This week it’s time to delve into the glitz and glamour of the era of the Mitford sisters as they party their way round Europe, with, for the purposes of these books, maid Louisa Cannon in tow.
Louisa is a likeable, sensible foil to the sisters and their extravagance, and adept at helping to solve crimes to boot. This series is excellent fun and a great big stained-glass window into the lives of those in the 1920s. The Mitford Scandal, out now in paperback, has a steely edge as the politics of the time are weaved in . . .
'A glittering, entertaining, perfectly formed whodunnit' ADELE PARKS
The newly married and most beautiful of the Mitford sisters, Diana, hot-steps around Europe with her husband and fortune heir Bryan Guinness, accompanied by maid Louisa Cannon, as well as some of the most famous and glamorous luminaries of the era. But murder soon follows, and with it, a darkness grows in Diana's heart . . .
This wonderful new book in the bestselling The Mitford Murders series sees the Mitford sisters at a time of scandalous affairs, political upheaval and murder.
PRAISE FOR THE MITFORD MURDERS SERIES
'A lively, entertaining, well-written whodunit' THE TIMES (crime book of the month)
'Exactly the sort of book you might enjoy with the fire blazing, the snow falling. The solution is neat and the writing always enjoyable' ANTHONY HOROWITZ (crime novels of the year)
'Absolute blissikins' THE GUARDIAN
'A must-read series . . . exactly what we all need in these gloomy times. Inventive, glittering, clever, ingenious' SUSAN HILL
'All the blissful escapism of a Sunday-night period drama in a book' THE POOL
'An extraordinary meld of fact and fiction' GRAHAM NORTON
'True and glorious indulgence. A dazzling example of a Golden Age mystery' DAISY GOODWIN
'Keeps the reader guessing to the very end. An accomplished crime debut and huge fun to read' EVENING STANDARD
'This story is drenched in detail and feels both authentic and fun. Curl up in your favourite reading spot and enjoy' HEAT
'Elegant, whipsmart and brilliantly twisty-turny, this Downton-style mystery had me hooked from the first page' VIV GROSKOP
'Full of period pleasure' WOMAN & HOME
'An audacious and glorious foray into the Golden Age of mystery fiction. Breathtaking' ALEX GRAY
'A real murder, a real family and a brand new crime fiction heroine are woven together to make a fascinating, and highly enjoyable, read. I loved it' JULIAN FELLOWES
'Jessica Fellowes' deliciously immersive, effortlessly easy novel has a strong feel for period and a rollicking plot' METRO
'What a captivating crime novel. The instant reassurance of being in the hands of a true storyteller with a feel for period detail makes this a real treat' AMANDA CRAIG
'This is a chocolate soufflé of a novel: as the enthralling mystery heats up, so the addictive deliciousness of the story rises. The sort of book you never want to end' JULIET NICOLSON