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?

[Released on 16th December 2022 and available for pre-order now.]
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?

[Released on 16th December 2022 and available for pre-order now.]