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The Body on the Doorstep
The Body on the Doorstep

The Body on the Doorstep

Hardcastle and Chaytor Mysteries


288 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $12.95 (US $12.95) (CA $16.95)

Publication Date: November 2017

ISBN 9781785761201

Rights: US & CA

Bonnier Zaffre (Nov 2017)

Price: $12.95


In the first in the Hardcastle and Chaytor series, Reverend Hardcastle faces a smuggling mystery within a community unwilling to help

Kent, 1796: shocked to discover a dying man on his doorstep—and lucky to avoid a bullet himself—Reverend Hardcastle finds himself entrusted with the victim's cryptic last words. With smuggling rife on England's south-east coast, the obvious conclusion is that this was a falling out among thieves. But why is the leader of the local Customs service so reluctant to investigate? Ably assisted by the ingenious Mrs. Chaytor, Hardcastle sets out to solve the mystery for himself. But smugglers are not the only ones to lurk off the Kent coast, and the more he discovers, the more he realizes he might have bitten off more than he can chew. Changed from Romney Marsh Mysteries to Hardcastle and Chaytor Mysteries with second in series.


"a high-stakes, atmospheric adventure set on the colorful Kent coast and headed by two well-developed protagonists." —Library Journal

Author Biography

A.J. MacKenzie is the pseudonym of Marilyn Livingstone and Morgen Witzel, a collaborative husband-and-wife duo. Between them they have written more than 20 nonfiction and academic titles, including titles on management, medieval economic history, and medieval warfare.