Scandal at Six (Lois Meade Mystery #6) (Hardcover)

By Ann Purser

Berkley, 9780425261767, 336pp.

Publication Date: December 3, 2013

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Mass Market (12/2/2014)

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Lois Meade has scrubbed her way through the homes in Long Farnden, and she’s not afraid of dusting cobwebs and killing a few bugs. But in her role as amateur sleuth, she’s learning that if there’s one thing to beware of, it’s a snake in the grass…

Spring has arrived in Long Farnden and with it, a mysterious infestation. Lois Meade’s daughter has found her village store overrun by insects and reptiles. And Lois has no time to stop and smell the roses, if she’s to stay one step ahead of the creepy crawlies.

As Lois looks into the invasion, she becomes embroiled in yet another “ferretin’ case,” as her husband would say. Her investigation leads her to Robert Pettinson, a seemingly unhinged zookeeper, and his nephew. The two of them are knee-deep in illegal trade, and they don’t take kindly to Lois poking her nose into their business.

Lois enlists the help of her faithful cleaner Dot Nimmo and police inspector Hunter Cowgill to discover more about Pettinson and a suspicious death at the zoo. And death is in store for more people, if Lois doesn’t put the killer behind bars soon…

About the Author

Ann Purser was born in Market Harborough in Leicestershire and has lived most of her life in villages. She has turned her hand to many things, including journalism (as a columnist for SHE magazine), keeper of hens and donkeys, art gallery manager, clerical assistant in a village school, Open University graduate, novelist, mother of three, wife of Philip Purser, critic and writer. She is the author of the Lois Meade Mystery series and the Ivy Beasley Mystery series.

Praise For Scandal at Six (Lois Meade Mystery #6)

Praise for the LOIS MEADE series

"A working-class Miss Marple...The entire series [is] a treat."—Richmond Times-Dispatch

"Well paced, cleverly plotted, and chock-full of cozy glimpses of life in a small English village...A fine series that just keeps getting better—a must for British cozy fans."—Booklist

"First-class work in the English-village genre: cleverly plotted, with thoroughly believable characters, rising tension, and a smashing climax."— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)