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Smile and Be a Villain

(2016)
(Book 18 in the Dorothy Martin series)
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AN ENCHANTING COZY MYSTERY FROM A BESTSELLING AUTHOR

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I have loved this series from the very first book! Hope Ms. Dams keeps on writing them for a very long time.” Jan

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “So great to have a protagonist of this age who is perceptive and intelligent . . . I can’t say enough about the characterisation!” Ratcliff

"Alderney's scenic beauty contrasts nicely with the villain's dark back business ground and evil plans" Publishers Weekly

What could be better than a fortnight’s break on the tiny old-fashioned Channel Island of Alderney? Dorothy and her husband are looking forward to a lovely peaceful vacation on the picturesque little island.

But it’s not to be.

Out on a twisty cliff-top walk, Dorothy spots something that changes everything. A body, lying broken on the rocks below.

Did he fall — or was he pushed?

All of Dorothy’s instincts tell her there’s more to this death, and this victim, than meets the eye — and that her vacation is going to have to wait.

Perfect for fans of Stella Cameron, Faith Martin, Agatha Christie, Frances Evesham, Betty Rowlands, or M.C. Beaton.

READERS LOVE THE DOROTHY MARTIN MYSTERIES

Hugely entertaining, gentle mystery with a likeable protagonist.” Intheamazone

Dorothy is a dear.” New York Times Book Review

“If you’re a classic mystery lover, you're sure to enjoy the books of Jeanne M. Dams. Her characters, settings and stories have a depth not often seen in this sub-genre.” Mystery News

“This one kept me guessing right to the end.” Stack Reviews

“A cozy as comforting as a hot cup of tea and as deliciously spicy as one of Dorothy’s mince pies.” Publishers Weekly

THE DETECTIVE
Dorothy Martin, sixtyish widow from Indiana and retired schoolteacher, moves to England shortly after her husband dies. A move they had planned to make together. Like the author, she has a taste for fabulous hats.

DOROTHY MARTIN MYSTERY SERIES
Book 1: THE BODY IN THE TRANSEPT
Book 2: TROUBLE IN THE TOWN HALL
Book 3: HOLY TERROR IN THE HEBRIDES
Book 4: MALICE IN MINIATURE
Book 5: THE VICTIM IN VICTORIA STATION
Book 6: KILLING CASSIDY
Book 7: TO PERISH IN PENZANCE
Book 8: SINS OUT OF SCHOOL
Book 9: WINTER OF DISCONTENT
Book 10: A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT
Book 11: THE EVIL THAT MEN DO
Book 12: THE CORPSE OF ST JAMES’S
Book 13: MURDER AT THE CASTLE
Book 14: SHADOWS OF DEATH
Book 15: DAY OF VENGEANCE
Book 16: THE GENTLE ART OF MURDER
Book 17: BLOOD WILL TELL
Book 18: SMILE AND BE A VILLAIN

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Hardback Editions

March 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Smile and be a Villain: A Dorothy Martin Investigation: 18 (A Dorothy Martin Mystery, 18)
Author(s): Jeanne M Dams
ISBN: 0-7278-9532-X / 978-0-7278-9532-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Large Print
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June 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: Smile and Be a Villain: 18 (A Dorothy Martin Mystery, 18)
Author(s): Jeanne M Dams
ISBN: 0-7278-8629-0 / 978-0-7278-8629-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers
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Paperback Editions

April 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Smile and be a Villain: A Dorothy Martin Investigation: 18 (A Dorothy Martin Mystery, 18)
Author(s): Jeanne M Dams
ISBN: 1-84751-733-1 / 978-1-84751-733-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House
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Kindle Editions

June 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: SMILE AND BE A VILLAIN a cozy murder mystery full of twists
Author(s): JEANNE M DAMS
Publisher: Joffe Books crime thriller and cozy mystery
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