Death Under the Dryer
by Simon Brett

Welcome to Fethering! Carole has a bad hair day when a haircut leads to murder in this quirky, cozy, British village mystery.

The last thing Carole expects when she goes to Connie’s Clip Joint for a trim is to find the body of Kyra, Connie’s assistant, in the back room.

Kyra’s boyfriend, Nathan, has vanished, but his family, an eccentric, controlling bunch, don’t seem overly concerned. Instead, they are bizarrely obsessed with a family board game which seems to provide a host of clues as to Nathan’s whereabouts.

Carole and her neighbour Jude are determined to unravel the clues, but can they discover the truth before either someone is falsely accused or the killer makes a second move? And how many haircuts can a pair of middle-aged sleuths have before people start to become suspicious?


“Red herrings abound”

Kirkus Reviews on Death under the Dryer

“This funny and intricately plotted story brims with affection for the affectations of our favorite Fethering friends”

Publishers Weekly on Death under the Dryer

“Brett is a master of satiric social commentary”

Booklist on Death under the Dryer

“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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Death Under the Dryer by Simon Brett is available in the following formats

Ebook978144830479015th September 2020N/A384$14.99
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