Murder by Accident by Veronica Heley
(Ellie Quicke Mystery Series #4)

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Adjusting to life as a wealthy widow, Ellie Quicke is shattered to hear that her difficult but endearing Aunt Drusilla has been killed in a freak accident. Her only son, Roy, is also devastated. However, Aunt Drusilla has made many enemies in her time, among them Ellie's selfish daughter Diana, who believes she's her great-aunt's heir. What if it were not a genuine accident? And what if Aunt Drusilla's cleaner were missing? The police are suspicious of all those closest to Aunt Drusilla, which includes not only her family but all those who have worked for her...and their families, too. Ellie struggles to keep her dysfunctional family from falling apart as each one in turn is suspected of murder.
 

About Veronica Heley

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Veronica Heley (www.veronicaheley.com) has published more than fifty books, including crime fiction, historical, and children's titles. She is currently involved in the Ellie Quicke series of crime stories and a variety of other projects. A full-time writer, she has been married to a London probation officer since 1964, and has one musician daughter.
 
Published November 14, 2011 by Ostara Publishing. 208 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The discovery of a body in the yard next door forces Ellie Quicke (Murder by Accident, 2003, etc.) to take a long hard look at her neighborhood, her family, and herself.

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When her good friend Rose McNally moved in temporarily with Ellie’s widowed Aunt Drusilla, the temporary arrangement solved so many problems—offering Rose’s demanding daughter Joyce a beautiful setting for her upcoming nuptials, giving down-on-her-luck Rose a better place to stay than her dreary ...

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Middle-aged widow Ellie Quicke is shocked to learn of the death of her Aunt Drusilla, evidently electrocuted by faulty wiring, in Veronica Heley's Murder by Accident, the fourth in this engaging co

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In Heley's irresistible 12th Ellie Quick cozy (after 2010's Murder by Mistake), a former neighbor of Ellie's in suburban London, Flavia Pryce, appears to have dropped off the map on her way to a retirement home several months earlier.

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In Heley’s engaging 13th Ellie Quicke whodunit (after 2011’s Murder My Neighbour), widowed Ellie must deal with a ragtag bunch of guests under her London roof.

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Cozy fans who enjoyed Ellie Quicke's debut, Murder at the Altar (2000), will welcome the appealing middle-aged sleuth's second, even stronger outing from British author Heley.

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