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Captivating Whodunnit Murder Mystery!
Join the fast growing number of readers of POISON, and curl up with this English compelling whodunnit, first in the series of the Cambridge Murder Mysteries. Bk2 CURSED & Bk3 BLOOD MOON with more coming soon...
When junior lecturer Edward Wiley dies an horrifically painful death and police pathology cannot establish the cause, amateur sleuth Professor Elizabeth Green is desperate to help, especially as it happened in her own back garden by the river.
A professor of poisons, Professor Green is determined to find the murderer before there is more death on the cobbles of Cambridge. When the Dean of Bene’t’s College seems to be involved, when other Fellows keep tight lipped, and even Inspector Abley is spending too much time on the golf course instead of investigating, it feels like the killer will strike again.
Following another grisly murder, a tense Inspector Abley realises he can't solve this crime without Elizabeth. With people dropping like flies, Elizabeth's unbridled curiosity embroil this meddling sleuth right in the heart of this mysterious case in this historic city.
Fans of Agatha Christie and P.D. James will love this story, as it celebrates everything traditional and eccentric about some of the lives and customs in the heart of the historic city of Cambridge; characters are quite simply caught up in the majesty of this most beautiful place in England. If you enjoy intelligent storytelling, strong and vulnerable characters with twists and turns of plot, then you’ll love this. Anyone who loves Colin Dexter's Inspector Morse may also enjoy the college setting and puzzles of the Cambridge Murder Mysteries
Hugely popular local Cambridge author makes historic city in England leap off the page with POISON, this gripping novel, the first in the Cambridge Murder Mystery Series.
And what of Professor Elizabeth Green?...
In her fifties, this female protagonist is quintessentially English. An eccentric professor in her ivory tower, she maintains a sharp wit, yet is flawed by her inability to connect well with people, instead giving off a cold, opinionated and sometimes acerbic air. Though very kind to all animals (dogs, cats and the rest!) - a vegan - and a great gardener, in truth she keeps her friends close, and only lets a few dear people into her world.
We pick up with Elizabeth having been on a break from solving crimes. Devastated by her husband's death just a year ago, she hates to feel invisible or let her life pass her by.
Both the bumbling and kind Inspector Abley, and her effete grandson, Godric, who is at the university and living with her at the moment, think she should steer clear of getting involved with the police for a while. But no matter how strong their protests, Elizabeth is determined to be useful again.
And what of the setting?...
POISON is set in Cambridge. The murder mystery takes place in this city in England which features heavily. If you like Cambridge, either you live there or may have visited, or even used to study there, then this story involving the female protagonist Elizabeth Green will transport you.
And if you like Poison, why not try Book 2 in the Cambridge Murder Mystery Series, Cursed. Book 3, Blood Moon is coming in 2018 too!