'A wonderfully entertaining mystery with great characters, setting and period detail.' Ian Moore, bestselling author of Death and Croissants
'A quintessential slice of Yuletide murder mystery' Sun
'The feel-good factor is off the scale' The Times
'A complete joy' Miranda Dickinson
'Best read of the year' Quintin Jardine
A village of secrets
It's December 1952, and a dead stranger has been found lodged up the chimney of Holly House in the remote town of Elderby. Is he a simple thief, or a would-be killer? Either way, he wasn't on anyone's Christmas wish list.
A mystery that can't be solved
Inspector Frank Grasby is ordered to investigate. The victim of some unfortunate misunderstandings, he hopes this case will help clear his name. But as is often the way for Grasby, things most certainly don't go according to plan.
A Christmas to remember
Soon blizzards hit the North York Moors, cutting off the village from help, and the local doctor's husband is found murdered. Grasby begins to realise that everyone in Elderby is hiding something - and if he can't uncover the truth soon, the whole country will pay a dreadful price...