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The Watermeadow Mystery-bookcover

By: Peter Tyrer

The Watermeadow Mystery

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Frothy Watermeadow is the lord of an idyllic estate, Watermeadow, ridden with debt for generations. Legend has it the estate has buried gold, which seems like the only solution to Frothy’s mounting problems with demanding creditors. The resident geologist Rock Solid finds some promising flakes and celebrations are in order. In the party for the ages, everyone is invited, but it is remembered for all the wrong reasons.

A night of fun culminates in a murder.

Who was murdered and why? Was there any gold or some other treasure? Why was it on the Watermeadow Estate?

With penurious kings, honest rectors, shady prospectors, professional eavesdroppers and lovers plotting for their own ends, everyone is a conspirator with motive and each one is downplaying culpability. The unlikeliest of suspects may have the most to gain from the murder. And the most important question of all – is the gold ever discovered?

Peter Tyrer is a retired Professor of Community Psychiatry from Imperial College, London. His special interest is in personality, and he believes that our personalities are primarily responsible for what we do and how we behave. In the course of his long career, he has come across many unusual personalities, many mysterious events and some unexpected deaths. This book is partly derived from these experiences but is different as it covers a period of over 400 years. But good mysteries often take many years to be unravelled and this one still has a sting, or possibly a bonus, hidden in its tail.

Customer Reviews
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3 reviews
  • Ethel

    I enjoyed this book. The suspects were all strong characters and the book kept me guessing to the end 'Who did it ?'.
    Although this is a murder mystery it is not a dark foreboding mystery but one with some fun and one that makes you want to keep reading.

  • Bill Mitchell

    An enjoyable read. Local history combined with a mystery to be solved. An interesting plot with well-defined characters. Made me want to keep reading to identify the murderer. It gave me much satisfaction to identify the guilty suspect before the end.


    An excellent novel by Peter Tyrer, the book kept me captivated from start to conclusion. I fully recommend this book as a most enjoyable read and I congratulate the author on the Watermeadow Mystery.Cannot wait for another book.

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