With the murder of last year’s fête judge now but a hazy memory, the village of Elmesbury has retired to its
former tranquil existence. That is, until a mysterious newcomer sets in motion a series of events that will see
members of the W.I. crossing wooden spoons at dawn.
In the midst of preparing for her long-awaited engagement party, redoubtable village busybody Beattie
Bramshaw not only finds herself embroiled in a one-woman campaign to save the elm tree from which the village gets its name, but having to contend with an outbreak of unrest within her beloved W.I. group. Rivalry to win favour with the judge of this year’s fête has fuelled dissent within the ranks and, when two members are found dead in mysterious circumstances, suspicions run rife.
Confident the devil is not only in the cake but in the detail, Beattie determines to uncover the clues that will
ultimately lead to the killer’s conviction. Can she solve the mystery before another W.I. member is picked off?
Thank you, Susan A. King and Eye & Lightning Books
About the author
SUSAN A. KING lives with her husband in a quiet suburb in Hampshire. Between them they have four grown-up sons. The inspiration for her Beattie Bramshaw novels c from her long experience and observation of competitors at the local Romsey Show, where she regularly aspires to win Best in Show with her floral arrangements.