Synopses & Reviews
Retiree Ivy Beasley, a college student? Interested in penning her memoirs, Ivy decides to take a creative writing course. But its hard to find time to put pen to paper when this current chapter is so full of lies, jealousy and murder
Rumors are flying around the village of Barrington about Mrs. Winchen Blatch, a reclusive widow living alone in her old farmhouse. In the past few weeks, the widow claims she has been tormented by ghostly visitations, so she hires Ivy and her fellow investigators at Enquire Within to get to the bottom of the mystery. Ivys new classes are very close to the widows farmhouse, perfect for combining studying and snooping
With each new cluea dark chamber, a smoking cigar and an amorous lodgerit becomes harder to separate fact from fiction. And when the ghost is revealed to be flesh and blood, the lonely widow may be in more trouble than Ivy and her team can handle
A new series and a new sleuth from Ann Purser-author of the Lois Meade mysteries!
Ivy Beasley, the beloved cantankerous spinster from the Lois Meade mysteries, has found a silver lining in her golden years as an amateur sleuth.
She teams up with Gus, a mysterious newcomer to the small English village of Barrington who can't resist a little excitement even as he strives to keep his past a secret, and her own cousin, a widow with time on her hands and money in her purse. Together they're determined to solve the murder of Gus's elderly neighbor.
In this new series, the author of the Lois Meade mysteries turns the spotlight on the beloved character of Ivy Beasley, who's found a silver lining in her golden years as an amateur sleuth. Original.
About the Author
Ann Purser is the national bestselling author of the Lois Meade Mysteries (Scandal at Six, Found Guilty at Five, Foul Play at Four) and the Ivy Beasley Mysteries (The Sleeping Salesman Enquiry, The Wild Wood Enquiry, The Measby Murder Enquiry, The Hangman's Row Enquiry). She was born in Market Harborough in Leicestershire, and has lived most of her life in villages. She has turned her hand to many things, including journalism (as a columnist for SHE magazine), keeper of hens and donkeys, art gallery owner, clerical assistant in a village school, Open University graduate, novelist, mother of three, wife of Philip Purser, critic and writer. She is an avid reader of detective stories.