Murder by suggestion / Veronica Heley.

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      First world edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Ellie Quicke is shocked when her daughter, Diana, turns up at her door with a suitcase in tow. Bunny Brewster has died of an overdose, and Diana's husband, Evan, is convinced that she is responsible for his friend's death. It seems that Diana and four other neglected, bored wives of Evan's friends recently joked about ways to kill their husbands. Diana's suggested method of murder involved muddling up pills--could this be how Bunny died, or was it just a tragic accident? All five women are soon causing havoc at Ellie's house, but a further distressing development confirms Ellie's instinct that there's more to this than meets the eye. With the safety of her nearest and dearest at risk, can Ellie work out who is responsible, and why?--Provided by Publisher.
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    • ABNT:
      HELEY, V. Murder by suggestion. First world edition. [s. l.]: Severn House, 2018. ISBN 9780727888051. Disponível em: Acesso em: 29 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Heley V. Murder by Suggestion. First world edition. Severn House; 2018. Accessed September 29, 2020.
    • APA:
      Heley, V. (2018). Murder by suggestion (First world edition.). Severn House.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Heley, Veronica. 2018. Murder by Suggestion. First world edition. An Ellie Quicke Mystery. Severn House.
    • Harvard:
      Heley, V. (2018) Murder by suggestion. First world edition. Severn House (An Ellie Quicke mystery). Available at: (Accessed: 29 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Heley, V 2018, Murder by suggestion, First world edition., An Ellie Quicke mystery, Severn House, viewed 29 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Heley, Veronica. Murder by Suggestion. First world edition., Severn House, 2018. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Heley, Veronica. Murder by Suggestion. First world edition. An Ellie Quicke Mystery. Severn House, 2018.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Heley V. Murder by suggestion [Internet]. First world edition. Severn House; 2018 [cited 2020 Sep 29]. (An Ellie Quicke mystery). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2018 September #1

It's another madcap murder mystery for amateur sleuth Ellie Quicke. When her daughter, Diana, shows up on Ellie's doorstep, saying she's been thrown out by her husband, Ellie is appalled. Her head is still spinning when four women, friends of Diana's, appear, informing Ellie that Diana said they could stay at Ellie's since they, too, have been thrown out by their husbands. The women are clearly distraught, so Ellie feels she can't refuse. As she tries to come to grips with what's happened—even consulting her policewoman friend Lesley—the tale turns sinister, with a death and two cases of arson that nearly result in fatalities. It soon becomes clear that there's more at stake than the women's marriages. The question is whether Ellie can figure out whodunit before another fatality occurs. Like a British cozy on speed, Heley's latest is frenetic, action-packed, and clever—all that, and the redoubtable supersleuth Ellie Quicke cavorting in high style. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2018 August #1

Like many entries in this long-running series, Heley's busy 19th Ellie Quicke mystery (after 2017's Murder for Nothing) begins with the ringing of the doorbell of Ellie's large, comfortable London home. In sweeps Diana, her remarkably rude daughter, dragging her suitcases and wailing that her much older husband, Evan, has thrown her out. Ellie discovers that Diana and her friends have been playing a murder game, with each coming up with a way to kill a spouse. Then Bunny Brewster, one of the husbands, dies in exactly the way that Diana suggested. Soon, Ellie's ever so tastefully furnished sitting room is filled with Diana's friends lamenting at top volume. All of their husbands have thrown them out. Ellie offers beds to the women, digs into her bottomless freezer to provide meals, and puts the water on to boil for tea. Another husband dies, and a house or two is set on fire. Will Ellie solve these bizarre incidents without ever leaving home? You bet she will. Once again Heley successfully melds a cozy sensibility with dark doings. Agent: Juliet Burton, Juliet Burton Literary (U.K.). (Oct.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.