This brilliantly crafted novel is a modern take on the classic whodunnit with all the hallmarks of a Christie novel. Deceptively cosy, but ultimately a literary delight, this golden age country house murder mystery is sardonic and clever, bristling with unexpected twists and deliciously waspish characters.
Victoria is an award-winning writer who lives with her husband and two children. She writes full time, splitting her time between London and Devon, where she can indulge her passion for all things Agatha Christie. Victoria also writes short fiction and has won numerous awards for her work.
‘A modern take on the classic whodunnit!’ Anja Jager, best-selling author of A Cold Death in Amsterdam
‘A little literary delight.’ Liz W., NetGalley
‘A witty, clever and darkly delicious take on the country house murder genre. I relished the twists and turns that came at me faster than an Alpine switchback and the characters who are at times all too horribly familiar. Hugely enjoyable.’ Amanda Lees, author of Selling Out
‘This book was exactly what I needed! A breath of fresh air. A modern day cozy mystery where a group of despicable characters with deadly humor and sarcasm!’ Helga H.
‘A fun and quirky take on the classic whodunit mystery!’ Lyndie D.
‘I didn’t know what to expect from this novel but I adored it, and devoured it in a few hours . . . It bounces along and is thoroughly enjoyable, lots of wickedly astute moments from the most unsuspecting of characters. Please can I have more?’ Aine T.
‘What a fabulous whodunnit, that kept me gripped from the start. Uncaring characters hide a vast array of emotions that seep out as the book progresses. Spooky setting, creepy cast and twisty turny storylines make this book the perfect read.’ Emma M.
‘I was worried at first that it might be a bit too slow but after the first chapter, you are instantly thrown into the drama and this book is definitely full of it. I have different thoughts of who the killer was the whole way through, but I did not come close to working it out. I love the way the story was written.’ Rebecca H.
‘This book is SHARP . . . There is so much thought and careful plotting in this book, which will keep you hooked until the very end. This book is great for fans of Agatha Christie.’ Cait G.
‘Cute, witty, suspenseful, quirky!’ Tina B.
‘Wow wow and wow. Three cheers for Victoria Dowd. This book was amazing. I was absolutely sucked in and couldn’t stop reading it yesterday!’ boundbycrime