Books by Hazel Holt

MRS. MALORY AND THE ONLY GOOD LAWYER by Hazel Holt
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Dec. 15, 1997

"Unriveting but solidly readable."
 An eighth adventure for Sheila Malory, a widow living in the English seaside town of Taviscombe (Mrs. Malory: Death of a Dean, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >
MRS. MALORY: DEATH OF A DEAN by Hazel Holt
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"A delectable treat for cozy lovers, British style."
 Once again, Sheila Malory, the village of Taviscombe's favorite widow (unable to say no to any request for a favor), is helping the inept, not to say inert, local police with their inquiries—this time in a murder case that hits close to home. Read full book review >
MRS. MALORY WONDERS WHY by Hazel Holt
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Dec. 7, 1995

"With its endless cups of tea, cutesy animal capers, and nonstop flow of inane chatter, this one is for only the most ardent fans of English cozies."
 In this sixth of a series, middle-aged widow Sheila Malory, back in her gossipy village of Taviscombe after a foray to the US (Mrs. Malory: Detective in Residence, 1994), is a regular visitor to old Miss Graham, who lives alone in a nice apartment in Kimberly Lodge—a residence owned by Dr. Cowley, a long-time favorite of the village's many geriatrics and a dabbler in real estate. Read full book review >
MRS. MALORY: DETECTIVE IN RESIDENCE by Hazel Holt
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Dec. 8, 1994

"A lifeless cast ekes out a threadbare plot punctuated by the narrator's guileless burbling about American education, public transit, and supermarkets."
 ``You know these people, and you know the—what should I call it?—the atmosphere of the place.'' It's a sentiment you've heard fictional police officers express often enough before, but rarely to amateur sleuths visiting from another country, meeting the suspects for the first time themselves. Read full book review >
MRS. MALORY AND THE FESTIVAL MURDERS by Hazel Holt
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 21, 1993

"Traditionalists, however, will probably be most forgiving, particularly when they discover the appearance of their favorite murder weapon—the dented candlestick."
 A village fàte, a stately home and its residents, and a literary curmudgeon all figure prominently in the latest adventure of West County author and amateur sleuth Sheila Malory (The Cruellest Month; Mrs. Malory Investigates). Read full book review >
THE CRUELLEST MONTH by Hazel Holt
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 22, 1991

"Not as complicated as the author may have intended, but one of the world's great libraries is always worth a visit."
 Bland Sheila Malory (the widow heroine of Mrs. Malory Investigates) settles her son in at Oxford, then retires to the Bodleian Library, arguably the nicest setting a mystery could have, to research an article on little-known Victorian authors. Read full book review >