Eleven Pipers Piping

Publisher: Anchor Canada
   The idyllic hamlet of Thornford Regis is home of the esteemed vicar Tom Christmas, festive seasonal traditions and more than a few suspicious deaths. Fans of Louise Penny and Anne Perry will be charmed by this new series of cozy mysteries, featuring an "irresistible addition to the ranks of clerical sleuths." And it's now available in paperback!
   The annual Burns dinner at Thornford Regis is an occasion for bagpipes, haggis and scotch. It ends up an occasion for tragedy when Will Moir, one of the pipers, is found alone, in a tower, dead of an apparent heart attack. Father Tom Christmas, the vicar of the town, is privy to all of the secrets of its inhabitants, and is one of the first to find out that Will Moir was poisoned. The town's suspicions go in many directions, and Christmas soon learns secrets that have been kept for generations--illicit trysts, even murders--the ramifications of which may have fallen onto poor Will Moir. Brimming with wit, laced with genuine surprise and featuring one of the most memorable (and unlikely) detectives in the cozy genre today, Eleven Pipers Piping mines the rich history of a small town to solve its most stunning crime.


 • "Benison successful applies a classic Agatha Christie framework to a contemporary setting in his impressive second whodunit." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 • "[This series is] a must-read for lovers of classic English mysteries, chock full of suspects, red herrings and details of village life." --Kirkus Reviews