Bones Under the Beach Hut
by Simon Brett

Welcome to Fethering! Amateur detectives Carole and Jude investigate a slaying by the seaside in this quirky, cozy, British village mystery.

Carole is delighted to take ownership of a beach hut in the affluent nearby seaside resort of Smaltings – until, that is, human remains are found under the floorboards. Who do the bones belong to – and who put them there? Carole and her best friend Jude are determined to find out.

Their suspicion quickly falls on attractive Philly Rose, a young Londoner newly arrived in the area, whose boyfriend has recently vanished in mysterious circumstances. But Kelvin Southwest, self-appointed ‘ladies’ man’ and caretaker of Smalting’s beach huts, seems to be hiding a dark secret beneath his smooth exterior … while Reginald Flowers, pompous President of the Smalting Beach Hut Association, is also strangely defensive about his own history.

As Carole and Jude dig for the truth, one thing becomes clear: there are secrets buried deep in Smaltings, which someone is determined will never reach the surface.


“Delightful . . . Cozy fans will enjoy Brett’s usual deft character portrayal and humorous take on the social foibles of England’s upper set”

Publishers Weekly on Bones under the Beach Hut

“As always, Brett delivers a cozy that is both suspenseful and laugh-out-loud funny”

Booklist on Bones under the Beach Hut

“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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Bones Under the Beach Hut by Simon Brett is available in the following formats

Ebook97814483048371st November 2020N/A324$14.99
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