Death in the Cotswolds

Death in the Cotswolds

Thea Osborne is thanking her lucky stars.

Author: Rebecca Tope

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 9780749009779

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Thea Osborne is thanking her lucky stars. After two disastrous housesitting incidents in which she unwittingly became embroiled in murder and mayhem, she is only too happy to have a bit of time to concentrate on her blossoming releationship with DI Phil Hollis. The couple has retreated to Phil's late aunt's cottage in Cold Aston, and other than the odd interruption from his childhood acquaintance, the eccentric Ariadne, they look forward to some peace and quiet. But the bad luck that plagues the hapless Thea and her beloved spaniel Hepzibah is never far away. With autumn drawing in, preparations for Samhain, the pagan origin of Halloween, are well underway when Ariadne discovers a very tangible reminder of the season of death: a body laid out like a sacrificial victim on Notgrove Barrow. It soon becomes apparent that the cosy village has more than its share of secrets. But just how far will some go to keep them hidden?
Categories: Fiction

The Cotswold Mysteries Collection

The Cotswold Mysteries Collection

Includes the first four instalments in the Cotswold Mysteries series: A Cotswold Killing, A Cotswold Ordeal, Death in the Cotswolds and A Cotswold Mystery.

Author: Rebecca Tope

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 9780749015848

Category: Fiction

Page: 1632

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The Cotswolds are filled with idyllic and quintessentially English villages: the perfect, peaceful location for recently widowed Thea Osbourne to housesit, if perhaps a little dull. Until a body turns up. At the centre of the tragedy, Thea discovers that the cosy facades hide than their share of secrets... Includes the first four instalments in the Cotswold Mysteries series: A Cotswold Killing, A Cotswold Ordeal, Death in the Cotswolds and A Cotswold Mystery.
Categories: Fiction

Foul Deeds Suspicious Deaths in the Cotswolds

Foul Deeds   Suspicious Deaths in the Cotswolds

he cottagestourists Gloucestershire every and village year. Cotswolds But greens
. every are They area full has look of its picture idyllic, dark heart. postcard and
attract These villages, pretty thousands thatched villages of and towns have been
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Author: Nell Darby

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781783037803

Category: True Crime

Page: 160

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Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in the Cotswolds explores the dark history of this famously picturesque region of England. Behind the picture-postcard idyll, everyday life in this largely rural area saw murders, beatings, jealousy and alcohol-fuelled crimes. Nell Darby's book examines a selection of these shocking events in vivid detail. Drawing on contemporary sources, newspapers and prison records, she gives a fascinating insight into life and death in the surprisingly turbulent past of the Cotswolds. The cases she reconstructs come from all over the region—the towns, the villages, the countryside. They show how Cotswold people carried out violent crimes regardless of their location and upbringing—from unemployed farmers' sons to educated surgeons, dark deeds were committed by individuals from all walks of life. They also reveal the criminal consequences of greed, madness, malice, carelessness and drink. Women were involved almost as often as men, as victims and as perpetrators.Nell Darby's thoroughly researched and sympathetically written anthology of Cotswold cases be compelling reading for anyone who lives in the area or is interested in its history.
Categories: True Crime

Slaughter in the Cotswolds

Slaughter in the Cotswolds

Once again, there’s death on her doorstep.

Author: Rebecca Tope

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 9780749008833

Category: Fiction

Page: 402

View: 850

Once again, there's death on her doorstep... Thea throws herself into house-sitting for Babs and Cedric Angell in Lower Slaughter following her beloved father's death - anything to keep her busy and away from some of her rather difficult relatives. Although it's lonely, she has her spaniel Hepzie for company, and keeping the house in order and looking after the Angells' menagerie of animals does the trick for a short period of time. But when Thea's prickly older sister turns up, after witnessing a horrific killing, the timeless tranquillity of Lower Slaughter vanishes, replaced by the sinister connotations of the town's name.
Categories: Fiction

Revenge in the Cotswolds

Revenge in the Cotswolds

Thea Osborne is determined to avoid trouble during her latest commission house-sitting in the pretty Cotswold village of Daglingworth.

Author: Rebecca Tope

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 9780749018146

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 588

Thea Osborne is determined to avoid trouble during her latest commission house-sitting in the pretty Cotswold village of Daglingworth. Anticipating a relaxing two weeks looking after the client’s pets, brightened with phone calls to her boyfriend, Drew, Thea settles down for a quiet assignment. Until, that is, a dead body is discovered in a nearby quarry. Could the death be linked to a group of environmental activists who have intimidated local residents? While Thea can empathise with the activists’ views against wind farms and building developments, she is not so sure about their violent methods. As real tensions begin to simmer, even Thea, a seasoned crime-solver, is surprised by the truth . . .
Categories: Fiction

A Cotswold Killing

A Cotswold Killing

Thea Osbourne has just lost her beloved father and, with her faithful spaniel Hepzie, she retreats to her next house-sitting job, hoping to find peace and quiet to deal with her grief.

Author: Rebecca Tope

Publisher: Cotswold Mysteries

ISBN: 0749021837

Category: Housesitting

Page: 352

View: 328

Thea Osbourne has just lost her beloved father and, with her faithful spaniel Hepzie, she retreats to her next house-sitting job, hoping to find peace and quiet to deal with her grief. As she settles down to two weeks of solitude her biggest challenges are jigsaw puzzles, and bats in the bedroom, but when her bossy elder sister arrives on the doorstep having witnessed a horrific killing, the rural serenity in Lower Slaughter is shattered. Investigating a murder while being a responsible house-sitter is no easy task, especially when you've got a dog-killer and a temperamental parrot on your hands.
Categories: Housesitting

Death Comes to the Witherfield Arms

Death Comes to the Witherfield Arms

Death Comes to the Witherfield Arms is the second in the Cotswolds Mystery Series featuring Tommi Blake. Tommi was first introduced in The Dog at the Gate, the first book in the series.

Author: James Ignizio

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1542304903

Category:

Page: 212

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Tommi Blake - formerly a detective constable in the idyllic Cotswolds region of England - has decided to return to her beloved village of Chambury after a self-imposed two-year exile in America. She arrives in the midst of an epic storm to find herself stranded, just a few miles from her destination, in the Witherfield Arms Retirement Home. Tommi discovers that not all is as it seems within the Witherfield Arms, nor are all its residents who they claim to be. She quickly finds herself confronted with not just one, but two suspicious deaths ... as well as the one man in the world she isn't, as yet, prepared to meet. Death Comes to the Witherfield Arms is the second in the Cotswolds Mystery Series featuring Tommi Blake. Tommi was first introduced in The Dog at the Gate, the first book in the series. Both books are British Mysteries penned by James Ignizio, the award-winning author of the widely acclaimed novel: The Last English Village.
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A Cotswold Casebook

A Cotswold Casebook

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 ...

Author: Rebecca Tope

Publisher: Allison & Busby Ltd

ISBN: 9780749020095

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 407

Set in the rolling hills and villages of the Cotswolds and brimming with warmth and intrigue, this collection of twelve short stories from Rebecca Tope features familiar characters and places from her 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, her friends 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.
Categories: Fiction

A Simple Country Funeral

A Simple Country Funeral

Death returns to the country .

Author: Blythe Baker

Publisher:

ISBN: 1689033509

Category:

Page: 168

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Death returns to the country ... A quite country life continues to elude Helen Lightholder, as she wrestles with her recent bereavement. When the grisly murder of a nameless vagabond shocks the local community, Helen sets out to unearth the truth behind the inexplicable killing. But Bookminster hides secrets almost as old as it's 14th century market place, and the village's inhabitants will do anything to thwart a prying outsider. Helen's snooping at a convalescent home for wounded soldiers leads to an apparent dead end, even as other obstacles loom in her path. With Inspector Graves blocking her investigation at every turn and a mysterious, shadowy figure continuing to dog her steps, can Helen unmask the most dangerous killer she has ever faced?
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A Dirty Death

A Dirty Death

When Guy Beardon meets a very dirty death in his own farmyard, at first it seems like an accident.

Author: Rebecca Tope

Publisher: West Country Mysteries

ISBN: 0749025565

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 352

View: 856

When Guy Beardon meets a very dirty death in his own farmyard, at first it seems like an accident. Only his daughter Lilah begins to suspect foul play. Suspicion becomes certainty when two more deaths occur - and both of them are unmistakably murder.
Categories: Detective and mystery stories

The Folklore of the Cotswolds

The Folklore of the Cotswolds

Miss Bell of Kencot recorded a note about telling the bees of a death just below
the Cotswold area , which holds good in the Cotswolds as well : When anyone
dies in a house where bees are kept in the garden , the oldest occupant of the ...

Author: Katharine Mary Briggs

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105036677966

Category: Cotswold Hills

Page: 208

View: 508

Categories: Cotswold Hills

Folklore and Mysteries of the Cotswolds

Folklore and Mysteries of the Cotswolds

Ghost stories and rumours of witchcraft are common, and in modern times UFOs and even crop circles have added to the area's fascination. This book gathers together a collection of personal accounts from the district.

Author: Mark Turner

Publisher: Robert Hale

ISBN: IND:30000044423899

Category: Cotswold Hills (England)

Page: 191

View: 227

The Cotswolds have, for centuries, been shrouded in mystery. Ghost stories and rumours of witchcraft are common, and in modern times UFOs and even crop circles have added to the area's fascination. This book gathers together a collection of personal accounts from the district.
Categories: Cotswold Hills (England)

The Cotswold Flock Book

The Cotswold Flock Book

Then on the death of that famous breeder of Cotswolds , Mr. Robert Lane , of The
Cottage Farm , Mr. Swanwick purchased several pens , the cream of the flock , at
almost unheard of prices , one pen at 17 guineas a head . To these were added ...

Author: Cotswold Sheep Society

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:73608412

Category:

Page:

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Deception in the Cotswolds

Deception in the Cotswolds

In the wake of a series of unfortunate experiences house-sitting in the Cotswolds, Thea Osborne, accompanied by her spaniel Hepzibah, is perhaps over-optimistic about the English summertime and the possibilities of her latest assignment – ...

Author: Rebecca Tope

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 9780749010355

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 715

In the wake of a series of unfortunate experiences house-sitting in the Cotswolds, Thea Osborne, accompanied by her spaniel Hepzibah, is perhaps over-optimistic about the English summertime and the possibilities of her latest assignment – house-sitting for transatlantic reptile breeder Harriet Young. However the region’s bucolic charms prove to be more than deceptive, as Thea is thrust once more into the heart of a Cotswold mystery. Despite the ease with which Thea’s new assignment in the secluded village of Cranham begins, she soon finds a dark side to the characters she encounters. From the elderly Donny Davis to the enigmatic figure of Edwina, Thea begins to realise that Harriet Young’s beloved geckoes are not the only cold-blooded creatures at large in Cranham. Family intrigue, murder and suicide combine to give Thea a decidedly challenging summer in the Heart of England . . .
Categories: Fiction

A Fine Place for Death Mitchell Markby 6

A Fine Place for Death  Mitchell   Markby 6

Ann Granger has managed to create believable characters that are both likeable and interesting' 'I recommend this book and this series to anyone who enjoys well written crime novels with interesting characters and plots' 'Fantastic twists ...

Author: Ann Granger

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780755377190

Category: Fiction

Page: 242

View: 228

A look into one girl's life sheds light on another girl's death... Meredith Mitchell and Chief Inspector Markby probe troubled family relationships to find a killer in A Fine Place for Death, the compelling sixth mystery in Ann Granger's Mitchell & Markby series. The perfect read for fans of Kathy Cranston, Agatha Christie and ITV's Midsomer Murders. 'Ingenious... witty... picturesque... amusingly idiosyncratic' - New York Times In the heart of the leafy Cotswolds a body is found. A teenage girl, probably local, somebody's daughter who went out one evening and didn't come back. It is not long before she is identified: fifteen-year-old Lynne Wills who habitually drank underage in 'The Silver Bells' pub and, on the night of her death, was seen leaving with an unknown man. Chief Inspector Markby's friend Meredith Mitchell has been befriended by another troubled young local girl, Katie Conway. On the surface Lynne and Katie have nothing in common except their age and home town. But could the insights Katie gives Meredith into her difficult family background - an unstable, aristocratic mother, a doting father at the end of his tether, and a scheming resident secretary - throw some light on the other young girl? And, given that forensic evidence now points to Lynne Wills's murder having taken place in the Devaux family mausoleum, on her murder too ...? What readers are saying about A Fine Place for Death: 'It kept me guessing until the very end. Ann Granger has managed to create believable characters that are both likeable and interesting' 'I recommend this book and this series to anyone who enjoys well written crime novels with interesting characters and plots' 'Fantastic twists and turns'
Categories: Fiction

Complete Cotswolds and Shakespeare Country

Complete Cotswolds and Shakespeare Country

Retirement and Death Shakespeare retired from London to Stratford in 1610 and
passed the concluding years of his life in the familiar setting of his boyhood days ,
surrounded by his family and friends . It is probable that he disposed of his ...

Author: Reginald J. W. Hammond

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 0706355016

Category: Cotswold Hills

Page: 255

View: 643

Categories: Cotswold Hills

Fear In The Cotswolds

Fear In The Cotswolds

Exciting and thought-provoking, with a plot which will have readers’ minds working overtime, the latest in the Cotswolds series shows author and heroine on top form once again.

Author: Rebecca Tope

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 9780749008451

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

View: 205

Mystery and intrigue in the beautiful Cotswold countryside .Following a string of disastrous house-sitting assignments, and with troubles in her recent personal life, Thea Osborne is understandably apprehensive about her latest commission: a wintery month in an isolated farmhouse with only an assortment of animals, including her loyal spaniel Hepzie, for company. With the summer lushness of the Cotswolds turned icy grey, Thea spends her first few days exploring the tiny but beautiful hamlet of Hampnett, and the nearby town of Northleach. While discovering more of the surrounding area she meets some of the mysterious local characters: the unappreciated au pair from Bulgaria and the elusive Kate from a neighbouring farm. But then the weather turns extreme, and so do events. When she stumbles across a man lying dead in a snow-filled field, Thea is once again at the heart of a mystery in the gorgeous Cotswold countryside... Exciting and thought-provoking, with a plot which will have readers' minds working overtime, the latest in the Cotswolds series shows author and heroine on top form once again.
Categories: Fiction

The Arts and Crafts Movement in the Cotswolds

The Arts and Crafts Movement in the Cotswolds

Protheroe , Sudbury , 91 Pugin , A . W . N . , 3 , 60 , 181 puppets , 116 , 18 , 1X
Pyment , Jim , 47 , 142 death , 166 designs , 156 , 159 , 161 , 162 – 3 early life ,
154 - 5 knighted , 166 marriage , 158 publications , 164 , 184 war service , 157 ...

Author: Mary Greensted

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited

ISBN: UVA:X004069095

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 196

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Following a brief introduction to the Arts and Crafts Movement, this text chronicles the arrival of a succession of artists, architects, craftsmen and designers in the Cotswolds during the second half of the 19th century. Having come under the influence of William Morris, they sought to realize in the Cotswolds the ideals of the Arts and Crafts Movement, with its emphasis on the importance of creative manual work and the breakdown of the barrier between designer and maker, looking for inspiration to the English countryside.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds

south - eastern state of the Cotswolds will become a fairground , like Bourton ,
and a commercial park . This contamination , however ... XVI Death of a River In
the Cotswold highlands the rivers are born and brought up . It is the land of young
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Author: Robert David Quixano Henriques

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89047241286

Category: Cotswold Hills

Page: 120

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Categories: Cotswold Hills