About KJ Cornwall

By KJ Cornwall

Murder at the Vicarage

A Jessie Harper Paranormal Cozy Mystery

When a woman is murdered at a vicarage garden party, amateur sleuth Jessie Harper, with her talking-cat sidekick Khan, must use their supernatural abilities and investigative skills to solve the case before the killer strikes again.

Murder at the Vicarage: A Jessie Harper Paranormal Cozy Mystery takes you back to the fascinating 1930s Liverpool, where the supernatural meets the cozy mystery genre. Jessie Harper is a witty and charming amateur sleuth with a peculiar companion – a talking cat named Khan. Together, they make an unassuming yet formidable team, ready to solve any case that comes their way.

Jessie’s past life as a librarian may seem mundane, but her current job as a partner in Dale Street Private Investigations, a private detective agency, has her chasing murderers and solving mysteries. Her business partner, George Jenkins, was a CID Admin clerk at the Liverpool City Police Headquarters. He was a frustrated detective having been turned down by the force owing to an incapacitating World War 1 war wound. Their partnership is a perfect blend of intellect and street-smart experience.

Their first case together is the murder of a woman at a vicarage garden party, a seemingly innocent event that quickly turns into a crime scene. With the help of Khan’s supernatural abilities and their investigative skills, Jessie and George dive deep into the investigation, uncovering secrets and hidden motives, all while navigating the social hierarchies and intrigues of Liverpool’s upper and working classes.

As Jessie untangles the threads of the murder case, she soon discovers that the victim’s death is just the tip of the iceberg. The case takes unexpected twists and turns, and the closer Jessie gets to the truth, the more dangerous the situation becomes. Will she be able to solve the case before the killer strikes again?

Murder at the Vicarage is a thrilling paranormal cozy mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Full of engaging characters, intricate plotting, and a touch of the supernatural, this book is a perfect blend of mystery, humour, and history. Get ready to step back in time and join Jessie, Khan and George on their first crime caper in Liverpool’s stirring 1930s.



KJ Cornwall is the pen name of multi-genre author Stephen Bentley. It is the name associated with the Jessie Harper Paranormal Cozy Mystery series with Book Three ‘Murder at the Mansione’ now on preorder.

The series is set in 1930s Liverpool, a city the author knows well.

Why KJ Cornwall? The memories of Kathleen, the author’s mother and Jack. her twin brother, are cherished by the author in the choice of this pen name.

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