The Tale of Castle Cottage (The Cottage Tales of Beatrix P #8) (Mass Market)

By Susan Wittig Albert

Berkley, 9780425251539, 320pp.

Publication Date: October 2, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/6/2011)
Hardcover, Large Print (12/2/2011)

List Price: 7.99*
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Description

 Beatrix Potter’s tales have bewitched readers for a century. Now, fans of all ages cherish Susan Wittig Albert’s Cottage Tales mysteries, starring Miss Potter herself…

Beatrix is eager to marry her fiancé, solicitor William Heelis. But with remodeling work at Castle Cottage, their future home, going at a snail’s pace, Beatrix finds frustration when the building contractor fires his best carpenter, Mr. Adcock, for stealing. At the same time, Will is investigating thefts on other construction sites—an inquiry that comes to a screeching halt when Mr. Adcock is found dead.

Besides the construction debacle, there’s another hurdle for Beatrix and Will to overcome: the Potters have yet to give their blessing on the marriage. And when Beatrix’s brother decides to tell their parents about his own decade-long secret marriage, Miss Potter knows that any chance she had of finding her own happy ending is about to be destroyed…



About the Author

Susan Wittig Albert grew up on a farm in Illinois and earned her Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley. A former professor of English and a university administrator and vice president, she is the author of the China Bayles Mysteries, the Darling Dahlias Mysteries, and the Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter. Some of her recent titles include Widow’s Tears, Cat’s Claw, The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose, and The Tale of Castle Cottage. She and her husband, Bill, coauthor a series of Victorian-Edwardian mysteries under the name Robin Paige, which includes such titles as Death at Glamis Castle and Death at Whitechapel.


Praise For The Tale of Castle Cottage (The Cottage Tales of Beatrix P #8)

“Albert’s delightful eighth Beatrix Potter cozy smoothly blends fact and fiction.”--Publishers Weekly


“A wonderful, entertaining tale.”--Genre Go Round Reviews

“Susan Wittig Albert is a rare author, one who can always be relied on to deliver a great story, wonderful and memorable characters, and writing that is top-notch.”--Cozy Library


“A consistently charming series.”--Booklist