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Rebecca Tope
Allison and Busby (June 1, 2012)
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Start reading Malice in the Cotswolds (The Cotswold Mysteries Book 10) on your Kindle in under a minute. Rebecca Tope lives on a smallholding in Herefordshire, with a full complement of livestock, but manages to travel the world and enjoy civilisation from time to time as well

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Malice in the Cotswolds. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. Her new assignment for the mysterious Yvonne Parker is no exception. The somewhat unsettling village of Snowshill has Thea on edge as soon as she arrives, and soon enough she becomes entangled in another horrifying murder.

Hepzie rumbled jealously beside her, but the cat – Jennings, she thought – smugly kept its place, purring defiantly.

Her thoughts returned compulsively to the hour on the previous afternoon before she found Stevie’s body. Why had she not heard anything? If she had only had the good timing to look out of the front window at the.

Malice in the Cotswolds book. Thea Osborne and her canine companion Hepzie travel to the. Malice in the Cotswolds. Jun 30, 2018 JenniferB rated it liked it.

Malice in the Cotswolds - Cotswold Mysteries (Paperback). Rebecca Tope (author). Please provide me with your latest book news, views and details of Waterstones’ special offers. Paperback 352 Pages, Published: 21/02/2019.

Rebecca Tope is a British crime novelist and journalist. She is the author of three murder mystery series, featuring the fictional characters of Den Cooper, a Devon police detective, Drew Slocombe, a former nurse, now an undertaker, Thea Osborne, a house sitter in the Cotswolds, and Persimmon Brown, a florist in the Lake District. Tope is also ghost writer of the novels based on the ITV series Rosemary and Thyme.

Rebecca Tope was the membership secretary of the Crime Writers’ Association in the year 2009. Rebecca still enjoys writing during her free time and is about to come up with another novel in the ‘Cotswold Mysteries’ series. She has been longlisted for Crimefest, for a number of awards for her novels. These include ‘Sounds of Crime’ for ‘Blood in the Cotswolds’, ‘eDunnit Award’ for ‘Fear in the Cotswolds’, ‘Audible Sounds of Crime’, ‘Goldsboro Last Laugh Award’ and ‘eDunnit Award’ for Deception in the Cotswolds’, every year from 2009 to 2012.

1 volume ; 18 cm. Undertaker Drew Slocombe is not having a good day. His business is failing, the car needs an MOT and he's driving 120 miles to the Cotswolds to carry out the late Greta Simmonds' final wishes. Unfortunately, when he gets there, a string of bureaucratic mistakes means that he's now the chief suspect of a murder inquiry. He's beginning to wish he had never heard of Greta Simmonds. Thea Osborne and her loyal spaniel Hepzie are still pursuing their occupation as house-sitters, despite the disastrous incidents of the past.

Thea Osborne and her canine companion Hepzie travel to the isolated village of Snowshill for their next assignment, house-sitting Hyacinth House for the mysterious Yvonne Parker. Something doesn't feel right to Thea, who is ill at ease in the village, and soon her intuition is proved to be right. A local boy, Stevie Horsfall, is found brutally strangled, with his mother as prime suspect. Thea, believing in her innocence, embarks on a mystery, taking her through the maliciously entangled lives of the village residents, to London and beyond. Tope is consistently one of A&B's top, bestselling authors.
  • Rgia
Perhaps it's because I missed a book in the Cotswolds series, but "Malice in the Cotswolds" is not Rebecca Tope's best. The story is populated by too many dysfunctional characters and many of the events in the story are a bit contrived. I know this is fiction, but ... While Thea Osborne is still a likeable character, her dog Hepzie adorable, and the Cotswolds lovely as ever, overall, this mystery wasn't up to Tope's previous standards.
  • riki
good read
  • Juce
Great books
  • Nkeiy
Read lots of the Cotswolds mysteries. They are light and easy to read, but non the less enjoyable. Lots of looks inside the heads of the characters in the books. Malice in the Cotswolds is a pleasant entertaining read.
  • LadyShlak
There were many problems with this book. It's hard to know where to start! But I'll try to capture everything.
1) 75% of the story was focused on Thea and Drew and their personal problems. There was a lot of navel-gazing on their part. Little time was spent on the actual murders except toward the end of the book.
2) DS Gladwin had a casual and unprofessional attitude towards the case. It was something like: "Well, so you've got yourself involved in another murder. Let's have a cup of tea and chat." When she arrived at the crime scene, she said "And somebody killed him?" DUH! That is why Gladwin was called to the scene in the first place! (page 96)
3) Regarding the Filipina girlfriend of one of the victims, the author doesn't even give her a name, just refers to her as the "girl" and the "Filipina". Then all of a sudden, she has a name "Mariella"! (page 380). There were also hints of racial prejudice from the author when she was writing about the Filipina. It was unbelievable that she was in the apartment when a murder took place and didn't even realize what was going on!
4) It was hard to believe the murderer was actually that clever and resourceful enough to pull off the killings.
5) Finally, I'm not sure that I like the character of Thea. It's not believable that wherever she goes in her housesitting business that there will be a murder or two. She is also very odd. How can someone carry a dead mouse in their pocket and forget about it?
I understand that in plots there have to be dysfunctional characters. They are needed to make the plot interesting. But in this book, they are just annoying. This was the first book I read by the author and I doubt I will read another one.
  • Faulkree
Again this book did not grab me with a dull-witted, nosy and uninteresting heroine who appears to have no character arc.

The death emphasis in the previous book is continued to a lesser degree, with a previously happily married man visiting his wife who has sunk into a long coma from brain trauma, planning where he will bury her in his alternative graveyard when she dies. I missed the book where he entered the series and don't know why the author keeps writing him in, except as a potential love interest for Thea, which seems particularly tacky.

In this book a child is killed; he is somewhat of a stereotype wild child from an unwed mother. Another mother brags to total strangers about how her baby was from an unknown sperm donor. Do English women do that? Brag, I mean, and what is it going to do to the child when he/she goes to school?

Much hinges on where people were during Thea's episode of house-sitting, which she comes to see as a suitable break in the routine for people to put murderous plots into action. Well, there had to be some reason why deaths kept following her around Cotswold villages. There is a character called Gudrun and another called Gladwin, too close for easy distinction. And many, many padded out conversations.

Some readers will of course enjoy the tale more than I did, and if you have been following and enjoying the series to date, you'll probably want to read this one too.
  • Manazar
`Malice in the Cotswolds' is the latest in a series of books where Thea Osborne and her dog - house sit in the Cotswolds; but what seems to happen every time she is in a house is that some crime occurs nearby. She is sort of the English version of Angela Lansbury - looking into the crimes that occur near her.
During her time in Snowshill a young boy is murdered. It seems no one really likes him, at times, including his mother. There are questions regarding the lady who owns the house; she has gone to see her former husband, but so many questions turn up. Has she really gone to see him and what is really happening? Is she the boy's murderer or is it the mother of the boy or is it someone else?

There really seems to be a real lack of English civility. In conversations with the neighbor, Thea tells him to mind his own business; there is a real irritation here with so many of the characters, even in the descriptions of Snowshill as an unsettling village. Thea is different from many of the usual English personalities in novels.
There are also unanswered questions. It is mentioned that her sister, Emily is distant, but no reason is ever given and there are also allusions to events that happened previously in earlier books that leave one wondering. There are relationships that are not quite explained and the reader can feel a bit lost.

At the end the end of the book Thea says that it never occurred to her that one of the characters could just "pretend all that" - when in fact she has had questions all a long about almost everyone.
This is a nice book to read but, as with the setting is for Thea, it can be a bit unsettling for the reader.