The Proof is in the Pudding

Drum roll… today sees the launch of the  final instalment of the Swaddlecombe Mysteries – ‘The Proof is in the Pudding’! 

Some of you sharp-eyed readers may notice that the cover is different to the one we showed you a few months ago. We just didn’t feel the initial design was quite right and, as this book is set in the winter, I really wanted to use one of Julia’s lovely atmospheric photos, so we managed to get it changed – phew! ‘The Proof is in the Pudding’ is available now in paperback from my website for £6.99 and it is also on Kindle for £3.99.

Here’s what it says on the book cover: “Victoria West’s first Christmas in sleepy Swaddlecombe looks like being a traditional country affair… but then, as the decorations go up, so does the body count. A Christmas wreath making course, liberally lubricated by local wines, comes to a tragic conclusion. Farmer Albert Moreton has things on his mind and the Reverend Ruminant has been busy plotting…

The whole village is getting festive with a ‘Caroloke’ in the pub and, of course, there’s the infamous old folks’ Christmas party to navigate.

Handsome men abound but are they really what they seem? Is the Lord of the Manor a philanderer? Is the gardener safe with his axe? Why would Tipple the pug’s owner abandon him, and how far would anyone go to get their hands on a fortune? Victoria and Albert have their work cut out to identify ‘who dunnit’ in this frenzied festive free-for-all.”

I do so hope you enjoy reading it as much as we did writing it.

I will be on Create & Craft today (13th October) from 12 noon and throughout the weekend for lots of lovely demonstrations… and you can be sure I will be waving the new book about at every opportunity too! Remember, all dates are subject to change so please check the TV schedules on the day.


14 replies
  1. Tracy W says:

    Watched the launch show for the weekender, placed an order for a few items for my mum’s birthday and christmas gifts.

    I am so looking forward to reading the fourth book. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  2. Caroline Reed says:

    hi Joanna, fantastic show! i have the book already, my husband found a single copy in the local supermarket so count myself really lucky as they were selling out fast on C/Craft! looking forward to the other shows to come over the weekend! Downloaded your new book on Kindle yesterday looks soooo good!
    By the way you look amazing! hope you soon feel better after your boat accident!

  3. janet t says:

    I finished it in bed last night, I have them all on my Ipad now, brilliant book ladies, I have thoroughly enjoyed them all,a very entertaining read , love all the quirky characters in the books, going to miss them all now the series is finished. Please don’t stop writing Joanna !!!!!!!
    janet t

  4. Magdalena Marsden says:

    Such a briliant read! It’s so warm outside, but, I really don’t mind reading book set at Christmas (it’s my favourite time of the year anyway!)I haven’t quite finished it yet, but I’ve already recomended it to my friend.Thank you

  5. MaggieBarrett says:

    Received my copy this morning and know I will enjoy reading it as much as the previous books. Thank you for such entertaining stories, Joanna and Julia. xxx


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