The series is whimsical. A bit unusual too. Lady Eleanor Swift has a penchant for ferreting
out a murder. wherever she goes murder seems to follow her like a magnet. She has her faithful,
and resourceful butler and the podgy bulldog Gladstone
Lady Eleanor receives an invitation for a Christmas celebration in the remote village, where
she has inherited a castle which she has never visited and has forgotten about. Deciding that
this is as good a time as any to look around her inheritance, the three of tgem set out
on this adventure.
Terrible weather, even worse road conditions, a body on the road (almost dead), a perilous journey to the nearest abode which turns out to be a convent, inhabited by almost hostile nuns
not wanting to show much hospitality in such a terrible weather and then the local priest, doctor, policeman and undertaker all denying any knowledge of who the man could be and closing
up to even the simplest of questions.
we have villains aplenty, almost a local mafia which has kept the locals under their control
and attempt upon attempt to get rid of Lady Eleanor. The tables are turned of course, motives
are discovered, everything is sorted out and all ends well.
Very good vintage detective reading
sent by Bookouture for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley
PS I am typing my reviews on an ipad as my computer has gone on the blink.If anyone could
explain how do I get auto correct to come back to my Ipad, I will be very grateful.