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  • Location: The Cotswolds, "Upper Benbury", South of France

Murder on the Clifftops (Melissa Craig 3)

Murder on the Clifftops (Melissa Craig 3)

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: French cheese, fine wine and… a mystifying murder?

  • ISBN: B07G79KC9T
  • Genre: Cosy crime, Mystery

What you need to know before your trail

A delightful afternoon stroll turns to disaster when the guests of an artists’ retreat in the French mountains spot the body of a man at the bottom of a cliff.

Amongst them is Melissa Craig who, binoculars at the ready, suddenly finds herself at the centre of a very puzzling mystery. Was it an accident, or was he pushed?

Her suspicions are confirmed when another body is found days later in almost exactly the same spot. It can’t be a coincidence; someone in this idyllic French village is up to no good, and it’s up to her to find out who.

Between the eccentric locals and mischievous guests, Melissa finds herself with no shortage of potential suspects: was it the surly handyman with a dark past, or perhaps the short-sighted widow with an excellent golf swing? But the real question is: how close to the edge will Melissa have to tread to find the culprit…?

Travel Guide

Upper Benbury

A fictional village but very typical in appearance at least to the many in the Cotswolds area. The author explains:

“People often ask me if Melissa is my alter ego and I have to admit that we have quite a lot in common. Like me, when she was in her forties she moved from London into the country. Her Gloucestershire village is similar to the one I lived in for over thirty years and like me she soon became actively involved in village life. Melissa just seemed to walk into my head, complete with her past history, her problems, her strengths and weaknesses, her son Simon, her eccentric neighbour Iris Ash and agent Joe Martin. DCI Ken Harris, who features in many of the titles in the series, appeared on the scene a little later.”

BookTrail Boarding Pass: Murder on the Clifftops (Melissa Craig 3)

Destination: The Cotswolds, “Upper Benbury”, South of France  Author/guide: Betty Rowlands  Departure Time: 2000s

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