The last word

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Natalka and Edwin, whom we met in ‘The Postscript Murders’, are running a detective agency in Shoreham, Sussex. Despite a steady stream of minor cases, Natalka is frustrated, longing for a big juicy case such as murder to come the agency’s way. Natalka is now living with dreamer, Benedict. But her Ukrainian mother Valentyna has joined them from her war-torn country and three’s a crowd. To add to Natalka’s irritation, Benedict and her mother get on brilliantly. Then a murder case turns up. Local writer, Melody Chambers, is found dead and her family are convinced it is murder. Edwin, a big fan of the obit pages, thinks there’s a link to the writer of Melody’s obituary who pre-deceased his subject. The trail leads Benedict and Edwin to a slightly sinister writers’ retreat. When another writer is found dead, Edwin thinks that the clue lies in the words.

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A cosy, twisty standalone mystery from the bestselling author of the Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries.

Natalka and Edwin are running a detective agency in Shoreham, Sussex. Despite a steady stream of minor cases, Natalka is frustrated, longing for a big juicy investigation to come the agency’s way.

Then a murder case turns up. Local writer, Melody Chambers, is found dead and her family are convinced it is murder. Edwin, a big fan of the obit pages, thinks there’s a link to the writer of Melody’s obituary who pre-deceased his subject.

The trail leads them to a slightly sinister writers’ retreat. When another writer is found dead, Edwin thinks that the clue lies in the words. Seeking professional help, the amateur investigators turn to their friend, detective Harbinder Kaur, to find that they have stumbled on a plot that is stranger than fiction.

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Praise for Elly Griffiths

‘Griffiths skilfully blends complex plotting with a cast of wonderfully vivid charactersMail on Sunday

One of our very best writersThe Times

Witty, insightful and brilliant storytellingDaily Mirror

‘Delicious, unadulterated entertainmentSunday Express

Additional information

Weight 0.58 kg
Dimensions 23.6 × 16 × 3.6 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

338

Language

English

Edition

Hardback original

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K