Barking Up the Right Tree

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Pub Date 1 Aug 2023 | Archive Date 6 Mar 2023
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‘Fun and heartwarming with all the mystery and tight plotting you’d expect from Leigh Russell’ - Victoria Selman, Sunday Times Bestselling author of Truly, Darkly, Deeply

The launch of a brand new British cosy crime series from million-copy-selling author Leigh Russell!

When Emily's boyfriend walks out, she is devastated. As she is puzzling over what to do with the rest of her life, she is surprised to learn that her great aunt has died, leaving Emily her cottage in the picturesque Wiltshire village of Ashton Mead. This inheritance comes with a condition: Emily must take care of her great aunt's pet. Not knowing what to expect, Emily sets off for the village, hoping to make a new life for herself.

In the village, she soon makes friends with Hannah who runs the Sunshine Tea Shoppe, and meets other residents of the village where she decides to settle. All is going well... until her unknown pet arrives. Then Emily's ex-boyfriend turns up and against the advice of her new friends, she takes him back.

When her next-door neighbour's daughter disappears in mysterious circumstances, Emily decides to investigate, unwittingly putting her own life in danger...

Page-turning and heart-warming, The Poppy Mystery Tales are perfect for fans of Richard Coles' Murder Before Evensong, Richard Osman's The Thursday Murder Club, Ian Moore's Death and Croissants and SJ Bennett's The Queen Investigates series.

‘Fun and heartwarming with all the mystery and tight plotting you’d expect from Leigh Russell’ - Victoria Selman, Sunday Times Bestselling author of Truly, Darkly, Deeply

The launch of a brand new...


Advance Praise

Praise for Leigh Russell

'A million readers can't be wrong!' - Howard Linskey

'Leigh Russell is one to watch' - Lee Child

'A brilliant talent in the thriller field' - Jeffery Deaver

'Taut and compelling' - Peter James

'Leigh Russell delivers a cracker of a read!' - Martina Cole

Praise for Leigh Russell

'A million readers can't be wrong!' - Howard Linskey

'Leigh Russell is one to watch' - Lee Child

'A brilliant talent in the thriller field' - Jeffery Deaver

'Taut and...


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ISBN 9780857305435
PRICE US$16.95 (USD)
PAGES 320

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Featured Reviews

This is one of those books that has you silently shouting at the characters ‘don’t say that’ ‘don’t go there’ ‘don’t trust them’. The good thing about this is it proves you are rooting for the characters, but boy oh boy is it frustrating! A real change of style for this author as this is definitely a cosy mystery complete with a chocolate box village. The real star here is the amazing Poppy, who you would love to own.

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With her life in London in turmoil, Emily is stunned to discover she's inherited a house from her great-aunt. But there's strings attached...

Installed in the neglected house (because she hasn't anything better to do), Emily begins to make friends in the village, and investigates what she believes to be a mystery next door.

But life is never that straightforward....

Fabulous - more please!

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I enjoyed this book! It’s a very sweet story, with a cute dog, idyllic village and a cozy vibe to it.

The main character, Emily, irritated me on and off throughout the books. She treated people badly, was incredibly naive and made some silly decisions. There are however some other supporting characters who I enjoyed reading about.

This book is sold as a story about a dog who solves mysteries which I was looking forward too; and that was not what I got. What I got was a woman solving a crime, with her dog in tow. Still nice, but not what it said on the tin as it were!

Overall, this was a nice enjoyable story, it won’t be for you if you like alot of grit. I would recommend to anyone who’s after an easy read with cozy vibes!

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