Murder at Holly House - A Frank Grasby Mystery (Hardback)Denzil Meyrick (author)
Cosy and noirish in equal measure, Murder at Holly House is an ingeniously plotted festive murder mystery set on the 1950s Yorkshire Moors from the bestselling author of the D.C.I. Daley series.
A village of secrets. It's December 1952, and a dead stranger has been found lodged up the chimney of Holly House in the remote town of Elderby. Is he a simple thief, or a would-be killer?
Either way, he wasn't on anyone's Christmas wish list. A mystery that can't be solved, Inspector Frank Grasby is ordered to investigate. The victim of some unfortunate misunderstandings, he hopes this case will help clear his name.
But as is often the way for Grasby, things most certainly don't go according to plan.
Soon blizzards hit the North York Moors, cutting off the village from help, and the local doctor's husband is found murdered. Grasby begins to realise that everyone in Elderby is hiding something - and if he can't uncover the truth soon, the whole country will pay a dreadful price.
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 592 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 34 mm
'A quintessential slice of Yuletide murder mystery' - Sun
'The feel-good factor of this frantic farce is off the scale. A healing comedy' - The Times
‘Told with a good dollop of tongue-in-cheek humour, warmth, and the kind of quirky characters any reader would be happy to spend time with. It’s a fun book. Playful. One to make you smile.’ - Stuart MacBride
‘A fine, intricately plotted, seasonal mystery, shot through with black humour.’ - Mail on Sunday
'A wonderfully entertaining mystery with great characters, setting and period detail.' - Ian Moore, bestselling author of Death and Croissants
'Intricately plotted and laced with deliciously dark humour' - The Sunday Post
Your new festive fave. . .a dead body stuck up the chimney, a stumped detective, lies, twists, and Meyrick’s renowned storytelling and wit. - My Weekly
'A thoroughly enjoyable book filled with marvellous characters, skilfully drawn settings and clever twists – a crime Christmas stocking must!' - Yorkshire Life
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