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Evelyn Hood
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25 May 2012 Prior's Ford
Famous cookery writer Laura Tyler arrives in Prior's Ford determined to become immersed in village life - and the village drama group's forthcoming production of 'The Importance of Being Ernest' offers her the perfec opportunity. It's just a pity that her uptight husband lacks her enthusiasm.

But Laura has cause to regret her involvement when murder calls a halt to rehearsals of the play. And for another newcomer to the village, Constable Neil White, the death means that now he must team up with his estranged wife, Sergeant Gloria Frost, to conduct the subsequent investigation.

Why would anyone want to murder an innocent villager? Prior's Ford is thrown into chaos, with the locals wondering if the killer is a stranger or, worse still, a neighbour. As he pursues his enquiries, Constable White receives help from an unexpected source. American visitor Amy Rose, with her passion for crosswords and mystery-solving, can't resist dabbling in a spot of amateur sleuthing ...

--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Product details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Severn House Paperbacks Ltd; Reprint edition (25 May 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847513964
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847513960
  • Product Dimensions: 14.1 x 2.1 x 22.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 386,953 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Hello, I'm Evelyn Hood, born in Paisley, Scotland, and author of almost forty published books, mainly family sagas. At present I'm working on a village series, the Prior's Ford books, set in Dumfries and Galloway. The first four were written under the name of Eve Houston (not my idea!) and the fifth, just published, is under my own name.
I loved reading Charles Dickens' books as a child, and decided at the age of eight that I wanted to be able to write stories as he did. I still want to do that. If you read or have read any of my books, let me know what you think - criticisms as well as approval. Writing is a lifelong apprenticeship and I need to know when and where I'm going wrong.
Three of my sagas, Gold Round the Edges, The Promise Box and Penny for a Song, written under the name of Louise James, have just come out as eBooks under my own name.

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5.0 out of 5 stars mystery at priors ford 28 July 2012
By Brenda
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have read all the priors ford books that have been written so far ,cannot wait till september when the next evelyn Hood book of this village comes out ,they are a good relaxing read and i cant wait to see what everyone in priors ford has been up to since last time ,once you read one you have to carry on with the rest as you find you have to see how there lives go on
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good read 2 Oct 2013
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The more I read these books the more I like them.
I never thought it would be the person it was who killed one of the characters, it's a bit like Mid Summer murders, so many murderers in a small village.
The work carries on at the big house, I just wish the son would give into his feelings, he loves her, so stop dilly dallying.

I hope the police man gives his ex the wide berth, she's not for him, it will all end on tears.
Clarissa and Alex are going strength to strength, but a huge shock to find out that her step. daughter knew about her father's affairs, I won't say DAD as it takes a special man to be a dad, anyone can be a father! Janet Davies Falmouth Cornwall
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Hit 31 Dec 2012
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Book arrived in good condition and quickly. Another book I love from Evelyn Hood. Anyone who likes gossipy village books will like this. I will certainly deal with this retailer again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very enjoyable book 21 Feb 2014
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This is the fifth Prior’s Ford novel. It was lovely to join all the villagers again in their everyday lives and catch up with events from previous novels in this series. Is this novel, murder comes to Prior’s Ford. Famous cookery writer, Laura Tyler, arrives in Prior’s Ford throwing herself into village life However a murder throws the village into disarray and it means that Constable Neil White and his estranged wife Sergeant Gloria Frost (who me met briefly in a previous book) must work together.
Although this is a book in a series, it could be read as a standalone novel as Evelyn Hood does briefly explain what has happened in previous books throughout the story which is helpful even if you have read the previous books as it just refreshes the memory.
An enjoyable, light and easy read set in a charming fictional village in Dumfries and Galloway. This book is a must for all Rebecca Shaw and even M C Beaton fans. I will look forward to reading the 6th book in the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Priors Ford Series No 5 16 Feb 2014
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Enjoyed this and previous 4 books in this series and look forward to reading No. 6 and hopefully enjoy this just as much
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5.0 out of 5 stars A murder mystery 10 Feb 2014
By Mel
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A great read and part of great series set in Scotland. With great characters and interesting plots to link them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great read 17 Nov 2013
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As usual great read, family stories evolving nicely, cannot wait to see what happens next up at the big house.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining 13 Aug 2013
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Feels like making new friends - who needs facebook! In a lovely setting. Really enjoyed it = a good read.
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