Iris Grey arrives at Pitfeldy Castle in the Highlands, at the request of the Baron, Jock MacKinnon.
Author: MB Shaw
Publisher: Hachette UK
Iris Grey arrives at Pitfeldy Castle in the Highlands, at the request of the Baron, Jock MacKinnon. Jock has commissioned Iris to paint a portrait of his fiancé, an American socialite Kathy Miller, ahead of their New Year wedding. Kathy invites Iris into her confidence, she's received a series of threatening notes asking her to call off the wedding. Iris begins to investigate, and when remains are discovered in the grounds of the Castle, she fears for Kathy's safety. With the wedding fast approaching, Iris once again enters a world of family feuds, romantic intrigue, buried secrets and murder.
Murder on the Levels: 3. Murder on the Tor: 4. Murder at the Cathedral 5. Murder at the Bridge 6. Murder at the Castle 7. Murder at the Gorge What readers are saying about the series: 'This is a perfect short, cozy mystery.
Author: Frances Evesham
Publisher: Boldwood Books Ltd
Libby Forest is hot on the trail of the killer when disaster strikes closer to home. The sudden death of an elderly volunteer at Dunster Castle rocks the Castle’s ancient calm to its core leaving members of the local History Society devastated. When the finger is pointed at a fellow volunteer, his wife Margery fears her husband of forty years may be the killer. Libby Forest, in partnership with Max Ramshore and their two much-loved dogs, Bear and Shipley are determined to find the castle killer – no matter who it may be. Quirky characters, dogs, cake and gossip abound in this Exham on Sea Murder Mystery, set in a charming English seaside town of Exham on Sea - a book for readers who love Agatha Christie-style murder mysteries, cosy crime, dogs, cake and chocolate. What readers are saying about the series: 'This is a perfect short, cozy mystery.' 'It makes you wonder if English country villages are safe places to live. But I certainly would given half a chance.' 'Frances Evesham has invented an array of lively village personalities to get in Libby's way from her Goth teenage lodger to the pompous chair of the women's group or the rude but kindly garage proprietor.' 'With every book, I grow more fond of Libby and Exham.' 'If you like Miss Marple this amateur sleuth will enthral you.'
We walked along the tops of the walls, where sentries would have patrolled back when the castle was a living fortress. ... Then, to maintain his hold over Wales, Edward built castles at a great rate, impressive castles meant to keep the ...
Author: Jeanne M. Dams
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
Dorothy Martin is in Wales for an opera full of passion, drama . . . and murder. Dorothy Martin and her husband, retired Chief Constable Alan Nesbitt, are invited to join their close friends Nigel and Inga Evans at a Welsh music festival where both Nigel and Inga will be performing with the world-renowned conductor Sir John Warner. Amid the glorious surroundings of Welsh castles and the history of long-ago battles, the stage is set for a most enjoyable festival. However, when a tragic accident takes the life of one of the choir, and the same fate befalls another performer, Dorothy and Alan find themselves in the midst of an investigation as tumultuous, passionate and complicated as any opera.
With her wedding to Viscount “Lyndy” Lyndhurst just days away, strong-willed ex-pat Stella Kendrick is the talk of Edwardian England—and the focus of a deadly mystery!
Author: Clara McKenna
Publisher: Kensington Books
With her wedding to Viscount “Lyndy” Lyndhurst just days away, strong-willed ex-pat Stella Kendrick is the talk of Edwardian England—and the focus of a deadly mystery! Between ornate bridal gown fittings and meetings with Lyndy’s distant relatives, Stella finally feels less like an out-of-place American and more like a respected aristocrat. Everything changes as the arrival of an anonymous gift and return of her overbearing father cast a dark shadow over the festivities, conjuring difficult memories and new fears . . . Tensions intensify when a daytrip to Southampton ends with a suspicious stranger getting trampled by a horse-drawn cab. Before anyone can explain why the victim possessed a newspaper clipping about the upcoming ceremony at Morrington Hall, tragedy strikes again, this time resulting in a murder that turns Stella’s world completely upside down while implicating one of Lyndy’s well-regarded family members . . . Facing loss, postponed nuptials, and uncertain threats, Stella and Lyndy rush to connect two very different crimes and identify the guilty culprit hiding among elite wedding guests. But as the couple blows the lid off of scandalous secrets, they realize that catching this killer—and living to tell the tale—may prove as impossible as closing the class divide.
When she first arrived at Castle Ryan and found the spot in her early, happy days, it was her wish that it would be where she would lie in her final resting place so that the soft ground would rest above her head.
Author: Carol Baum
Publisher: Archway Publishing
Immunologist Dr. Jessica Shepard finds herself in a coastal Irish village, staying at the Victorian hostelry, Castle Ryan. She’s been invited there to meet with a television producer and screenwriter. Jessica sparked their interest due to recent exploits that provided her with an unexpected new career—that of amateur detective of mysterious murders. Jessica soon finds herself embroiled in local legend. A very rich man built Castle Ryan long ago for his wife who had literary aspirations. Before that woman could indulge her creativity through publication, she was found dead under suspicious circumstances. Fast-forward to the present, and a guest at Castle Ryan has been found murdered. With possible ghost sightings hanging over her head, Jessica again enlists the help of her admirer and frequent partner in investigation, Canadian narcotics detective inspector Alain Raynaud. The case will take them from Castle Ryan to the exciting capital of Dublin and back. Along the way, they learn how the past and present converge to relate a modern murder to one of the past.
People migrate from farms and rural communities to more populated areas to be with their own kind and to find their fortunes. ... The two sides fought over slavery, states' rights, agriculture xiii MurderattheCastleontheCumberland.
Author: Tom Grassham
Category: True Crime
Early on the morning of October 3, 1923, the inmates of Eddyville penitentiary in western Kentucky were preparing to leave their cells for breakfast. That was when Chester Walters, known as Monte Tex Walters, made a mad dash for freedom along with two other inmates, killing three guards in the attempt. A three-day siege that would later be called the Battle of Eddyville ensued, ending with the deaths of all three prisoners. When it was over, twenty-one-year-old Lillian Walters, the gang leader’s wife, was left to stand trial for conspiracy and murder, as an accessory before the fact in the death of Hodge Cunningham, one of the guards. Conviction carried the possibility of the death penalty. In Murder at the Castle on the Cumberland, author Tom Grassham recreates the case and trial in which his great-uncle, C. C. Grassham, served as Lillian’s defense counsel. Based on documented facts, Murder at the Castle on the Cumberland narrates the story of cold and cruel domination of a woman who loved her husband. Lillian maintained she had done exactly what any good wife would do. The authorities never could shake her loyalty to her husband.
Or will she find out the hard way that sometimes it's best to leave the past in the past where it can't hurt you? Find out in the nail-biting second installment of the Cate Kensie Mysteries series, Murder at Dunhaven Castle!
Author: Nellie H. Steele
If you could go back in time and clear your family's name, would you? Dr. Cate Kensie, now known as Lady Catherine Kensie, the mistress of Dunhaven Castle, still can't believe her life. Somehow, moved to Scottland, inherited a castle that's more than meets the eye, and is the proud--and sometimes reluctant-- owner of an amazing family heirloom. But there's a secret Cate must protect about her new life, a secret that no one but Jack Reid, the estate manager, knows of. As Cate learns more about her new home, she discovers that in 1856 there was a murder at Dunhaven and non-other than her own ancestor, Randolph MacKenzie, was accused and convicted of the crime. However, the more she learns about the murder at Dunhaven, the more confusing things become. All of the evidence is there, but the answers still don't add up. Will Cate have the courage to dive into a centuries-old murder to clear her family's name? Or will she find out the hard way that sometimes it's best to leave the past in the past where it can't hurt you? Find out in the nail-biting second installment of the Cate Kensie Mysteries series, Murder at Dunhaven Castle!
Despite its royal name, the Queen's Old Castle was nothing but a fairly low grade of department store housed within the decrepit walls of what had been one of two castles, built at the entrance to the city of Cork, over seven hundred ...
Author: Cora Harrison
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
Sparkling descriptions of life in 1920s Cork and fascinating historical details combine to ably support a clever plot and an intriguing cast Booklist A rare shopping trip for the Reverend Mother ends in brutal murder in this absorbing historical mystery. Despite its regal name, the Queen’s Old Castle is nothing but a low-grade department store, housed within the decrepit walls of what was once a medieval castle, built at the harbour entrance to Cork city. On her first visit for fifty years, the Reverend Mother is struck by how little has changed – apart, that is, from the strange smell of gas ... But when the store’s owner staggers from his office and topples over the railings to his death, Mother Aquinas is once again drawn into a baffling murder investigation where suspects are all too plentiful. An unpopular man, Joseph Fitzwilliam had been disliked and feared by all who worked for him. And when the contents of his will are revealed, suspicion widens to include his own family ...
He didn't seem pleased with the development. O'Brien flicked him a look. “She arrived at the castle after the victim had been murdered. Her siblings have verified that she was at Naomi's Bistro before she headed off for the castle.
Author: Carlene O'Connor
Publisher: Kensington Cozies
A celebrity wedding in a small Irish village goes from festive to funerary when the best man is murdered in this cozy mystery novel. Any wedding is a big deal in the County Cork village of Kilbane, but with a local lad marrying a famous fashion model at Kilbane Castle, there’s no talk of anything but the upcoming nuptials. Siobhán O’Sullivan and her five siblings have their plates full catering the three-day affair from their bistro. But the celebratory mood suddenly turns sober when the best man is found murdered in the woods. For Siobhán, the tragic turn is more than grist for the gossip mill. Her beau, Macdara Flannery, is the prime suspect—and she intends to clear his name. Now, like the bride walking down the aisle, Siobhán needs to watch her step. For as she gets closer to unveiling the truth, the murderer is planning a very chilly reception for her.
She's hot on the trail of the castle killer - but disaster strikes close to home. The ancient calm of the castle is rocked by the sudden death of a volunteer, a woman begins to suspect her husband of forty years, and Libby faces opposition from the police. Plenty of quirky characters, dogs and cake feature in this murder mystery, as Libby and Max solve crime in the charming English seaside town of Exham on Sea. If you love Agatha Christie-style murder mysteries, cozy crime, dogs, cake and chocolate, download Murder at the Castle now, put your feet up, and find out whodunnit... Here's what readers are saying about the series: "This is a perfect short, cozy mystery." "It makes you wonder if English country villages are safe places to live. But I certainly would given half a chance." "Frances Evesham has invented an array of lively village personalities to get in Libby's way from her Goth teenage lodger to the pompous chair of the women's group or the rude but kindly garage proprietor." "With every book, I grow more fond of Libby and Exham." "If you like Miss Marple this amateur sleuth will enthral you."
Based on documented facts, Murder at the Castle on the Cumberland narrates the story of cold and cruel domination of a woman who loved her husband. Lillian maintained she had done exactly what any good wife would do.
Author: Tom Grassham
Category: True Crime
Early on the morning of October 3, 1923, the inmates of Eddyville penitentiary in western Kentucky were preparing to leave their cells for breakfast. That was when Chester Walters, known as Monte Tex Walters, made a mad dash for freedom along with two other inmates, killing three guards in the attempt. A three-day siege that would later be called the Battle of Eddyville ensued, ending with the deaths of all three prisoners. When it was over, twenty-one-year-old Lillian Walters, the gang leader's wife, was left to stand trial for conspiracy and murder, as an accessory before the fact in the death of Hodge Cunningham, one of the guards. Conviction carried the possibility of the death penalty. In Murder at the Castle on the Cumberland, author Tom Grassham recreates the case and trial in which his great-uncle, C. C. Grassham, served as Lillian's defense counsel. Based on documented facts, Murder at the Castle on the Cumberland narrates the story of cold and cruel domination of a woman who loved her husband. Lillian maintained she had done exactly what any good wife would do. The authorities never could shake her loyalty to her husband.
She wasn't good at handling groups of students. They made her nervous. ... 'You come upstairs with me. ... Murder at the Castle is available to order by clicking on the image below: AN EXHAM - ON - SEA MURDER MYSTERY MURDEP CASTLE.
Author: Frances Evesham
Publisher: Boldwood Books Ltd
A summer wedding, a stolen heirloom, an eccentric aunt. What could possibly go wrong? When a suspicious death follows a country wedding, Libby Forest’s instincts tell her there's something deeply amiss in the picturesque villages of Exmoor. Alongside her on-off partner Max Ramshore, Libby delves deeper into the mysterious goings-on at Upper Compton as a sinister new acquaintance casts a foreboding shadow over Libby’s investigations. As people begin to disappear, it’s a race against time to uncover the Exmoor secrets before it’s too late. For lovers of cosy murder mysteries, Agatha Christie novels, Midsomer Murders, Murder She Wrote, lovable pets, cake and chocolate, the Exham-on-Sea Mysteries are set in a close-knit community at the Somerset seaside, full of colourful local characters. The green fields, rolling hills and sandy beaches of the English West Country provide the perfect setting for crime, intrigue and mystery. THE EXHAM-ON-SEA MURDER MYSTERIES: 1. Murder at the Lighthouse 2. Murder on the Levels: 3. Murder on the Tor: 4. Murder at the Cathedral 5. Murder at the Bridge 6. Murder at the Castle 7. Murder at the Gorge What readers say about the series: 'It makes you wonder if English country villages are safe places to live. But I certainly would given half a chance.' 'Exham on Sea is populated with wonderful characters.' 'With every book, I grow more fond of Libby and Exham; this time it already felt like coming home.' 'If you like Miss Marple this amateur sleuth will enthral you.' 'A series to watch out for.'
"A centuries-old skeleton is discovered in a lonely Scottish Castle.
Author: Karen Baugh Menuhin
Book 3 in the Heathcliff Lennox series."A haunted castle, a murder mystery, a touch of humour and a dog of distinction."Halloween 1921. A castle on a rock in a lonely Scottish loch, Braeburn has been crumbling for centuries. Someone tries to remedy the rot but uncovers a skeleton behind a wall. It wears a crown upon its skull and hides a curse within its bones. Is it the ancient King of the Isles? Or is it Black Dougal? And why is it surrounded by mystery? As ghosts are heard and treasure seekers arrive, the Braeburn's call Major Heathcliff Lennox. He travels to the Highlands to help his old friends, taking his dog, his butler and his small cat. Major Heathcliff Lennox, ex-WW1 war pilot, 6 feet 3 inches, tousled, dark blond hair, age around 30 - named after the hero of Wuthering Heights by his romantically minded mother - much to his great annoyance.Amazon ReviewsJuliette Moody Absolutely Fabulous 5 starsMajor Lennox, Mr Fogg and Mr Tubbs are a true blessing, and who cannot forget Greggs. I love this foursome. Once again Heathcliff solves the murders and mysteries in all 3 books so well written by Karen Baugh Menuhin. I devoured all 3 books staying up each night to finish them, now I can get some rest finally until the next adventure. You will be delighted, entranced and thrilled by Ms Menuhin's writing. Julian Fellows beware, Karen is giving you a good bang for a buck.Jennifer N 5 StarsWell written and enjoyable. I don't generally write book reviews because so many people are so much better at it than I am! But I enjoyed the three Heathcliff Lenox books so much that I really wanted to give them a shout out when I got the email from Amazon asking me if this book met my expectations.The characters are very enjoyable, right down to the pets. Heathcliff is such an unassuming fellow and it is very amusing how he stumbles into solving crimes. The settings of the three different books have each been different lovely places that have been enjoyable to visit in my imagination. The books are set in the 1920s and are quite "clean" if that is something you look for. The ladies chastise the men for using such foul language as "damn and blast" which maybe occurs twice per book, if that. All in all they are lovely, intriguing and amusing stories which I found "light" but very enjoyable reads and they are very well written in terms of plot, structure, dialog, character development... all in all well worth your time. ENJOY!Dr. B 5 stars Wish there were more in this series The plots are good, the characters delightful but the "star" character is Major Heathcliff Lennox. Lennox does solve the crime of course but along the way, readers are treated to the wit of the author and to Lennox' character. He spoils his dog with treats, rescues a kitten who often sleeps in his coat pocket, values his valet who has his own quirks, and is often admiring a beautiful woman when he was supposed to be paying attention to the police inspector. Such fun to read. Start with the first in the series to get to know these characters.Ann Elliot Put a Candle in a Turnip, Munch Some Shortbread and Read Can a mystery be termed a "cozy" read if it takes place in a crumbling castle on a remote Scottish island with blizzards and hail storms? And the action happens around Samhain, the Scottish version of Halloween. Also, there is a skeleton in the wall, a seance, ghostly lights and a couple of ghastly murders.Ah, but in between the scenes of all that activity, there are the coziest moments when Lennox, our hero, dons his robe and sits in front of a roaring fire while he sips a dram of whiskey or has a cup of tea and tasty biscuits while his beloved spaniel, Mr. Fogg, and his pudgy kitten, Mr. Tubbs, curl up at his feet. The coziness of those scenes seeps off the page and onto the reader.Lennox even finds a lovely woman.
Visitors to this historic fortress discover their host, Baron von Schnell, has been killed...& every guest is a suspect! As your kids act out their roles, they'll experience the same intrigues & conflicts lived out by Saul & David-& prepare for an exciting Bible study.
Judy asked, as Lloyd carefully drove at five miles an hour through the castle grounds. 'Then we'll go away again,' he said. 'But you heard George – he thought that Eleanor had killed Graham Elstow, and Marian knows it.
Author: Jill McGown
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
'A murder so baffling it might even have stumped Agatha Christie's Miss Marple' Philadelphia Inquirer ______________________________ A WHITE CHRISTMAS Deepening snow has isolated the village of Byford from the outside world, but as the locals settle down for the festive period, the peace is suddenly destroyed with news of a violent crime at the vicarage. A DOMESTIC MURDER The victim is the vicar's son-in-law, but few are saddened by his death. And although Chief Inspector Lloyd is expecting an open-and-shut case, he is soon confronted with more than he bargained for. A WEB OF LIES Struggling to keep control of his personal relationship with Sergeant Judy Hill, Lloyd must work his way through a tangle of suspects, each doing their part to disrupt the investigation in this perplexing mystery. Murder at the Old Vicarage is Jill McGown's classic homage to Agatha Christie, with a decidedly uncosy twist.
The latest gripping murder mystery from bestseller Frances Evesham Frances Evesham ... Detective Constable Humberstone had worked with Libby on the recent murder at Dunster Castle, and after a shaky start, they'd enjoyed their ...
Author: Frances Evesham
Publisher: Boldwood Books Ltd
A joke? A prank? Or something more sinister? When the Exham-on-Sea residents are targeted by anonymous emails containing apparently harmless nursery rhymes, no one knows whether to laugh or shudder until an unexplained death touches the town. Libby Forest, baker, chocolatier and Exham’s very own resident private investigator, alongside her partner Max Ramshore, set out to solve the puzzle before more people die. But when Max’s ex-wife arrives on the scene, ahead of Max and Libby's long-awaited nuptials, things go from bad to worse. With the town and their relationship under threat, Max and Libby need the help of the Exham History Society if they're going to find the nursery rhyme killer in time. Murder at the Gorge is the seventh in a series of Exham-on-Sea Murder Mysteries set at the small English seaside town full of quirky characters, sea air, and gossip. If you love Agatha Christie-style mysteries, cosy crime, clever dogs and cake, then you'll love these intriguing whodunnits.THE EXHAM-ON-SEA MURDER MYSTERIES: 1. Murder at the Lighthouse 2. Murder on the Levels: 3. Murder on the Tor: 4. Murder at the Cathedral 5. Murder at the Bridge 6. Murder at the Castle 7. Murder at the Gorge
Then the killer had murdered the professor and bided his time until he could make an attempt on his, Langham's, life ... Had the killer followed him from the castle? He dismissed the idea as all the doors were securely locked.
Author: Eric Brown
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
In this third “suspenseful outing” from Eric Brown, crime writer sleuth Donald Langham is invited to a remote Scottish castle to solve an intriguing mystery (Publishers Weekly). It’s the bitterly cold December of 1955, and Donald Langham has been asked by his friend, private detective Ralph Ryland, to assist him on a case. Ryland has been contacted by their old commanding officer, Major Cartwright, who has reasons to believe that his life is under threat at his remote castle in the Scottish Highlands. On arriving at the castle, Langham and Ryland learn that Major Cartwright is attempting to raise the wreck of a German fighter plane which crashed into the loch in 1945. But it’s not only the bad weather that has put a halt to the progress of the salvage. Soon after Langham’s arrival, one of Cartwright’s guests is brutally murdered—and the hunt is on to stop a ruthless killer before he—or she—strikes again. “This promises to be a fine series, if future installments are as good as the first three have been.” —Booklist “This charming book brings to the page well-defined characters and a classic locked-room structure. Recommend for anyone who loves English country house murders.” —Library Journal