The second in the bestselling The Mitford Murders series of Golden Age-style crime novels, soon to be a major TV drama from the makers of The Crown.
As the glamour of the Bright Young Things crashes into the world of the Mitford sisters, their maid Louisa Cannon finds herself at the scene of a gripping murder mystery.
Meet the Bright Young Things, the rabble-rousing hedonists of the 1920s whose treasure hunts were a media obsession. One such game takes place at the 18th birthday party of Pamela Mitford, but ends in tragedy as cruel, charismatic Adrian Curtis is pushed to his death from the church neighbouring the Mitford home.
The police quickly identify the killer as a maid, Dulcie. But Louisa Cannon, chaperone to the Mitford girls and a former criminal herself, believes Dulcie to be innocent, and sets out to clear the girl's name . . . all while the real killer may only be steps away.
About the Author
Jessica Fellowes is an author, journalist and public speaker, best known for her work as author of five official companion books to Downton Abbey, various of which have hit the New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller lists. Former deputy editor of Country Life and columnist on the Mail on Sunday, she has written for publications including the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, The Sunday Times and The Lady. Jessica has spoken at events across the UK and US, and has made numerous appearances on radio and television. She lives happily in London and Oxfordshire with her family, an energetic Labradoodle and two chickens.
A lively, well-written, entertaining whodunit * The Times on The Mitford Murders *
A delightful escapist period piece to brighten the darkest days of winter * Woman & Home *
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 on The Mitford Murders *
A gripping, glamorous whodunnit * Prima *
An extraordinary meld of fact and fiction * Graham Norton on The Mitford Murders *
True and glorious indulgence. A dazzling example of a golden age mystery * Daisy Goodwin on The Mitford Murders *
All the blissful escapism of a Sunday-night period drama in a book * The Pool on The Mitford Murders *
Keeps the reader guessing to the very end. An accomplished crime debut and huge fun to read * Evening Standard on The Mitford Murders *
This story is drenched in detail and feels both authentic and fun. Curl up in your favourite reading spot and enjoy * Heat on The Mitford Murders *
Series: The Mitford Murders
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 9th October 2018
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.2
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1