It's nearly Christmas, and the village of Sawrey is buried under a heavy snowfall. Returning to Hill Top Farm, Miss Potter learns of the mysterious death of Mr. Wickstead, an antiquities collector who lives at Briar Bank House. He was killed by a falling tree, but an aura of mystery surrounds his death. What was he doing near Moss Eccles Tarn on a cold winter night? Why are there claw marks on the tree that killed him? And what has happened to the treasure that he dug up the previous spring—a treasure worth a king's ransom?
Join Beatrix Potter, the residents of Near Sawrey, and the animals of the Land Between the Lakes, as they band together to solve the mystery of Briar Bank.
Praise for The Cottage Tales:
"A gentle, whimsical tale with a nice dose of a mystery mixed into the cozy storyline."
"This whimsical blend of romance, mystery, and nostalgia will keep cozy fans happily entertained." —Publishers Weekly
"A mystery that's a stellar tribute to the famous children's author. As charming as the 'little books' themselves, this is sure to delight Beatrix Potter fans and cozy lovers everywhere." —Publishers Weekly
"Enchantment." —Kirkus Reviews
"Ms. Albert has a light whimsical touch and integrates animal and human thoughts and conversations in a refreshing, matter-of-fact of way. Delightful and charming old fashioned village mystery, with a twist. It should appeal to teens, animal lovers, and devotees of Beatrix Potter of all ages." —Judith Rovenger, Youth Services Consultant for the Westchester Library System, Ardsley NY
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