The Mitford Trial: Unity Mitford and the killing on the cruise ship - The Mitford Murders (Paperback)
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The Mitford Trial: Unity Mitford and the killing on the cruise ship - The Mitford Murders (Paperback)

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A timeless whodunnit with the fascinating Mitford sisters at its heart, The Mitford Trial is inspired by a real-life murder in a story full of intrigue, affairs and betrayal.

It's former lady's maid Louisa Cannon's wedding day, but the fantasy is shattered shortly after when she is approached by a secretive man asking her to spy on Diana Mitford - who is having an affair with the infamous Oswald Mosley - and her similarly fascist sister Unity.

Thus as summer 1933 dawns, Louisa finds herself accompanying the Mitfords on a glitzy cruise, full of the starriest members of Society. But the waters run red when a man is found attacked, with suspects everywhere.

Back in London, the case is taken by lawyer Tom Mitford, and Louisa finds herself caught between worlds: of a love lost to blood, a family divided, and a country caught in conflict.

PRAISE FOR THE MITFORD MURDERS SERIES

'A glittering, entertaining, perfectly formed whodunnit'
Adele Parks

'Oh how delicious! Exactly what we all need in these gloomy times. Give it to absolutely everyone for Christmas, then pre-order the next one'
Susan Hill

'A lively, well-written, entertaining whodunnit'
The Times

'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'
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

'Crime and scandal await!'
Hello

'Absolute blissikins. This is a delightful mashup of real and fictional characters'
Guardian

'A delightful escapist period piece to brighten the darkest days of winter'
Woman & Home

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

'An audacious and glorious foray into the Golden Age of mystery fiction. Breathtaking'
Alex Gray

'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'
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Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780751573978
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Full of surprises and secrets * Woman's Way *
Inspired by the larger-than-life Mitford family and a real-life murder, Fellowes delivers a ripping-good read. Rich in detail, it moves steadily to its sad ending, leaving Louisa in possession of dark secrets that she will carry for the rest of her life * Booklist *

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“Enjoyable historical crime”

Book 4 in the series (although new readers will enjoy this), and Louisa is preparing for her wedding to the dashing policeman Guy Sullivan. Their celebrations are interrupted when he and his colleagues have to dash... More

Hardback edition
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“Inspired By A True Story”

Mitford Murders #4

It's former lady's maid, Louise Cannon's wedding day, but the fantasy is shattered when she is approached by a secretive man asking her to spy on Diana Mitford. Diana is having an... More

Hardback edition
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“Blend of historical setting and fictional mystery as Europe is on the brink of war”

Louisa Sullivan (nee Cannon) is pulled away from her new life to serve the Mitford family again, this time on a European cruise. She leaves behind her puzzled husband, who can’t work out why she would go back into... More

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