Murder at Church Lodge

MURDER AT CHURCH LODGE is the first in Greg Mosse’s 4-book ‘Maisie Cooper Mystery Series’  set in 1970s Sussex. Published by Hodder, the second book, MURDER AT BUNTING MANOR, will be out in November 2023.

With shades of Agatha Raisin and Midsummer Murders and led by a smart and intriguing central female character, these books are perfectly suited to a returnable crime series set in rural England.


The Maisie Cooper mystery series is set in the Sussex countryside in the ’70s, where the villages are picturesque but secrets and murders abound.

In Murder at Church Lodge, Maisie Cooper returns to her childhood home to visit the brother she hasn’t seen in years, but when she arrives, she discovers he’s been murdered.

Determined not to leave all the investigating up to the incompetent police — and trying not to be distracted by the handsome lead detective — Maisie does some digging of her own and starts to uncover a sinister mystery at the heart of the perfect village.

And when another death rocks the community, Maisie must race to find the clues and solve the case before the killer strikes again.


Greg Mosse is a ‘writer and encourager of writers’, husband of international bestselling author, Kate Mosse. He has lived and worked in Paris, New York, Los Angeles and Madrid as an interpreter and translator, but grew up in rural south-west Sussex. In 2014, he founded the Criterion New Writing playwriting programme in the heart of the West End and, since then, has produced more than 25 of his own plays and musicals. His creative writing workshops are highly sought after at festivals at home and abroad. His superbly reviewed future thriller, The Coming Darkness, was published by Moonflower in 2022.