Thursday, September 29, 2016

British Manor Murder by Leslie Meier, New in Bookstores during September 2016

Today's featured new hardcover mystery, suspense, or thriller title scheduled to be published during September 2016 is …

British Manor Murder by Leslie Meier

British Manor Murder by Leslie Meier, a Lucy Stone Mystery (23rd in series)

Publisher: Kensington

British Manor Murder by Leslie Meier, Amazon Kindle format

Although Perry, the earl of the house, and his sister, Poppy, are surprisingly accommodating to their jetlagged guests, Lucy feels uneasy after a fallen portrait sparks talk of a deadly family omen. The bad vibes come in quickly — snobby Aunt Millicent and her handmaiden Harrison unexpectedly drop by for the exhibition, and meals with the family are consistently tense. But real trouble begins when a body, bludgeoned by the chapel's gold-plated reliquary, is found in a hidden, sealed off room. Stranger still, the corpse is identified as Harrison's son, Cyril.

Considering the weapon and the clandestine location, Lucy wouldn't be shocked if the murder was an inside job. Cyril wasn't exactly a gentleman, and it's unclear what business he had on the property. Was the victim trying to make off with the family riches before meeting his end? Or was a scorned country squire looking to settle an ancient indiscretion for good? One thing's for sure — the criminal is privy to Moreton Manor secrets …

To end the reign of terror, Lucy must keep her ear to the ground and mind time-honored traditions — no matter how unusual. Because Lucy has a hunch that the killer has been in her company all along, just waiting for a chance to make blueblood run red …

British Manor Murder by Leslie Meier

For a list of more new hardcover titles to be published this month, visit our New Mysteries page for September 2016. For new paperback titles, visit The Mystery Bookshelf where a selection of September 2016 mysteries, novels of suspense, and thrillers are shelved.

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