Murder in the Family

eAudio - unabridged
(7.10 hours)
Product Number: TCM2942
Released: 01 Apr, 2019
Business Term: Multiuse 100 Circ
ISBN: #9781528859288
Narrator(s): Gemma Dawson
Publisher: W F Howes
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Looking for a brilliant best-selling murder mystery with a feisty female detective? Then meet DI HILLARY GREENE, a policewoman struggling to save her career and catch criminals. 15–year-old Billy Davies is found dead in his father’s shed with a pair of gardening shears thrust brutally into his chest. DI Hillary Greene tries to get to the bottom of this baffling crime. How did Billy come into contact with such a vicious killer? Who wanted him dead - and why? The investigation reveals that the teenager was not such an innocent young man. Meanwhile, Hillary’s having a tough time at work. She’s been passed over for promotion, and her reliable constable Tommy Lynch is to be transferred out. But Hillary won’t let distractions get in the way of solving crimes. To catch this killer, she will need to dig deep into the dark secrets of a small community. MURDER IN THE FAMILY is the fifth in a series of crime thrillers set in Oxfordshire. THE LOCATION - The crime happens in an allotment shed in a small Oxfordshire hamlet. Allotments, or strips of land rented by individuals to grow fruit and vegetables (or flowers for flower shows), have always been popular. During the war years, they were a valuable source of food, and in modern times, their popularity hasn’t waned either, as the growing taste for organic fruit and veg, and ‘getting back to nature’ appeals to a wide range of people. Beekeepers find them very useful too. Waiting lists can be long, as they represent a perfect way to de-stress after a day in the city, and provide a peaceful haven for many people. But in the tiny hamlet of Aston Lea, set in fields of barley, and sheltered from the world and the roads by towering Hawthorne hedges, the allotments are a perfect, secret, quiet place to commit murder. THE DETECTIVES - DI Hillary Greene An attractive woman in her forties, Hillary Greene is a police officer of many years’ experience, and came up through the ranks. Consequently, she knows how the system works, and is fiercely loyal to the force without being blinkered to its faults. She is a long-standing friend of her immediate superior officer, 'Mellow' Mallow and enjoys a rather enigmatic relationship with the steely Superintendent Marcus Donleavy. Popular with the rank and file for her no-nonsense attitude and competence. DCI Philip 'Mellow' Mallow. Mel appreciates Hillary's first-rate ability to solve her cases, and isn't happy about her harassment by the officers from York. Known for his sartorial elegance and laid-back manners, he has a sharp mind, and an eye for the ladies. A good friend and ally for Hillary in her recent tribulations, he's determined to keep his best investigator focused on the problems at hand.

Author(s): Faith Martin
Series: DI Hillary Greene series Series No:5
Original Publish Date: 01 Apr, 2019

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Author(s): Faith Martin
Narrator(s): Gemma Dawson
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Product Number CX5179
Released: 01 Apr, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781528859264
MP3 CD
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Author(s): Faith Martin
Narrator(s): Gemma Dawson
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Product Number MPCD4086
Released: 01 Apr, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781528859271

Professional reviews

"‘The dark stain of blood had pooled into his lap, but very little had made it to the floor. And from that alone she surmised that his heart must have stopped beating almost instantaneously.’ PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A REVISED EDITION OF A BOOK FIRST PUBLISHED AS “THROUGH A NARROW DOOR.” DI HILLARY GREENE SERIES AUDIOBOOK 1: MURDER ON THE OXFORD CANAL AUDIOBOOK 2: MURDER AT THE UNIVERSITY AUDIOBOOK 3: MURDER OF THE BRIDE AUDIOBOOK 4: MURDER IN THE VILLAGE AUDIOBOOK 5: MURDER IN THE FAMILY Discover your next favourite mystery series now, because once you start, you won’t want to stop. Faith Martin has been writing for over 25 years, in four genres and under four pen names. She was born in Oxford and sets most of her crime novels within sight of the city of dreaming spires."

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