Downton Abbey crossed with Murder, She Wrote...set in a Yorkshire village!
Evelyn Christie has resigned herself to another long, boring weekend at Hessleham Hall, the home of her husband, Tommy's, family. However, it turns out to be anything but dull when his uncle, the Earl of Northmoor, is shockingly murdered!
Evelyn must use all of her sleuthing knowledge, gained whilst she was a member of the Police force during the war, to find out who the murderer is before the bungling local police force decide the Earl was bumped off so Tommy could inherit his title.
If you enjoy the glamour of bygone eras like 1920s Downton Abbey and gentle, cozy mysteries set in the English countryside then you will love this new series.
Quick fun read!
This was a fun read ! I only wish it didn’t jump around so quickly.
Murder at the Manor
I really like the characters in this book. The main characters, Evelyn and Tommy were not the usual cardboard personalities in manor based murder mysteries. This lovely couple were authentic personalities with depth of character and humanity.
I was intrigued throughout the book and didn’t really guess the killer’s name until the end.
Good characterization, interesting and surprising stories throughout.
I definitely want to read more from this author.
A bit clumsy
The setting is charming (although clearly directly derived from Downton Abby) but the plot is clumsy and it’s not the most satisfying mystery.