Elegant, whipsmart and brilliantly twisty-turny, this Downton-style mystery had me hooked from the first page
Remarkably assured and with pitch-perfect period detail
This is an outstanding first book in a series. Wonderful pacing, characters, and depth
Keeps the reader guessing to the very end. An accomplished crime debut and huge fun to read.
With nearly as much period detail as an episode of Downton, this delightful romp satisfies like a cup of strong nursery tea accompanied by a Battenburg cake
The Mitford Murders is a captivating read. Fellowes, perhaps best known for her Downtown Abbey books, is very good at what she does
It is impossible to not like this book . . . a light and entertaining read best saved for when it gets cold outside and you need something to cosy up with.
Perfect for those missing their Downton Abbey fix.
Exactly the sort of book you might enjoy with the fire blazing, the snow falling etc. The solution is neat and the writing always enjoyable. (Best Crime Books of 2017)
The premise is clever . . . a zippy read for those interested in the 1920s.
Full of period pleasure.
This novel truly is a wonderful surprise. Bring on the sequel!
A locked room mystery . . . I enjoyed this cosy crime caper.
Jessica Fellowes' deliciously immersive, effortlessly easy novel has a strong feel for period and a rollicking plot.
It's the perfect cosy crime read; an escapist, Sunday-night period drama wrapped up in a book. The start of a series that doesn't disappoint, and one I suspect the Mitford sisters would have approved of.
All the blissful escapism of a Sunday-night period drama in a book.
True and glorious indulgence. A dazzling example of a golden age mystery.
Downton Abbey fans, rejoice. For those who miss Lady Mary and Bates, the Mitford series is a winner.
Read it if you like Europe of mid-twenties and want to get immersed in the post-war goings on.
It's well written and researched, touching on a lot of issues of the time
This story is drenched in detail and feels both authentic and fun. Curl up in your favourite reading spot and enjoy.
What a captivating crime novel and heroine Jessica has created in The Mitford Murders. The instant reassurance of being in the hands of a true storyteller with a feel for period detail makes this a real treat.
The plan is that each book will focus on a different Mitford sister. On the strength of this initial entry, success is assured.
An extraordinary meld of fact and fiction
Everything in one book. Crime, mystery, romance, humour, gritty reality, fact, fiction and so much more. This book is special, and I can guarantee I'll be looking out for the next one. A 'Must read' highly recommended by me.
A lively, well-written, entertaining whodunit