Mrs. Malory and Death By Water
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â€śSheila Malory, the fifty-something British writer and
amateur sleuth, inhabits a finely textured universe. Sink
comfortably with the heroine into a burnished old pub or a
cup of teaâ€¦Full of elegant shadings of place and character
and appealing local color.â€ťâ€”Booklist
Sheila Malory takes on the unenviable task of sorting
through her dear friend Leonoraâ€™s voluminous estate when
she passes on. Although she was in her 80s, dying from
drinking contaminated water seems an unfitting end for a
former journalist whose life was the stuff of novels. But
as the main obstacle to a local land development, her
demise was very convenient for certain interested parties.
And as questions arise about the will and strangers come
out of the past, Mrs. Malory investigates whether the
source of the contaminationâ€”and Leonoraâ€™s deathâ€”was due to
â€śMystery fans will enjoy Holtâ€™s stylish writing, dry wit,
and clever plot.â€ťâ€”Booklist
â€śThe very model of the modern mystery cozy.â€ťâ€”Publishers
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