False Witness
by Veronica Heley

The restoration of a stately home takes a deadly turn in the gripping new Bea Abbot mystery.

No one had been more surprised than Julian to find he was the heir to Marston Hall, a stately home in the Home Counties. His hitherto unknown relatives had done their best to ensure he didn’t live to inherit, but with his ill-wishers in jail, Julian and his wife Polly celebrated the birth of their son and heir and set about the uphill task of restoring the neglected Tudor mansion to its former glory.
Bea Abbot is called in when yet another attempt is made on Julian’s life and the corpse of a woman is found in the stables at the Hall. Could the relatives who targeted Julian before be behind this murder, and what is the link between the dead woman and the Marston-Lang family? Something wicked is afoot at Marston Hall, and Bea is determined to get to the bottom of it.


“Sure to please fans who enjoy clever heroines, complex plots, gentle humor, and danger”


“[A] competent, reliable heroine”

Kirkus Reviews on False Name

“An entertaining British cozy featuring a feisty, quick-thinking heroine”

Booklist on False Face

“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”

Booklist on False Conclusion

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

Publishers Weekly on False Conclusion

“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”

Booklist on False Account

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

Booklist on False Pride

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

Publishers Weekly on False Pride

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

Booklist on False Fire

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 Witness by Veronica Heley is available in the following formats

Hardback97814483125662nd July 2024138 X 216mm224$29.99
Hardback97814483125662nd July 2024138 X 216mm224£21.99
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