Pippa Parker Mysteries is a contemporary humorous mystery series set in the quaint English village of Much Gadding and the surrounding area. The books are listed below.
Murder at the Playgroup
Beneath the pink wafers lurks death…
Pippa Parker never wanted to move to the chocolate-box village of Much Gadding in the first place. When she meets the locals, she’s absolutely sure. There’s just one problem; she’s eight months pregnant.
The village is turned upside down when Barbara Hamilton, pillar of the community, is found dead at Gadding Goslings playgroup. No one could have murdered her except the people who were there. Everyone’s a suspect, including Pippa…
With a baby due any minute, and hampered by her toddler son, can Pippa unmask the murderer? Will Much Gadding return to normal? And does anyone in Much Gadding even know what normal is?
Murder At The Playgroup is the first humorous mystery featuring Pippa Parker, mum and amateur sleuth, and set in the quiet but eccentric English village of Much Gadding.
Murder in the Choir
Murder on the high Cs…
When Pippa Parker joins the village choir, she doesn’t expect anyone to die…
No-one thinks the death of a soprano is anything but a tragic accident; everyone in the choir is too busy rehearsing for SingFest UK.
With no help from the police, Pippa must investigate alone. If anyone finds out what she is up to, she risks losing both her friends and the respect of the local community. And speaking of friends, what on earth does best friend Lila see in her new man?
Murder in the Choir is the second book in the Pippa Parker humorous mystery series, set in and around the English village of Much Gadding.
A Fete Worse Than Death
Organising a fete ought to be a piece of cake…
Pippa Parker is desperate to take charge of the Much Gadding summer fete at Higginbotham Hall. When she gets the nod, she’s delighted. However, when things start going wrong, a missing celebrity is just the tip of the iceberg.
Two seemingly unrelated incidents later, the fete is front-page news – for all the wrong reasons. And the only connection Pippa can find is that she’ll get the blame.
Pippa needs to discover the truth to clear her name and have any chance of working in PR again. But has she made too many enemies this time?
A Fete Worse Than Death is the third book in the Pippa Parker humorous mystery series, set in and around the English village of Much Gadding.
Murder in the Meadow
Not in my back yard…
When Tony Green returns to his home village of Much Gadding, not everyone is happy – especially when he proposes a new housing development right in the middle of it. The village is divided, but that’s no reason to murder the poor man.
Or is it?
Pippa Parker has enough on her plate already, with a concert series to organise and the additional task of finding a suitable primary school for her son Freddie. She doesn’t have the time or the inclination to investigate a murder. But with the village in disarray and her business in danger, does she have a choice?
Murder in the Meadow is the fourth book in the Pippa Parker humorous mystery series, set in and around the English village of Much Gadding.
The QWERTY Murders
A wedding and – how many funerals?
Pippa Parker has decided that crime doesn’t pay – solving it, that is. She’s happily retired from detection, and busy juggling her events business with school and playgroup.
But when a dying journalist phones Pippa, she has no choice but to get involved.
It should be an easy case, since the murder took place at the offices of the Gadcester Chronicle. But everyone with a motive has an alibi. And when a near-miss happens days later, and a linked clue is left at the scene, Pippa and the police realise they may have a serial killer on their hands.
Can Pippa stop the QWERTY Murders? And can she also organise Lila’s wedding, keep Serendipity’s family in check, and stay on the right side of Freddie’s teacher?
The QWERTY Murders is the fifth book in the Pippa Parker humorous mystery series, set in and around the English village of Much Gadding.
The coldest case you ever saw…
When Pippa Parker attends a meeting about Clementina Stoate, Victorian poet and former resident of Much Gadding, she has no idea what she’s getting into.
A file of Clementina’s letters goes missing — and of course there are no copies. Who has taken the letters, and why?
Clementina’s descendant hires Pippa to track the letters down. But as she investigates their disappearance, Pippa discovers a much bigger mystery. And of course, everyone involved is dead.
Can Pippa go back in time and solve a case which has puzzled Clementina’s readers for generations? Or is she risking her reputation for nothing?
Past Tense is the sixth book in the Pippa Parker humorous mystery series, set in and around the English village of Much Gadding.
You can also buy the novels in ebook as 2 box sets…