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Murder in the Dark - A Libby Sarjeant Murder Mystery #12 [Kindle Edition]

Lesley Cookman
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Murder in the Dark - Book Twelve in the Libby Sarjeant Murder Mysteries

An unidentified woman’s body is found in a remote garden in Kent. With the owners not in residence, the only people with legitimate access are the caretaker, Johnny, and landscape gardeners Adam Sarjeant and his employer, Mog.

Afraid of her son falling under suspicion, Libby Sarjeant, with her friend Fran, are determined to find the murderer, with or without the assistance of the police in the person of Chief Detective Inspector Ian Connell.

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"Delightful. The characters are quirky, the dialogue witty..."--The Sleuth of Baker Street newsletter, Canada

About the Author

Lesley started writing almost as soon as she could read, and filled many exercise books with pony stories until she was old enough to go out with boys. Since she's been grown up, following a varied career as a model, air stewardess and disc jockey, she's written short fiction and features for a variety of magazines, achieved an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Wales, taught writing for both Kent Adult Education and the WEA and edited the first Sexy Shorts collection of short stories from Accent Press in aid of the Breast Cancer Campaign. She lives on the Kent coast and has four grown up children and a deep interest in community theatre.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 606 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Accent Press (11 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #16,803 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Born in Guildford, Surrey, Lesley spent her early life in south London, before marrying and moving all over the south-east of England. Lesley fell into feature writing by accident, then went on to reviewing for both magazines and radio. She writes for the stage, she has written short fiction for women's weekly magazines and is a former editor of The Call Boy, the British Music Hall Society journal. Her first Libby Sarjeant novel, Murder In Steeple Martin, was published to much acclaim in 2006, followed in 2007 by Murder At The Laurels and Murder In Midwinter. In 2008, Lesley's ever-increasing number of fans welcomed the publication of Murder By The Sea. 2009 saw the publication of Murder In Bloom. In addition to Murder In The Green, Murder Imperfect will also be published in 2010.
Her passion for the theatre is reflected in her first non-fiction work, How To Write A Pantomime, also published by Accent Press.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sad it's over 14 Aug. 2013
By Susan
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I have been eagerly waiting for this next title in the Libby series, I was not disappointed in fact it more than met my expectations. Much deeper and more complex than the other Libby titles, we are treated to some real old Kentish history ranging from roundheads and cavaliers, through smuggling to the Napoleonic Wars. All the usual characters are there, although this time they seem to have become more comfortable with each other, Fran has seemed a little brittle in the past but Lesley has allowed her to mature into her role. I so wanted to make this book last but unfortunately for me I've finished it, guess I'll just have to read it again when no doubt I will find other things to enjoy now I know who dunnit. Thank you Lesley both for the return of Libby and her Loonies but also for a glimpse into the past.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous! Best Libby Ever! 9 Nov. 2013
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I've read and loved every one of the Libby series but Murder in the Dark is now my new favourite. I loved meeting up again with the whole Pink Geranium gang who are now like real friends, and totally adore Libby. This book is a real unputdownable page-turner, managing to be slightly grisly and spine-chilling while still maintaining the cosy warmth and humour we Libby-lovers have come to expect. No mean feat! It's full of spookily atmospheric descriptions, fabulous historical details (I learned a lot!), many twists and turns, and some fabulous red-herrings! And again I didn't guess whodunnit!!! Perfect autumn/winter cosy fire-side reading - I can't recommend Murder in the Dark highly enough.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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An excellent addition to the series and a bonus to read the book on Kindle before it's 'really' published in October! I love Libby and want to join Libby's Loonies in the Pink Geranium.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Latest book 26 Sept. 2013
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I couldn't wait to read this latest book by Lesley Cookman, so was pleased it came out on Kindle when it did. Really enjoyed it, as I have enjoyed all the books by this author. Sometimes books about the same characters can get a bit boring, and you wonder why the author is carrying on in the same vein, but never here.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cheekychick 24 Oct. 2013
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Here we go again!So say all the friends that Libby has in the book.I love her character and all her friends around her are people I feel we all meet in real life.Libby is nosey and you can understand why her friends get frustrated with her but the way she is works.Im glad she is an older person which I personally can relate to but she is young at heart.Im looking forward to the next book and will continue to follow this loveable character.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Libby back on form 6 Nov. 2013
By ChrisC
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I enjoy this series and look forward to the release of each new one . Although I thought that the last one got a bit bogged down in trivia, this one was Libby & friends at their best. I enjoyed the twists & turns and the interaction of the main characters. A perfect book for a cosy afternoon in front of the fire.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another good yarn 21 Dec. 2013
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Another good story with an twist at the end,which is obvious if you think about it. Good light reading without being too thought provoking.
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5.0 out of 5 stars love discovering a new writer 9 Nov. 2013
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lesley cookmans libby sarjeant doesnt dissapoint.
am totally hooked into this much so I want to move to steeple martin
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