Thea Osborne and her spaniel Hepzibah embark on their second house-sitting commission with few worries.
Despite her first disastrous venture, in which she became drawn into a murder case (A Cotswold Killing), Thea is convinced that lightning will not strike twice, and arrives at idyllic Frampton Mansell with renewed enthusiasm.
However it seems she is jinxed: within days of her arrival she finds a body hanging from the rafters of one of the barns.
But was it suicide...or murder? The second novel in the series, "A Cotswold Ordeal" weaves the reader into a tangle of village history, neighbourly betrayal and conflicting passions, which culminates in a gruelling climax for Thea herself.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 318 pages
- Publisher: Allison & Busby
- Publication Date: 31/10/2006
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780749082680