The Poisoning in the Pub
by Simon Brett

Welcome to Fethering! Carole and Jude spring into amateur detective action when their favourite pub is targeted by a killer in this quirky, cozy, British village mystery.

Jude and Carole get more than they bargained for when a lunchtime meal in their local pub leaves everyone with food poisoning. The landlord is horrified, and when a series of disasters start to befall his business it looks like it could be the end of the road for the Crown and Anchor.

Left with a bad taste in their mouths – and not just from the food – the two amateur detectives wonder if it might just be more than a run of bad luck that’s forcing their favourite pub into bankruptcy.

When a young man is found in the kitchen of the pub, though, with a knife through his heart, Carole and Jude swing into action. There’s a killer on the loose in Fethering, and Carole and Jude need to uncover who it is before it’s last orders for the pub – and themselves.


Droll . . . As “women of a certain age,” Carole and Jude are often underestimated, a circumstance they use to good advantage, along with dogged persistence, feminine wiles and people skills

Publishers Weekly on The Poisoning in the Pub

Brett’s Fethering mysteries have been classified as cozies, but this is a cozy with a biting social conscience. Don’t miss it

Booklist Starred Review of The Poisoning in the Pub

Graced by ingeniously drawn characters, deft timing of twists, and a to-die-for climax. A stunner

Booklist Starred Review of The Killer in the Choir

Peppered with wry wit, the story unfurls smoothly and swiftly. Series fans and newcomers alike will enjoy spending time with the eccentric yet endearing Carole and Jude

Publishers Weekly on The Killer in the Choir

Simon Brett

Simon Brett worked as a producer in radio and television before taking up writing full-time. He was awarded an OBE in the 2016 New Year’s Honours for services to Literature and also was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. In 2014 he won the CWA’s prestigious Diamond Dagger for an outstanding body of work.

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The Poisoning in the Pub by Simon Brett is available in the following formats

Ebook97814483048131st October 2020N/A384$14.99
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