Brian Kavanagh is the author of the Belinda Lawrence Cozy Mystery Series. He lives in Melbourne, Australia. Brian Kavanagh has many years experience in the Australian Film Industry in areas of production, direction, editing and writing. His editing credits include The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Odd Angry Shot, The Devil's Playground, Long Weekend, Sex is a Four-Letter Word and the recent comedy, Dags. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Australian Screen Editors Guild and is an accredited member. An Australian Film Institute award for Best Editing for Frog Dreaming (USA title The Quest). His first feature film which he produced and directed, A City's Child, won an AFI award for actress Monica Maughan and was screened at the London Film Festival as well as Edinburgh, Montreal, Chicago and Adelaide, where it won the Gold Southern Cross Advertiser Award for Best Australian Film..
Set in England, Belinda Lawrence visits her aunt but is shocked by her discovery. Her aunt is dead and her body is rotting. From this moment on Belinda's life changes and will never be the same again. Belinda inherits her aunt's estate and doesn't believe her aunt's death was an accident. Whilst mingling with the villagers she receives clues and soon finds some old hidden information within the property.
The police, however, do believe her aunt's death is an accident. Belinda does her own investigating and soon realizes she could be in serious trouble. Unsure whether to sell the estate or keep it, Belinda knows one thing, she has to unravel this murderous mystery.
Her dear neighbors Jacob and Rosemary are generous to her. Jacob agrees to help her with the garden and Rosemary offers Belinda a job, but soon even destruction hits their relationship. Rosemary is found murdered in Belinda's home and it becomes obvious who the murderer is really after.
Death and intrigue abound as the plot gradually unravels in this cleverly written book. The information slowly seeps out and the characters show their true colors. For those who like murder mysteries, this book should really make their day. Belinda Lawrence becomes her own detective, leading the way through the trail of death, mystery and fear.