The Ronald Rowntree Mysteries
Murder At Jolly Jester
Comedy, capers and conundrums!
Visit the idyllic English village of Duckley, where thrushes sing their merry morning songs and folk breakfast at The Golden Yolk café. Partake of a refreshing gin and tonic, or a full and frothy ale, at the historic Jolly Jester Public House. An idyllic setting perfect for...
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Ronald Rowntree manages the Jolly Jester and is a little put out when he discovers a bloody corpse sitting in the saloon bar, even more so when he becomes the No 1 suspect.
Miriam Harper is a thriller writer who is only too happy to try and help Ronald solve the crime and clear his name, but is the murder all it seems? What lurks beneath Duckley's calm crust?
What are reviewers saying about Murder at the Jolly Jester?
"Just what I love in a cozy," Jacqui ~Amazon reviewer
"Ian Thompson has hit the mark!" J .Johnson
"Truly entertaining, most enjoyable," Beverley Black ~ Amazon reviewer
Murder at the Jolly Jester is the first in the Ronald Rowntree Mysteries. 'Dead Souls Society' and 'Diamonds are for Trevor' follow, with more to come.
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Dead Souls Society
Rowntree's back in a cocktail of mayhem, mystery and muddle, both shaken and stirred, with a twist of the paranormal, all topped off with a small slice of the occult.
If you like humorous mysteries, if you like British mysteries, then read on.
With the pub shut, Ronald is out of a job and at a loose end. His old employer, Adam Gosling, is in prison for a good few years yet to come, and Abby Gosling is sectioned in a mental hospital for the foreseeable future. Somehow, Ronald is still living in the flat above The Jolly Jester, and unbelievably, Miriam Harper is still his girlfriend. But when she has to leave and go to America and promote her new book, Ronald knows he needs to find a job.
Out of the blue, Sitcom appears in the pub, fresh out of jail, and Sam has an idea. The three friends hatch a moneymaking plan that can’t possibly go wrong and for once it doesn’t. That is until the mysterious Isidore Seerstear darkens the threshold of Ronald’s world and tells him that Miriam is in terrible danger. Ronald meets him at the sinister Murkin Manor where Isidore rips up all the rules of life and death, (and the bit in between).
To save Miriam, Ronald must join forces with William Canker, a man that appears to have lived more than once, and take on a force so dark that time itself means nothing to it.
Diamonds Are For Trevor
He’s smashed a drugs ring. He’s fought demons.
Now Ronald Rowntree faces his toughest foe to date, a shady, underworld figure known only as ‘The Strawman’.
When Abby Gosling calls Ronald and tells him he’s in mortal danger, he has no option but to visit her at Duckley Psychiatric Hospital. From there, things go downhill fast. Following Abby’s instructions, Ronald is soon drawn into a plot that’s been festering for a year, and if that’s not bad enough…
Kelly Arkwright’s been murdered, her body hidden in the Arkwright mansion. Kelly’s ghost is far from happy about it all and blames Ronald. She demands that he finds her murderer, if he does, then and only then will she help him survive the trials ahead.
Join Miriam, William Canker, Father Tomlinson, Trudy Lane and a bunch of new, vibrant characters as they both help and hinder Ronald bumble his way through his next adventure.
And, we shouldn’t forget Trevor…