Janet Markham Cozy Thrillers

See what happened next after Janet and Edward got married. While Edward is supposed to be retired, his agency can't seem to get along without him. He's willing to go back to work, but only if he can take Janet along on his adventures around the world.




Janet Markham's wedding day is perfect in every way, and she can't imagine anything better than spending two weeks in Paris and two weeks in Venice on her honeymoon. Less than twenty-four hours later, though, her husband, Edward Bennett, has gone missing.

The last thing Janet is going to do is sit around and wait for him to come back. It isn't long before she's managed to get herself tangled up in Edward's assignment, whether he wants her there or not.

Can Janet help Edward protect Bobby Armstrong from whoever is trying to kill him? Can they both keep up the pretense that they've never met before? Or will Edward's handler, Mr. Jones, get Janet sent back to Doveby Dale before she can do anything at all?

Janet Markham's wedding day is perfect in every way, and she can't imagine anything better than spending two weeks in Paris and two weeks in Venice on her honeymoon. Less than twenty-four hours later, though, her husband, Edward Bennett, has gone missing.

The last thing Janet is going to do is sit around and wait for him to come back. It isn't long before she's managed to get herself tangled up in Edward's assignment, whether he wants her there or not.

Can Janet help Edward protect Bobby Armstrong from whoever is trying to kill him? Can they both keep up the pretense that they've never met before? Or will Edward's handler, Mr. Jones, get Janet sent back to Doveby Dale before she can do anything at all?



Getting a man from London to Edinburgh doesn't sound as if it's going to be a very difficult assignment for Janet and Edward Bennett, not even if the man is somewhat particular about how he gets from one place to another. They are surprised and not happy when the man in question invites his new girlfriend to come along on the journey.

As the assignment gets both more convoluted and increasingly dangerous, Janet starts to wonder if anyone can be trusted. Edward doesn't wonder. He simply stops sharing their plans with everyone until he can make some plans of his own.

Can Janet and Edward get Maxwell Blake and his laptop to Edinburgh safely? Is Maxwell's new girlfriend, Cressida, working for the enemy or is she truly just crazy in love with Maxwell? And who is the mysterious American stranger who seems to be following them wherever they go?

Getting a man from London to Edinburgh doesn't sound as if it's going to be a very difficult assignment for Janet and Edward Bennett, not even if the man is somewhat particular about how he gets from one place to another. They are surprised and not happy when the man in question invites his new girlfriend to come along on the journey.

As the assignment gets both more convoluted and increasingly dangerous, Janet starts to wonder if anyone can be trusted. Edward doesn't wonder. He simply stops sharing their plans with everyone until he can make some plans of his own.

Can Janet and Edward get Maxwell Blake and his laptop to Edinburgh safely? Is Maxwell's new girlfriend, Cressida, working for the enemy or is she truly just crazy in love with Maxwell? And who is the mysterious American stranger who seems to be following them wherever they go?



After nearly a year, Joan Markham Donaldson is ready to start welcoming guests again to the bed and breakfast, Doveby House, which she owns with her sister, Janet. Janet Markham Bennett is far less excited about the idea, so she's quick to agree to another assignment from the mysterious and unfriendly Mr. Jones.

Layce Carlson has disappeared, and Mr. Jones is convinced that someone inside the luxury mansion where Layce was staying is behind the disappearance. A hastily constructed cover story sees Janet pretending to be a French tutor, come to help Layce's father's wife learn some French for an upcoming movie role. Edward has a cover story of his own and the pair must, once again, pretend to be strangers.

Can Janet and Edward work out who is behind Layce's disappearance before the ransom is due to be paid? Can Janet actually teach Bryanca B. any French? And after Janet's cat, Aggie, insisted on coming along, how much trouble will she cause?

After nearly a year, Joan Markham Donaldson is ready to start welcoming guests again to the bed and breakfast, Doveby House, which she owns with her sister, Janet. Janet Markham Bennett is far less excited about the idea, so she's quick to agree to another assignment from the mysterious and unfriendly Mr. Jones.

Layce Carlson has disappeared, and Mr. Jones is convinced that someone inside the luxury mansion where Layce was staying is behind the disappearance. A hastily constructed cover story sees Janet pretending to be a French tutor, come to help Layce's father's wife learn some French for an upcoming movie role. Edward has a cover story of his own and the pair must, once again, pretend to be strangers.

Can Janet and Edward work out who is behind Layce's disappearance before the ransom is due to be paid? Can Janet actually teach Bryanca B. any French? And after Janet's cat, Aggie, insisted on coming along, how much trouble will she cause?



Edward and Janet Markham Bennett are enjoying themselves in London, seeing the sights and doing some shopping. When Mr. Jones turns up with an assignment, though, Janet is more than willing to agree.

A fortnight in Florida sounds as if it will be the perfect holiday, even if there might be something odd going on in the retirement community there. It isn't long before the pair have met the staff and a handful of the residents at Sunshine Sunset Acres. With two men dead under mysterious circumstances, there are definitely some unusual things happening in the community, leading Janet and Edward to do some late-night exploring.

Can they work out what actually happened to the two dead men? Can they discover what's going on after dark in the community centre? And can they resist the relentless sales pitch from the community's real estate agent?

Edward and Janet Markham Bennett are enjoying themselves in London, seeing the sights and doing some shopping. When Mr. Jones turns up with an assignment, though, Janet is more than willing to agree.

A fortnight in Florida sounds as if it will be the perfect holiday, even if there might be something odd going on in the retirement community there. It isn't long before the pair have met the staff and a handful of the residents at Sunshine Sunset Acres. With two men dead under mysterious circumstances, there are definitely some unusual things happening in the community, leading Janet and Edward to do some late-night exploring.

Can they work out what actually happened to the two dead men? Can they discover what's going on after dark in the community centre? And can they resist the relentless sales pitch from the community's real estate agent?



When a retired Hollywood actor starts getting threatening letters, Janet Markham Bennett, retired teacher, and her husband, Edward Bennett, retired spy, are sent to investigate. Benjamin Everest may have quit acting, but he's also about to embark on a whirlwind publicity tour, and Janet and Edward have to go along for the ride.

Benjamin gave up his career to settle in a country house in Yorkshire with his wife, Josephine. Now it seems as if someone wants him to go back to work, and that someone is threatening Josephine's life if Benjamin refuses. Benjamin doesn't want Josephine to know about the letters, which complicates the matter. As time goes by, it starts to seem increasingly likely that someone in Benjamin's entourage is responsible for the letters, which keeps Janet and Edward on full alert.

Can Janet and Edward keep Josephine safe as the Hollywood super couple spend time promoting a London museum exhibit and then fly to New York City for the opening of a Broadway show? Can they work out who actually has a reason to want Benjamin to go back to work? And can Janet find a way to get out of sitting through the grand opening of Xosis Man: The Musical?

When a retired Hollywood actor starts getting threatening letters, Janet Markham Bennett, retired teacher, and her husband, Edward Bennett, retired spy, are sent to investigate. Benjamin Everest may have quit acting, but he's also about to embark on a whirlwind publicity tour, and Janet and Edward have to go along for the ride.

Benjamin gave up his career to settle in a country house in Yorkshire with his wife, Josephine. Now it seems as if someone wants him to go back to work, and that someone is threatening Josephine's life if Benjamin refuses. Benjamin doesn't want Josephine to know about the letters, which complicates the matter. As time goes by, it starts to seem increasingly likely that someone in Benjamin's entourage is responsible for the letters, which keeps Janet and Edward on full alert.

Can Janet and Edward keep Josephine safe as the Hollywood super couple spend time promoting a London museum exhibit and then fly to New York City for the opening of a Broadway show? Can they work out who actually has a reason to want Benjamin to go back to work? And can Janet find a way to get out of sitting through the grand opening of Xosis Man: The Musical?



Janet Markham Bennett is just starting to feel as if she's getting used to her part-time job with her husband Edward's top-secret government agency. Their next assignment is something a bit different, though. This time the agency is sending them to the Bahamas to spend a weekend on a private island. Instead of being given a specific job to do, they're simply asked to keep their eyes open while they're there.

In spite of the rather vague assignment, neither Janet nor Edward is expecting their host, Arthur Farnsley, to get murdered within hours of their arrival on the island. To Janet it seems as if there are far too many suspects but no clear motive.

Can Janet and Edward work out who killed Arthur? Does his death have anything to do with the reason they've been sent to Farntopia? And can Janet maintain her cover for the entire weekend, even though that means acting nasty and spoiled all the time?

Janet Markham Bennett is just starting to feel as if she's getting used to her part-time job with her husband Edward's top-secret government agency. Their next assignment is something a bit different, though. This time the agency is sending them to the Bahamas to spend a weekend on a private island. Instead of being given a specific job to do, they're simply asked to keep their eyes open while they're there.

In spite of the rather vague assignment, neither Janet nor Edward is expecting their host, Arthur Farnsley, to get murdered within hours of their arrival on the island. To Janet it seems as if there are far too many suspects but no clear motive.

Can Janet and Edward work out who killed Arthur? Does his death have anything to do with the reason they've been sent to Farntopia? And can Janet maintain her cover for the entire weekend, even though that means acting nasty and spoiled all the time?



Janet and Edward are enjoying life in Doveby Dale, planning their carriage house remodel, when Mr. Jones arrives with a new and rather urgent assignment. Another agent has disappeared. While there are any number of possible explanations for the disappearance, none of them are good.

As Janet and Edward follow the missing man's trail from Edinburgh to Paris to Berlin, it begins to seem as if he's disappeared by choice, which raises a number of other worrying possibilities.

Has the agent been taken or has he disappeared voluntarily? Are Janet and Edward walking into a trap? And is this going to be their most dangerous assignment yet?

Janet and Edward are enjoying life in Doveby Dale, planning their carriage house remodel, when Mr. Jones arrives with a new and rather urgent assignment. Another agent has disappeared. While there are any number of possible explanations for the disappearance, none of them are good.

As Janet and Edward follow the missing man's trail from Edinburgh to Paris to Berlin, it begins to seem as if he's disappeared by choice, which raises a number of other worrying possibilities.

Has the agent been taken or has he disappeared voluntarily? Are Janet and Edward walking into a trap? And is this going to be their most dangerous assignment yet?



Edward and Janet are enjoying themselves in London when they are given their next assignment. This one sounds simple enough. All they need to do is get inside a museum after hours and exchange some buttons on display for another, seemingly identical set.

Of course, nothing is as easy as it seems when it comes to top-secret assignments. There's only one hotel in the tiny Pennsylvania town where they're staying, and Janet and Edward haven't been there long before they discover that things aren't what they appear to be at the Craterstown Hotel.

Can Janet and Edward get the buttons exchanged before the museum shuts for a two-year remodel? Can they work out what's really happening at the Craterstown Hotel? And does Janet truly want to ride a roller coaster for the first time?

Edward and Janet are enjoying themselves in London when they are given their next assignment. This one sounds simple enough. All they need to do is get inside a museum after hours and exchange some buttons on display for another, seemingly identical set.

Of course, nothing is as easy as it seems when it comes to top-secret assignments. There's only one hotel in the tiny Pennsylvania town where they're staying, and Janet and Edward haven't been there long before they discover that things aren't what they appear to be at the Craterstown Hotel.

Can Janet and Edward get the buttons exchanged before the museum shuts for a two-year remodel? Can they work out what's really happening at the Craterstown Hotel? And does Janet truly want to ride a roller coaster for the first time?



Janet is happy to be back in Doveby Dale, under the same roof as her sister, Joan. The arrangement is only temporary, as Janet and her husband, Edward, are planning to move out to the carriage house on the grounds of the bed and breakfast that Joan and Janet own. Still, after several exciting months travelling all over the world on various assignments for a top-secret government agency, Janet is looking forward to some rest and relaxation.

The agency has other plans, of course. Now that Janet has shown herself to be a valuable asset to the agency, it's been decided that she needs some formal training. Having spent some weeks learning the basics in London, now that they're in Doveby Dale, the agency has a few training assignments for Janet. They're meant to be simple exercises, designed to test her skills, but the very first one goes badly wrong.

Now Janet and Edward have to do whatever they can to try to rescue what's becoming a complicated situation. In the meantime, Janet has two more assignments to get through, and she may not be able to manage them without asking her sister for help.

Janet is happy to be back in Doveby Dale, under the same roof as her sister, Joan. The arrangement is only temporary, as Janet and her husband, Edward, are planning to move out to the carriage house on the grounds of the bed and breakfast that Joan and Janet own. Still, after several exciting months travelling all over the world on various assignments for a top-secret government agency, Janet is looking forward to some rest and relaxation.

The agency has other plans, of course. Now that Janet has shown herself to be a valuable asset to the agency, it's been decided that she needs some formal training. Having spent some weeks learning the basics in London, now that they're in Doveby Dale, the agency has a few training assignments for Janet. They're meant to be simple exercises, designed to test her skills, but the very first one goes badly wrong.

Now Janet and Edward have to do whatever they can to try to rescue what's becoming a complicated situation. In the meantime, Janet has two more assignments to get through, and she may not be able to manage them without asking her sister for help.



Janet and Edward are enjoying a break between assignments from the top-secret government agency for which they work. Their friend, Eugenie Snelling, is paying a visit to Doveby House, and they are both looking forward to seeing her again. But Eugenie brings a friend with her, a friend who needs a special favour.

Eugenie is confident that Janet and Edward can help, but things quickly get considerably more complicated. Finding a dead body is bad enough. When the short list of suspects includes the mother of one of Janet's friends, Janet is determined to do what she can to help find the killer.

When Edward's handler from the agency, Mr. Jones arrives, he has his own ideas about the investigation. Janet and Edward need to stay out of his way and work quickly if they're going to discover who killed Ted Perkins and help Eugenie's friend.

Janet and Edward are enjoying a break between assignments from the top-secret government agency for which they work. Their friend, Eugenie Snelling, is paying a visit to Doveby House, and they are both looking forward to seeing her again. But Eugenie brings a friend with her, a friend who needs a special favour.

Eugenie is confident that Janet and Edward can help, but things quickly get considerably more complicated. Finding a dead body is bad enough. When the short list of suspects includes the mother of one of Janet's friends, Janet is determined to do what she can to help find the killer.

When Edward's handler from the agency, Mr. Jones arrives, he has his own ideas about the investigation. Janet and Edward need to stay out of his way and work quickly if they're going to discover who killed Ted Perkins and help Eugenie's friend.



After the events of the previous month, Mr. Jones is on a temporary leave of absence. His replacement, Mr. Brown, seems to dislike Janet and Edward as soon as he meets them. When he calls them into his office to demand that Janet get additional training before they attempt another mission, Edward is quick to suggest that perhaps the agency no longer needs their help. Mr. Brown is happy to agree.

Chuck Hanson, from a US agency, seems to have a different opinion as to Janet's usefulness. He's quick to offer Janet and Edward an assignment under his supervision. A few hours later, the couple is on their way to Hawaii, hoping to help locate four women who've gone missing from a luxury resort there.

While Edward is willing to take the assignment, he's less pleased that Janet has set herself up as the possible next victim. All he can do is sit back and watch as Janet does her best to get herself kidnapped. With some old friends along to lend a helping hand, Janet will stop at nothing to find and rescue the missing women, even if it means sipping fancy drinks on the beach, having numerous spa treatments, and watching Edward get kissed by another woman.

After the events of the previous month, Mr. Jones is on a temporary leave of absence. His replacement, Mr. Brown, seems to dislike Janet and Edward as soon as he meets them. When he calls them into his office to demand that Janet get additional training before they attempt another mission, Edward is quick to suggest that perhaps the agency no longer needs their help. Mr. Brown is happy to agree.

Chuck Hanson, from a US agency, seems to have a different opinion as to Janet's usefulness. He's quick to offer Janet and Edward an assignment under his supervision. A few hours later, the couple is on their way to Hawaii, hoping to help locate four women who've gone missing from a luxury resort there.

While Edward is willing to take the assignment, he's less pleased that Janet has set herself up as the possible next victim. All he can do is sit back and watch as Janet does her best to get herself kidnapped. With some old friends along to lend a helping hand, Janet will stop at nothing to find and rescue the missing women, even if it means sipping fancy drinks on the beach, having numerous spa treatments, and watching Edward get kissed by another woman.



Mr. Brown has summoned Edward and Janet back to London. It's obvious that he doesn't want to work with them, but for this assignment, he doesn't have a choice. Edward is one of a very small number of agents privy to a huge secret, and now the items being protected by that secret are at risk.

Someone needs to work from the inside at an agency-operated secure site. Edward is too well known within the group, so Janet gets sent in undercover. She needs to try to get to know everyone working at the location so she can determine who is planning to steal what is being so carefully guarded.

Edward is working from the outside, and they are both racing against time to find the would-be thief before he or she can act. It's an assignment that Janet struggles with from the beginning, but she won't give Mr. Brown the satisfaction of quitting. She's determined to see this one through to the bitter, and very likely dangerous, end.

Mr. Brown has summoned Edward and Janet back to London. It's obvious that he doesn't want to work with them, but for this assignment, he doesn't have a choice. Edward is one of a very small number of agents privy to a huge secret, and now the items being protected by that secret are at risk.

Someone needs to work from the inside at an agency-operated secure site. Edward is too well known within the group, so Janet gets sent in undercover. She needs to try to get to know everyone working at the location so she can determine who is planning to steal what is being so carefully guarded.

Edward is working from the outside, and they are both racing against time to find the would-be thief before he or she can act. It's an assignment that Janet struggles with from the beginning, but she won't give Mr. Brown the satisfaction of quitting. She's determined to see this one through to the bitter, and very likely dangerous, end.



Janet and Edward are happy to return to Doveby Dale. Neither is interested in continuing to work with the agency while Mr. Brown is still in charge. The carriage house project has been completed, and they are both happy to spend some time settling into their new home.

Things don't go to plan, though. Within days of their return to Doveby Dale, they get invited to a party at the country estate where Mr. Jones has been staying while he's on a leave of absence from the agency. A weekend in the country sounds enjoyable enough, but Janet and Edward haven't been in Parton-on-Trent for long before they stumble across a dead body.

One of Mr. Jones's houseguests has been murdered. Mr. Jones is convinced that Mr. Brown is behind the murder, but Brown has an unbreakable alibi. While Janet and Edward are reluctant to get involved in a murder investigation, it quickly becomes obvious that if they don't find the killer, Mr. Jones is going to be blamed for Adam Miles's untimely death.

[Released on 9th August 2024 and available for pre-order now.]
Janet and Edward are happy to return to Doveby Dale. Neither is interested in continuing to work with the agency while Mr. Brown is still in charge. The carriage house project has been completed, and they are both happy to spend some time settling into their new home.

Things don't go to plan, though. Within days of their return to Doveby Dale, they get invited to a party at the country estate where Mr. Jones has been staying while he's on a leave of absence from the agency. A weekend in the country sounds enjoyable enough, but Janet and Edward haven't been in Parton-on-Trent for long before they stumble across a dead body.

One of Mr. Jones's houseguests has been murdered. Mr. Jones is convinced that Mr. Brown is behind the murder, but Brown has an unbreakable alibi. While Janet and Edward are reluctant to get involved in a murder investigation, it quickly becomes obvious that if they don't find the killer, Mr. Jones is going to be blamed for Adam Miles's untimely death.

[Released on 9th August 2024 and available for pre-order now.]