Another puzzling mystery requires the expertise of Pollard & Toye! Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, M C Beaton, Sophie Hannah and Faith Martin.
A botched burglary leads to murder…
The impressive estate of Fairlynch Manor is struggling to attract visitors. So its trustee, Katherine Ridley, suggests hosting an event showcasing artworks owned by the locals in the surrounding English village of Wellchester.
All seems to be going well until a shock visitor surprises Katherine.
And then, the next morning, the warden Francis Peck is found dead in the manor house.
Five of the paintings are also missing – but none of them appear to have been very valuable.
Scotland Yard’s Chief Superintendent Pollard and Detective Inspector Toye struggle to unravel the mystery.
Who was the man who shocked Katherine? Why was nothing valuable stolen from Fairlynch?
And was the death of the warden an accident – or murder…?
Change For The Worse is the eleventh cosy village mystery in the Pollard & Toye crime series by Elizabeth Lemarchand.