False Alarm
by Veronica Heley

An Abbot Agency mystery

Bea Abbot is asked to find the man or woman who laid a booby trap for Sir Lucas Ossett, the powerful head of an international company, in his own block of flats. She finds Sir Lucas’s wife in a state of fear, while gossiping elderly ladies cast doubt on the probity of their eclectic neighbours.

Soon it’s clear that Sir Lucas’s influence reaches out to touch and perhaps corrupt even those nearest to Bea, while trivial incidents escalate into violence – and death.


"Traditional mystery fans will find enough to like"

Publishers Weekly

"The Abbot Agency's seventh outing will be just the thing for readers who like their cozies with a bit of bite"

Kirkus Reviews

"The stylish. sixty-something Bea makes an appealing lead in a series that combines humor with quirky characters and a nicely evoked contemporary London setting"


"A closed room drama with a fascinating set of characters makes for an intriguing whodunit"

Library Journal

Veronica Heley

Veronica Heley has a musician daughter and is actively involved in her local church and community affairs. She lives in Ealing, West London. She is the author of the Ellie Quicke and Bea Abbot mystery series.

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False Alarm by Veronica Heley is available in the following formats

Ebook97817801036551st March 2013N/A224$6.99
Ebook97817801036551st March 2013N/A224£8.99
Ebook *97817801036551st March 2013N/A224$6.99
Paperback978184751466030th June 2015138 X 216mm224£12.99
Paperback978184751466030th June 2015138 X 216mm224£12.99
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