Murder in an English village

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Kennebec Large Print, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company,
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2018.
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Large print edition.
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English
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As friends, the boisterous and brash American Beryl couldn't be less alike than the prim and proper British Edwina. But as sleuths in an England recovering from the Great War, they're the perfect match . . . 1920- Flying in the face of convention, legendary American adventuress Beryl Helliwell never fails to surprise and shock. The last thing her adoring public would expect is that she craves some peace and quiet. The humdrum hamlet of Walmsley Parva in the English countryside seems just the ticket. And, honestly, until America comes to its senses and repeals Prohibition, Beryl has no intention of returning stateside and subjecting herself to bathtub gin. For over three decades, Edwina Davenport has lived comfortably in Walmsley Parva, but the post-World War I bust has left her in dire financial straits and forced her to advertise for a lodger. When her long-lost school chum Beryl arrives on her doorstep-actually crashes into it in her red motorcar-Edwina welcomes her old friend as her new roommate. But her idyllic hometown has a hidden sinister side, and when the two friends are drawn in, they decide to set up shop as private inquiry agents, helping Edwina to make ends meet and satisfying Beryl's thirst for adventure. Now this odd couple will need to put their heads together to catch a killer-before this sleepy English village becomes their final resting place . . . Advance praise for MURDER IN AN ENGLISH VILLAGE a oYou'll love this delightful new series about two ladies of a certain age who refuse to let Society's expectations hold them back from bringing a killer to justice. The very British Edwina and the too American Beryl are a wonderfully mismatched pair who will keep you turning pages until they solve the crime.o -Victoria Thompson, bestselling author of Murder in the Bowery oRemember the name Jessica Ellicott. Her deftly executed debut novel, in which two female amateur detectives, one American and one English, work together to solve an old mystery and a new murder in post-World War I England, is a delight from start to finish. The characters are interesting, the plot is intriguing, and there is the added attraction of a cute little dog. What more could fans of historical cozies ask for'o -Kathy Lynn Emerson, author of Murder in a Cornish Alehouse oAbsolutely delightful. Readers will fall in love with this intrepid new pair of sleuths as they sniff out the secrets hiding just beneath the surface of even the most unassuming English village.o -Anna Lee Huber, bestselling author of the Lady Darby Mysteries
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FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical
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FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Historical detective and mystery fiction
Large type books
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Villages -- England -- Fiction
title_displayMurder in an English village
title_fullMurder in an English village / by Jessica Ellicott
Murder in an English village [electronic resource] / Jessica Ellicott
title_shortMurder in an English village
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FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Investigation
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Murder
Villages