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, they discover that the gang has done it before, and plan to do it again – on their very doorstep. What they don’t know is that one member of the gang is way out of control and finding it all too easy to kill.
The first Abbott Agency Mystery.
PUBLICATION DATE: August 2007
Hardback, Severn House
ISBN 978-0727865274
Paperback, Severn House ISBN 978-1847510228
Large Print, Severn House ISBN 978-0727877147
CD Audiobook, Isis/Soundings
Audio Download, Audible.com

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Reviews

Library Journal, 1st October 2007

‘In the capable hands of Heley Bea overcomes all obstacles and finds that life, while challenging, can be good. The first Abbot Agency mystery is a winner that will appeal to fans of British cosies.’

Publisher’s Weekly

‘An ingenious series debut…the cast of outrageous characters compliments a complex mystery.’

Kirkus reviews, 1st September 2007

‘The creator of Ellie Quicke rolls out a new series featuring the Abbot Agency, which handles domestic crises with efficiency and discretion…. Although the two heroines are cut from similar cloth, Heley’s new series has a quirky vibe that edges it…’