A dead body in a case of armor, a once-wealthy earl with lots to hide, a sprawling estate stacked with witnesses . . . itas another head-scratcher of a case for Detective Inspector C. D. Sloan in this intriguing mystery by CWA Diamond Dagger winner Catherine Aird It is the early 1970s, and times are tough in the upper reaches of British society. To survive the changing times, the Earl of Ornum has done the previously unthinkable and opened his estate to wandering tourists. One day, a hyperactive little boy and his family are roaming Ornum House delightedly. The curious tyke sees a full suit of armor and lifts the visor . . . only to see a face staring out at him. As Detective Inspector C. D. Sloan soon finds, the man in the suit of armor is deadaand thereas a slew of suspects waiting to be interviewed. Was it the ditzy duchess? The disappointing nephew? One of the servants? The earl himself? Itas up to Sloan and his wisecracking sidekick, Detective Constable Crosby, to find out before the murderer strikes again.straight path to a semidetached house in suburban Berebury. ... Crosby kept his eye on the speedometer. ... aWhy were all the damaged cars from the accident jobs attended by his three crews finding their way into the same garage for repair ?
|Title||:||The Stately Home Murder|
|Publisher||:||Open Road Media - 2015-05-05|