A Beginner's Guide to Murder
* Longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award 2022 *
'Guaranteed to hook you . . . At times both touching and darkly funny' Anna Bailey, Sunday Times bestselling author of Tall Bones
'A beguiling, beautifully crafted treat of a novel. It holds so much wisdom yet wears it so lightly. There are shades of Kate Atkinson in the way Rosalind balances dark themes with dry humour, a great plot, exquisitely realised characters, and more than a hint of feminist sensibility . . . truly everything I want in a novel' Jessica Moor, bestselling author of Keeper
' An] excellent character-driven tale . . . by turns amusing, sorrowful, and thrilling. Stopps is definitely a writer to watch' Publishers Weekly, STARRED review
'A quirky, witty thriller that reminds us not to underestimate the older generation' Best
'Darkly comic and gripping' Woman's Own
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Grace, Meg and Daphne, all in their seventies, are minding their own business while enjoying a cup of tea in a caf , when seventeen-year-old Nina stumbles in. She's clearly distraught and running from someone, so the three women think nothing of hiding her when a suspicious-looking man starts asking if they've seen her.
Once alone, Nina tells the women a little of what she's running from. The need to protect her is immediate, and Grace, Meg and Daphne vow to do just this. But how? They soon realise there really is only one answer: murder.
And so begins the tale of the three most unlikely murderers-in-the-making, and may hell protect anyone who underestimates them.
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Readers LOVE Rosalind Stopps:
'I was hooked from the start and finished it in little more than two days, because it was truly unputdownable. Beautifully written and really quite scary in places . . . A brilliant book. More from this excellent writer please ' Amazon 5*
'This is how fiction should be done A fabulous, thrilling tale and I loved it ' NetGalley 5*
About the Author
Rosalind Stopps lives in Margate and south-east London with various humans and dogs. Her short stories have been published in five anthologies and read at live literature events in London, Leeds, Hong Kong and New York.Her debut novel, The Stranger She Knew was shortlisted for the Paul Torday Memorial Prize 2020. A Beginner's Guide to Murder is her second novel.