The Blackwoods Farm Enquiry (An Ivy Beasley Mystery #5) (Mass Market)

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Retiree Ivy Beasley, a college student? Interested in penning her memoirs, Ivy decides to take a creative writing course. But it’s hard to find time to put pen to paper when this current chapter is so full of lies, jealousy and murder…
 
Rumors are flying around the village of Barrington about Mrs. Winchen Blatch, a reclusive widow living alone in her old farmhouse. In the past few weeks, the widow claims she has been tormented by ghostly visitations, so she hires Ivy and her fellow investigators at Enquire Within to get to the bottom of the mystery. Ivy’s new classes are very close to the widow’s farmhouse, perfect for combining studying and snooping…
 
With each new clue—a dark chamber, a smoking cigar and an amorous lodger—it becomes harder to separate fact from fiction. And when the ghost is revealed to be flesh and blood, the lonely widow may be in more trouble than Ivy and her team can handle…
 

About the Author


Ann Purser is the national bestselling author of the Lois Meade Mysteries (Scandal at Six, Found Guilty at Five, Foul Play at Four) and the Ivy Beasley Mysteries (The Sleeping Salesman Enquiry, The Wild Wood Enquiry, The Measby Murder Enquiry, The Hangman's Row Enquiry). She was born in Market Harborough in Leicestershire, and has lived most of her life in villages. She has turned her hand to many things, including journalism (as a columnist for SHE magazine), keeper of hens and donkeys, art gallery owner, clerical assistant in a village school, Open University graduate, novelist, mother of three, wife of Philip Purser, critic and writer. She is an avid reader of detective stories.

Praise For…


Praise for the Ivy Beasley Mysteries
 
“[Ivy] combines Jane Marple’s intelligence with Joan Rivers’s acerbity.”Richmond Times-Dispatch

“Ivy Beasley is a truly unique character…A delightful, eccentric old darling.”—Fresh Fiction

“[A] delightful English cozy…Ivy is Miss Marple and Jessica Fletcher rolled into one, with a little more spice than sugar.” —Debbie’s Book Bag
Product Details
ISBN: 9780425261811
ISBN-10: 0425261816
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: April 1st, 2014
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: An Ivy Beasley Mystery