Murder for Profit
by Veronica Heley

The shocking death of a student in one of her charity’s properties draws Ellie into another dark mystery.

Ellie Quicke returns from Canada to find her home in chaos and her housing charity tearing itself apart. A student has fallen to his death from the top of one of the charity’s properties, let through a reputable local estate agency. Accused of corruption, the agency is the victim of a vicious social media campaign.

Was the student’s death really an accident or something more sinister? Does someone have a grudge against the agency, or are they being set up to ensure the truth never comes out? As Ellie fights to save her charity’s reputation, it seems her troubles are only just beginning . . .


“A twisty plot, an intrepid heroine, and an unexpectedly satisfying ending make this a good choice for cozy fans”


“With Heley all things are possible”

Kirkus Reviews

“Readers will cheer as tiny but shrewd Ellie outwits the villains, despite the odds”

Publishers Weekly

“An entertaining plot, lively characterizations, and a quick-fire ending make this a good choice for most mystery collections”

Booklist on Murder-In-Law

“A worthy successor to [Heley's] sage but aging heroine”

Kirkus Reviews on Murder-In-Law

“Entertaining, quirky, madcap, and heartwarming, this is a good choice for fans of traditional mysteries”

Booklist on Murder for Good

“Frenetic, action-packed, and clever”

Booklist on Murder by Suggestion

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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Murder for Profit by Veronica Heley is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278509731st November 2022147 X 222mm224$29.99
Hardback97807278509731st November 2022150 X 228mm224£20.99
Hardback97807278509731st November 2022145 X 223mm224$29.99
Ebook97814483078071st November 2022N/A224$24.99
Ebook97814483078071st November 2022N/A224£20.99
Ebook97814483078071st November 2022N/A224$24.99
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