Skip navigation Dying in the Wool A Murder Inside

Six Motives for Murder

Six Motives for Murder

Yorkshire, 1969. Nell Lewis is four months into her new role as governor of HMP Brackerley...

... when the prison takes on a catering contract for Brackerley village's wedding of the year. Almost all the female inmates are delighted to be involved in the celebrations, though Linda is desperate to avoid the event in case she is spotted, photographed, and once more appears on the front pages of the gutter press.

During the wedding reception, one of the inmates discovers the father of the bride, Mr Chapin, stabbed to death behind the marquee.

The murder shocks the close-knit village and police enlist Nell's help to solve the mystery.

There are multiple suspects at the wedding, all with strong motives for wanting Mr Chaplain dead, but the prison workforce was closest to the scene of the crime...

Six Motives for Murder (ISBN: 978-0-3494-3199-4) was published by Piatkus Books on 9th May 2024 in paperback, Kindle and audio editions.

The audiobook, read by Penelope Freeman, is available from Audible.

Header photograph, Ingenues arrive, Central Station, Sydney, 1928-1929, by Sam Hood from the collection of the State Library of New South Wales.