#BookTour: A BODY IN THE COTTAGE (The West Wales Murder Mysteries Book 5) by P. F. Ford #adgifted #bookshelf #bookstagram #Crimefiction @joffebooks @booksnall2020

Today  I am closing the Book Tour for A BODY IN THE COTTAGE.  This is a brilliant addition to the West Wales Murder Mystery series by P. F. Ford and is an adrenaline pumping read that will  appeal to Crime Fiction fans.


Format – Kindle
Publisher Joffe Books
Publication Date – 3rd October 2023
Genre – Crime thriller, mystery and suspense
Author – P. F. Ford

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Detective Norman is out of retirement and back on the beat in a rainy Welsh seaside town. Llangwelli might be short on sunshine, but it’s certainly not short on murders . . . Norman may seem a bit old-fashioned, but he’s always willing to learn from his band of misfit recruits.

A battered body. A missing handbag. A false confession?

The call comes on Monday afternoon. Workmen are about to demolish a row of derelict cottages. They discover a body of a young woman in the bedroom of Number 9. She’s expensively dressed in designer clothes.

She’s been badly beaten. No handbag or phone is found. So her identity remains a mystery.

Then an elderly man comes forward, who used to live in the cottage. He says he’s the killer.

Case closed, it would appear. But there are holes in the old man’s story.

And when a second body is discovered in a skip behind the cottages, Detective Norman knows he must find the real killer.

This absolutely gripping detective mystery full of twists and turns is perfect for fans of Rachel McLean, J.D. Kirk, Pauline Rowson, Elly Griffiths, Matt Brolly and Simon McCleave.


A detective out of retirement and determined to stay that way.  A body found in a derelict cottage with no way to identify her and a development put on hold while the investigation into the murder gets under way.  It soon becomes clear that all is not as it seems but sorting the wheat from the chaff is going to take all the detective skills the team have to offer.

Intrigue is introduced at the start and continues all the way through making for an adrenaline pumping read that keeps the pages turning all the way to the end.

Absolutely brilliant.


Peter Ford always dreamed of becoming a writer, but a dream is easily stifled without support from those around you. It was only when his old, unhappy life fell apart and he met his new partner (now wife) Mary, who believed dreamers should be encouraged, that he finally got the chance to live that dream. Fast forward a few years and you find a man transformed.

Now, blissfully happy, settled in a quiet corner of Wales with wife Mary and their rescue dogs, P.F. Ford is living proof that it’s never too late to achieve your dreams.



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