Welcome to the sleepy market town of Burcliffe in the south of England. A young teacher, Rosie Rainbow, has a broken heart, Mr Spearman the school catering manager has disappeared, six year old Susie Sullivan makes an unusual discovery in the playground at school and the famous violinist Leonardo Pizzicato is robbed of one of his most precious possessions. As the mysteries deepen and entwine, we travel from Burcliffe to Naples, to Legoland and to Dagenham, meeting a mysterious signorina, a suspicious photographer, a jealous cat named Marlow and a gang of ruthless criminals along the way. All is solved by the time we reach the sparkling musical finale, thanks to the incredibly quick thinking of Rob Dobbs and his police colleagues, not forgetting vital help from Rosie Rainbow and the slightly batty Miss Palmer. This cosy crime novella can best be enjoyed with a large pot of tea and a mind eager to spot the cheesy clues.
Books by Jenny Worstall
'Jubilee Violin' is a collection of three short stories from the author of the 'Sing with the Choir' series. The first, 'Jubilee Violin', is a poignant story about generosity and the passing of time- a sweet song for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. 'Turning Point' and 'Dolls' House' explore what happens when things go wrong in family life.
We meet a host of characters who are mercilessly sent up by the author; all is sharply and wittily observed in a delightful mix of romance, music and humour.
'Strawberry Thief' opens with a cutting from a local newspaper telling of the discovery of a young child's skull and other small bones from at least a hundred years ago. The second story, 'Peacock and Dragon', portrays a young woman facing an age old dilemma. 'Love is Enough' is about jealousy and the dark consequences it can lead to.
The first story introduces us to Miss Rosie Peach, a young teacher keen to sort out other people's problems. In 'Best Song in the World', Celia tries to intervene between her son and daughter-in-law; she has to revisit sad events in her own marriage in order to help the young couple. The heroine in 'The Lady with the Funny Hair' has had enough - after all, even a worm will turn in the end.
'Lemon and Lace' is a bittersweet collection of three short stories about love and choice from the author of the 'Sing with the Choir' series. These tiny slices of life are available free from Amazon and other sites.
The stories deal with everyday family situations and their sometimes surprising resolutions. In the first story, 'Old School', we meet an interfering mother-in-law who is due for a shock. The second story introduces us to an 'Infant Barbarian' spoilt by an indulgent parent. Justice is again dispensed in an unexpected way .
'The Funny Business of Life' is a not entirely serious murder mystery and is the second book by Jenny Worstall in the 'Sing with the Choir' series.