Janet and Joan Markham are starting to feel settled in their new home. Now Joan is ready to start welcoming guests to their bed and breakfast, but Janet isn’t so sure. When an unexpected visitor turns up, the sisters can’t agree on what exactly they should do with the man, who is just a little too charming for Janet’s liking.
When the sisters learn that an escaped criminal might be hiding in their small Derbyshire village, they can’t help but wonder if their guest is the man in question. A sudden rush of new arrivals to the area, all men around the same age as the escaped convict, has the sisters viewing everyone with suspicion. Was their first paying guest romantically involved with the previous owner? Why is he working so hard to charm Janet? With so many strangers around, all seemingly hiding something, can Janet resist doing a little bit of her own investigating?
This new series of novella length stories will be quick reads with lighter story lines (and a lot fewer bodies) than the Isle of Man Cozy Mystery Series by the same author. This is the second novella in the series. They are best read in alphabetical order, like the Isle of Man Cozy Mystery books. You do not have to read that series to enjoy this one.