It's Christmas in the Cotswold village of Little Beecham . . . a season to celebrate with caroling, mistletoe, and mince pies. In this sequel to UNDER AN ENGLISH HEAVEN, newlywed American Ellie Kent is looking forward to her first English village Christmas, but a missing Oxford student and an abandoned baby soon draw her away from the fireside into danger.When a body is discovered on Boxing Day, Ellie comes to believe that all these events may be linked through a group of teenage girls who identify with Shakespeare's tragic Ophelia. The police scoff at her theory, so Ellie pursues her own investigation to identify their secret Hamlet, who may be a killer."Not only is Alice Boatwright a good detective writer, but a first-class storyteller as well. A great find." - M.C. Beaton, author of the Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth mysteriesDon't miss the first Ellie Kent mystery 2016 winner of the Mystery and Mayhem Grand Prize for best mysteryIn UNDER AN ENGLISH HEAVEN, life brings the skeptical American Ellie Kent to a village in the Cotswolds as the vicar's new wife, but death keeps her guessing how long she'll be there.
Alice Boatwright is an award-winning writer about public education and health, and the author of dozens of stories, published in journals such as America West, Mississippi Review, Penumbra and Stone Canoe. She was a finalist for the Flannery O'Connor Award for short fiction. COLLATERAL DAMAGE is her first novel. Boatwright divides her time between Paris and the United States.