Today I am closing down the Book Tour for THE BRITTANY MURDERS. We would like to thank everyone who helped with the launch of this new release, your help is very much appreciated.
Jill, Anne and Joffe Books
THE BRITTANY MURDERS
Format – Kindle
Publisher – Joffe Books
Publication Date – 19th December 2023
Genre – Crime thriller, mystery and suspense
Author – Anne Penketh
Escape to France for your new favourite cozy murder mystery series!
Jennifer and her family are starting their new life in a small village in Brittany. The views are stunning, the bread is amazing, and the locals are mostly friendly. But life in France still has its perils . . .
It’s their first family Christmas in the village of Louennec and Jennifer decides to throw a party for some of the other expats.
The wine is flowing and her new friend Pippa’s homemade biscuits are going down a treat.
But before the festivities can really get started, they realise estate agent Adam is missing . . .
Jennifer and Pippa are horrified to find him face down in the fish pond. A tragic accident . . . or something more sinister?
Adam’s death shakes the whole community. All the Brits in the area bought their homes from him. Who would want to hurt him?
The French police are making slow progress. So Jennifer and Pippa start doing some digging. Can they solve the mystery before anyone else dies?
From bestselling author Anne Penketh, this is a warm and witty murder mystery full of twists.
Perfect for fans of Martin Walker, Ian Moore, Peter Boland, Fiona Leitch, Rachel Ward, Emylia Hall, Katie Marsh, and L.J. Ross’s atmospheric mysteries.
PRAISE FOR THE BRITTANY MURDERS:
‘A murderous but enjoyable romp set in a Brittany village that skewers the ages-old antagonism between the French and the English. A really fun read.’ Peter Conradi, Europe Editor of The Sunday Times
‘The Brittany Murders lives up to its lush retro cover: intrigue, political vendettas, personal rivalry, and plenty of tongue-in-cheek humour — this book has it all.’ Christine Hamill, award winning author of The Best Medicine
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A delightful cozy mystery that will captivate readers with its engaging plot, charming characters, and picturesque setting’ The Sassy Bookworm
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Very enjoyable with interesting characters and accounts of believable everyday village life.’ Carol S.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A brilliantly entertaining read for anyone enjoying a lighter feel crime novel.’ Misfits Farm
‘Interesting characters that you want to know more about.’ Brittany B.
‘Caters to readers who enjoy quaint settings, amateur sleuthing, and relatable characters.’ Reader
MEET OUR AMATEUR SLEUTHS
Jennifer and her family moved to France when she’d finally had enough of the rat race. With her husband, Jonathan, she took on a smallholding in the idyllic Brittany countryside — complete with chickens and rabbits. But the fresh start and change of scenery hasn’t fixed the problems in their marriage.
Pippa is reinventing herself as a baker after leaving her old life as a City banker behind. She was delighted to meet fellow Brit Jennifer on the stalls at the weekly market. She lives next door to a friendly gendarme who inadvertently provides helpful tidbits for Pippa and Jennifer’s investigations.
The remote village of Louennec lies in the far west of Brittany, where Atlantic storms sweep across the sheep-dotted hills and valleys. The countryside is beautiful, but earning a living as a farmer in this wild terrain can be tough, and the locals are not always so welcoming towards newcomers, or the British fondness for le curry . . .
ALSO BY ANNE PENKETH
BRITTANY MURDER MYSTERIES
Book 1: THE BRITTANY MURDERS
DI SAM CLAYTON SERIES
Book 1: MURDER ON THE MARSH
Book 2: THE BAD SISTER
Book 3: PLAY DEAD
Book 4: MURDER AT THE MANOR
Anne Penketh is originally from Lancashire, but her work as a foreign correspondent took her all over the world before she turned to writing fiction. Anne’s series of murder mysteries featuring DI Sam Clayton allowed her to return to Norfolk where her relatives live.
Anne is currently based in London, but she’s such an inveterate wanderer that she has no idea how long she’ll stay.
BOOKS BY ANNE PENKETH
DI SAM CLAYTON SERIES:
- MURDER ON THE MARSH
- THE BAD SISTER
- PLAY DEAD
- MURDER AT THE MANOR
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