The Shooting in the Shop
by Simon Brett

Welcome to Fethering! Christmas turns killer for amateur sleuths Carole and Jude in this quirky, cozy, British village mystery.

Carole Seddon hates Christmas – it all seems rather a waste of time. So when her neighbour and best friend, Jude, drags her along to go shopping at a local store called Gallimaufry, she can feel her inner-Scrooge knocking. But the sales are on, and even Carole can’t resist a bargain.

A few days later, though, Gallimaufry is burnt down, and a body is discovered in the ashes. It seems like a tragic accident . . . but no-one can die of natural causes when a gun is involved. The victim was young, pretty and successful; who could possibly want her dead?

With a host of suspects, the amateur detectives know they have their work cut out for them. And as they dig deeper they discover a host of half-truths and lies. It seems that someone in Fethering has a deep, dark, deadly secret – and is prepared to kill to keep it.


“Delightful . . . Brett keeps the reader guessing until the surprising conclusion”

Publishers Weekly on The Shooting in the Shop

“Intricate fun”

Booklist Starred Review of The Shooting in the Shop

“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 Shooting in the Shop by Simon Brett is available in the following formats

Ebook97814483048201st November 2020N/A362$14.99
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