Featured: Death at Applewick Schoolhouse by Sue Fortin
Review: “When their Father is in trouble, the three Fairfax sisters turn to sleuthing to help clear his name, at whatever cost.”
Welcome to the English villages – Applewick, Appledown, Applemere and Appleside – collectively known as ‘The Apples’ and home to the young Fairfax sisters – Esme, Bella and Isla.
Theirs is a peaceful existence, enjoying the gentle rhythm of rural life… until Applewick receives a rude awakening.
The body of local headteacher, Max Bartholomew, has been found bludgeoned to death in his study.
Sleepy Applewick is suddenly a hive of activity and Frank Fairfax, local funeral director and father of the three sisters, becomes the prime suspect.
He was the very last person to see Max Bartholomew alive and, for some reason, the police are seemingly uninterested in looking for another potential perpetrator.
Determined to prove their father’s innocence, the sisters team up and sleuth their way through the clues in bid to find the identity of the real murderer.
But with Esme’s detective husband in charge of the case for the local CID, will the intrepid sisters be able to solve the murder before their amateur interference starts raising red flags?
Or will their involvement lead to even more deadly consequences?
Meet Sue Fortin:
Sue Fortin is an award winning USA Today and an Amazon bestselling author, an international bestseller and has reached #1 in the Amazon UK Kindle chart and #3 in the US Kindle chart.
Sue also writes women’s fiction dual-timeline under the name of Suzanne Fortin and titles include The Forgotten Life of Arthur Pettinger and All That We Have Lost.
You can find out more about Sue at
Review by Queen B:
I devoured the first in this new cosy crime/murder mystery series. I’ve long been a fan of Sue/Suzanne Fortin’s writing – both emotional thrillers and her dual timeline novels – so this was a must buy.
The setting is as much a part of the book as the mystery, it was like stepping into an episode of Midsomer Murders with the country cottages, quirky characters and village life.
I adored the Fairfax sisters coming together to help solve the murder and their sisterhood was adorable.
I had no idea who the guilty party was and there were plenty of twists and turns and red herrings delivered flawlessly.
I would highly recommend this read for fans of Richard Osman’s The Thursday Night Murder Club. Loved it!
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