Murder at the Fair

Murder at the Fair

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Summer flowers, warm sunshine, a maypole dance and… is that another murder? A tricky case is afoot for Lady Swift!

Summer, 1921. Lady Eleanor Swift, the best amateur sleuth in the country, is delighted to be in charge of the prize-giving at her village summer fair. But the traditional homemade raft race takes a tragic turn when the local undertaker, Solemn Jon, turns up dead amongst the ducks. Jon was the life of any party and loved by the entire village. Surely this was simply an awful accident?

But when a spiteful obituary is printed in the local paper, Eleanor realises there may be more to Jon’s death than first thought. Despite handsome Detective Seldon giving her strict instructions not to interfere, Eleanor owes it to Jon’s good name to root out the truth. So with her partner in crime, Gladstone the bulldog, Eleanor starts digging for clues…

When another local dies in a riding accident, the police refuse to believe he was murdered. But a second vindictive death notice convinces Eleanor of foul play. Solemn Jon’s assistant, a bullish banker and a majestic marquess make her suspect list, but it isn’t until she finds a dusty old photograph that she knows the true culprit behind both crimes. Then another obituary appears – her own! Can Eleanor nail the killer before she too turns up dead among the ducks?

An utterly compelling and charming cozy mystery! Pure delight for fans of Agatha Christie, T.E. Kinsey and Lee Strauss.

Title:Murder at the Fair
Edition Language:English
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    Murder at the Fair Reviews

  • Phrynne

    Another stunning cover to attract the reader in and discover the joys of reading about Lady Eleanor Swift and her trusty English butler, Clifford. I consider this series to be at the top of the genre ...

  • Brenda

    I love this series! Lady Eleanor Swift with her faithful butler Clifford once again set out to investigate a murder, after Solemn Jon, the undertaker, died on May day, when the raft race took a tragic...

  • DJ Sakata

    Favorite Quotes:She wracked her brain for a more charitable description, but all she could think of was an underfed ferret. With his sharp dark eyes set in hollow sockets, protruding jaw and barely-th...

  • Lou

    Murder at the Fair is the sixth instalment in the Lady Eleanor Swift Mystery series set in the fictional village of Little Buckford, Buckinghamshire. Eleanor Swift has been invited to be the Guest of ...

  • Tahera

    Murder At The Fair is the sixth book in the Lady Eleanor Swift Mystery series and with each passing book the series keeps getting more charming, more witty, more exciting and a bit more dangerous too....

  • Yvonne (Fiction Books)

    "A tricky case is afoot for Lady Swift!”After reading Murder at the Fair, my second dip into this excellent Golden Age Murder Mystery series, I can safely say, move over ‘Jeeves and Wooster’ and...

  • Robin Loves Reading

    Lady Eleanor Swift, her trusty butler Clifford and loyal dog Gladstone are at it again. Eleanor is in charge of a village May Day race. As the race is nearly finishing, one of the crafts in the raft r...

  • Javier

    Review published in: https://diagnosisbookaholic.blogspot....3,5 ⭐️ Lady Eleanor Swift is back and, as per usual, her butler Clifford and Master Gladstone, her bulldog, accompany her while she tri...

  • Denise

    Another fun installment in this historical mystery series. Even though it's hot outside right now, everyone can still use a little cozy charm.It's summertime, 1921, and the whole village of Little Buc...

  • Elaine

    This is another great murder mystery set in 1921 with Lady Eleanor Swift and her butler, Clifford, as the investigating pair, aided by Gladstone – the bulldog. It is a story in which her relationshi...