The last word

£9.99

Natalka and Edwin, whom we met in ‘The Postscript Murders’, are running a detective agency in Shoreham, Sussex. Despite a steady stream of minor cases, Natalka is frustrated, longing for a big juicy case such as murder to come the agency’s way. Natalka is now living with dreamer, Benedict. But her Ukrainian mother Valentyna has joined them from her war-torn country and three’s a crowd. To add to Natalka’s irritation, Benedict and her mother get on brilliantly. Then a murder case turns up. Local writer, Melody Chambers, is found dead and her family are convinced it is murder. Edwin, a big fan of the obit pages, thinks there’s a link to the writer of Melody’s obituary who pre-deceased his subject. The trail leads Benedict and Edwin to a slightly sinister writers’ retreat. When another writer is found dead, Edwin thinks that the clue lies in the words.

ISBN: 9781529433470 Author: Griffiths, Elly Publisher: Quercus Publication Date: 18th July 2024 Imprint: Quercus Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.92 (edition:23) Pages: 352 Language: English Edition: 1st paperback ed Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , ,

THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER



‘Cosy crime of a superior order’ Sunday Times

Words can be dangerous. Sometimes they kill in this cosy, twisty mystery starring some of Griffiths’ favourite characters, from the No 1 bestselling author of the Ruth Galloway Mysteries

Natalka and Edwin are running a detective agency in Shoreham, Sussex. Despite a steady stream of minor cases, Natalka is frustrated, longing for a big juicy investigation to come the agency’s way.

Then a murder case turns up. Local writer, Melody Chambers, is found dead and her family are convinced it is murder. Edwin, a big fan of the obit pages, thinks there’s a link to the writer of Melody’s obituary who pre-deceased his subject.

The trail leads them to a slightly sinister writers’ retreat. When another writer is found dead, Edwin thinks that the clue lies in the words. Seeking professional help, the amateur investigators turn to their friend, detective Harbinder Kaur, to find that they have stumbled on a plot that is stranger than fiction.

The unmissable new novel from the bestselling author of the Ruth Galloway Mysteries.

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Praise for The Last Word

‘Outstanding and hugely entertaining’ Irish Independent

‘Twisty’ Crime Monthly

‘The characters show real light and shade and there are ample comedic one-liners’ Belfast Telegraph

‘This mystery will have you hooked’ Candis

‘Kept me guessing to the end’ Saga