The Country House Murders : A 1930s Murder Mystery, Paperback Book

The Country House Murders : A 1930s Murder Mystery Paperback


'Dear Jack, I think I'm about to be arrested and charged with murder.' Tom Morris, busy cataloguing the library of Plumwood Hall, is in a fix.

Three days before, a member of the family had keeled over at afternoon tea after eating a slice of fruit cake laced with poison. And Tom has been fingered by the weasel-like Inspector Hyde as chief suspect.

The young scholar turns to the only person who can help: his old Oxford tutor, C.

S. ('Jack') Lewis. As they investigate, mystery piles on mystery. Why did the victim's husband disappear twelve months before?

Why is a strange tattooed foreigner living in a cottage on the moors?

Who is the wild man of the woods? And most puzzling of all: how did a massive dose of cyanide get into just one slice of cake?

This mind-twisting case has all the hallmarks of a classic Country House Mystery.

Woven throughout the story is an engaging conversation about Lewis's Christian worldview.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 296 pages
  • Publisher: SPCK Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Historical mysteries
  • ISBN: 9781910674192



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