Today we welcome author Lesley Cookman to explain the backstory of her long-running Libby Sarjeant Murder Mystery Series. PLUS, to celebrate the release of this series’ 19th title Murder and the Glovemaker’s Son, we have 2 ebook copies to giveaway.
The Libby Sarjeant Mysteries
Libby Sarjeant lives in the village of Steeple Martin, Kent, in England. She moved here after her divorce, when her three grown-up children had left home. An ex-professional actress, she is now on the board of directors of the Oast Theatre, along with her friend Peter Parker and his cousin, Ben, whose family home is The Manor, and to whom the Oast House belongs. Ben, an architect, has converted the Oast House to a theatre.
At the beginning of her adventures, Libby is introduced to Fran, who eventually moves to Nethergate, the nearby seaside town, where Libby’s friend Guy Wolfe has an Art Gallery/shop on Harbour Street. Along the way, the friends meet police Inspector Ian Connell, who manages to investigate most of the crimes they stumble across. Peter Parker’s life partner is Harry, chef patron of The Pink Geranium restaurant in the village, just a few doors away from the village pub.
All of these people feature regularly in Libby’s life and adventures, which include people trafficking, smuggling, homophobic attacks and many crimes which have their roots in historical events. We learn, along with Libby and Fran, about the English Civil Wars, eighteenth-century Hell-Fire Clubs and 1950s London gangland. And, of course, there’s always murder.
All the books can be read as stand-alones, but there is considerable development in the careers and relationships of the characters over the series. So I’d love you to start with Murder In Steeple Martin, the first of the books, and hope you enjoy it enough to carry on until you get to number 19, Murder And The Glovemaker’s Son.
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Murder and the Glovemaker’s Son Synopsis
Book 19 – Libby Sarjeant Murder Mystery Series
The Oast Theatre in Steeple Martin is hosting a touring production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night which is attracting a lot of attention. But very soon it begins to attract attention of an entirely different kind, when a document goes missing along with its owner.
When a body turns up, Libby Sarjeant and Fran Wolfe become involved with the investigation with the help, naturally, of their friends and relatives.
(Accent Press, August 2018)
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About the Author, Lesley Cookman
Lesley started writing almost as soon as she could read, and filled many Woolworth’s exercise books with pony stories until she was old enough to go out with boys. Since she’s been grown up, following a varied career as a model, air stewardess, actor and disc jockey, she’s written short fiction and features for a variety of magazines, achieved an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Wales, taught writing for both Kent Adult Education and the WEA and edited the first Sexy Shorts collection of short stories from Accent Press in aid of the Breast Cancer Campaign.
The Libby Sarjeant series is published by Accent Press, who also publish her book, How to Write a Pantomime, with a foreword by Roy Hudd. She is also the author of several pantomimes and a Music Hall musical, and more recently an Edwardian mystery series, The Alexandrians, also from Accent Press. She has also written romances under the name Rosina Lesley.
International Book Giveaway
We have 2 ebook copies (.mobi – Kindle format) of Murder and the Glovemaker’s Son to giveaway, thanks to Accent Press.
- Open worldwide, entries close midnight 31 August 2018
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- The winners will be randomly selected and announced on our Facebook Page
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