Murder in Merrywell by Jane Bettany (Merrywell Book 1)

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A new, utterly gripping and unputdownable cozy crime mystery series debut for 2024!

Published 22 Jun 2023

About The Book

Ex-journalist Violet Brewster is keen to make a good first impression in her new community, having just moved to the small village of Merrywell. When Violet hears about the mystery of Helen Slingsby, who disappeared from the village forty years earlier, she decides to help uncover what happened. But despite Violet’s best efforts, she can find no trace of the missing woman.

As Violet talks to the other residents, it becomes apparent that something sinister is lurking beneath the village’s idyllic exterior.

When a villager is found dead in their home, Violet becomes convinced that the murder is connected to Helen. Did Helen ever really leave Merrywell? Who in the village is hiding something? And can Violet finally solve this forty-year-old mystery before someone else gets hurt?

About the Author

JANE BETTANY is a writer of short stories and non-fiction books and articles. Her work has been published in women’s magazines in the UK (such as My Weekly, People’s Friend, Yours and Woman’s Weekly), as well as in literary magazines and newspapers.

She has an MA in Creative Writing and has been a teacher of creative writing since 2007. As well as writing and teaching, she also runs a publishing and communications company and loves helping people to share their stories and find their writing voice.





Jane Bettany



Page Count



22 Jun 2023



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