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The Weight of Death by Nicky Stratton front cover image

The Weight of Death

The Weight of Death by Nicky Stratton front cover image

Humour and Satire

The Weight of Death

On Sale 23rd March, 2016
Format(s): Kindle and Paperback
Categories: Fiction, Humour and Satire, Crime, Murder, Mystery & Thriller


  • About

    Laura Boxford lives with her pug, Parker in the picturesque surroundings of the Wellworth Lawns retirement complex, formerly her family home. It is an arrangement that suits her well. No more blocked drains and rattling windows. The central heating always works and she can call for room service at any time.

    But then, one morning after breakfast her tranquility is disturbed. She discovers the body of her old friend Hetty Winterbottom in the room next door and by the look on her face, Hetty did not die of natural causes. As Laura recalls the strange behaviour of her friend the previous evening, she is convinced of foul play and resolves to find the perpetrator.

    At first her attention focuses on the sabre-wielding Brigadier who has recently moved to a small back bedroom at Wellworth Lawns. The spectre of mortality tends to sharpen the mind of the elderly to the important comforts of life, so he appears to have the perfect motive… a room with a view.

    Then Laura discovers that Hetty’s last remaining heirloom – a rare paperweight – is missing and she begins to realise that in the cut-throat world of the care home, things are not always what they seem.

  • Product Details

    Format(s): Paperback and Kindle
    ISBN: 978-1-910603-22-2 (Paperback)
    ASIN: B01D51GEOG (Kindle)
    Edition: 1st Edition
    Imprint: GWL Publishing
    Classification: Fiction, Humour and Satire, Crime, Murder, Mystery &Thriller
    Paperback Published: 23rd March, 2016
    Kindle Published: 30th March, 2016
    No. of pages: 284pp
    List Price – Kindle: £2.49
    List Price – Paperback: £9.99

  • Reviews

    “Charming, elegant and thoroughly enjoyable.”

    UK Amazon Customer Review, May, 2016.

    “An enjoyable and humourous debut!”

    UK Amazon Customer Review, May, 2016.

    “A must read for all you Pug lovers!”

    UK Amazon Customer Review, May, 2016.

    “An enjoyable read”

    UK Amazon Customer Review, May 2016.

    “This is a very funny ‘can’t put it down’ book”

    UK Amazon Customer Review, May, 2016.

    “Really enjoyed this – an excellent read and great fun”

    UK Amazon Customer Review, May, 2016.

    “Journey into the countryside”

    UK Amazon Customer Review, November, 2016.

    “Good read”

    UK Amazon Customer Review, September, 2018.

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