Bones Under the Beach Hut

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The affluent seaside resort of Smalting is unaccustomed to crime. So when human remains are found beneath the floorboards of one of its beach huts, the community is awash with suspicion and fear.

Amateur sleuths Carole Seddon and best friend Jude are drawn into the mystery, and their suspicion quickly falls on attractive Philly Rose, a young Londoner newly arrived in the area, whose boyfriend has recently vanished in mysterious circumstances. Meanwhile, Kelvin Southwest, self-appointed ‘ladies’ man’ and caretaker of Smalting’s beach huts, seems to be hiding a dark secret beneath his smooth exterior, while Reginald Flowers, pompous President of the Smalting Beach Hut Association, becomes increasingly defensive about his own history.

When the bones under the beach hut are identified, the ghosts of the past are painfully reawakened, and long-hidden secrets begin to surface. Bones Under the Beach Hut is an ingenious mystery from one of England’s favourite crime writers, exquisitely plotted, teeming with wonderful characters and packed with unexpected twists.

About Simon Brett

Simon Brett worked as a producer in radio and television before taking up writing full time. As well as the much-loved Fethering series, the Mrs Pargeter novels and the Charles Paris detective series, he has written a number of radio and television scripts. Married with three children, he lives in an Agatha Christie-style village on the South Downs.

You can find out more about Simon at his website: www.simonbrett.com

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Books by Simon Brett

The Stabbing in the Stables
The Stabbing in the Stables
Blood at the Bookies
Blood at the Bookies
The Body on the Beach
The Body on the Beach
The Hanging in the Hotel
The Hanging in the Hotel
Death on the Downs
Death on the Downs
Murder in the Museum
Murder in the Museum
The Shooting in the Shop
The Shooting in the Shop
The Poisoning in the Pub
The Poisoning in the Pub
Death Under the Dryer
Death Under the Dryer
The Torso in the Town
The Torso in the Town
The Witness at the Wedding
The Witness at the Wedding

Books in the Series

The Stabbing in the Stables
The Stabbing in the Stables
Blood at the Bookies
Blood at the Bookies
The Body on the Beach
The Body on the Beach
The Hanging in the Hotel
The Hanging in the Hotel
Death on the Downs
Death on the Downs
Murder in the Museum
Murder in the Museum
The Shooting in the Shop
The Shooting in the Shop
Death Under the Dryer
Death Under the Dryer
The Witness at the Wedding
The Witness at the Wedding