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Seven Lively Suspects

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18th July 2024

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Selected: Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781405553353

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It’s a baking hot British summer, and the sleepy town of Market Foxleigh is staging a crime writing festival… with the three Dahlias as guests of honour.

After all, not only have Rosalind King, Caro Hooper and Posy Starling each played fictional detective Dahlia Lively on screen, but they’re also making a name for themselves solving real-life murders too.

The Dahlias are anticipating a weekend of cream teas, awards dinners and warm white wine… but before long they’re sleuthing together once again – this time helping a true crime podcast investigate a local cold case with a personal connection for one of the Dahlias.

It’s been five years since Dahlia Lively fan Scott Baker was arrested for a murder that had eerie echoes of one of Dahlia’s fictional cases. It seemed like an open and shut case at the time, but the podcast team are convinced that the police got the wrong man.

Can the three Dahlias help prove them right – and find the real killer?

Praise for Katy Watson:

‘An absolute treat of a read with all the ingredients of a vintage murder mystery: a country house, mysterious dead bodies and three actresses all keen to catch the killer. Perfect weekend reading!’ Janice Hallett, author of The Appeal

‘Celebrates and gently satirises Golden Age crime novels in a hugely entertaining country house mystery’ The Times

‘Dame Agatha would approve’ Daily Mail

‘A wonderful celebration of Golden Age crime. . . a read you can sink into, just like the perfect country house weekend. You will definitely love Dahlia in all her guises by the end’ S.J. Bennett, author of The Windsor Knot

‘I loved it – witty, engaging and hugely enjoyable. A must for fans of classic mysteries’ Frances Brody

‘An affectionate homage to the Golden Age of Detective Fiction and a wry nod to our continuing fascination with it. Great fun. Warm, ingenious and. . . lively!’ L C Tyler

‘A sprightly offering. . . a pleasant summer read’ The Critic

‘A pleasure to read from beginning to end’ Shots

‘A fun, 1930s style murder-mystery, which makes for perfect holiday reading’ Woman’s Weekly

‘Perfect Holiday Read’ Woman & Home

‘Smartly executed with wit and a cunning plot’ Peterborough Telegraph

‘A cosy whodunnit told with modern flair’ Yours

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