Murder at the Mill
By M. B. Shaw and Tilly Bagshawe
A fresh cosy-crime series, perfect for fans of M.C. Beaton, Agatha Christie, the British Library Crime Classics series and Midsomer Murders
"Murder at the Mill by M. B. Shaw is a great sweeping adventure. Ideal for holiday reading." -M. C. Beaton, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
Iris Grey arrives at Mill Cottage in a picture-perfect Hampshire village, looking to escape from her crumbling marriage. She is drawn to the neighbouring Wetherby family, and is commissioned to paint a portrait of Dominic Wetherby, a celebrated crime writer.
At the Wetherby's Christmas Eve party, the mulled wine is in full flow - but so too are tensions and rivalries among the guests. On Christmas Day, the youngest member of the Wetherby family, Lorcan, finds a body in the water. A tragic accident? Or a deadly crime?
With the snow falling, Iris enters a world of village gossip, romantic intrigue, buried secrets and murder.
'A contemporary-set cosy crime novel that harks back to The Golden Age of detective fiction. Author Tilly Bagshawe writing under a pseudonym, introduces us to society portraitist Iris Grey whose Christmas country retreat is anything but when a body is found floating by the mill on Christmas Day, instead of tucking into turkey and all the trimmings, Iris finds herself caught up in all manner of sleuthing and intrigue. ' Red Magazine
As featured in the Sunday Times, the first village mystery in a new series from bestselling author Tilly Bagshawe - a must-read for fans of Agatha Christie, T E Kinsey, Ann Cleeves, Jessie Burton and Midsomer Murders.
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What readers have to say about Murder at the Mill:
'All the ingredients are there, snow, strange characters, body - a great read for Christmas'. Goodreads
'A perfectly cosy little whodunnit. It was perfect for bedtime and kept me turning pages.' Goodreads
'This is a cosy book to curl up with on a rainy Sunday afternoon - as I did today, I really enjoyed and recommend.' Amazon
M.B Shaw is the pen-name of New York Times bestselling writer Tilly Bagshawe. A teenage single mother at 17, Tilly won a place at Cambridge University and took her baby daughter with her. She went on to enjoy a successful career in the City before becoming a writer. As a journalist, Tilly contributed regularly to the Sunday Times, Daily Mail, and Evening Standard, before turning her hand to novels.
Tilly's first book, ADORED, was a smash hit on both sides of the Atlantic, becoming an instant New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller. She now divides her time between the UK and America, writing her own books and the new series of Sidney Sheldon novels.
For more information, please visit www.tillybagshawe.com
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30 Nov 2017
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A snowy Christmas mystery in a country village, intriguing characters and a twisty-turny plot...I loved this book and couldn't put it down. Fabulous! — Jill Mansell
A contemporary-set cosy crime novel that harks back to The Golden Age of detective fiction. Author Tilly Bagshawe writing under a pseudonym, introduces us to society portraitist Iris Grey whose Christmas country retreat is anything but when a body is found floating by the mill on Christmas Day, instead of tucking into turkey and all the trimmings, Iris finds herself caught up in all manner of sleuthing and intrigue. — Red Magazine
A nice little slice of festive whodunnit - just right for cosy winter afternoons — Katherine Woodfine, author of The Sinclair's Mysteries
A festering box of secrets, providing a Christmas cocktail of family lies and deliciously conceived murder. — Mandy Morton, author of The No. 2 Feline Detective Agency series
Be sure to start reading M.B. Shaw's evocatively written mystery early in the day, or else you'll be up late into the night-it's that unputdownable. — Ellen Crosby, author of The Vineyard Victims
M.B. Shaw has penned a wonderfully layered mystery with a multifaceted amateur sleuth, artist Iris Grey. Ms. Shaw's English village setting made me feel like I was right there, and kept me reading until late into the night. I can't wait to see where Iris Grey's next artistic commission takes us. — Paige Shelton, New York Times bestselling author
Murder at the Mill by M. B. Shaw is a great sweeping adventure. Ideal for holiday reading. — M. C. Beaton, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author