by Anthea Fraser

Meet Rona Parish, a talented biographer who has a skill for writing about the past and encountering danger along the way, and her adorable golden retriever, Gus.

A dark secret from the past brings danger to Rona Parish’s door and those closest to her when she juggles two projects.

Rona Parish is finishing her single mother series in perfect style with an article on the enigmatic and talented Nicole Summers, an expert on all things culinary. Can Rona persuade Nicole to open up about her life? Before she can try, events take an astonishingly dark turn.

Appearances can be deceiving . . .

Meanwhile, Rona has been asked to finish the biography of TV presenter Gideon Ward. Acclaimed biographer Russell Page died suddenly in a car crash weeks ago, leaving the project unfinished. Curiously, it seems that Nicole was the ex-wife of a man who works for a hotel chain owned by Bruce Sedgwick, a person who seemed to be of great interest to Russell Page before his death. But why?

Is Rona too late to stop a killer in their tracks?

As Rona investigates, she learns that people are not always what they seem, with devastating consequences.

A page-turning cosy mystery set in the fictional English market town of Marsborough in the stunning Chiltern Hills.

Fans of M.C. Beaton, Richard Osman, Reverend Richard Coles, G.M. Malliet, Margery Allingham, Betty Rowlands and Faith Martin will love this series.


“Reading this book is like visiting friends that you don’t get to see very often
“Another great Rona Parish mystery”
“The interlocking mysteries in this book are well plotted
“A very satisfying book with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing
Always look forward to the latest instalment in the Rona Parish series and this didn’t disappoint” Goodreads
“Fraser showcases a delightful heroineKirkus Reviews

The Rona Parish mysteries
1. Brought to Book
2. Jigsaw
3. Person or Persons Unknown
4. A Family Concern
5. Rogue in Porcelain
6. Next Door to Murder
7. Unfinished Portrait
8. A Question of Identity
9. Justice Postponed
10. Retribution


“Fraser showcases a delightful heroine”

Kirkus Reviews

“Another solid entry in an entertaining series from a genre veteran”


“The Rona Parish series perfectly captures everyday life in the small towns of the UK . . . [with] enough suspense and mayhem to appeal to all”

Booklist on Next Door to Murder

“Veteran Fraser offers a straightforward British cozy with an inventive plot and an engaging heroine. This will appeal to traditional cozy fans who like a bit of spice and zing

Booklist on Rogue in Porcelain

Anthea Fraser

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Retribution by Anthea Fraser is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278867051st March 2017147 X 224mm192$28.99
Hardback978072788670530th November 2016147 X 224mm192£20.99
Ebook97817801084141st March 2017N/A192$2.99
Ebook97817801084141st March 2017N/A192£2.99
Paperback97818475177395th June 2018140 X 226mm192$17.95
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