Aunt Bessie Cold Cases

Retired Scotland Yard inspector, Andrew Cheatham, has been wanting to set up a cold case unit for some time. Now Bessie and her friends, John, Doona, and Hugh get to work with Andrew and two other retired inspectors in a series of investigations.




Bessie is both excited and apprehensive about her new role in Andrew Cheatham's cold case unit. When the first case involves a missing five-year-old who may well have been murdered by her own father, Bessie has even more second thoughts.

As if Andrew's cold case weren't enough to keep her busy, Sandra, the young woman who works at the shop near Bessie's house, has just been accused of stealing from her employer. Sandra is desperate to clear her name, and adamant that Bessie not involve the police.

Can Bessie work with her friends and the two Scotland Yard detectives on the cold case unit to work out what really happened to little Rachel Adams? Can she help Sandra clear her name and find out who has really been stealing from the shop? Or is she in over her head, working with police detectives who don't seem at all interested in her opinion?

Bessie is both excited and apprehensive about her new role in Andrew Cheatham's cold case unit. When the first case involves a missing five-year-old who may well have been murdered by her own father, Bessie has even more second thoughts.

As if Andrew's cold case weren't enough to keep her busy, Sandra, the young woman who works at the shop near Bessie's house, has just been accused of stealing from her employer. Sandra is desperate to clear her name, and adamant that Bessie not involve the police.

Can Bessie work with her friends and the two Scotland Yard detectives on the cold case unit to work out what really happened to little Rachel Adams? Can she help Sandra clear her name and find out who has really been stealing from the shop? Or is she in over her head, working with police detectives who don't seem at all interested in her opinion?



After a surprisingly successful first investigation, Andrew Cheatham's cold case unit is considering murder this time around. No one knew that Paul Bernhard was in New York City. No one knows why he was brutally murdered. No one knows where to find the woman he was meant to be meeting on the night he died.

Trying to keep her mind on murder, Bessie finds herself getting distracted by the idea that someone might be staying in one of the supposedly vacant holiday cottages near her home. Two people have already been murdered in that particular cottage. The last thing Bessie wants is to find another body.

Can Bessie help Andrew and the rest of the cold case unit work out what happened to Paul? Can she find out who has been staying in the empty holiday cottage? And does she even want to know how to play Prisoners of Cardavar?

After a surprisingly successful first investigation, Andrew Cheatham's cold case unit is considering murder this time around. No one knew that Paul Bernhard was in New York City. No one knows why he was brutally murdered. No one knows where to find the woman he was meant to be meeting on the night he died.

Trying to keep her mind on murder, Bessie finds herself getting distracted by the idea that someone might be staying in one of the supposedly vacant holiday cottages near her home. Two people have already been murdered in that particular cottage. The last thing Bessie wants is to find another body.

Can Bessie help Andrew and the rest of the cold case unit work out what happened to Paul? Can she find out who has been staying in the empty holiday cottage? And does she even want to know how to play Prisoners of Cardavar?



Julie Carter was celebrating her high school graduation with five friends on a rainy weekend in 1985. Her murder is the third case that Andrew Cheatham presents to his cold case unit. One of the five people at the cottage with Julie killed her, but, more than a decade later, no one has ever been arrested.

Bessie is determined to get justice for poor Julie, but she's also busy with other things. Christmas at the Castle is less than a month away, and her friend, Grace, is worried about a friend of hers who has gone missing.

Can Bessie help Andrew and the others work out what happened in the luxury cottage during graduation weekend? Can she find Grace's friend? And can she talk some sense into Andy Caine, who seems determined to marry the wrong woman?

Julie Carter was celebrating her high school graduation with five friends on a rainy weekend in 1985. Her murder is the third case that Andrew Cheatham presents to his cold case unit. One of the five people at the cottage with Julie killed her, but, more than a decade later, no one has ever been arrested.

Bessie is determined to get justice for poor Julie, but she's also busy with other things. Christmas at the Castle is less than a month away, and her friend, Grace, is worried about a friend of hers who has gone missing.

Can Bessie help Andrew and the others work out what happened in the luxury cottage during graduation weekend? Can she find Grace's friend? And can she talk some sense into Andy Caine, who seems determined to marry the wrong woman?



With all the time he's spending on the island running his cold case unit, Andrew Cheatham is considering buying a house there. Bessie is happy to go along on the hunt with him, but they're both surprised and upset to discover a fire raging at one of the houses he's considering purchasing. Its even more upsetting to learn that the fire was started deliberately.

Meanwhile, the cold case unit has not one, but two murders to consider. The two men died two years apart, but the French police are convinced that the cases are connected. While Bessie is happy to agree that the cases are connected, she's not convinced that the same person was responsible for both deaths.

Can Bessie and the cold case unit work out what really happened to the two men? Bessie also wants to help the police discover who set the fire at Christian Christian's house, but does she have time to do that, as well? And will she ever have a chance to really get to know the two police inspectors she's working with on the unit who never seem to have time to socialise with Bessie and her friends?

With all the time he's spending on the island running his cold case unit, Andrew Cheatham is considering buying a house there. Bessie is happy to go along on the hunt with him, but they're both surprised and upset to discover a fire raging at one of the houses he's considering purchasing. Its even more upsetting to learn that the fire was started deliberately.

Meanwhile, the cold case unit has not one, but two murders to consider. The two men died two years apart, but the French police are convinced that the cases are connected. While Bessie is happy to agree that the cases are connected, she's not convinced that the same person was responsible for both deaths.

Can Bessie and the cold case unit work out what really happened to the two men? Bessie also wants to help the police discover who set the fire at Christian Christian's house, but does she have time to do that, as well? And will she ever have a chance to really get to know the two police inspectors she's working with on the unit who never seem to have time to socialise with Bessie and her friends?



Bessie Cubbon is surprised and disappointed when she learns that Andrew Cheatham isn't going to be staying in the holiday cottage next to her home on Laxey Beach when he visits the island in February. For the next week of cold case unit meetings, he's decided to stay in a hotel in Ramsey. It isn't until the first meeting that Bessie learns the reason why.

Police Inspector Nathan Fuller has come to the island with Andrew, to work with the unit on one of his cold cases that has always troubled him. It's bad enough that he's keeping Andrew away from Bessie. He's also rude and bad-tempered. Before Bessie can dig too deeply into Nathan's case, though, she's promised to help Elizabeth Quayle advertise her party planning business at a wedding showcase event in Douglas.

Elizabeth's former boyfriend, Andy Caine, is there with his fiancé, Jennifer Johnson. Tensions are high, and things go from bad to worse when Jennifer suddenly disappears right after the showcase.

Can Bessie help locate the missing woman? Can she convince Andy that Jennifer is wrong for him? And can she find time to help the cold case unit work out what really happened to Owen Evans, ten years after his murder?

Bessie Cubbon is surprised and disappointed when she learns that Andrew Cheatham isn't going to be staying in the holiday cottage next to her home on Laxey Beach when he visits the island in February. For the next week of cold case unit meetings, he's decided to stay in a hotel in Ramsey. It isn't until the first meeting that Bessie learns the reason why.

Police Inspector Nathan Fuller has come to the island with Andrew, to work with the unit on one of his cold cases that has always troubled him. It's bad enough that he's keeping Andrew away from Bessie. He's also rude and bad-tempered. Before Bessie can dig too deeply into Nathan's case, though, she's promised to help Elizabeth Quayle advertise her party planning business at a wedding showcase event in Douglas.

Elizabeth's former boyfriend, Andy Caine, is there with his fiancé, Jennifer Johnson. Tensions are high, and things go from bad to worse when Jennifer suddenly disappears right after the showcase.

Can Bessie help locate the missing woman? Can she convince Andy that Jennifer is wrong for him? And can she find time to help the cold case unit work out what really happened to Owen Evans, ten years after his murder?



Elizabeth Cubbon, Bessie to everyone who knows her, is surprised when Charles Morris invites her to lunch. He's part of the cold case unit with which she's been working for months, but he's never seemed particularly friendly. Lunch is pleasant enough, but both Bessie and Charles are unpleasantly surprised when they walk out of the restaurant to find that Charles's hire car has been stolen.

Meanwhile, the cold case unit is considering a case that may not be a case at all. Julia Tyler is convinced that her boyfriend, Jack Flowers, is missing. His family, friends, and former fiancée all disagree, although none of them will provide Julia or the police with any information to help them find Jack.

When Charles has a second hire car stolen from him later in the same week, Bessie can't help but get involved. Can Bessie help discover who is stealing hire cars? Can she and the cold case unit find Jack Flowers? Is he just missing or has something terrible happened to him?

[Released on 15th April 2022 and available for pre-order now.]
Elizabeth Cubbon, Bessie to everyone who knows her, is surprised when Charles Morris invites her to lunch. He's part of the cold case unit with which she's been working for months, but he's never seemed particularly friendly. Lunch is pleasant enough, but both Bessie and Charles are unpleasantly surprised when they walk out of the restaurant to find that Charles's hire car has been stolen.

Meanwhile, the cold case unit is considering a case that may not be a case at all. Julia Tyler is convinced that her boyfriend, Jack Flowers, is missing. His family, friends, and former fiancée all disagree, although none of them will provide Julia or the police with any information to help them find Jack.

When Charles has a second hire car stolen from him later in the same week, Bessie can't help but get involved. Can Bessie help discover who is stealing hire cars? Can she and the cold case unit find Jack Flowers? Is he just missing or has something terrible happened to him?

[Released on 15th April 2022 and available for pre-order now.]