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A Clock Stopped Dead : Liz, Pat and Thelma - J.M. Hall

A Clock Stopped Dead

By: J.M. Hall

Paperback | 1 May 2024

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Retired schoolteachers and amateur sleuths Liz, Pat and Thelma are giving up their coffee morning for a brand-new mystery.

Retired teachers Pat, Liz and Thelma are happiest whiling away their hours over coffee, cake and chat at the Thirsk Garden Centre café.

But when their good friend tells them about an unsettling experience she had in a sinister-feeling charity shop, they simply can’t resist investigating…

Because the entire shop has vanished into thin air.

Before long, our trio of unlikely sleuths find themselves embroiled in a race against the clock to get to the bottom of this mystery – but who has a secret to hide and how far will they go to keep it concealed?

Only time will tell…

About the Author

J.M. Hall is an author, playwright and deputy head of a primary school. His plays have been produced in theatres across the UK as well as for radio, the most recent being Trust, starring Julie Hesmondhalgh on BBC Radio 4. His first novel, A Spoonful of Murder, is about retired primary school teachers who turn to sleuthing.
Industry Reviews
'J.M. Hall has mastered the warmth of a perfect modern cosy crime with all the twists and turns that go with it. I really enjoyed it!' - Hendy

'Satisfyingly intriguing' - Faith Martin, author of the Travelling Cook Mysteries series

‘This book feels just like a visit to old friends! The relationship between Liz, Pat and Thelma is so warm, funny and relatable that you could be forgiven for thinking that the plot is almost a secondary concern, but no – there’s proper twists and turns, and a very satisfying conclusion. This series just goes from strength to strength’ - Fiona Leitch, author of the Nosey Parker cosy mystery series

‘Hall writes with winning charm, wit and humour. This novel had me gripped and chuckling from the start, especially the warmth and tensions between the crime solving trio of former teachers. Three strong women, lots of hot tea, and a devlish clever plot. You’ll love it.’ - Suk Pannu, author of Mrs Sidhu's Dead and Scone

‘Just what the doctor ordered, a perfect cosy mystery to snuggle up with. Highly entertaining and will have you laughing out loud, an absolute joy’ - NetGalley review,

'Liz, Pat and Thelma are my new favourite detective trio. I feel like I know all their quirky personalities. Get me in their gang!' - NetGalley review,

‘I absolutely loved this cosy mystery… Keeps you turning the pages’ - NetGalley review,

'So glad I picked this up! I really enjoyed reading about older protagonists' NetGalley review,

‘Absolutely loved this book!! I really enjoyed the characters! I was up all night reading and couldn't put the book down! I highly recommend!!’ - NetGalley review

‘Charming… The plot is cozy and tricky, with just the right blend of Miss Marple, interesting and quirky characters, secrets, unexpected nuance, colourful cardigans, and of course, heaps of tea and warm companionship. I loved this book’ - NetGalley review

‘Gripping and addictive’ - NetGalley review

‘Oh how brilliant was this book?! I just couldn't put it down…Had great comical moments throughout. A really good murder mystery book’ - NetGalley review

‘A great cozy mystery… Wonderful’ - NetGalley review

‘This book is a joy, I really, really loved it…A five star read’ - NetGalley review

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