It’s almost summer in Southbourne, and the ladies of the Charity Shop Detective Agency are ready for another season of sun, sea, and… murder.
Amongst the rows of charming, brightly painted cabins, an elderly man’s beach hut is set on fire in the middle of the night—while he sleeps inside.
By day, Fiona, Sue, and Daisy volunteer at the Dogs Need Nice Homes charity shop. By night, they investigate crimes. And they’re determined to get to the bottom of this murder.
Malcolm Crainey was an obsessive beach-comber who lovingly decorated his hut with the treasures he found by the sea. Who’d want to kill a harmless old man?
The ladies soon uncover a long list of suspects, from neighbors who hated Malcolm for refusing to swap huts to members of the snobby beach hut association who took umbrage with Malcom’s quirky cabin decorations.
Then, another hut is burnt down in the dead of night. Thankfully, there was no one inside this time. But the pressure is on—can Fiona, Sue, and Daisy find the culprit before the beach hut murderer strikes again?
Put the kettle on and discover an utterly charming cozy murder mystery set in a sleepy English seaside town. Fans of The Thursday Murder Club, Janice Hallett, Simon Brett, Ian Moore, and Sarah Yarwood-Lovett will adore this exciting new talent in cozy crime.