Murder of Innocence (Ellie Quicke Mysteries #3)
Publisher: Severn House
The new novel featuring the delightful Ellie Quicke
Ellie Quicke, fiftyish and recently widowed, is still trying to come to terms with her husband's death and her newly-single state. She's coping, just, but could do without everyone else making demands on her: Diana, her selfish daughter, who expects Ellie to drop everything to babysit; the builders working on her new conservatory; elderly and irritable Aunt Drusilla; even dear Rose who needs Ellie's advice about her daughter's wedding. To cap it all, ten-year-old Tod, who lives next door, has gone missing... Ellie is very fond of Tod, and his disappearance shocks her to the core. Before she knows it, she's caught up in a police investigation which casts a sinister shadow over her respectable, close-knit community...