Amy Rowlings returns in a brand new, Golden Age, murder mystery.
Amy, our intrepid amateur sleuth once again teams up with Inspector Bodkin to help solve a very tricky and sensitive murder.
Reverend Villiers, the town’s vicar has been found dead, propped up beneath the lychgate at his own church. The lychgate, or corpse gate, was historically used to shelter the body of the deceased until the funeral service could take place. In years gone by the corpse could rest there for up to two days, accompanied by friends or relatives who would sit on the hard plank seats built into the structure, sometimes as an act of vigil, but often as a presence to ward off the body snatchers that preyed on the poor of the district.
Beneath the vicar’s body, written in chalk on a stone paving slab, was a bible reference from the book of Romans.
As in Murder at the Mill, (the first book in the series) the novel is set in the fictional Kentish town of Spinton during the spring of 1939. Amy, a bright, vivacious young woman is a machinist at a clothing factory, known locally as, The Mill.
AMY ROWLINGS RETURNS!
Sunday morning, and the body of Reverend Villiers has been found propped up on the vigil seat in the church’s lychgate. It appears that he has been poisoned.
When amateur sleuth and regular churchgoer, Amy Rowlings arrives she finds DI Bodkin already at the scene. Bodkin tells her about a cryptic scripture reference that has been scrawled in chalk on the stone slabs beneath the body. What the citation hints at, shocks everyone.
Amy, a huge Agatha Christie fan is determined to get involved in the investigation and despite a stern warning from the detective’s boss, Amy and Bodkin team up again to try to solve the most complex murder case he has ever been involved in. When the toxicology report comes back from the lab, the results only add to the mystery.
Meanwhile, Amy looks to her favourite Agatha Christie character, Hercule Poirot for help, and using his techniques, she narrows down the list of possible murderers to just nine suspects.
Can Amy fit together the jigsaw of clues to solve this, the most complex of cases?
Published by Spellbound Books.