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Ann Granger - Author

About the Author

Ann Granger has worked in British embassies in various parts of the world. She met her husband, who was also working for the British Embassy, in Prague and together they received postings to places as far apart as Munich and Lusaka. They are now permanently based in Oxfordshire.

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A Matter of Murder Campbell & Carter mystery 7

A Matter of Murder Campbell & Carter mystery 7

Author: Ann Granger Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/07/2020

A MATTER OF MURDER is the seventh Cotswold village crime novel in Ann Granger's Campbell and Carter series. Sure to appeal to fans of Midsomer Murders and M. C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin mysteries. Two years ago, Miff Ferguson chose to opt out of the rat race. Since then he's been living rough and happily so. That is until now. For, as the first signs of winter approach, everything changes. While looking for shelter, Miff stumbles across the dead body of a young woman inside a dilapidated warehouse. Quickly realising he's not alone, and what's worse he's been spotted, Miff becomes embroiled in a game of cat-and-mouse with a killer that forces him to abandon his life on the streets and take refuge with his aunt and uncle in the village of Weston St Ambrose. But, despite his best efforts to lie low, trouble seems to follow him and when another dead body is discovered at a local farm, it's clear Miff is not free from danger. With the clock ticking, Inspector Jess Campbell and Superintendent Ian Carter must join forces once again with the team of police at Bamford to piece together the puzzle before another innocent life is lost... Praise for Ann Granger's crime novels: 'Characterisation, as ever with Granger, is sharp and astringent' The Times 'Her usual impeccable plotting is fully in place' Good Book Guide 'A clever and lively book' Margaret Yorke 'This engrossing story looks like the start of a highly enjoyable series' Scotsman

The Murderer's Apprentice Inspector Ben Ross Mystery 7

The Murderer's Apprentice Inspector Ben Ross Mystery 7

Author: Ann Granger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Dense fog masks foul play in the streets of London, as Ann Granger brings us her seventh Victorian mystery featuring Scotland Yard's Inspector Ben Ross and his wife Lizzie. It is March 1870. London is in the grip of fog and ice. But Scotland Yard's Inspector Ben Ross has more than the weather to worry about when the body of a young woman is found in a dustbin at the back of a Piccadilly restaurant. Ben must establish who the victim is before he can find out how and why she came to be there. His enquiries lead him first to a bootmaker in Salisbury and then to a landowner in Yorkshire. Meanwhile, Ben's wife, Lizzie, aided by their eagle-eyed maid, Bessie, is investigating the mystery of a girl who is apparently being kept a prisoner in her own home. As Ben pursues an increasingly complex case, Lizzie reveals a vital piece of evidence that brings him one step closer to solving the crime... Praise for Ann Granger's crime novels: 'Characterisation, as ever with Granger, is sharp and astringent' The Times 'Her usual impeccable plotting is fully in place' Good Book Guide 'A clever and lively book' Margaret Yorke 'This engrossing story looks like the start of a highly enjoyable series' Scotsman

Mixing with Murder

Mixing with Murder

Author: Ann Granger Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/09/2019

Mixing with Murder

Mixing with Murder

Author: Ann Granger Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/09/2019

The Murderer's Apprentice Inspector Ben Ross Mystery 7

The Murderer's Apprentice Inspector Ben Ross Mystery 7

Author: Ann Granger Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2019

Dense fog masks foul play in the streets of London, as Ann Granger brings us her seventh Victorian mystery featuring Scotland Yard's Inspector Ben Ross and his wife Lizzie. It is March 1870. London is in the grip of fog and ice. But Scotland Yard's Inspector Ben Ross has more than the weather to worry about when the body of a young woman is found in a dustbin at the back of a Piccadilly restaurant. Ben must establish who the victim is before he can find out how and why she came to be there. His enquiries lead him first to a bootmaker in Salisbury and then to a landowner in Yorkshire. Meanwhile, Ben's wife, Lizzie, aided by their eagle-eyed maid, Bessie, is investigating the mystery of a girl who is apparently being kept a prisoner in her own home. As Ben pursues an increasingly complex case, Lizzie reveals a vital piece of evidence that brings him one step closer to solving the crime... Praise for Ann Granger's crime novels: 'Characterisation, as ever with Granger, is sharp and astringent' The Times 'Her usual impeccable plotting is fully in place' Good Book Guide 'A clever and lively book' Margaret Yorke 'This engrossing story looks like the start of a highly enjoyable series' Scotsman

Watching Out

Watching Out

Author: Ann Granger Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/07/2019

Watching Out

Watching Out

Author: Ann Granger Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/07/2019

An Unfinished Murder: Campbell & Carter Mystery 6

An Unfinished Murder: Campbell & Carter Mystery 6

Author: Ann Granger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/12/2018

AN UNFINISHED MURDER is the sixth Cotswold village crime novel in Ann Granger's Campbell and Carter series. Sure to appeal to fans of Midsomer Murders and M. C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin mysteries. Mitchell and Markby come out of retirement to crack a cold case... As young children, Josh Browning and his sister, Dilys, stumbled across a dead body while playing on the outskirts of their Cotswold village. Terrified by what they'd seen, neither of them told a soul. Now, twenty years later, Josh finds the dead woman's charm bracelet among his sister's possessions. Who better to tell than his trusted friend, the man he gardens for, retired Superintendent Alan Markby? As Markby listens to Josh's confession, alarm bells start to ring. The dates and details tie in with a missing person case that was never solved. Joining forces with Superintendent Ian Carter, who also investigated the original case, and Inspector Jess Campbell, from the region where the missing girl was last seen, Markby delves into the unsolved mystery. Together, they are determined to catch a clever killer who almost got away with murder...

Unfinished Murder

Unfinished Murder

Author: Ann Granger Format: eBook Release Date: 12/07/2018

A cold case, a guilty conscience, and four determined detectives...When children Josh and Dilys find a body in the woods on the outskirts of their small Cotswold village, they are too terrified to report it. But when, as adults, Josh discovers that his sister has kept a memento - the victim's charm bracelet - he feels compelled to share the secret.When Josh unburdens himself to retired Superintendent Alan Markby, his instincts tell him that this is linked to a missing person, a case long grown cold. The missing girl was last seen in the region currently under the jurisdiction of Superintendent Ian Carter and Inspector Jess Campbell. Joining forces, Markby and wife Meredith Mitchell come out of retirement to hunt down the killer with Campbell and Carter, a murderer who by now must be safe in the knowledge that they've got away with itAn Unfinished Murder is the sixth instalment of The Campbell and Carter Mysteries, a charming and accomplished novel perfect for fans of M.C. Beaton or Midsomer Murders.Praise for Ann Granger:'Set in the familiar mode of traditional country crime novels, there is nothing old-fashioned about the characters Granger is bang up to date' Oxford Times'Characterisation, as ever with Granger, is sharp and astringent' The Times'Entertaining and lifelike characters a satisfying and unexpected twist' Mystery People

Rooted in Evil

Rooted in Evil

Author: Ann Granger Format: eBook Release Date: 14/05/2018

The fifth thrilling instalment of the Campbell and Carter MysteriesWhen the body of a man killed with a point blank shot to the head is found in Crooked Man Woods, it appears to be a suicide. But when Inspector Jess Campbell and Superintendent Ian Carter begin to investigate, it soon becomes clear that not all is as it seems. This is not a suicide; it's a murder.The victim, Carl Finch, had been causing quite a stir in the small-town community. With rising debts and complicated relationships, it looks as though the suspects are beginning to mount...Fans of the Midsomer Murders, T E Kinsey and M C Beaton will love Rooted in Evil.Praise for Ann Granger:'Characterisation, as ever with Granger, is sharp and astringent' The Times'Set in the familiar more of traditional country crime stories, there is nothing old-fashioned about the characters...Granger is bang up to date' Oxford Times'Entertaining and lifelike characters...a satisfying and unexpected twist' Mystery People'Lovely characterisation and a neat plot' Yorkshire Post

Dead in the Water

Dead in the Water

Author: Ann Granger Format: eBook Release Date: 14/05/2018

The fourth murky murder in the Campbell and Carter MysteriesAs Christmas approaches in the sleepy English village of Weston Saint Ambrose, the rains bring the wettest winter on record and the farmer's fields are left under several feet of water. The water washes up all manner of things, including a dead body, dredged up from its watery grave.Snagging on the jetty of Isolde Evans, the reclusive writer is shocked to recognise the victim. And she's not the only one. When Inspector Jess Campbell investigates, she recognises the body of Courtney Higson, a local barmaid with a doting, ex-con father. Terry is set on finding his daughter's killer, and Jess must get to the bottom of this quickly, before he takes the law into his own hands...Dead in the Water is perfect for fans of T E Kinsey, Ann Cleeves and the Midsomer Murders.Praise for Ann Granger:'Set in the familiar mode of traditional country crime novels, there is nothing old-fashioned about the characters...Granger is bang up to date' Oxford Times'Characterisation, as ever with Granger, is sharp and astringent' The Times'Entertaining and lifelike characters...a satisfying and unexpected twist' Mystery People'Lovely characterisation and a neat plot' Yorkshire Post

Bricks and Mortality

Bricks and Mortality

Author: Ann Granger Format: eBook Release Date: 14/05/2018

Can Campbell and Carter unlock the mystery of the Key House murder?A body is discovered inside of the smouldering ruins of Key House. The crumbling Cotswold manor has long been empty, but rumor has it that the owner, Gervase Crown, was seen lurking around just before the fire. Inspector Jess Campbell and Superintendent Ian Carter pin Gervase as a prime suspect, but was he the murderer, or the target? It seems that his sudden reappearance has stirred up animosity long thought forgotten. Bricks and Mortality is the third instalment to the Campbell and Carter Mysteries, ideal for fans of the Midsomer Murders, T E Kinsey and Faith Martin.Praise for Ann Granger:'Entertaining and lifelike characters. And there is a satisfying and unexpected twist on the last page' Mystery People'The characters...are drawn with a telling eye for their human foibles and frailties. Granger is bang up to date' Oxford Times'Characterisation, as ever with Granger, is sharp and astringent' The Times

Rack, Ruin and Murder

Rack, Ruin and Murder

Author: Ann Granger Format: eBook Release Date: 14/05/2018

The second murderous instalment of the Campbell and Carter MysteriesWhen old Monty discovers a dead body in his drawing room, it's up to Inspector Jess Campbell to get to the bottom of the mystery. Monty is a recluse, holed up in his crumbling manor house being generally unpleasant to everyone, even those relatives he actually likes. When his family and locals claim they've never seen the murder victim before Campbell smells a lie. With the help of Superintendent Ian Carter, she will have to dig deep into the murky past of Monty and his family, all the way to the shocking truth.Book two in the Campbell and Carter Mysteries, Rack, Ruin and Murder will be perfect for fans of T E Kinsey, Ann Cleeves and Faith Martin.Praise for Ann Granger:'Well-plotted, chilling and highly enjoyable' Good Book Guide'Characterisation, as ever with Granger, is sharp and astringent' The Times'For once a murder novel which displays a gentle touch and a dash of wit' Northern Echo

Mud, Muck and Dead Things

Mud, Muck and Dead Things

Author: Ann Granger Format: eBook Release Date: 14/05/2018

The first instalment of the Campbell and Carter mysteriesWhen the body of a young woman is discovered in the cowshed of Cricket Farm, the tranquility of the British countryside is shattered. Inspector Jess Campbell is on the case, but with few leads, a grumbling partner, and the new Superintendent Ian Carter piling on the pressure, she's beginning to wonder why she chose to be a detective in the first place.The shifty land-owner Eli Smith seems to have something to hide, and as Campbell delves into the gruesome past of the dilapidated farm, the mystery deepens. A flashy Mercedes spotted fleeing the scene of the crime leads to a suspect, but when another body turns up, it looks as though Campbell's lead is nothing but a dead end...Book one in the Campbell and Carter Mysteries, Mud, Muck and Dead things will thrill fans of M C Beaton, Joy Ellis and The Midsomer Murders.Praise for Ann Granger:'Characterisation, as ever with Granger, is sharp and astringent' The Times'The story just gets more complex, mysterious and chilling' Good Book Guide'For once a murder novel which displays a gentle touch and a dash of wit' Northern Echo'A clever and lively book' Margaret York

Rooted in Evil (Campbell & Carter Mystery 5) A cosy Cotswold whodunit of greed and murder

Rooted in Evil (Campbell & Carter Mystery 5) A cosy Cotswold whodunit of greed and murder

Author: Ann Granger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/12/2017

Rooted in Evil by Ann Granger is set in the Cotswold village of Weston Saint Ambrose and features Inspector Jess Campbell and Superintendent Ian Carter in their fifth murder mystery. When the body of a man, with his brains blown out, is found in a Cotswold wood it looks like suicide. But looks can be deceptive and it doesn't take long for the police to identify that there's more to the case than meets the eye. People's stories don't add up and when Superintendent Ian Carter and Inspector Jess Campbell start probing it becomes clear that the dead man had ruffled more than a few feathers in this close-knit community. His stepsister had been bailing him out of his financial troubles - much against her husband's wishes - but, with his money worries still mounting, the victim had become a desperate man... As Jess and Ian dig deeper and deeper into the case, a cover-up is exposed and bitter resentment rises to the surface to reveal a killer.

Rooted in Evil (Campbell & Carter Mystery 5) A cosy Cotswold whodunit of greed and murder

Rooted in Evil (Campbell & Carter Mystery 5) A cosy Cotswold whodunit of greed and murder

Author: Ann Granger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2017

Rooted in Evil by Ann Granger is set in the Cotswold village of Weston Saint Ambrose and features Inspector Jess Campbell and Superintendent Ian Carter in their fifth murder mystery. When the body of a man, with his brains blown out, is found in a Cotswold wood it looks like suicide. But looks can be deceptive and it doesn't take long for the police to identify that there's more to the case than meets the eye. People's stories don't add up and when Superintendent Ian Carter and Inspector Jess Campbell start probing it becomes clear that the dead man had ruffled more than a few feathers in this close-knit community. His stepsister had been bailing him out of his financial troubles - much against her husband's wishes - but, with his money worries still mounting, the victim had become a desperate man... As Jess and Ian dig deeper and deeper into the case, a cover-up is exposed and bitter resentment rises to the surface to reveal a killer.

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