Blood at the Bookies
by Simon Brett

Welcome to Fethering! The race is on to find a killer when Jude stumbles across a body at the bookies in this quirky, cozy, British village mystery.

Jude has never been averse to a bit of a flutter; her friend Carole, on the other hand, thinks that the local betting shop is a den of iniquity. But when Jude stumbles upon the body of fellow customer Tadeusz Jankowski after placing a bet, the odds of finding his killer don’t look good. No one seems to know much about Polish immigrant Tadek, and even his sister doesn’t know why he moved to Fethering in the first place.

As they question the local residents, Carole finds an unexpected friend in an inveterate gambler, and Jude finds herself in potentially more trouble than she can handle with a lecherous and charming drama professor.

In this race there can only be one winner, but with no leads and several suspects in the running will the sleuthing friends be pipped at the post by a cold and calculating killer?


A nice few hours in the country with the ever-expanding cast of congenial Fethering villagers

Kirkus Reviews on Blood at the Bookies

Charming . . . With Brett's usual flair for smalltown snobbery and a dash of college politics, this latest cozy whodunit is sure to please

Publishers Weekly on Blood at the Bookies

Graced by ingeniously drawn characters, deft timing of twists, and a to-die-for climax. A stunner

Booklist Starred Review of The Killer in the Choir

Peppered with wry wit, the story unfurls smoothly and swiftly. Series fans and newcomers alike will enjoy spending time with the eccentric yet endearing Carole and Jude

Publishers Weekly on The Killer in the Choir

Simon Brett

Simon Brett worked as a producer in radio and television before taking up writing full-time. He was awarded an OBE in the 2016 New Year’s Honours for services to Literature and also was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. In 2014 he won the CWA’s prestigious Diamond Dagger for an outstanding body of work.

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Blood at the Bookies by Simon Brett is available in the following formats

Ebook97814483048061st October 2020N/A346$14.99
Ebook97814483048061st October 2020N/A346£4.99
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