A Devon Tale | Sharing my love of my home county — and Helen Hollick’s new cozy mystery

When Helen sent me an advance copy of A Meadow Murder, I literally stopped everything and indulged myself with a cuppa and a chocolate biscuit, turned off the phone and computer, and settled down for a great read. I knew Helen had set her latest mystery in Devon, and I couldn’t wait to visit one of my favourite “special places.” And I was not disappointed. Helen’s wonderful descriptions and wry humour capture the very essence of Devon, where around every corner there’s a stunning view, and in every pub there’s an old-timer with a story to tell. So, download A Meadow Murder, and enjoy every moment as Jan Christopher and her dishy fiance take us back to a gentler (but no less thrilling) time of a beautiful slice of English countryside in the 70s. Oh, and this is a bench I love to sit on in my beloved Devon – about 5 miles from where A Meadow Murder is set.

A Meadow Murder
A Jan Christopher Mystery, Episode #4
Helen Hollick

“As delicious as a Devon Cream Tea!” ~ author Elizabeth St John
“Every sentence pulls you back into the early 1970s… The Darling Buds of May, only not Kent, but Devon. The countryside itself is a character and Hollick imbues it with plenty of emotion” ~ author Alison Morton
Make hay while the sun shines? But what happens when a murder is discovered, and country life is disrupted?
Summer 1972. Young library assistant Jan Christopher and her fiancé, DS Lawrence Walker, are on holiday in North Devon. There are country walks and a day at the races to enjoy, along with Sunday lunch at the village pub, and the hay to help bring in for the neighbouring farmer.
But when a body is found the holiday plans are to change into an investigation of murder, hampered by a resting actor, a woman convinced she’s met a leprechaun and a scarecrow on walkabout…
This series is available to read on #KindleUnlimited
 Universal Link: https://mybook.to/AMeadowMurder

Helen Hollick is a USA Today bestselling author of the Pendragon’s Banner series, a riveting series set in Saxon England, and the swashbuckling Sea Witch Voyages, pirate-based adventure fantasy. Moving to Devon in 2013, Helen lives in a beautiful 18thC farmhouse with her family, horses, ponies, dogs, cats, hens, geese, pigs, and a few friendly ghosts. This landscape has proven irresistible as a setting for her Jan Christopher Cozy Mystery Series.
Helen’s Website: https://helenhollick.net/
Helen’s Blog: https://ofhistoryandkings.blogspot.com/







  1. Thank you for hosting Helen Hollick today, sharing her fabulous new release, A Meadow Murder.

    And I’d love a Devon cream tea too. It’s the proper way round…

    Cathie xx
    The Coffee Pot Book Club

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