MURDER AT MONTFORD HALL is Book 7 in Marilyn Clay's Juliette Abbott Regency-set Mystery Series.
A pair of mysteries collide in this intricately-plotted tale set against the glamourous backdrop of the London theater world in the 1820s. What can possibly go wrong when a group of former actors and actresses, all of whom once appeared to great acclaim on the London stage, are invited for a winter house party at the country home of Lord and Lady Montford? How about the vicious murder of one of their group on her way to Montford Hall, the poor lady found dead in her carriage before she even arrives at the house party?
Will a blinding snowstorm dictating that no one can leave the mansion, or the fact that the coal supply in the house is fast diminishing and the larder is nearly bare of food serve to lower the houseguests' spirits? Will finding another guest brutally murdered on the premises frighten the guests? Or cause them to believe that they are now stranded in the snowy countryside with a killer in their midst? How soon before the frightened guests begin to point fingers at one another?
When Miss Abbott, who is not an actress and therefore not one of them, is spotted standing over the dead body of one of the gentlemen guests, the murder weapon in hand, how quickly will Miss Abbott be declared the guilty party? And, how quickly will our clever young sleuth manage to run the real killer to ground and prove not only her own innocence, but also that of her maid Tilda, upon whose head suspicion has also fallen?
"The twists and turns in Marilyn Clay's newest Juliette Abbott Regency Mystery will keep readers turning pages!" -- Red River Mystery Reviews"
"I feel as if I'm watching a movie when I read a novel by this author, her descriptions and the action she describes are so very life-like and colourful! Great fun, indeed!" --J S Johnson, 5-Star Reader Review
"A page-turner! You won't want to miss this latest story in Marilyn Clay's popular Juliette Abbott Regency Mystery Series. Miss Abbott continues to be a quick-thinking, clever sleuth who out-wits even the most ruthless killers!" --Marcy Keller, 5-Star Reader Review
MURDER AT MONTFORD HALL is Book 7 in the Juliette Abbott Regency Mystery series. Begin with Book 1 MURDER AT MORLAND MANOR, and continue through MURDER IN MAYFAIR, MURDER IN MARGATE, MURDER AT MEDLEY PARK, MURDER IN MIDDLEWYCH, MURDER IN MAIDSTONE, MURDER IN MARTINDALE, and the newest, MURDER AT MARLEY CHASE, every title in this delightful series penned by best-selling author Marilyn Clay continues to please! watch for MURDER IN THE MERRYTON MEWS, coming in late 2024.
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