False Fire – Book 11

Attending a birthday celebration for two young girls, Bea Abbot tries not to let superstition get the better of her when she realizes they are thirteen at dinner. What she doesn’t anticipate is that the evening will end in sudden, violent death. Suddenly a dining room curtain goes up in flames. While two members of […]

False Wall – Book 10

Bea Abbot watched in horror as her garden wall comes crashing down, leaving the rear of her house – and three others – wide open to trespassers. The fall of the wall also disturbs human bones in a neighbour’s pets’ cemetery. An invitation to Bea and her financier friend Leon from the Admiral and his […]

False Impression – book 9

Bea Abbot wishes she’d never got mixed up in the affairs of the Holland family, when she finds her house and agency under siege. Bea Abbot’s friend Leon Holland has asked for her help in establishing an alibi. But why would he need one? First, he tells her, he had a narrow escape from being […]

False Diamond – book 8

Bea is drawn back into the questionable doings of the members of the multi-billionaire Holland family, including an engagement with a fake diamond ring, an alleged suicide attempt, an abusive man who tries to put the frighteners on Bea, and the ambiguous behaviour of the black sheep of the family, who turns out to be […]

False Alarm – book 7

Bea Abbot is drawn into the hunt for the man or woman who laid a booby trap in the flats owned by the powerful head of an international company. Sir Lucas accuses his wife of the attempt on his life, so Lady Ossett demands that her daughter Maggie – who has made her home with […]

False Report – book 6

While Bea Abbot worries that she’s lost control of her domestic agency, she’s asked to find some domestic help for an eccentric little musician falsely accused of murder. She doesn’t realise how dangerous this might be until Evan – fleeing from attempts on his life – lands up on her doorstep. Researching the gang who’d […]

False Money – book 5

Bea Abbot runs a domestic agency that does not ‘do’ murder. But the disappearance of Tomi, the star of an award-winning short film, is a different matter, especially when charming but feckless Chris bribes Bea to investigate with a bouquet of flowers. When Bea – working through personal problems – discovers that Tomi is not […]

False Pretences – book 4

Bea Abbot and her two young assistants run a domestic agency which doesn’t ‘do’ murder. There was nothing sinister about Zander’s request for Bea to accompany him on an errand to a grieving widow, but it was awkward because it was Zander who had exposed the scam which his boss Denzil had been running on […]

False Step – book 3

Third in the Abbot Agency series Veronica Heley Bea Abbot’s domestic agency does not, repeat NOT, investigate murder…until she finds herself in the company of a dead man dressed and made up like a pantomime dame. It looks like suicide, but why don’t his red-spangled shoes fit? Matthew Kent was an entertainer known to be […]

False Picture – book 2

Velma is charm itself, especially when she’s being inexact with the truth. Now she wants Bea to check up on her stepson Philip, as he’s somehow acquired a valuable picture which was last seen in the flat of an elderly lady who’s been murdered. Maggie, Bea’s noisy but good-hearted assistant, moves into a vacancy in […]

False Charity – book 1

Coral of Coral Catering is a long-time client of the agency and a personal friend of Bea’s. Twice recently she’s catered for a charity event and the organisers’ cheques have bounced. Coral can’t go to the police because of irregularities paying her staff in cash. When Bea and her two young lodgers start to investigate, […]