When the self-titled Lord of the Manor, Harold Baker, meets an untimely end, the residents of Baker’s Rise believe that he has simply died from choking. It is fair to say that they are certainly not sad to see him go!
Former city dweller Flora Miller, new to the quaint English village and in charge of the recently restored Tearoom on the Rise, is the unlucky recipient of the late man’s parrot. Her new feathered companion has no filter and a vibrant personality that cannot be ignored! Witness to Harold’s murder, the bird won’t let the matter lie, and it’s not long before Flora becomes suspicious.
A quest to bake the perfect scone is put on hold whilst Flora helps the charming Detective Bramble to investigate Harold’s death. She has set her hopes on writing the next bestseller, not on becoming an amateur sleuth, but life sometimes has surprises in store!
Will they find the killer before they strike again, and can Flora find the acceptance and friendship she seeks amongst her new neighbours?
Packed with twists and turns, colourful characters and a sprinkle of romance, this is the first book in the series of Baker’s Rise Mysteries. It will certainly leave you hungry for more!
R. A. Hutchins lives in northeast England with her husband, her three children, and her dog, Boudicca. Her interest in mysteries started in childhood with the works of Agatha Christie and a keen love of detective shows. Rachel’s favourite hobbies are reading, walking along the beach with her family and visiting new places. She loves eating cake, but is exceptionally bad at baking, a bit like her main character, Flora!