A Very English Murder

A Very English Murder

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Move over Miss Marple, there’s a new sleuth in town! Meet Eleanor Swift: distinguished adventurer, dog lover, dignified lady… daring detective?

England, 1920. Eleanor Swift has spent the last few years travelling the world: taking tea in China, tasting alligators in Peru, escaping bandits in Persia and she has just arrived in England after a chaotic forty-five-day flight from South Africa. Chipstone is about the sleepiest town you could have the misfortune to meet. And to add to these indignities – she’s now a Lady.

Lady Eleanor, as she would prefer not to be known, reluctantly returns to her uncle’s home, Henley Hall. Now Lord Henley is gone, she is the owner of the cold and musty manor. What’s a girl to do? Well, befriend the household dog, Gladstone, for a start, and head straight out for a walk in the English countryside, even though a storm is brewing…

But then, from the edge of a quarry, through the driving rain, Eleanor is shocked to see a man shot and killed in the distance. Before she can climb down to the spot, the villain is gone and the body has vanished. With no victim and the local police convinced she’s stirring up trouble, Eleanor vows to solve this affair by herself. And when her brakes are mysteriously cut, one thing seems sure: someone in this quiet country town has Lady Eleanor Swift in their murderous sights…

If you enjoy witty dialogue, glamorous intrigue and the very best of Golden Age mysteries, then you will adore Verity Bright’s unputdownable whodunnit, perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, T E Kinsey and Downton Abbey!

Title:A Very English Murder
Edition Language:English
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    A Very English Murder Reviews

  • Phrynne

    I loved this first entry in what will hopefully become a long series. Do not listen to the blurb. It is nothing like an Agatha Christie novel apart from being set at a similar time.Lady Eleanor, who i...

  • Carolyn

    Lady Eleanor Swift has returned from her adventurous travels around the world to take possession of Henley Hall, her family estate after the death of her Uncle, Lord henley. Although her unmarried Unc...

  • Brenda

    When Eleanor Swift arrived at Henley Hall, the home of her uncle, Lord Henley, recently deceased, she wasn’t sure how she felt about her old home. Met by Clifford, the butler, who was as stiff and u...

  • DJ Sakata

    Favorite Quotes:She was convinced that all butlers were born a certain age at which they stayed until they disappeared in a puff of discreet smoke. For a good servant would never die on his employer, ...

  • Kara,

    I'd like to apologise for this long overdue review. I was sent this e-ARC a while before lockdown began. A busy few weeks at work pre-lockdown and the initial lockdown blues of being unable to concent...

  • Kate Baxter

    3.5 / 5.0 starsThis was such a charming and witty start to a wonderful new cozy mystery series. The year is 1920; the place: somewhere in England's countryside. Young Eleanor Swift, has suddenly becom...

  • Julie Griffith Buckley

    Verify Bright, A Very English Murder, Bookoutre, April 7, 2020.The sprightly debut featuring Lady Eleanor Swift will keep cozy readers on the edge of their seats. Lady Eleanor has inherited Henley Hal...

  • Kathy

    1920's light hearted murder mystery featuring Lady Eleanor who returns to England after world travels to inherit her uncle's estate where murder is afoot. Lady Eleanor soon proves herself able to put ...

  • Christi M

    Cozy mysteries and I do not always have the best relationship. While I enjoy mysteries, especially historical set in specific decades like the 1920s-40s, I often find this subgenre a little too ‘lig...

  • Maja  - BibliophiliaDK ?

    I had really looked forward to this book, but it didn't capture my attention at all. I kept putting it down only minutes after picking it up because it just didn't appeal to me. ...