A Fatal Obsession (Ryder and Loveday, Book 1)

By Faith Martin

Published: November 2020

ISBN: 9780008310004

  • Don’t miss Faith Martin’s fiendishly clever new novel, Murder by Candlelight, set in the 1920s and described as ‘the perfect village mystery’ by J.M. Hall

    ‘A brilliant book! The pairing of Ryder and Loveday is a stroke of genius.’ Clare Chase, author of the Eve Mallow and Tara Thorpe mysteries

    Oxford, 1960. There's a murderer on the loose and two unlikely heroes are poised to solve the case.

    Meet Probationary WPC Trudy Loveday – smart, enthusiastic and always underestimated.

    In the hope of getting her out of the way, Trudy’s senior officer assigns her to help coroner Clement Ryder as he re-opens the case of a young woman's death. She can't believe her luck – she is actually going to be working on a real murder case.

    Meanwhile, the rest of the police force are busy investigating a series of threats and murders in the local community, and Clement can't help but feel it's all linked.

    As Trudy and Clement form an unlikely partnership, are they going to be the ones to solve these crimes before the murderer strikes again?

    A gripping, twisty cozy crime novel that you won't be able to put down. Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, Richard Osman and M.C. Beaton.

    ‘Absolutely loved it… The characters were some of the best I’ve read in a long time.’ Angela Marsons, no. 1 bestselling author of the Kim Stone series

    The Ryder and Loveday Series



    Book 3: A FATAL FLAW

    Book 4: A FATAL SECRET

    Book 5: A FATAL TRUTH

    Book 6: A FATAL AFFAIR

    Book 7: A FATAL NIGHT

    Book 8: A FATAL END

    Readers love Faith Martin:

    Absolutely perfect! This is the book I have been craving since I last read the Thursday Murder Club series!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    ‘Very entertaining… Full of red herrings, plot twists and turns. I thought I knew who was the killer but I was wrong.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    'Have become an addict of Faith Martin – love her novels.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    'This author's books are soothing to the soul. Her characters are likable, and the plots always keep me guessing. Excellent fun.'⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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