Meet Agnes Merryweather, the cat-rescuing, crime solving vicar of St Octavia's church in the heart of the English Cotswolds. She has a lot on her plate, trying to organise the annual fête and keep all the participants happy - yet the ladies of the Women's Institute are in a jangle over jam, the local dancing teacher demands to perform in the church, and all is far from sweetness and light.
Add in an absconder from the nearby open prison, and a murdered car salesman, and Agnes is up to her neck in trouble.
Can she solve all her problems and catch a killer before coming face to face with the bishop at the fête's opening ceremony?
About the Author
Lynda Wilcox's first piece of published writing was a poem in the school magazine. In her twenties she wrote Pantomime scripts for Amateur Dramatic groups and was a founder member of The Facts of Life, a foursome who wrote and performed comedy sketches for radio. Now she concocts fantasy stories for older children (10-13) and writes funny whodunits for adults.
Lynda lives in a small town in England, in an untidy house with four ageing computers and her (equally ageing but very supportive) husband. She enjoys pottering in the garden where she grow brambles, bindweed and nettles along with roses and lilies. Oh! And slugs! Slugs that feed well on everything but the brambles and weeds.
Most of all, she loves to write — it gets her out of doing the housework. She also reads a lot and enjoys good food and wine.