I recently finished a really good Christmas theme mystery book… An English Murder. It was such a treat to read this book, and it certainly made me a Cyril Hare fan!
It is set in a British estate, which incidentally becomes snow-bound. It has a cast of possible future victims, or is it a cast of future culprits?
One of the (almost) cast of characters is the snow, of which there is a WHOLE LOT! And of course, there is the loyal butler who has worked for the mansion’s/estate’s family for years and years, and then even more years! He is loyal to the nth degree…
What would the very upper class British family be without a “black sheep” son?!? Oh, and don’t forget about the non-British guest in the house… along with the “black sheep” son’s childhood companion, and other guests with lots of motives and secrets.
Cyril Hare‘s An English Murder was a real delight for me to read, and I highly recommend it to anyone who is craving a little snow-bound Christmas mystery. The only bad thing about this book is that it may be difficult to locate>>> I would definitely check with your library and get on the waiting list right now!