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Ann Purser | Suspicion at Seven


Suspicion At Seven
Ann Purser

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Lois Meade

December 2014
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Featuring: Lois Meade
304 pages
ISBN: 0425261786
EAN: 9780425261781
Kindle: B00INIXHXS
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Also by Ann Purser:
Suspicion at Seven, December 2015
Suspicion At Seven, December 2014
Scandal At Six, December 2014
The Blackwoods Farm Enquiry, April 2014

SUSPICION AT SEVEN is the latest in my Lois Meade Mystery series, and involves another murder hunt alongside Detective Inspector Hunter Cowgill. The inspiration for this story came to me one day when I was lunching in a restaurant in a converted water mill. I remembered as a child seeing the mill and all its workings and work people were covered with a layer of white. It looked then as if a gigantic flour sprinkler had dusted it ready for the oven!

During lunch, I watched the huge millwheel, glassed in for safety, an attraction for customers, going heavily round and round, dripping slimy green weed ..... A plot, surely?

One for Lois Meade, who has become friendly with Aurora Black, an attractive baker from her shop opposite the mill, and it is on a pleasant summer day that the pair decide on lunch after a walk with Jemima, Lois`s small terrier, across the water meadows.

Aurora is not entirely happily married to her husband Donald, since he has a wandering eye, and a mistress who helps him with his pyramid jewellery selling and other less innocent occupations. Aurora is also part of the business, and they have one precious daughter, Millie.

A recipe for disaster? The death of a woman in bed in the Mill Hotel is the start of a grim journey through suspicion and finally justice.

For this story, I had ready-made memories of childhood holidays with my Great Aunt Eliza in her village bakehouse in Lincolnshire. I can smell again the heavenly scent of bread baking and feel the heat of the big old stone oven!

 

 

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1 comment posted.

Re: Ann Purser | Suspicion at Seven

The plot to your book sounds intriguing, and I can't wait to
hunker down and read it!! This will make good reading for
the upcoming Winter!! The cover is absolutely adorable as
well, and I'm sure your book will do very well!! I hope
that you have a wonderful and blessed Christmas, and thank
you for a very nice posting from your past!! I can smell my
late Mother's bread baking sometimes, as well, and hope to
try making it sometime soon, when I get the nerve to try
it!!
(Peggy Roberson 8:34am December 2, 2014)

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