Sunday, 26 May 2019



THE TEATIME MYSTERY by Faith Martin
Please note this book was first published as “JUST NOT CRICKET” under Faith Martin’s pen name JOYCE CATO.
Jenny Starling is travelling cook and this time she is preparing the tea and evening buffet
for a village derby cricket match. As soon as some of the ladies arrive she begins to hear
village gossip and whilst baking she overhears various bit and pieces. When the match
begins some of the talked about characters arrive and one person in particular is
despised by several people for various things from having an affair to losing money on
investments. As ever when a body is found there is a predicament of not only who could
have done it but the impossible how- until Jenny’s eyes and ears get to work. A second
murder which at first appears unrelated adds to the excitement. I love this series.
A book you know you can settle down with comfortably with nothing to give you
nightmares or put you off your dinner. A homely character you can’t help but take to
and lists of food which gives me ideas for baking- what’s not to love! A cleverly
worked out plot and to date I haven’t worked out the perpetrator before the reveal
which keeps the grey matter functioning and a nice level of intrigue whilst
reading. I very much look forward to the next in the Jenny Starling series.
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HE TEATIME MYSTERY by Faith Martin
Discover a new series of whodunits by million-selling author Faith Martin. These charming mysteries will have you scratching your head to work out who the murderer is.
 
Meet Jenny Starling: travelling cook and reluctant amateur detective.
 
Please note this book was first published as “JUST NOT CRICKET” under Faith Martin’s pen name JOYCE CATO.
 
Jenny Starling is doing the catering for the village cricket match. But she’s not expecting one of the players to turn up dead.
 
Everyone from the village has turned out to watch the match, and with this being the club’s centenary, Jenny Starling has been hired specially to provide her stunning food for the event.
 
Then the next man up to bat, Tristan Jones, is nowhere to be found. He is discovered behind the pavilion, murdered by a blow to the back of the head with an old cricket bat.
 
The handsome twenty-something had a reputation as a Lothario, with an appetite for married women. Did a scorned woman or a cuckolded husband kill him?
 
However, he’d annoyed other people too. He was a stockbroker who took big risks with other people’s money and lost their lifesavings.
 
Soon another body turns up and Jenny Starling is going to need all her cunning to crack this complex case.
 
This is the sixth in a series of enjoyable murder mysteries with a great cast of characters and baffling crimes which will keep you in suspense to the final page.
Perfect for fans of classic whodunits by authors like Agatha Christie, LJ Ross, TE Kinsey, and J.R. Ellis.
JENNY STARLING
In her late twenties, Jenny Starling is an impressive woman. Physically, she stands at 6ft 1inch, and has shoulder-length black hair and blue eyes. Curvaceous and sexy, she’s a modern single woman, living the lifestyle that suits her – that of a travelling cook. Her famous (and now very rich) father, is a ‘celebrity’ cook, divorced from Jenny’s mother. Jenny drives a disreputable cherry-red van, and is happy travelling the country catering events and cooking great food. She is on a one-woman crusade to bring back ‘real’ food. And definitely doesn’t like having to divert her attention from achieving the perfect Dundee cake or creating a new sauce recipe by having to solve a murder. She finds crime very distracting, especially when there is chocolate to temper or pike to poach. Nevertheless, she is very good at reading people, and with a quick and agile brain, becomes very good at unmasking killers. And her always-undaunted sense of humour goes a long way in keeping her sane when all around her people are dropping like flies.
 
THE AUTHOR
FAITH MARTIN is the best-selling author of the DETECTIVE HILLARY GREENE mysteries, which have sold over 1 million copies globally in just over a year.
 
JENNY STARLING MYSTERIES
Book 1: THE BIRTHDAY MYSTERY
Book 2: THE WINTER MYSTERY
Book 3: THE RIVERBOAT MYSTERY
Book 4: THE CASTLE MYSTERY
Book 5: THE OXFORD MYSTERY
Book 6: THE TEATIME MYSTERY

FAITH MARTIN

Faith Martin was born in Oxford, and has spent all her life within twenty miles of the university city, even working at Somerville College for five years before turning to writing full-time. The author of the popular DI Hillary Greene novels, she also writes more classic-style 'whodunits' under the pen name Joyce Cato, but began her writing career as Maxine Barry, winning an award for penning romance novels! A popular writer for over 25 years, she has had nearly 50 novels published so far. Her hobbies include walking her now ageing dog, wildlife-watching, reading and (reluctantly) gardening.  

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