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Death Comes to the Costa del Sol
13 Apr 2023 * EBOOK * £1.99 * 9781803280400

With priceless art gone missing – and her own father insistent that his life is under threat – amateur sleuth Astrid is called to piece together the puzzle before it's too late for both the Spanish town and her father.

Fiction / FF (Crime Fiction)
Extent: 352 pages
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The Trust
Death on the Isle
Also in Astrid Swift series
Death Comes to the Costa del SolAstrid Swift, 3by M.H. Eccleston

Amateur sleuth Astrid Swift swaps the sporting summer in England for a British expat enclave in Spain, where everyone has a secret reason for leaving the UK.

The sunniest days, the deadliest nights.

Amidst the sun and sangria, something sinister is lurking in the Spanish port town of Estepona. A world-famous restaurant has been the victim of a robbery, and in its wake, this sleepy seaside enclave finds itself rattled by a poison-pen campaign that is teasing out its residents' secrets on social media.

Astrid Swift is called to investigate, but with priceless art gone missing – and her own father insistent that his life is under threat – can she piece together the puzzle before it's too late for both the town and her father?

Praise for the Astrid Swift mysteries:

'I romped through The Trust... A cosy debut set in a house brimming with secrets... An enchanting murder mystery.' Janice Hallett, author of The Appeal
'Macabre murders, quirky characters and delightful settings combine in a way that would make Midsomer proud.' Crime Fiction Lover
'A feisty heroine, an ingenious plot and a cast of quirky characters... A cozy crime to savour.' Merryn Allingham, author of The Bookshop Murder
'Intelligent and gently humorous, with a suitably eccentric cast of characters.' M.S. Morris, author of the Bridget Hart books

M.H. Eccleston has had a fairly meandering career – starting out as a radio presenter for the BBC, then staying at the Beeb as a journalist and producer for six years. After that, it's a bit of a blur – he spent a couple of decades, at least, freelancing as a foreign correspondent, TV presenter, voice-over artist and film critic. For the last few years he's been a full-time screenwriter and now novelist. He lives in Ealing with his family, which is ruled by a mischievous Frenchie called George.

The third in a cosy crime series set in the ultimate cosy setting: locations inspired by the National Trust.

Set in Costa del Sol, Spain in a community of British expats.

'I had the idea for Death Comes to the Costa del Sol in the aftermath of Brexit. A bunch of British expats are desperate to stay in Spain. But an internet troll threatens to reveal their secrets and send them home. Only an outsider like Astrid can solve the case.' M.H. Eccleston.

MARKET: Richard Osman; Robert Thorogood (The Marlow Murder Club); S.J. Bennet (The Windsor Knot).


PRAISE FOR THE TRUST:
'I romped through The Trust... A cosy debut set in a house brimming with secrets... An enchanting murder mystery' Janice Hallett, author of The Appeal.
'Intelligent and gently humorous, with a suitably eccentric cast of characters' M S Morris.
'A feisty heroine, an ingenious plot and a cast of quirky characters that soon feel like your best friends make The Trust a cozy crime to savour' Merryn Allingham.
'Macabre murders, quirky characters and delightful settings combine in a way that would make Midsomer proud'
Crime Fiction Lover

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