Wicked Autumn by G.M. Malliet
Why would someone want to kill Wanda Batton-Smythe? It’s true that she was bossy, brusque, and overbearing. It’s true that she ran the local Women’s institute like a dictator. It’s true that she bullied her way through life and made the lives of those who stood in her way a general misery. It’s true that very few people in the village of Nether Monkslip liked Wanda, but surely no one hated her enough to kill her.