The Mitford Murders - The Mitford Murders (Paperback)Jessica Fellowes (author)
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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
Number of pages: 432
Dimensions: 199 x 130 x 28 mm
'A lively, well-written, entertaining whodunit' - 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
'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
'Full of period pleasure.' - Woman & Home
'Jessica Fellowes' deliciously immersive, effortlessly easy novel has a strong feel for period and a rollicking plot.' - Metro
'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
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