MURDER ON TYNESIDE, by Eileen Thornton. Available from Amazon ( £1.99 (ebook) / £11.99 (softback).

THE latest novel by this Low Fell-born writer is set on Newcastle Quayside and features several of the area’s well-known buildings including Bessie Surtees House.
Recently widowed Agnes Lockwood is keen on catching up with her past and becomes embroiled in an investigation into a jewellery theft at her hotel. The detective investigating the crime is a former school friend and, being inquisitive, Agnes becomes involved in the hunt for the jewel thieves, then for a murderer after they discover a body lying on a roadside.