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The Art of Murder

(The third book in the Harriet Quigley Mystery series)
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A weekend art course at an upmarket B&B near Winchester's historic cathedral is bound to be relaxing and fun...

But not when man-crazy Linzi Bray, Chairman of the local art group, is in charge and the house is full of people who loathe her.

Accidents start to happen - in a ruined castle, in a fast-flowing river, in a peaceful garden.

There's a stalker - or is there?

And there are far too many dead insects, as well as a vandalised Porsche and a pond full of blood.

It's not the first time former headmistress, Harriet Quigley, and her cousin, the Reverend Sam Hathaway, have been embroiled in a mystery, but this time they're baffled at the "spiteful game" that seems to be being played.

And then somebody else dies and the games all stop.

Act of Murder is perfect for avid crime mystery fans - with festering secrets, potential motives and the opportunity for sweet - or spiteful - revenge.

Praise for Nicola Slade

'... an engrossing crime novel' - Mystery Women Magazine

'... one of the most entertaining books I have ever read.' - Karen Wintle, Historical Novel Review

'Highly recommended.' - Lizzie Hayes, Mystery People Magazine

Nicola Slade was brought up in Poole, Dorset. She wrote children's stories when her three children were growing up, moving onto short stories for several national magazines. Winning a story competition in Family Circle galvanised her into writing seriously and since then her stories and articles have been commissioned regularly. Scuba Dancing was her first published novel and she has since gone on to specialise in murder mysteries with both contemporary and historical settings.

Genre: Mystery

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