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Murder in the Bluebell Woods

(The second book in the Wootton Windmill Mystery series)
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A death at a village wedding. A stolen bow and arrow. Three women sleuths.

Spring has arrived in Lower Wootton and Ellie Blix's cleaning customers have started cancelling. Then, at a wedding at the old folly in the woods, she finds her friend Tracy's husband dead, an arrow in his back.

All the evidence points to Tracy. Distraught, she asks Ellie to find out what happened and clear her name. But now that Ellie is
finally back on cordial terms with her detective inspector ex-husband, she must decide if she is prepared to jeopardise their relationship by sleuthing again.

When Ellie learns that two trusted locals have been acting suspiciously, she cannot rest. The Blix women – mother, daughter and mother-in-law – vow to find the murderer before tragedy strikes again.

Then Ellie receives a death threat and it’s clear that her sleuthing could cost her everything.


All the books in the series can be read as standalone mysteries. They are written so that readers can start with any book. They are intended as light-hearted reads.


Reader feedback on Murder in the Bluebell Woods:

"Hadn't read the first one but it didn't matter one bit, I knew who was who immediately. Believable characters, great plot. Buying the first one now." (reader on Facebook)

"As unputdownable as the first in the series." (reader on Facebook)

"... the mystery kept me gripped from start to finish. A five star read, and really looking forward to the next one." (UK Amazon review)

"... the reader is placed straight in the heart of the action right from the first paragraph" (UK Amazon review)

"Shows village life brilliantly. I felt like I was there." (beta reader)

"Loved the relationship between the 3 sleuths... AND they live in a windmill." (beta reader)

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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