Death of a Well-Travelled Man – Faukon Abbey Mystery #3

Prepare for a rollercoaster ride through the town hiding more than it reveals

When is a death a murder?

Death of a Well-Travelled Man, book 3 in Faukon Abbey Mysteries series. When is a death a murder? A story about deceit and consequences.
Death of a Well-Travelled Man – Twisted web where hidden truths lie in the shadows

There’s trouble brewing in the idyllic town of Faukon Abbey. The main employer, Gwedrow Glassworks plans big layoffs and tempers flare. When Marion Rivers, a pillar of the community, is found lifeless in her bathtub, it becomes a case for DI Peter Greene and DC Terry Ford. Their efforts are compounded by one injured cyclist and another cyclist who has disappeared. As secrets emerge, yet another chilling death further shatters the peace. 

 Meanwhile, Jimmy Carter from the Faukon Abbey Chronicle, digs in to unravel the twisted web of lies and motives. Will Greene’s and Ford’s relentless pursuit to uncover the hidden truths get help or hindered by Carter’s discoveries, leading them closer to find the killer?

A riveting journey into the depths of human nature, where hidden truths lie in the shadows. “Death of a Well-Travelled Man” will keep you on the edge of your seat with unpredictable twists, where the key to resolution lies within the darkest recesses of the human soul.


Reviews of “Death of a Well-Travelled Man”:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐”A thoroughly enjoyable read, ‘Death of a Well-travelled Man‘ returns to Faukon Abbey, Devon, and a series of unexplained deaths to puzzle local cops, DI Peter Greene and DC Terry Ford.

A thoroughly enjoyable read, ‘Death of a Well-travelled Man’ returns to Faukon Abbey, Devon, and a series of unexplained deaths to puzzle local cops, DI Peter Greene and DC Terry Ford. As they burrow deeper into the mysterious circumstances surrounding both the victims and the suspects, Jimmy Carter, a reporter from the local rag and the perfect foil for the detectives, does some digging of his own.

Layering one crime over another, Lakelett remains in command of multiple threads in true Agatha Christie fashion as the puzzled investigators move from one theory to another, exposing motives and laying bare doubts and insecurities as they negotiate human nature in their search for the truth. Lakelett shows mastery over her genre, with well-researched forensic detail and a keen eye for human fallibility. Her players meld perfectly, sometimes abrasively, but always remain believable in their relationships.

Twists and turns in both the well-constructed plot and in human connection. add depth to her writing, with flawless dialogue bringing her characters to life and complimenting their construction. Her easy-to-read style is undemanding and flows beautifully, allowing the reader to fully appreciate the story and adding to the pleasure of the read. With her refreshing return to great crime writing, Lakelett does not overload us with complicated moral issues or vices but keeps true to the essence of the genre-the crime and its resolution-with just the right amount of tease. Nevertheless, she is not simplistic in her enigmatic composition, adding just enough spice as her plot spirals towards a climax of resolution, leaving her reader well satisfied and hoping for another mystery to be added to her series.  A great relaxing read for a lazy afternoon- 5 stars and thoroughly recommended. BookViral

Reader's Favorite 5-star Reviews

5-star reviews by Reader’s Favorite:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐”Death of a Well-Travelled Man by A. K. Lakelett is a gripping mystery murder novel set in Faukon Abbey. 
A poignant exploration of the consequences of trauma and deceit, Death of a Well-Travelled Man keeps readers on the edge of their seats until the final, shocking revelation. The characters’ lives intertwine, exposing dark pasts and hidden motives. What sets this novel apart is the compelling character development and the intricate web of relationships that are expertly unraveled. Author A. K. Lakelett keeps readers guessing until the very end. Death of a Well-Travelled Man is a thought-provoking exploration of human nature, filled with unexpected twists and turns that will leave readers craving more. A must-read for fans of complex mysteries and intricate storytelling.N. Soine

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐”A page-turner of a murder mystery, Death of a Well-Travelled Man is a must-read for whodunnit lovers. Author A.K. Lakelett weaves an intricate plot and throws curveball after curveball to keep readers hooked to the tale. Until the last few pages, you will keep guessing and wondering how the mystery is going to be solved. Apart from the captivating plot, it’s the characters who make the story such a joy to read. Lakelett has crafted some riveting characters, offering readers a view into their personal lives that makes them all the more compelling. I thoroughly enjoyed Peter and Terry’s dynamic and problem-solving skills, alongside Jimmy’s small snippets of the events. Overall, this is a fantastic book for sleuth mystery readers. I had an absolute blast with it and will gladly recommend it.P. Deka

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A.K. Lakelett created an excellent mystery in Death of a Well-Travelled Man. Several plots were planned and woven together. There was so much happening, and I was intrigued from the start. It was an easy read, and the chapters flowed into each other. The suspense kept me on the edge of my seat, turning the pages as fast as I could. All the twists and turns kept me guessing until the end. The characters were brilliantly developed and authentic. They could have been anyone I know. There were a variety of characters, and the relationships between them were believable. The story was excellently written, and it was clear that forensic research had been done. I didn’t expect the story to end the way it did, and I was dumbfounded.” A Boucher


While the books can be read individually, you’ll get to know the characters better if you start with the first book, “Remember Me?”.  And you can find out more about Faukon Abbey, in here.

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