The Mitford Murders - The Mitford Murders (Paperback)
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The Mitford Murders - The Mitford Murders (Paperback)

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Published: 05/04/2018
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It's 1919, and Louisa Cannon dreams of escaping her life of poverty in London, and most of all her oppressive and dangerous uncle. Louisa's salvation is a position within the Mitford household at Asthall Manor, in the Oxfordshire countryside.

There she will become nurserymaid, chaperone and confidante to the Mitford sisters, especially sixteen-year-old Nancy - an acerbic, bright young woman in love with stories.

But then a nurse - Florence Nightingale Shore, goddaughter of her famous namesake - is killed on a train in broad daylight, and Louisa and Nancy find themselves entangled in the crimes of a murderer who will do anything to hide their secret...

Drawing on the real life eccentricities of one of Bitain's most notorious and glamorous families, this is historical detective fiction at its best.

'Inventive, glittering, clever, ingenious. I devoured The Mitford Murders... so will you. Give it to absolutely everyone for Christmas, then pre-order the next one' - Susan Hill

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780751567182
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 199 x 130 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A lively, well-written, entertaining whodunit - The Times (Crime Fiction Book of the Month)

Exactly the sort of book you might enjoy with the fire blazing, the snow falling etc. The solution is neat and the writing always enjoyable. (Best Crime Books of 2017) - Anthony Horowitz

An extraordinary meld of fact and fiction - Graham Norton

True and glorious indulgence. A dazzling example of a golden age mystery. - Daisy Goodwin

All the blissful escapism of a Sunday-night period drama in a book. - The Pool

Keeps the reader guessing to the very end. An accomplished crime debut and huge fun to read. - Evening Standard

This story is drenched in detail and feels both authentic and fun. Curl up in your favourite reading spot and enjoy. - Heat

The plan is that each book will focus on a different Mitford sister. On the strength of this initial entry, success is assured. - Financial Times

Elegant, whipsmart and brilliantly twisty-turny, this Downton-style mystery had me hooked from the first page - Viv Groskop

Full of period pleasure. - Woman & Home

Jessica Fellowes' deliciously immersive, effortlessly easy novel has a strong feel for period and a rollicking plot. - Metro

This novel truly is a wonderful surprise. Bring on the sequel! - Elle (France)

With nearly as much period detail as an episode of Downton, this delightful romp satisfies like a cup of strong nursery tea accompanied by a Battenburg cake - Washington Post

What a captivating crime novel and heroine Jessica has created in The Mitford Murders. The instant reassurance of being in the hands of a true storyteller with a feel for period detail makes this a real treat. - Amanda Craig

A locked room mystery . . . I enjoyed this cosy crime caper. - Red

Downton Abbey fans, rejoice. For those who miss Lady Mary and Bates, the Mitford series is a winner. - Globe & Mail

The premise is clever . . . a zippy read for those interested in the 1920s. - The Lady

Perfect for those missing their Downton Abbey fix. - Belfast Telegraph

Remarkably assured and with pitch-perfect period detail - Country Life

It's the perfect cosy crime read; an escapist, Sunday-night period drama wrapped up in a book. The start of a series that doesn't disappoint, and one I suspect the Mitford sisters would have approved of. - Image Magazine

It is impossible to not like this book . . . a light and entertaining read best saved for when it gets cold outside and you need something to cosy up with. - Crime Fiction Lover

Read it if you like Europe of mid-twenties and want to get immersed in the post-war goings on. - Snow Queen SVT (blog)

Everything in one book. Crime, mystery, romance, humour, gritty reality, fact, fiction and so much more. This book is special, and I can guarantee I'll be looking out for the next one. A 'Must read' highly recommended by me. - Starts At 60 (blog)

This is an outstanding first book in a series. Wonderful pacing, characters, and depth - Book Lover's Book Reviews (blog)

The Mitford Murders is a captivating read. Fellowes, perhaps best known for her Downtown Abbey books, is very good at what she does - Sandy's Book a Day Blog

It's well written and researched, touching on a lot of issues of the time - Debbish (blog)

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“Cosy crime at its best!”

London, 1920. The war has just ended and everyone is ringing in the new year with extra cheer. Florence Nightingale Shore (Relative of THE Florence Nightingale) wont be spending the year celebrating the end of the... More

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“First in a series of six? The mind boggles.”

The Mitfords must be turning in their graves at this appalling misappropriation of their ancestors and family home, not least because it's so badly written and constructed (and did anyone actually edit and/or... More

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“A little over ambitious perhaps, but a fun read”

A murder, a runaway, a determined detective and a celebrity family; in some ways this sounds like an ideal book. Set in 1919, the First World War is over but the effects go on; for so many of the characters there is a... More

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