This week’s Friday Read comes from Krystyna Green, Publishing Director of Constable:
This is Andrea’s fourth book, set on the wild and isolated Inishowen peninsula in Ireland, and Murder at Greysbridge is her take on the classic country house murder mystery. As with Andrea’s previous books, it features solicitor Benedicta ‘Ben’ O’Keeffe and her on/off boyfriend, Sergeant Tom Molloy.
Unlike her previous outing, which was set in the depths of winter, here we have high summer where the Inishowen peninsula is sticky and hot and Ben is preparing to attend her friend Leah’s wedding at the newly restored Greysbridge Hotel. It’s the perfect location but the festivities are brutally cut short when a young American, a visitor also staying at the hotel, drowns in full view of the wedding guests.
And when a second death is discovered the same evening, Ben finds herself embroiled in a real country house murder mystery, where all the guests are suspects . . .
As always with Andrea’s books, the other ever-present star is the Inishowen peninsula itself, with its wild beauty, rugged terrain and endless beaches, even though we have the added bonus here of having some property porn thrown in, as Greysbridge hotel is just gorgeous! And very soon you will be able to do more than just imagine those beaches and big skies – Andrea’s books are being made into a TV series and filming in Inishowen starts next year. Andrea herself has been busy too – recently chairing a panel at Noireland, while next on the agenda is Harrogate in July. Amidst all this she is on the cusp of delivering book five in the series, and I can’t wait to see what happens to Ben and Molloy: will they, won’t they – and where’s the next corpse going to come from?