Death at Crookham Hall
The start of a gripping 1920s cozy mystery series from Michelle Salter for 2023
A fatal jump. A missing suffragette. An inexplicable murder.
London, 1920. For the first time ever, two women are competing against each other to become an MP. Reporter Iris Woodmore has a big story on her hands when she accompanies one of the candidates to the House of Commons. But it’s a place that holds painful memories. In 1914, her mother died there when she fell into the River Thames during a daring suffragette protest. Then, in the shadow of Big Ben, a waterman tells Iris her mother didn’t fall – she jumped.
Iris discovers that the suffragette with her mother that fateful day has been missing for six years, mysteriously disappearing just after the protest. Desperate to know the truth behind the fatal jump, Iris’s investigation leads her to Crookham Hall, an ancestral home where secrets and lies lead to murder…
The first book in the Iris Woodmore cozy crime series.
Previously published as The Suffragette’s Daughter
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“We are plunged into a twisting tale of secrets, families and politics and the characters are fabulously created.”
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