Your Guide to Not Getting Murdered in a Quaint English Village

Your Guide to Not Getting Murdered in a Quaint English Village

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Thinking of a foray to a quaint English village? You'll think twice after reading this tongue-in-cheek illustrated guide to the countless murderous possibilities lurking behind these villages' bucolic façades—from bestselling author Maureen Johnson and illustrator Jay Cooper.

A weekend roaming narrow old lanes, touring the faded glories of a country manor, and quaffing pints in the pub. How charming. That is, unless you have the misfortune of finding yourself in an English Murder Village, where danger lurks around each picturesque cobblestone corner and every sip of tea may be your last. If you insist on your travels, do yourself a favor and bring a copy of this little book. It may just keep you alive.

Brought to life with dozens of Gorey-esque drawings by illustrator Jay Cooper and peppered with allusions to classic crime series and unmistakably British murder lore, Your Guide to Not Getting Murdered in a Quaint English Village gives you the tools you need to avoid the same fate, should you find yourself in a suspiciously cozy English village (or simply dream of going). Good luck, and whatever you do, avoid the vicar.

Title:Your Guide to Not Getting Murdered in a Quaint English Village
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781984859624
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    Your Guide to Not Getting Murdered in a Quaint English Village Reviews

  • MarilynW

    Your Guide to Not Getting Murdered in a Quaint English Villageby Maureen Johnson (Author), Jay Cooper (Illustrator)Having binge watched all the seasons of Midsomer Murders from our Texas home in the d...

  • Kat (on semi-hiatus for a bit)

    You know what I was thinking about a little bit ago after 15 straight hours on this cold December day without electricity?Murder.No - I wasn’t thinking about going all vigilante on anyone. I mean, I...

  • Cecily

    I live in an eponymous “quaint English village”. Well, a small country town, but it is quaint and has all the hallmarks of an “English Murder Village”, which is why it has been the location fo...

  • Jenny Lawson

    Light, lovely and full of murder. Just the way a good guidebook should be....

  • KaY

    A playful and charming book! Love this guide and its beautiful illustrations of different ways and locations to be murdered while visiting an English village and manor. There are also quizzes, which I...

  • Liz

    I highly recommend this for any fan of cozy English mysteries - Midsomer Murder, Father Brown or Shakespeare & Hathaway. If you ever added up the dead bodies in Midsomer Murders, you’d expect the vi...

  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*

    EXCERPT: CRICKET What a lovely English pastime. A sport where the players wear nice white sweaters, the matches go on for five days, and everyone drinks large quantities of tea and gin. The terminolog...

  • Margaret M

    You have read the book and heard the all-important advice, and now a few small extras to help you with that all important trip to that quaint picture postcard English village. What does a beautiful br...

  • Diane S ?

    A tongue in cheek poke at those English villages where so many cozy mysteries are set. A fun and amusing read highlighting places and people you want to avoid when visiting such a village. This includ...

  • Carolyn

    This is a cute idea for a book for fans of cosy murder mysteries of TV series such as Miss Marple and Midsomer Murders. With macabre word sketches by Maureen Johnson and illustrations by Jay Cooper ou...