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A Date With Ann Granger …


I know that I haven’t given you folks much notice, but I have only just noticed that Ann Granger will be appearing at Cotswold Bookstore, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, on Saturday June 11th 2011, from 10.30am.

Having lived in many different parts of the world, Ann Granger is now based permanently in the Oxford area, handy for this latest book signing mission, in the heart of the lovely Cotswolds.

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Ann is a prolific crime writer, with her latest book: ‘Rack, Ruin and Murder’, being the second in her latest series and featuring her newest characters Inspector Jess Campbell and Superintendent Ian Carter. If you are into cosy crime fiction novels, then this is definitely the author for you.

Moreton-in-Marsh, is a quintessentially idyllic English village, in Gloucestershire and at the very heart of The Cotswolds, with Cotswold Bookstore being a focal point of the village, based as it is, right in the centre of the High Street. it sounds as if the folks there have negotiated some great deals with the publishers of ‘Rack, Ruin and Murder’, so if you want to be one of the first to get a copy and meet the author into the bargain, then drop in and be sure of a warm welcome. Make a day of it and explore some of the other fantastic places nearby, in this, one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

‘Rack, Ruin and Murder’ by Ann Granger

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The discovery of a dead body shatters the tranquillity of a Cotswold village in Ann Granger’s second Campbell and Carter mystery.

When old Monty Bickerstaffe finds a dead body in his drawing room it comes as a nasty surprise – the first of many. Monty lives alone in a crumbling Cotswold manor house and the last thing he wants is the police sniffing around his property. Not that he has anything to hide…

The identity of the corpse and how and why it was left in Monty’s home remain a mystery. The locals swear they’ve seen nothing unusual and Monty’s relatives claim they’ve never set eyes on the stiff before. But Inspector Jess Campbell is convinced that someone’s lying and, with the help of Superintendent Ian Carter, she must dig deep into Monty’s family history to reveal the shocking truth…’

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  • I haven’t read anything by her and I have too much on the shelf that has to be read by the following Wednesday to be able to get to her before the 11th, which is a shame because I have to be in Stratford that afternoon and could have extended the trip to take in Moreton in the morning. I might still do that and see hat else they have. Thanks for the tip.

    • Hi Annie,

      I know it is quite short notice, but I only just noticed the post on the bookstore’s blog.

      Ann Granger writes great cosy crime fiction and has also ventured into the realms of Victorian crime fiction.

      Moreton-in-Marsh is a lovely little market town, if you do ever get the chance to visit and the bookstore is right at the centre of the community. They get some great deals on books and host some informal events and signings, where all are welcome and the tendency is to focus on local writers, of which there are many.

  • Hmm, new author and series to me so will have to keep an eye out. Haven’t been to Moreton-in-Marsh for years, I think the last time I was there I was in search of a needlework shop that used to be in the town. I thought it was a lovely town, as are most places in The Cotswolds of course.

    • Hi Cath,

      Ann is a very prolific writer and has introduced many new characters to the crime fighting scene since the early 1990’s, when she introduced us to the team of Chief Inspector Markby and Meredith Mitchell in ‘Say It With Poison’.

      We lived in the Cotswolds for a number of years, when my husband was in the R.A.F. and would love to have been able to return there and settle, but the difference in property prices was just too prohibitive for us, so sunny Somerset it is!

      We do love to visit old ‘stamping grounds’ however and having friends and family in Swindon is great, as we are already half way there when we visit, so a hop up to The Cotswolds can usually be justified.

  • I haven’t read any of Ann Granger’s books (yet!), which is a shame because Rack, Ruin and Murder sounds great. That bookshop looks wonderful too (Don’t you just love bookshops like that!).

    • Hi Nikki,

      There are just so many good authors out there, that it is a job to keep up with them all, isn’t it.

      So many books, so little time!!

      The bookstore is great, you should check out the blog if you get time. They sound like a really friendly bunch, and the shop one of the hubs of the community.

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