Death at Westminster

Diana Bakewell is London’s savviest and best connected tour guide.

As the lead guide at Chartwell and Crouch Tours, she’s busy teaching her young assistant Zaf the ropes alongside dealing with company politics and her slimy boss. In her spare time she’s helping Zaf find his feet in London and coming to terms with the fact that a tabby cat called Gus has stowed away on her vintage tour bus.

But when Diana and Zaf take a group of students on a tour of the Houses of Parliament and an MP’s researcher dies, Diana suspects all is not as it seems.

The police are at a loss. They interview witnesses, including Diana’s tour group, but seem to be getting nowhere. Diana, however, was at the scene. She witnessed people’s reactions when the young woman died and knows that there’s a link between her group and the murder.

Can Diana solve the crime and ensure justice is done, while keeping her tour group under control around London and protecting Chartwell and Crouch Tours’ reputation?

Death in Westminster is the first part in a playful cozy mystery series set in a nostalgic version of London. Perfect for fans of Richard Osman, Anthony Horowitz and the Paddington books.

Death in the West End

Diana Bakewell is getting used to some changes at Chartwell and Crouch London Bus Tours.

She’s rubbing along with Zaf, now her flatmate as well as her colleague. The tour guide team loves having Gus the cat as it’s newest member. And they’re recovering from the shock of witnessing – and solving – a murder at the Houses of Parliament.

But then another killer strikes.

Diana and Zaf are hired to host a group of American producers, writers and hangers-on. They’ve come to London in search of a deal to take a hit musical to Broadway. But when the show’s director dies backstage, the group is plunged into disarray.

The police think there’s no reason to suspect foul play. But Diana, with her nose for a crime, isn’t so sure.

Can she untangle the web of lies, rivalries and grudges among the tour group and uncover the killer?

Death in Theatreland is the second in the London Cozy Mystery series, perfect for fans of MC Beaton, Richard Osman and Anthony Horowitz.

Death at Tower Bridge

Fresh from solving not one but two murders at London landmarks, tour guide Diana Bakewell is apprehensive when a typo forces her to take two groups on two very different tours.

The first group are bridge afficionados, in London to cram in as many bridges as they can cross in Chartwell and Crouch’s vintage Routemaster bus. The second is a group of Bridget Jones fans keen to explore the locations from the book and films.

But then as they’re crossing the iconic Tower Bridge, a mysterious death plunges both groups into chaos.

How did the victim get onto the top deck of the bus? How did he die, and who killed him?

Diana and her fellow tour guide Zaf must solve the msytery while juggling the needs of both groups and keeping the bus cat, Gus, from causing his own brand of chaos.

Death at Tower Bridge is a hilarious cozy mystery perfect for fans of MC Beaton, Richard Osman and Anthony Horowitz.

Death on the Thames

Diana Bakewell and Zaf Williams are cementing their reputations as London’s best tour guides. They’ve also learned that they’re not bad at solving mysteries.

But when Kamran Dadashov, the father of Zaf’s new boyfriend, hires them for a tour, they know they need to pull out all the stops.

The group consists of three wealthy men, old friends and occasional rivals. They aren’t just seeing London’s sights: there’s a challenge, involving a race, postcards, and an egg sandwich. But when they begin their tour on the London Eye, Diana looks down to see a man fall from a boat belonging to one of the group.

The police arrive and can’t find a body. Diana is accused of fabricating the whole thing. But then when a body washes up further along the Thames, she knows she’s got another murder on her hands.

Death at St Paul’s Cathedral

Fresh from solving a spate of murder mysteries, Diana Bakewell and Zaf Williams are separated when Zaf goes on a course to gain his qualification as a tour guide. The course is at London’s iconic St Paul’s Cathedral, which Zaf is expected to get to know so he can be tested on his tour guide abilities. Meanwhile, Diana is forced from her wonderful London home by her unscrupulous landlord.

But all this has to be put aside when a resident at a local hostel is found dead, apparently poisoned. More perplexing is the fact that, after a police investigation, Diana realises she saw the victim walking around hours after he had supposedly died.

Zaf and Diana have a mystery to solve at St Paul’s, one in which the victim was a known thief of religious treasures.

Can they get to the bottom of the crime before the killer strikes again? Will Zaf need to enlist the help of his fellow tour guide trainees? And will they uncover the reason why the victim was there in the first place?

Find out in Diana and Zaf’s fifth mystery, full of mysterious twists, iconic London landmarks, and naughty cats.

Death at Abbey Road 

Abbey Road. Site of the iconic studio where The Beatles recorded, plus THAT zebra crossing. Without access to their beloved Routemaster buses, Diana and Zaf are hopeful that they can attract business to Chartwell and Crouch tours by hosting tours of the studio. And Diana has the connections to make it happen…

But then on a tour of the studio, they hear disturbing noises from a recording booth. And moments later, an old friend of Diana’s is found dead.

Did they overhear a murder? If so, who wanted to kill Diana’s friend, and why? And is there a connection to Chartwell and Crouch’s former owner, Morris Walker?

To uncover the killer, Diana and Zaf must delve into the past of Chartwell and Crouch, determine exactly how Morris ended up in prison, and face some uncomfortable truths. All while dealing with Gus the cat’s usual antics and trying to keep Chartwell and Crouch afloat.

Can they get to the truth before the killer strikes again?