Aunt bessie volunteers to take a quick look. When mark finds what looks like a skeleton in one of small towers in the castle walls, Bessie reluctantly takes a peek. It doesn’t take her long to compile a list of women who left the island at the right time and never returned. Equally puzzling is how it managed to remain undiscovered for over thirty years.
Aunt Bessie Volunteers An Isle of Man Cozy Mystery Book 22 #ad - Aunt bessie volunteers to help Manx National Heritage clear out years of accumulated rubbish at Peel Castle. Elizabeth cubbon has been known as Aunt Bessie for most her life. She’s acted as an honourary aunt to most of the children who’ve grown up in Laxey over the past fifty years or more. A quick call to the police has Inspector Anna Lambert on the scene a short while later.
Aunt bessie volunteers to help the police work out the identity of the skeleton. Bessie knows people all over the island.
Aunt Bessie Wonders An Isle of Man Cozy Mystery Book 23#ad - Carl dietrich is working for lawrence Jenkins, the man who was a business partner to Charles, but who is currently in prison for fraud and other crimes. Aunt bessie wonders what it would be like to have a holiday where no one is murdered. When carl turns up dead, John, Doona, and even Bessie seem to top the list of suspects.
When doona suggests a holiday to Lakeview Holiday Park, their father, John, isn’t sure whether to agree or not. Thomas and amy Rockwell have had something of a shock. Can bessie help the local police inspector, margaret hopkins, or is too much to hope that Carl simply had a heart attack? When a second man dies, work out what really happened to Carl? Was it murder, Bessie can’t help but wonder why she keeps finding herself tangled up in murder investigations.
Aunt Bessie Wonders An Isle of Man Cozy Mystery Book 23 #ad - In the end, john, bessie, doona, and the children make the journey during the February half-term break. Aunt bessie wonders why doona’s solicitor, Stuart Stanley, happens to be at the park at the same time. Stuart fills Doona in quickly enough. Aunt bessie wonders if a holiday is a good idea. He’s there because another solicitor is about to challenge Doona’s right to the estate of her former husband, Charles Adams.
Aunt Bessie's X-Ray An Isle of Man Cozy Mystery Book 24#ad - The death was ruled an accident, but Kelly thinks Kara was murdered. Aunt bessie’s x-ray happily doesn’t reveal a break. Bessie cubbon, aunt bessie to nearly everyone, has been walking on Laxey Beach for a great many years. Kelly sutton’s sister died a year ago in Manchester. Aunt bessie’s X-ray was just the start.
Before long bessie finds herself caught up in an investigation into a death that may or may not have been accidental. An unfortunate fall sees her visiting the Ramsey and District Cottage Hospital for X-rays. Aunt bessie’s X-ray necessitates a follow-up visit. Because of bessie’s age don’t ask the doctor insists on seeing her again to check her arm.
Aunt Bessie's X-Ray An Isle of Man Cozy Mystery Book 24 #ad - Can she discover what really happened to Kara Sutton? It’s been a year, and most of the witnesses are in Manchester. When the receptionist asks Bessie for help, Bessie is intrigued. Can bessie find answers or is Kelly’s father right? Is she just being nosy? .
Letters and Lawsuits An Isle of Man Ghostly Cozy Book 12#ad - Doncan quayle, fenella’s advocate, is in charge of arranging the party, following Mona’s detailed plans. As rosemary’s family threaten to continue with the planned lawsuit, Fenella finds herself trying to prove her innocence in the murder investigation, and to find evidence that Rosemary was lying about her parentage.
Mona, fenella's ghostly roommate in her luxury apartment, is insistent that the letters are fake. When rosemary turns up dead, Fenella is the number-one suspect. Inspector daniel robinson has to keep Fenella at arm’s length, no matter how he feels about her. She claims to have letters that prove that Mona had blackmailed Max for years.
Along with everything that she left to her, Fenella’s aunt Mona left instructions for her own birthday party. He gets a little sidetracked, however, when a woman turns up on the island claiming to be Maxwell Martin’s daughter. Max had been mona’s benefactor for most of her life. As mona’s birthday party gets closer, Fenella begins to wonder if there is actually going to be anything to celebrate.
Letters and Lawsuits An Isle of Man Ghostly Cozy Book 12 #ad - . As she reveals more to fenella about her relationship with Max, Fenella works to find a way to protect her fortune and find a killer. Is it possible that mona badly misjudged max? who else besides Fenella had a motive for wanting Rosemary dead? Mona is sure that Max’s sister is behind the whole thing, but proving that might be an impossible task.
Aunt Bessie Understands An Isle of Man Cozy Mystery Book 21#ad - With christmas just a few weeks away, there shouldn’t be lights on inside any of them. She’s about to have their first child, and Hugh doesn’t want her left alone in case she goes into labour. Bessie is happy to agree to spend an afternoon with the woman. Aunt bessie understands when hugh, exhausted from a long day that culminated in the arrival of his child, forgets to drop Bessie off at her cottage before driving back to his own home.
Aunt Bessie Understands An Isle of Man Cozy Mystery Book 21 #ad - When she and hugh stumble across a dead body in one of them, Bessie understands that she’s right in the middle of yet another murder investigation. Knowing that he’s not in any condition to drive anywhere, she insists that they walk to her cottage, Treoghe Bwaane. Aunt bessie understands that the holiday cottages they walk past are all unoccupied during the winter months.
Aunt bessie understands why Hugh is so worried about his wife, Grace.
The Rhodes Case A Markham Sisters Cozy Mystery Novella Book 18#ad - Is it possible that edward has brought a burglar to stay at doveby house? janet wants to trust Edward, but if their guest isn’t behind the burglaries, who is? Can Janet and Joan work out who has been breaking into houses and stealing only the most valuable item in each property? Can Edward be trusted? And why has Joan been taking measurements in the carriage house?
Just hours after the two men arrive, Janet and Joan see a news bulletin about a wanted man who bears an uncanny resemblance to Edward’s guest. Break-ins at houses in the area worry the sisters. That trust is further challenged when he tells her that she needs to pretend she’s never met him before when he arrives at Doveby House with his guest.
The Rhodes Case A Markham Sisters Cozy Mystery Novella Book 18 #ad - His job with a secret government agency keeps him travelling around the world, leaving Janet on her own at Doveby House, the bed and breakfast she runs with her sister, Joan. While janet is attracted to the man, she’s not sure she trusts him. The handsome man has made no secret of the fact that he’s interested in being more than friends with Janet, but he’s usually too busy to pursue her.
Janet markham is both excited and nervous that Edward Bennett is coming for another visit.
The Somerset Case A Markham Sisters Cozy Mystery Novella Book 19#ad - Constable robert parsons takes the matter very seriously, suggesting that Stacey quit working and find somewhere else to stay until after Valentine’s Day. Can the sisters help robert work out who is sending the flowers? Can they keep Stacey safe if she comes to stay in one of their guest rooms? And why is Michael Donaldson, Joan’s boyfriend, seemingly avoiding her?
The sisters own the local bed and breakfast, and Janet helped Stacey in the past when she was out of work. Once the markhams hear Stacey’s story, they insist on ringing the police. Someone has been sending her flowers anonymously every day since the first of February, and she’s had enough. The cards with the flowers have been getting increasingly sinister, but Stacey is reluctant to bother the local police constable with her problem.
The Somerset Case A Markham Sisters Cozy Mystery Novella Book 19 #ad - Instead, she shares her thoughts about the flowers and some possible senders with Janet and Joan Markham. Everyone enjoys getting flowers, especially around Valentine’s Day, the waitress at the local café, but Stacey, is less than happy with the ones she’s been getting.
The Quinton Case A Markham Sisters Cozy Mystery Novella Book 17#ad - While the sisters do their best, they feel considerably less hospitable when Roland informs them that before he arrived he’d discovered a newer will written by the sisters’ great-aunt Mildred. It’s nearly christmas, and janet and Joan Markham have been looking forward to having Doveby House to themselves for a fortnight.
But is roland truly their distant cousin? is the newly discovered will actually genuine? Will the man’s visit ruin Christmas for the sisters, or can their friends help them out of a difficult situation? Janet and joan had used the money they’d inherited from Mildred to buy Doveby House. When joan gets a letter from a distant cousin who wants to visit, though, the sisters can’t bring themselves to turn him away.
The Quinton Case A Markham Sisters Cozy Mystery Novella Book 17 #ad - Roland dickerson turns out to be a fairly unpleasant man who expects to be entertained during his visit. When roland’s solicitor, eldridge quinton, arrives, he and Roland suggest a settlement that would see the sisters paying their cousin far more than they can easily afford. Joan promised not to book any guests into the bed and breakfast through Christmas and New Year.
The Tanner Case A Markham Sisters Cozy Mystery Novella Book 20#ad - He knows enough about the various business owners to understand why no one wants the police involved, though. The three local wedding venues are owned by an odd combination of former spouses and former partners, and everyone is quick to blame someone else in the group for the current difficulties. Can janet and joan work out who is behind the graffiti that seems to be appearing everywhere? Will Robert be able to investigate when the graffiti is being painted over almost immediately? And will the sisters find the perfect venue for an upcoming big day?
What neither markham sister is expecting is a nasty message spray-painted across the front door of the first place they visit. A second venue and a second lot of graffiti has the sisters ringing their friend, police constable Robert Parsons. Visiting special event venues sounds as if it could be interesting, especially when Janet Markham discovers that there will be cake samples.
Marsupials and Murder An Isle of Man Ghostly Cozy Book 13#ad - Fenella woods has been living on the Isle of Man for a year, and it now seems as if every charity there feels it’s appropriate to start soliciting her. After a boring hour in the cold and rain, they find Darrell under a bush, they both can’t wait to get indoors, but on the walk back to Daniel’s car, dead.
There isn’t any shortage of suspects, from volunteers with the charity to business colleagues of the dead man, not to mention a quartet of ex-wives and one current girlfriend, but motive is harder to determine. When she agrees to spend an hour in the wetlands one morning, Daniel Robinson, the man in her life, offers to join her.
Marsupials and Murder An Isle of Man Ghostly Cozy Book 13 #ad - Darrell higgins wants her help monitoring the wild wallaby population in the Curraghs wetlands area of the island. Most of the letters get turned over to Fenella’s advocate to deal with, but one request catches Fenella’s eye. Can daniel and fenella work out who killed the island’s main marsupial supporter before the killer chooses another victim?
Aunt Bessie Tries An Isle of Man Cozy Mystery Book 20#ad - Besides, lora doesn’t want to get any of her friends or family members into any trouble. Aunt bessie tries to work out who might be trying to hurt Lora. She talks to the woman’s family members and neighbours, but quickly finds herself being drawn more and more deeply into Lora’s life. Can bessie help lora work out what’s happening? is someone truly trying to kill Lora, or does the woman simply have an overactive imagination? Is it possible that Lora is creating the incidents herself for some reason? Will Bessie be sorry that she tried to help?
Aunt Bessie Tries An Isle of Man Cozy Mystery Book 20 #ad - After hearing lora’s story, Bessie isn’t certain, either. Lora white is worried that someone is trying to kill her. Aunt bessie tries to persuade Lora to talk to the police. The problem is, lora isn’t sure whether someone is trying to kill her or not. Aunt bessie tries to help her friends. After grace watterson’s baby shower, known as Bessie to nearly everyone, Elizabeth Cubbon, gets stopped by one of the party guests.