Aunt Bessie Joins
Aunt Bessie joins the planning committee for Manx National Heritage’s new fundraiser, "Christmas at the Castle."
Bessie is delighted that her friends, Marjorie Stevens and Mary Quayle are also both on the committee. Carolyn Teare is a less welcome addition. When Carolyn insists on hiring an expensive designer to “improve” everything, Bessie is even less happy.
Aunt Bessie joins Mary and Marjorie in fighting against Christopher Hart’s suggested changes to the beautifully decorated rooms.
But when Christopher ends up dead, not liking his design style seems a pretty slim motive.
Aunt Bessie joins forces with Inspector John Rockwell and his Douglas counterpart, Pete Corkill as an act of vandalism and a second dead body threaten to get "Christmas at the Castle" cancelled altogether.
Aunt Bessie Knows
Aunt Bessie knows she’s in for a long evening when she joins her friends to celebrate New Year’s Eve.
In Elizabeth Cubbon’s experience, New Year’s Eve parties are never as fun as they ought to be. When she's invited to share the night with her new neighbours at Thie yn Traie, she reluctantly agrees, in spite of her misgivings.
Aunt Bessie knows that gorgeous redhead, Gennifer Carter-Maxwell is drunk and slightly out of control.
But when Gennifer starts flirting with Hugh Watterson, the young police constable who is Bessie’s friend, Gennifer manages to upset Hugh's girlfriend, Grace. By the time midnight arrives, Bessie is more than ready to head for home, but first she agrees to join in the search for the now missing Gennifer.
Aunt Bessie knows that Hugh Watterson didn’t kill anyone.
And she’s certain that his supervisor, John Rockwell, knows it too. Unfortunately, it’s Inspector Anna Lambert heading up this particular investigation. As evidence against Hugh seems to be piling up fast, Bessie knows she’s going to have to do some detective work of her own.
Aunt Bessie Likes
Aunt Bessie likes weddings.
Elizabeth Cubbon, known to everyone as “Aunt Bessie,” is delighted to see two of her friends being united in marriage. But before the wedding, there’s a cold case that has the whole island talking.
Aunt Bessie likes helping Hugh Watterson and John Rockwell with their investigation.
But when the three girls who went missing decades ago turn out to have been murdered, Bessie isn’t as happy to be involved. When one of the main suspects turns up dead, things look increasingly complicated.
Aunt Bessie doesn’t really like surprises.
But she’s determined to give the happy couple the best possible surprise she can arrange. She just has to find time to plan that while hunting down a killer.