Murder in the Drawing Room

Murder in the Drawing Room

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Scandal, secrets and bawdy photographs are uncovered when the wife of a politician is murdered. Untangle the lies with Cleo and her friends and find the killer.

When Harry Armitage passes an investigation to Cleo involving adultery, they both think it will end in divorce. But when the client’s wife is found stabbed in her drawing room, it becomes clear that marital problems are only part of the story. Reluctantly joining forces, Cleo and Harry realize the wrong person was targeted, but the police think they have their killer and refuse to look elsewhere.

Taking on the investigation themselves, they peel back the lies and expose the sordid details of a marriage in tatters, and see firsthand how gossip and politics fuel the machinations of high society.

Meanwhile, at the Mayfair Hotel, expansion plans are on the menu, causing tensions to heat up in the kitchen between the chef and Cleo’s uncle. To make matters worse, Cleo’s family notices her spending less time at the hotel and more time investigating – and some members don’t like it.

Title:Murder in the Drawing Room
Edition Language:English
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    Murder in the Drawing Room Reviews

  • A.M.G. ?Hippie/Fantasia?

    Rating: 5 / 5This series undoubtedly just gets better and better!The first two murders were each compelling in their own way and showed how Cleo and her ragtag team of hotel employees crack the case, ...

  • Alison C

    Cleopatra Fox is disappointed when, far from agreeing to take her on as a partner, private detective Harry Armitage simply offers her the cases he doesn’t want - cases where husbands (and in one cas...

  • Julie Guzzetta

    I enjoyed this book much more than the second book in the series. Maybe it's partially that Cleo seems to know more of what she's doing now, so she's a bit more self-assured. And there was a little mo...

  • Mary Keehan

    I had despaired after book two, thinking the antagonistic relationship between Cleo and Harry was going to spoil the series. I was happily surprised when that was not the case in book 3. This was the ...

  • Barbara

    Love this seriesCleo is a great character - intelligent, better than anyone (including Harry) in working out the solution. She is strong minded and not afraid to express her thoughts. Plots are good a...

  • Hannah

    I can think of a nice thing to say for this one! Cleo doesn't give up half way through! Thats was a nice change. The explanation for the murder was very far fetched, as it would have been unraveled by...

  • Claire

    Another Cleo Fox and Harry Armitage mystery based around the Mayfair hotel, London in 1900.After being hired to investigate the potential adultery of Mrs Warrington so her husband can procure a divorc...

  • Becca Firth

    Another excellent mysteryI've read almost all of C.J s books and I am never disappointed. This only follows that trend. As much as I want to be annoyed at Cleo for her stubbornness (and Harry for his ...

  • Michelle Fritz PA

    Things just keep happening that pumps the constant flow of intrigue throughout this unputdownable book. We go from suspect to suspect with surprising twists and turns that will leave the reader stunne...

  • Melissa Patek

    My sister found this series and introduced me to it. I love historical fiction, so I was excited to read it. I have really enjoyed all three books in the series. This book in particular I really enjoy...