East Devon Cosy Mysteries

Have you ever wanted to move a little further away from the abrasive clamour of the ever intrusive rat race?

Would you still like to stay within shouting distance of such civilised pastimes as theatres, arts and crafts, pubs and restaurants, yet immerse yourself in outdoor activities such as walking, cycling and seasports?

East Devon may be just what you’ve been looking for.

It was exactly what Frank and Ella Raleigh desired. Taking early retirement from the babbling helter-skelter of modern education, they were anticipating playing their part in a more relaxed village community. Invigorating walks along the Coast Path, informative talks in the village hall, quaint local theatrical productions, cosy long lunches in freshly discovered country pubs. It was going to be the stuff of dreams.

Until someone wrote a badly worded address on a misdirected package…..

The first in the series, Cidered in Sidmouth, is available on the Kindle and in paperback.

“This is Sidmouth, sir. Nobody gets murdered in Sidmouth!”

Newly retired Frank and Ella Raleigh didn’t expect to be confronted with an upturned body in a cider barrel. WPC Knowle called it a tragic accident, Frank and Ella didn’t agree. Guess who was right?

Welcome to East Devon, land of cider, scenery and cream teas.

If you enjoy pacy whodunit cosy mysteries set in our glorious East Devon countryside, then join Frank and Ella in the Regency seaside resort of Sidmouth, as they seek to find who murdered Billy Bowd.

Cidered in Sidmouth brings you coastal walks, cider farms, cliff-top drama and a traditional Golden Age denouement as Frank and Ella solve the clues to a very unusual murder in this quiet old-fashioned seaside town.

A gentle cosy read in the tradition of Midsomer and the two Agathas.

Book One in the East Devon Cosy Mystery series.

Treasure the coastal walks. Uncover the clues. Solve the cider mystery.

PA Nash has written a cosy mystery blending murder with scenic local walks and landmarks.

“A very easy read ideal for holiday reading“

“A pleasant and easy read enhanced the lovely description of Sidmouth and the local walks. Good introduction to the characters who run through the series”

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The second book in the East Devon Cosy Mystery series is available on Amazon Kindle and paperback.

Frank and Ella are back for another East Devon cosy mystery.

“In the seventh hour of the night, on the seventh day of the year – you will die.”

Anthony Buckerell received a note that simply delivered the fright of his complicated life.

Dudley’s out to get me!”At 7.59, surrounded by police in a windowless locked cell, he did.
In the follow up to Cidered in Sidmouth, the genteel seaside resort of Budleigh Salterton is rocked by an impossible murder. Frank and Ella Raleigh find themselves reluctantly continuing as their delightful detective duo as delves into the lives of their suspects – each one named Dudley.

If you enjoy pacy whodunit cosy mysteries, then join Frank and Ella in the seaside resort of Budleigh Salterton getting to know some of the town’s Dudleys as they head towards a traditional Golden Age denouement.

A gentle cosy read in the tradition of Midsomer and the two Agathas set in our glorious East Devon countryside.

Treasure the coastal walks. Uncover the clues. Solve the impossible mystery.

“I know this area of Devon very well and enjoy reading about about familiar surroundings. Very easy to read and I like to get hooked on a series of books. The main characters are developing well and I look forward to reading more books inthis series.”

“Another easy and enjoyable read with Murder this time in Budleigh Salterton. The characters develop and again, the accuracy of the local settings and walks in the area add to the enjoyment.”

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The third book in East Devon Cosy Mystery series is also available on Amazon Kindle and in paperback.

I’m giving away Kennaway Coopers, my company, to the winner of the Ottery Lottery!”
Caleb Kennaway’s family and the other board members violently disagreed with his decision. A month later, Caleb Kennaway was found dead at the foot of the main stairs in Kennaway Court.
The third book in the East Devon Cosy Mystery series finds Frank and Ella Raleigh buying a ticket in the Ottery Lottery. This leads them into an opportunity to investigate Caleb’s death as well as a hunt for a miniature beer barrel that will change their lives.

Amongst the pages of The Ottery Lottery, you’ll walk in pixies’ footsteps, stumble into a tumbling weir, and discover granite poetry. Coupled with a plane crash and a Ptolemaic clock, there’s a chance to reconnect with characters from Frank and Ella’s recent past.

If you enjoy cosy mysteries set in the glorious English countryside, then join Frank and Ella on an easy–to–read adventure through the East Devon country town of Ottery St Mary as they seek to unmask the murderer of the man who ran the Ottery Lottery.

Treasure the walks. Uncover the clues. Solve the mystery.

“The best in the series so far. Characters from the previous books reappear as a longer mystery gradually unfolds taking Frank and Ella explore Ottery St Mary. Easy and pleasant read , looking forward to the next one !”

Ottery Lottery Front Cover (2)

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The fourth book in the East Devon Cosy Mysteries series is called Corn on the Cobb and is now available on ebook and paperback.

Pop backstage into the world of 60’s chart star Cornelius Spooner for a mixture of music, murder and cosy mystery.

Meet Cornelius, his band, the Portobello Crooners and his six wives.

During a quiet weekend away at a Country House Hotel near Lyme Regis, Frank and Ella Raleigh find themselves caught up in their deadliest case yet.

Accidents? Murders? Suspects with alibis, motives and opportunities – it’s all there.

A gentle cosy read in the tradition of Midsomer and the two Agathas. Renew old acquaintances in an evolving whodunit set around the glorious East Devon edge of Lyme Regis.

Treasure the walks. Uncover the clues. Solve the mystery.

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Six Walks in and Around Sidmouth : Frank and Ella Raleigh have always enjoyed walking -even more so, since retiring to this beautiful part of the country. Thankfully, East Devon is full of scenic walks.
Here are six local walks in and around Sidmouth, some of which make an appearance in Cidered in Sidmouth and The Dudleys of Budleigh books.