by Veronica Heley

While Ellie’s away, murder will play . . . Is the death of Ellie’s son-in-law really the result of a burglary gone wrong?

Ellie’s absence abroad is disastrous for her daughter, Diana – when her husband is attacked by intruders and left for dead one night, it falls to Ellie’s next-door neighbour, Susan, to reluctantly pick up the pieces and take in Diana’s children.

Is Evan’s death really the result of a burglary gone wrong? Joining forces with her aunt, police officer Lesley Millard, Susan discovers that Diana lied to the police about her movements on the night of the murder, and soon finds herself grappling with betrayal, shady business dealings and her own distrust of Diana as she attempts to solve a chilling conundrum: could Ellie’s daughter be a cold-blooded killer?


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


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

Kirkus Reviews

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

Once again Heley successfully melds a cozy sensibility with dark doing

Publishers Weekly on Murder by Suggestion

A clever plot, gentle humor, an eccentric but appealing heroine, and a thoroughly satisfying ending add up to an entertaining read

Booklist on Murder for Nothing

Enjoyable … Heley’s strength is in creating unpleasant people that the reader loves to hate

Publishers Weekly on Murder for Nothing

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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Murder-In-Law by Veronica Heley is available in the following formats

Paperback978178029777431st March 2022138 X 215mm224£13.99
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