Murder on a Yacht: A Diane Dimbleby Cozy Mystery

| September 18, 2016


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“Darrell stops when he’s almost touching the edge of the cabin bed. He’s never met him, but can only assume that this is Mike Davies lying here. From a distance, one might surmise that this man is sound asleep in his bed, save for one particular detail. And that particular detail is that it appears, at first glance, that his head has been gruesomely bashed in.

With no sign of a snore or a breath, the inspector can only conclude that Mike Davies is not sound asleep, but dead”.

Diane Dimbley’s childhood friend and fellow author, Mike Davies, has invited her to spend the weekend with him on the Island of Lundy. Lundy is the perfect place for writers and artists to find inspiration; the natives keep things hopping, and the wildlife awakens the senses.

Since Mike’s retirement from the MI6–Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, the 63-year-old native Londoner has called his grand, 40-foot yacht home. It’s a safe place to write, much like Diane’s village of Apple Mews. His novels are bestsellers, based loosely on personal experiences working as an intelligence spy. His latest submission is no different; it is inspired by a twenty-five-year-old case, and is soon to be released. But someone has begun threatening him. Warning him to make it disappear, or else.

Mike shares his concerns with Diane and her instinct tells her he might be in danger. In the past, Diane has assisted Inspector Darrell Crothers of the Shrewsbury Police with his criminal cases, but this time she needs his help. Mike is in serious trouble and the inspector is someone she trusts with her life.

When Diane and Darrell discover Mike’s dead body aboard his yacht, a single clue leads them to Mike’s publisher. It isn’t long before the MI6 intervenes and pressures the inspector to walk away. Darrell, driven to find the truth, has never backed down from a case. Neither has Diane, who is intent to bring Mike’s killer to justice.

When Darrell’s main suspect is found dead, the case takes a cataclysmic turn, and heads straight for Diane’s beloved hometown Apple Mews. Has she finally met a foe who will outwit her?

A curious writer, a determined detective, and a powerful government agency with a reputation to protect–everyone is a suspect and no one is safe. Murder on a Yacht: A Diane Dimbleby Cozy Mystery is part of a series of books by author Penelope Sotheby.

If you are a fan of cozy mysteries that contain an ingenious but modest woman sleuth then you will love Diane Dimbleby’s third adventure.

Interview with the Author

Q – Can you tell us more about your book “Murder in Bermuda:An Anna Winters Cozy Mystery” and the Cozy Mystery Set “Murder in Paradise”. What is it about?

A – This book is about Anna Winters, a wedding planner, who is tasked with solving a murder at a wedding reception she is overseeing. There are various suspects and Anna has to interview them and sift through the clues to find out who the culprit is. Over the course of this whodunit series Anna transitions from being a good wedding planner to one of the top whodunit detectives.

Q – Who would this book appeal to, who is your target market?

A – Women between 35 – 65 but anyone really who loves whodunit books.

expect from some whodunit mysteries. It is a very popular genre at the moment with many cozy mystery free kindle books currently on Amazon.

Q – Can you tell us more about yourself, what do you do other than write Murder Mysteries?

A – I am a mother and a grandmother. I am an avid gardener and host Murder Mystery weekends. I currently live in Cambridge,England. Other than writing, I do of course spend lots of time reading whodunit mysteries.


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