False Face
by Veronica Heley

Bea Abbot’s newly married bliss is short-lived when she is dragged into a deadly game involving a famous actress, theft and murder.

Bea Abbot’s husband and talented artist, Piers, is in a state. His morning visit to actress and ‘national treasure’ Karina’s Belgravia home has ended in chaos. An antique necklace and diamond ring have been discovered missing, along with a memory stick storing Karina’s highly anticipated memoirs.

Karina’s housekeeper, Mrs Hennessey, her ghostwriter, Molly, and Piers himself are all accused of a conspiracy to rob the actress. When it transpires that the three were employed through the Abbot Agency, and some of the missing items are found in Piers’ pockets, Bea is dragged into the melee.

But as she investigates, events take a chilling turn . . . Can Bea get to the bottom of the sinister goings-on in time to save Piers’ reputation and to catch a killer?


“The urban equivalent of a British village cozy … A likable heroine, who can play the dithery old lady while cracking challenging cases, combines with suspenseful twists, quirky supporting characters, and a satisfying ending to make this a delight for fans of British mysteries”

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“Heley expertly melds menace with humor. Fans of darker cozies won’t be disappointed”

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“A good choice for fans of the British cozy, especially those with an Agatha Christie feel, combining gentle humor, an intrepid heroine, and an unusual plot with quirky twists”

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“Bizarre twists and sparkly characters ... an endearing, entertaining read”

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“Those fond of darker English cozies will find much to savor”

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“A wealth of plot twists ... an enticing read”

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Veronica Heley

Veronica Heley is the author of the ever-popular Ellie Quicke mysteries, as well as the Abbot Agency series. Veronica is actively involved in her local church and community affairs. She lives in Ealing, West London.

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False Face by Veronica Heley is available in the following formats

Paperback978144830590229th September 2022140 X 215mm240£13.99
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