The Sting of Death by Rebecca Tope

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A sinister disappearance in the beautiful Devon countryside.

One glorious summer’s afternoon, Karen Slocombe is visited by her cousin Penn, who unexpectedly asks for husband Drew’s help in tracking down a missing relative, Justine. But why has Penn come to him, and why is she reluctant to get the police involved?

Justine’s mother, Roma Millan, an avid beekeeper, is not interested in the whereabouts of her daughter, but husband Laurie senses a troubled history between mother and daughter. Detective Den Cooper joins Drew as the case takes a sinister turn when it is discovered that a small child is also missing. But can the tangle of secrets and lies be unravelled before somebody gets hurt?


About Rebecca Tope

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REBECCA TOPE is the author of fifteen previous crime novels. She lives on a smallholding in Herefordshire, with a full complement of livestock, but manages to travel the world and enjoy civilization from time to time as well. Most of her varied experiences and activities find their way into her books, sooner or later; for example, bee keeping, milk recording, spinning, arguing, undertaking and gardening. She is also currently the membership secretary of the Crime Writersrsquo; Association.
Published February 7, 2011 by Allison & Busby. 288 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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Drew Slocombe, proprietor of England's only naturopathic burial grounds, and his assistant Maggs outguess local copper Den Cooper in a case nobody seems particularly interested in.

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British author Tope's two series detectives, Det. Sgt. Den Cooper and amateur sleuth/alternative undertaker Drew Slocombe, join forces in her fifth mystery (after 2003's A Death to Record), a dark

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