Book 1: Death Among the Diamonds: A Cressida Fawcett Mystery by Fliss Chester

Book 1: Death Among the Diamonds: A Cressida Fawcett Mystery by Fliss Chester

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Fancy settling down with a good book to go with that excellent wine you've just added to your basket? Mrs Taurus Wines, aka Fliss Chester, has written a classic whodunnit based in Cornwall - perfect for taking on holiday with you to the West Country! Read on for more information and to see what the reviewers have said:

Everyone in 1920s London knows the Honourable Cressida Fawcett: fiercely independent (though never apart from her little pug Ruby), lover of martinis and interior designer extraordinaire. She’s solved many crimes of fashion… so how about murder?

Cressida Fawcett is heading to the English countryside for a weekend of cocktails and partying at her friend’s glamorous mansion, the location of a recent diamond heist. But just hours after her arrival, Cressida is woken by an almighty scream. Rushing to the landing, she looks down into the great hall to find a trembling maid standing next to the body of Harry, the friendly young chandelier cleaner.

Everyone believes Harry’s death was an accident. But as Cressida examines the opulent hall and the beautiful grounds, she thinks something darker is afoot. Why clean a chandelier in the early hours of the morning? And who overheard Harry boasting about coming into unexpected wealth? A small piece of torn silk found near the body has Cressida looking at the guests’ elegant clothes with fresh eyes…

The short-tempered Detective insists that she keeps her curious nose out of the investigation, but it’s Cressida who realises the stolen diamonds were hidden in the sparkling chandelier. Convinced there is a connection between the theft and the murder, the case takes a sinister turn when a guest is killed in his sleep after a brandy-fuelled night of cards. With everyone unable to leave, 
can Cressida’s sharp eye for detail catch the killer before another life is taken?

An absolutely gripping and utterly charming 1920s murder mystery packed with wit, glamour and intrigue. The perfect whodunnit for fans of Agatha Christie, T.E. Kinsey and Downton Abbey!

What readers are saying about Death Among the Diamonds:

I absolutely loved it… Clever, funny, charming.' T E Kinsey, best-selling mystery writer of the Lady Hardcastle series

So much fun. Think Wooster and Jeeves meets Downton Abbey doing a mystery. I was laughing out loud… Twists, turns and red herrings keep you guessing to the end. Just super.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Very Agatha Christie-esque… Literally never a dull moment… The twists and turns just kept on coming right until the final scene and I simply couldn’t avoid being tripped up by the red herrings… I was always on the edge of my seat… Wonderful.’ @Fiction_Books⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Loved loved loved… Can't wait to read more of Cressy and her faithful little pug Ruby… fantastic… Couldn't put it down… It was gripping and I wanted to know who dun it!!’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Exceptional… Nail-biting… A terrific crime caper featuring a wonderful new amateur sleuth who is bound to become a huge favourite.’ Bookish Jottings ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

absolutely loved this… There were lots of twists and turns, plenty of suspects, and all the red herrings you could dream of. It was incredibly fun… I did not want this book to end and I can't wait for more adventures with Cressida!’ Book Frolic ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I love Cressida!... Fantastic… Filled with laughs, sass, and moments of pure genius. The scenery was beautifully described… The house was very much a character with as many layers and secrets as those staying there.’ KKEC Reads⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I loved this!… A romp from start to finish. The main character is a gem… I can hardly wait to ride along on more of Cressida's adventures.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️