When Bunny Carter, the old lady from the Manor House, is discovered in an open grave, Sophie Sayers is sure it’s a case of foul play. But when it comes to suspects, she’s spoiled for choice.
One of Bunny’s squabbling children from three different husbands?
Petunia Lot from the Cats Prevention charity, always angling for a legacy?
All these and more had motive and opportunity.
But which is to blame? And can Sophie and her boyfriend, village bookseller Hector Munro, stop them before they strike again?
A lively array of eccentrics joins the regular cast in this compelling story of family, friendship, love and loss.
While the story includes plenty of Debbie Young’s renowned wit and British humour, it’s also thoughtful and poignant, reflecting Sophie’s growing wisdom, self-reliance and skill as self-appointed amateur village sleuth.
The fifth in a series which spans a Cotswold village year from one summer to the next.
Springtime for Murder may also be read as a standalone novel.