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:
There’s a dangerous killer lurking by this loch… and only canny Cressida can track them down.
Scotland, August 1925.Socialite Cressida Fawcett has been invited to cast her interior design eye over the Stirling family’s new seat, Ayrton Castle, up in the Scottish Highlands. Thrilled to be spending the summer at the historic estate, Cressida fills her suitcase with this season’s hunting jackets – and some tartan for her little pug Ruby, of course!
But before the party is ready to tramp through the glens, shocking news puts paid to their plans. Hamish Glenkirk, former owner of Ayrton, has been found dead inside a turret room of the castle. The door was bolted from the inside, and the room is three storeys up, surrounded by impenetrable stone walls… How did the murderer get in? And out?
With Detective Andrews of Scotland Yard at least a day’s journey away, Cressida knows she needs to get to the bottom of this case – and fast. There’s no end of suspects among the hunting party. Could it be the local doctor whose wife left him for a fling with the now-dead laird? Or is the gamekeeper hiding secrets under his kilt?
Just as Cressida is closing in on the truth, a blood-curdling scream echoes through the mist. Another member of the party, and one of the suspects, has been shot. With a wee dram in hand, can Cressida find the killer before the bagpipes play for another victim?
‘I absolutely loved it… Clever, funny, charming.’ T.E. Kinsey, best-selling mystery writer of the Lady Hardcastle series
‘Absolutely gripping and utterly charming… Packed with wit, glamour and intrigue. The perfect whodunnit.’ Strange and Random Happenstance, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
‘I devoured it in one sitting… Absolutely fantastic… Will keep you turning the pages and guessing right up until the end!!’ Bookworm86
‘What a rip-roaring adventure!… A classic whodunnit… kept me hooked from start to finish.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
‘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… The twists and turns just kept on coming… 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… Fantastic… Couldn't put it down… It was gripping… I wanted to know who dun it!!’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
‘Exceptional… Nail-biting… A terrific crime caper… A wonderful new amateur sleuth who is bound to become a huge favourite.’ Bookish Jottings ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️