The big day is nearly here – the official launch date for Murder at the Maples has now been set as:

Thursday 12th September 2013

That’s only just over two weeks away, so there’s a lot to do! I’m planning a great online launch party, with competitions and giveaways, so please get involved on the day if you can. I’d like to try and build up a bit of a buzz about Flora Lively, and I’d especially like to target cozy mystery readers and blogs, both in the US and here in the UK.

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A tragic death
A reluctant sleuth
A childhood prank that went horribly wrong

When Flora Lively inherits her father’s business she’s totally out of her depth. Shakers Removals is in trouble, and manager Marshall isn’t helping one bit – the ex-pat American delights only in winding her up. But Flora has other things on her mind, like Joy: surrogate grandmother and resident of the Maples Retirement Village. When Joy’s pet pug has a brush with death, Flora is pulled into a series of bizarre incidents at the Maples, where fear is starting to take hold.

Could harmless old Mr Felix really be the boy from Joy’s past, determined to exact his revenge, or is it Joy’s guilty mind playing tricks on her? And what about the Captain’s death? Accidents happen, even to the most careful people, but Flora’s not convinced the old man simply fell down the stairs … Playing detective seemed like a good idea at first, but before long Flora realises the stakes are far higher than either she or Joy imagined.

Full of warmth and humour, this gripping puzzle will appeal to fans of M. C. Beaton and Edie Clare.

ISBN: 9780957309425
Release date: 12th September 2013
274 pages
Paperback: £7.99
Kindle: £1.99