Farrago Books have acquired the rights to an ebook-only short story in the Follet Valley series by Ian Moore. Following the globally-bestselling Death and Croissants, published in hardback in July 2021, Death and Papa Noel is published on 9 December 2021:
Richard Ainsworth is preparing for the Christmas of his dreams; quiet, no guests at his French B&B and his favourite films on the TV. None of which seems on the cards when his rural peace is shattered by the unexpected arrival of a familiar face.
Valérie d’Orçay has hotfooted it from Paris with chihuahua in tow and an invitation to a Christmas murder hunt game. The bad bit is that he has to dress up as Father Christmas. But worse, he soon realises, this isn’t a game at all.
As other guests arrive to join the hunt, can Richard work out who is the victim – and who is the guilty one?
A short, entertaining mystery set in rural France, by TV/radio regular and bestselling author Ian Moore – perfect for fans of Richard Osman’s The Thursday Murder Club, Julia Chapman, or M.C. Beaton.