Once again these amazing #bloggers pulled out all the stops to help out on this short notice #blogtour you are absolutely awesome and we cant thank you enough. Your help pushed this book to the top of the Amazon rankings (#1 in all its categories) so THANK YOU from Faith, myself and Joffe Books.
In short, I absolutely LOVED this book and I absolutely love this series. I can’t wait to read more about cases involving DI Hillary Greene and her team. Here’s hoping that I don’t have too long to wait. I would recommend this series to anyone. I award this book an easy 5* out of 5*. Read more here
The book itself is a very clever story, with all the usual twists and turns you would expect from one of Faith’s books. There are also some red herrings along the way to send you down the garden path a couple of times before you get to the end of the book and the stunning conclusion. Read more here
#guestpost: Introducing DI Hillary Green.
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Faith introduces other characters, all with the motive to murder, before leading the reader to the final solution. Fast-paced but it allows the reader to make decisions on the probable murderer before the actual perpetrator is brought to justice. Read more here
MURDER IN THE VILLAGE is the fourth in a series of page-turning crime thrillers set in Oxfordshire. Read more here
The book has plenty of twists and turns, a great pace for the plot and it is a gripping story – 5stars from me for this one and looking forward to book 5! Read more here
This is a well written crime thriller. I always recommend starting at the beginning of a series, but this one does well as a stand alone. Each books seems to be better than the last. Read more here
It ended on a good cliff hanger, and I’m intrigued where the next story will go! Read more here
I’m not sure how to put this, but Faith Martin writes page turners. Every book in the series is delightful to say the least. Read more here
MURDER IN THE VILLAGE by Faith Martin
MURDER IN THE VILLAGE is the fourth in a series of page-turning crime thrillers set in Oxfordshire.
The picturesque village of Lower Heyford, set in North Oxfordshire’s Cherwell Valley, nestles close to the Cotswolds, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Farming country, the village has been in existence in one form or another for over a thousand years, providing a natural ‘ford’ for oxen over the river since medieval times. A mix of thatched and old stone and slate cottages, it is home to local families and rich ‘incomers’ alike. It’s proximity by train to both London and Birmingham make it a very desirable place to live indeed, and both the Oxford canal and the river Cherwell run close to it, making it haven for walkers, boaters and wildlife.
DI Hillary Greene
An attractive woman in her forties, Hillary Greene is a police officer of many years’ experience, and came up through the ranks. Consequently, she knows how the system works, and is fiercely loyal to the force without being blinkered to its faults. She is a long-standing friend of her immediate superior officer, ‘Mellow’ Mallow and enjoys a rather enigmatic relationship with the steely Superintendent Marcus Donleavy. Popular with the rank and file for her no-nonsense attitude and competence.
DCI Philip ‘Mellow’ Mallow
Mel appreciates Hillary’s first-rate ability to solve her cases, and isn’t happy about her harassment by the officers from York. Known for his sartorial elegance and laid-back manners, he has a sharp mind, and an eye for the ladies. A good friend and ally for Hillary in her recent tribulations, he’s determined to keep his best investigator focused on the problems at hand.
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A REVISED EDITION OF A BOOK FIRST PUBLISHED AS “BY A NARROW MAJORITY.”
DI HILLARY GREENE SERIES
BOOK 1: MURDER ON THE OXFORD CANAL
BOOK 2: MURDER AT THE UNIVERSITY
BOOK 3: MURDER OF THE BRIDE
BOOK 4: MURDER IN THE VILLAGE
MORE COMING SOON!
Faith Martin has been writing for over 25 years, in four genres and under four different pen names. She was born in Oxford and sets most of her crime novels within sight of the city of dreaming spires. A real nature lover and afficionado of the countryside, descriptions of wildlife and native flora often find their way into her manuscripts. Right now, JOFFE BOOKS are re-issuing the first eleven of the DI Hillary Greene novels in new updated editions! And the first of these, MURDER ON THE OXFORD CANAL is available now, with the others to very quickly follow.
Her romance novels, written under the name of Maxine Barry, are now available from Corazon Books. IMPOSTERS In PARADISE, and HEART OF FIRE are both out, and others will very quickly become available in the future.
Her first foray into writing ‘spooky’ crime, (and written under the pen name of Jessie Daniels) comes out in November 2017. THE LAVENDER LADY CASEFILE is published by Robert Hale, an imprint of Crowood Press.
As Joyce Cato, she writes more classically-inspired ‘proper’ whodunits. So if you like an amateur sleuth, plenty of clues and red herrings, plus a baffling murder mystery to solve, these are the books for you.