Crime – and crime fiction – isn’t the preserve of the concrete jungle, the countryside also has its fair share of corpses and corruption. Meet four authors who set murders among the meadows.
Ann Cleeves is the undisputed queen of rural crime. The creator of Vera, Shetland the Three Rivers series, she’s amongst the very best in the business; The Reverend Richard Coles has made the transition from pop to pulpit to paperback and his pastoral debut Murder Before Evensong is a delight; Tony Kent’s explosive and page-turning new thriller No Way To Die brings terror to the usually laid-back idyll of Key West; chef Rosemary Shrager has cooked up a tasty treat in the shape of The Last Supper, a delicious Costwolds-based mystery. Bestseller Will Dean will take the reins.