The brand-new book from a powerful literary voice, author of The Stranger She Knew, shortlisted for the Paul Torday Prize.
‘Guaranteed to hook you . . . At times both touching and darkly funny, A Beginner’s Guide To Murder explores the vital ways in which women can support one another through their darkest hours’ Anna Bailey, Sunday Times bestselling author of Tall Bones
‘A beguiling, beautifully crafted treat of a novel. It holds so much wisdom yet wears it so lightly. There are shades of Kate Atkinson in the way Rosalind balances dark themes with dry humour, a great plot, exquisitely realised characters, and more than a hint of feminist sensibility? truly everything I want in a novel’ Jessica Moor, bestselling author of Keeper
‘A quirky, witty thriller that reminds us not to underestimate the older generation’ Best
‘Darkly comic and gripping’ Woman’s Own
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Grace, Meg and Daphne, all in their seventies, are minding their own business while enjoying a cup of tea in a cafÃ©, when seventeen-year-old Nina stumbles in. She’s clearly distraught and running from someone, so the three women think nothing of hiding her when a suspicious-looking man starts asking if they’ve seen her.
Once alone, Nina tells the women a little of what she’s running from. The need to protect her is immediate, and Grace, Meg and Daphne vow to do just this. But how? They soon realise there really is only one answer: murder.
And so begins the tale of the three most unlikely murderers-in-the-making, and may hell protect anyone who underestimates them.
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Readers LOVE Rosalind Stopps:
‘I was hooked from the start and finished it in little more than two days, because it was truly unputdownable. Beautifully written and really quite scary in places . . . A brilliant book. More from this excellent writer please!’ Amazon 5*
‘This is how fiction should be done! A fabulous, thrilling tale and I loved it!’ NetGalley 5*
‘An exceptionally powerful psychological thriller’ NetGalley 5*