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Intriguing #Historical #CosyMystery – Murder in an Irish Castle by Verity Bright

My Review:

This is another murder mystery, set back in time in 1923
Lady Eleanor Swift is invited to the hamlet of Derrydee
To celebrate Christmas and her inherited Irish castle to see.
She, Clifford and Gladstone hope it will be murder free!

Someone lying in the road as they travel there
They have to stop to show some care.
They carefully load him into their car
To take to the abbey that isn't too far.

The doctor, police constable and abbess, too,
Seem suspicious, not revealing just who
This man they found really is or why
They claim he's a stranger - why should they lie?

This story is filled with revelations and more
Secrets to uncover as the duo start to explore.
No questions asked,  it makes such a change,
But after their start, all seems so strange.

A story of community, filled with troubles and danger
Where Eleanor and Clifford are both a stranger.
What's going on in this community, it isn't clear,
But something is - or why would there be so much fear?

Another investigation by this unlikely duo again,
Involving murder, treasure, mystery and pain.
Will they escape to return home safely once more?
Or will they find more than they were looking for?

For my complementary copy of this book, I say thank you,
It's a historical cosy mystery and this is my honest review.

Book Description:

Irish whiskey, rolling green hills, a traditional Christmas feast and… a murder? Lady Swift will need the luck of the Irish to survive this holiday season!

Christmas, 1923. Lady Eleanor Swift has received a rather unexpected invitation to the village Christmas party in the tiny, rural hamlet of Derrydee in the west of Ireland. Eleanor is thrilled about exploring her ancestral roots at her late uncle’s estate and spending the festive season in a castle. Packing Gladstone the bulldog’s coziest Christmas jumper, they set off to the Emerald Isle with her butler Clifford in tow.

Arriving late at night, Eleanor and Clifford are shocked when they find a body sprawled in the snow on the winding country lane outside the estate. The local constable is immediately suspicious and all but accuses the pair of murder. This isn’t the warm Irish welcome Eleanor imagined!

Clifford is certain he recognises the poor fellow from the funeral of Eleanor’s uncle – but what was their connection? Undeterred by the villagers’ lack of gossip on the matter, Eleanor is determined to get justice for the victim. The man’s pockets are suspiciously empty of personal effects, but closer inspection reveals an old key hidden in the heel of his boot. Could this unlock more than one mystery for Eleanor?

But when a fire breaks out at the castle on Christmas Eve, an even bigger question looms: is someone out to ensure the family line dies with Lady Swift? And will Eleanor’s first Irish Christmas be her last?

An utterly addictive festive whodunnit set in Ireland, brimming with mystery, intrigue and wit. Sure to delight fans of T E Kinsey, Agatha Christie and Rhys Bowen.

Buy Link: Amazon:  https://geni.us/B0BB76VJDHsocial

Author Bio:

Verity Bright is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing partnership that has spanned a quarter of a century. Starting out writing high-end travel articles and books, they published everything from self-improvement to humour, before embarking on their first historical mystery. They are the authors of the fabulous Lady Eleanor Swift Mystery series, set in the 1920s.

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