Author – Verity Bright.
Verity Bright is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing partnership that has spanned a quarter of a century. Starting out writing high-end travel articles and books, they published everything from self-improvement to humour, before embarking on their first historical mystery. They are the authors of the fabulous Lady Eleanor Swift Mystery series, set in the 1920s.
Social Media Links –
Twitter – @BrightVerity
Publisher – Bookouture
Pages – 289
The Blurb –
A medieval house, a dead body and some rather suspicious chocolate fudge? Call for Lady Swift!
Autumn, 1920. Lady Eleanor Swift, accidental amateur detective and retired explorer, is determined to take a break from investigating murders. So when a local politician dies suddenly at an elegant dinner party at Farrington Manor, she tries her hardest not to listen to the raft of rumours around the village that he might have been poisoned by the fudge. It’s the anniversary of the disappearance of her beloved parents and she’s promised herself not to get mixed up with any more mysteries. She isn’t sure they’d have approved.
But when she arrives home to discover that Mrs Pitkin, the kindly cook from Farrington Manor, has been dismissed without wage or reference because the police consider her a suspect, Eleanor knows she needs to act. If there was a murder, then she needs to track down the culprit and clear Mrs Pitkin’s name.
Accompanied by her faithful partner in crime, Gladstone the bulldog, who has the best nose for sniffing out bones in the country, Eleanor sets out to find the killer. And when another body turns up and she finds poisoned fudge in the victim’s house, Eleanor knows she’s on the right track. But can she sort the truth from the lies before she becomes a witness to another murder – this time rather closer to home?
An utterly charming cozy mystery! Warm and witty, fans of Agatha Christie, TE Kinsey and LB Hathaway will be totally hooked.
Today is my stop on A Witness to Murder blog tour. Many thanks to Bookouture for the chance to read and review.
My thoughts – To read more books by Verity Bright, click the links below to read my reviews.
A Witness To Murder is the third book in the Lady Eleanor Swift Mystery Series.
I am loving this series of books, I am huge fan of mysteries and this series ticks all the boxes. In this book Lady Swift sees herself looking into the death of a Member of Parliament and what I find interesting is how the author references the period. Women had not got the vote at the time the book is set. Due to her investigating she is invited to stand for election, a massive thing at that time.
The plot as always is well written and it is a great addition to the series.
Purchase Links – A Witness To Murder