called to investigate a seemingly routine break-in at the beautiful Dearley Manor estate, but when she arrives, she is shocked to find the body of someone she knows all too well. The owner of Dearley Manor is none other than the wealthy woman whom Sukey’s husband, Paul Reynolds, left her for...and she has been brutally murdered. With her close personal connection, Sukey is officially pulled off the case. But as the police close in on Paul, convinced he is guilty, Sukey realises she has no choice but to try and prove his innocence.

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    • Murder at Hawthorn Cottage

    • A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Melissa Craig is absolutely delighted with her new life in an old crumbling cottage, spending her days pruning the primroses and getting to know Binkie, the ginger cat next door. She only wishes she had made the move to the countryside sooner. But when a knock at the door brings news of a shocking discovery, she suddenly finds herself thrown in to the middle of a baffling mystery: the bones of a young woman have been found in the woods just behind her new home. Perhaps the little village of Upper Bembury is not as idyllic as it first seemed? Strange phone calls in the night convince Melissa that the police are barking up completely the wrong tree, so she can’t resist doing a little digging of her own. From the bingo hall to the beauty salon and beyond, her search ruffles a few feathers and uncovers many of the village’s most scandalous secrets, but gets her no closer to finding the culprit.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn’t get past Chapter 3

    • By Natalie on 14-12-2018

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    • Murder in the Orchard

    • A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 6
    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Melissa Craig is struggling with her new novel, so when the invitation arrives to visit a nearby country house for some writing time, she decides a bit of peace and quiet is just what she needs. The house is everything she could have hoped for, even if the staff do seem rather unsettled. She has barely unpacked when the owner of the house persuades Melissa to investigate some threatening notes he has received. But before she can do any digging, he is found murdered in his own orchard.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a<br />Another Winner by Betty Rowlands

    • By cozy lover on 28-02-2019

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    • Murder on the Clifftops

    • A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    A delightful afternoon stroll turns to disaster when the guests of an artists’ retreat in the French mountains spot the body of a man at the bottom of a cliff. Amongst them is Melissa Craig, who, binoculars at the ready, suddenly finds herself at the center of a very puzzling mystery. Was it an accident, or was he pushed? Her suspicions are confirmed when another body is found days later in almost the exact same spot. It can’t be a coincidence; someone in this idyllic French village is up to no good, and it’s up to her to find out who.

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    • Murder at Larkfield Barn

    • A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 7
    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Since her move to the country, Melissa Craig has become firmly established in village life. So, when one of the older residents fails to show up for a drinks party, Melissa goes to check on her. What she finds chills her to the bone: Her dear neighbor has been murdered, and the killer has painted a hideous smile onto her face. Melissa soon realizes that the death in her village bears the same trademark as a series of recent murders in the Cotswolds.

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    • Murder at the Old House: A gripping and unputdownable cozy mystery novel

    • A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 10
    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Melissa has just finished writing her latest mystery novel and is enjoying the arrival of spring. She’s decided to let her fictional detective retire at last and perhaps put her own days of investigating behind her, too. But the ink has barely dried on the page when Melissa receives shocking news: Her estranged father has been found dead in the family home and her mother, Sylvia, is under suspicion of murder. 

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • Murder on a Winter Afternoon

    • A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 5
    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Melissa Craig is enjoying her first winter in the Cotswolds, taking brisk walks through the snowy fields and basking in the winter sunshine. The only thing Melissa is plotting is her Christmas shopping. But after the unexpected death of local writer Leonora Jewell, Melissa is asked to complete Leonora’s final book. However, on her first visit to the cottage, she finds a gruesome object overlooked by the police: a metal bar covered with dried blood.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rattling Good Yarn

    • By cozy lover on 22-02-2019

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • Murder at Benbury Brook: An Absolutely Gripping English Cozy Mystery

    • A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 9
    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Melissa Craig has settled into a new job in the charming Cotswolds village of Upper Benbury. She is teaching French to several of the local teenagers, which gives her a fascinating insight into the young people’s lives. Material for a new novel, perhaps.... Her quiet life is interrupted when she sees her new neighbour running out of the woods in a blind panic. Melissa rushes to help him, but what she finds leaves her breathless: The body of young woman is lying on the bank of the river.

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • Murder in the Dining Room: An absolutely gripping British cozy mystery

    • A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 11
    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Melissa couldn’t be happier that summer has arrived. She’s delighted to have her mother back by her side, and she is extending her beloved Hawthorn Cottage so her new family can live together. Meanwhile, Melissa’s mother, Sylvia, is back in good health and enjoying a brief stay at a stately retirement home. She loves getting to know the residents, until first a dog and then his owner are both found dead in the dining room. Like mother, like daughter, Sylvia decides to do a little investigating of her own.

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    • Murder at the Manor Hotel: A completely unputdownable cozy mystery novel

    • A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Melissa is delighted when she’s asked to help put on a play at her favorite local Cotswolds hotel. There’s nothing she loves more than getting to know the cast, who are just as colorful behind the scenes as they are onstage. Rehearsals are running smoothly until the perpetually grumpy supporting actor is found spread-eagle at the bottom of a steep flight of stairs leading to a cellar. As Melissa tries in vain to save his life, she is sure she can hear voices nearby and suspects there is more to this accident than meets the eye.

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    • Murder in Langley Woods: A Completely Addictive Cozy Mystery Novel

    • Melissa Craig Mystery Series, Book 8
    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    A body is found near a picture-perfect Cotswolds village...but the upstanding local residents couldn’t possibly be involved, could they? Murder is the very last thing on Melissa Craig’s mind when one of her neighbors pops in to complain loudly about a minor local robbery. She’s far too busy thinking about her next book.... But when the evening paper lands, there is a shocking headline. A young woman’s body has been found in the nearby woods, and it seems the local robbery may offer a crucial clue.

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    • Murder in a Country Garden: A Completely Addictive English Cozy Murder Mystery

    • A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 12
    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Melissa Craig is thrilled that summer has arrived. She has decided to give up her career as an amateur sleuth and enjoy a quiet life in her beautiful cottage. The only digging in Melissa’s life now happens in her garden. However, when a keen beekeeper is found dead, covered in multiple stings, her new resolve is tested. As she gets to know the family of the dead man, she realizes he was no saint. Could someone have possibly wanted him dead? Could this be a very clever murder?

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • The Scent of Death

    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      2 out of 5 stars 2

    When Lance Rainbird is found drowned at an annual musical weekend at Dallington Manor Hotel, all signs point to it being a terrible accident. But could it be murder after all? Constable Sukey Reynolds and her colleague, Detective Sergeant Vicky Armstrong, investigate, and the case grows more complicated - and deadly - with each passing day....

    Non-member price: $29.32