WorldCat Identities

Rowlands, Betty

Overview
Works: 57 works in 275 publications in 1 language and 8,334 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6068.O92, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Betty Rowlands
 
Most widely held works by Betty Rowlands
Smokescreen by Betty Rowlands( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy bestselling author is drowned in her bath just days after being threatened by a disturbed fan who has subsequently disappeared. The missing woman is the obvious suspect and DC Sukey Reynolds and her friend and colleague DC Vicky Armstrong are given the task of finding her. But when the suspect is found it is just the start of the investigation as the apparently straightforward case becomes more complicated
Alpha, beta, gamma ... dead by Betty Rowlands( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When ancient historian Doctor Whistler is found dead and the letter he claimed was from St Paul goes missing, all evidence points towards Dr Lamont. Constable Sukey Reynolds has an apparently straightforward case, but her instincts tell her it is too simple: the victim was about to hand Lamont the script, so why bother to kill him for it? She must find another motive for murder
A little gentle sleuthing by Betty Rowlands( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Minchin dies : a Sukey Reynolds mystery by Betty Rowlands( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adelaide Minchin is found dead in her bathroom. The verdict is accidental death, which her GP has challenged. Sukey agrees to make some enquiries, but the case has to take a back seat when the body of a teenage girl is found. As the two inquiries proceed, Sukey begins to suspect a link between the deaths. With help from local investigative journalist Harry Matthews she starts to rattle a few cages, with near fatal results
Over the edge by Betty Rowlands( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Within a week, two bodies are found smashed to death on the rocks below a viewpoint cliff. Every indication is that the first tragedy was an accident, but to Melissa's eye, something seems awry
A fool there was by Betty Rowlands( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DC Sukey Reynolds reports a man acting suspiciously, but on investigation her suspicions seem to be groundless. Then the man is killed in a road accident ... Meanwhile, Sukey is sent to deal with the gruesome discovery of a woman's dismembered body. Sukey's hunch that the two cases are connected is brushed aside but could a coded reference to a Greek god, and a Chinese tattoo meaning death hold the answers?
Finishing touch by Betty Rowlands( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Party to murder by Betty Rowlands( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wealthy Sir Digby Kirtling is hosting a party to unveil his newest acquisition--a realistic copy of Renoir's The Luncheon of the Boating Party but with the figures in the painting modeled after Sir Digby's friends. The celebration is dampened considerably, however, when the body of Sir Digby's beautiful young assistant, Una May, is discovered. Crime-scene investigator Sukey Reynolds is summoned to gather the forensic evidence that will help her lover, DC Jim Castle, find the villain
Exhaustive enquiries : a Melissa Craig mystery by Betty Rowlands( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystery writer Melissa Craig is asked to write a murder play by an amateur drama group. But the play becomes the real thing when one of the actors is found dead and the writer has to turn sleuth. By the author of A Little Gentle Sleuthing
The scent of death by Betty Rowlands( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lance Rainbird isn't one for social chit-chat, so when he fails to turn up for the evening programme of music after dinner at Justin Freeman's annual musical weekend at Dallington Manor Hotel, it invites remark but no real concern. It's a lovely evening, perhaps he stepped out for some air. But the truth of the matter is rather more serious: Lance is found in the lake, drowned. Constable Sukey Reynolds and her colleague Detective Sergeant Vicky Armstrong are part of the police investigation, and at first all signs point to it being a terrible accident. But the doctor reveals Lance was hit on the head before he died. Could it be murder after all? Then there is another accident, and Sukey finds herself caught up in a complex investigation that grows more complicated, and deadly, with each passing day
Unnatural wastage by Betty Rowlands( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a pretty girl is found murdered in a dumpster with a distinctive patterned knife in her back, Detective Constable Sukey Reynolds considers numerous suspects including professional rivals and legal adversaries against whom the victim was to testify
Deadly obsession by Betty Rowlands( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Soames is found dead with a broken neck at the foot of a garden staircase. The verdict is accidental death but his daughter insists he was murdered. Sukey Reynolds agrees to help investigate the possible motives but when a headless torso is discovered soon after teh daughter disappears Sukey realises that she has stumbled on a tragic family argument
Touch me not by Betty Rowlands( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anita Master' aunt has become involved with the bizarrely named RYCE--Release Your Cosmic Energy--cult, and her worried family want Sukey and her partner, Di Jim Castle, to investigate."--Jacket
No laughing matter by Betty Rowlands( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Melissa's mother, Sylvia Ross, is convalescing after surgery in Framleigh House Retirement Home when a dog belonging to one of the residents keels over and dies. No one takes seriously the assertions of the unpopular owner, Havia Selwyn-Tuck, that her pet was deliberately targeted, but when Havia herself dies of suspected food poisoning, doubts begin to surface." "To Melissa's consternation, Sylvia decides to do some detective work, and some interesting questions are raised. Why do the once-married couple ignore one another in company but make a secret rendezvous in the grounds? What was their connection with the deceased? Do the two gay actors fit into the puzzle? Can Sylvia trust the confidante whom she has roped into her investigation'?" "When another resident is taken ill, Melissa becomes seriously concerned for her mother's safety. With the aid of local journalist Bruce Ingram she starts her own investigation and in so doing puts her own life in jeopardy."--BOOK JACKET
Sweet venom by Betty Rowlands( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aidan Cresney seems to be a model citizen. An active member of the parish council and a former barrister, he took up beekeeping as a retirement hobby." "Cresney confidently boasts that bees will never attack an apiarist 'who knows what he's doing'. Yet one day he is found dead after suffering multiple stings." "When a second family member dies in similar circumstances, tongues begin to wag. And Melissa Craig, the Cotswolds' intrepid crime-writing sleuth, starts to uncover some disturbing secrets."--BOOK JACKET
Malice poetic : a Melissa Craig mystery by Betty Rowlands( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instead of the relaxing break in the Cotswolds she had planned, Melissa finds only hostility and suspicion. Someone is slipping haunting poems into Stewart Haughan's correspondence. Who is the poet, and why is Stewart taking it so seriously? Melissa begins snooping, and then things turn nasty
Death at Dearley Manor by Betty Rowlands( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Officer Sukey Reynolds discovers the body of Myrna Reynolds after what appears to be a routine break-in. One of the suspects is Myrna's husband who also happens to be Officer Reynolds ex-husband
Dirty work by Betty Rowlands( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Copycat by Betty Rowlands( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hive of bees by Betty Rowlands( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fortune has been tough on 25-year-old Julia Drake. Then through a chance reunion with Stephanie, she meets and falls in love with Luke Devereux. Julia is set to turn the corner, but along the way she discovers that Stephanie, brimming with self-confidence and poise, has vulnerabilities of her own
 
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Miss Minchin dies : a Sukey Reynolds mystery
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