Calling all Anglophiles and mystery lovers!
It's Christmas in the Cotswold village of Little Beecham... a season to celebrate with caroling, mistletoe, and mince pies.
In this sequel to Under an English Heaven, newlywed American Ellie Kent is looking forward to her first English village Christmas, but a missing Oxford student and an abandoned baby soon draw her away from the fireside into danger. When a body is discovered on Boxing Day, Ellie comes to believe that all these events may be linked through a group of teenage girls who identify with Shakespeare's tragic Ophelia. The police scoff at her theory, so Ellie pursues her own investigation to identify their secret Hamlet, who may be a killer.
"Not only is Alice Boatwright a good detective writer, but a first-class storyteller as well. A great find." —M.C. Beaton, author of the Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth mysteries
Don't miss the first Ellie Kent mystery! 2016 winner of the Mystery and Mayhem Grand Prize for best mystery In Under an English Heaven, life brings the skeptical American Ellie Kent to a village in the Cotswolds as the vicar's new wife, but death keeps her guessing how long she'll be there.
Alice K. Boatwright is the author ofthe Ellie Kent mysteries, which debuted with Under an English Heaven, winner of the 2016 Mystery and Mayhem Grand Prize, and Collateral Damage, three linked novellas about the Vietnam War, and finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Award. Her short stories have appeared in journals such as Mississippi Review, America West, Stone Canoe, andthe Beloit Fiction Journal. She has an MFA in Writing from Columbia University and has taught writing at the University of New Hampshire, UC Berkeley Extension, and the American School of Paris. Formerly based in the UK and France, she currently lives in the Seattle area.