The Mitford Murders

The Mitford Murders

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It's 1920, and Louisa Cannon dreams of escaping her life of poverty in London. Louisa's salvation is a position within the Mitford household at Asthall Manor, in the Oxfordshire countryside. There she will become nursemaid, chaperone and confidante to the Mitford sisters, especially sixteen-year-old Nancy, an acerbic, bright young woman in love with stories. But then a nurse, Florence Nightingale Shore, goddaughter of her famous namesake, is killed on a train in broad daylight, and Louisa and Nancy find themselves entangled in the crimes of a murderer who will do anything to hide their secret.--Amazon.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2018
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781250170781
Branch Call Number: MF FELLOWES
Characteristics: 421 pages ; 25 cm


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ArapahoeAlyson Sep 05, 2019

A 1920's mystery from Julian Fellowes' niece Jessica Fellowes.

Joan enjoyed the 1920s language in this mystery.

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Dec 29, 2019

Ever had one of those "DUH" experiences when suddenly everything becomes clear that should have dawned upon you ages ago?? I had one when I finally connected the names in this marvelous first mystery. Let's start with the setting within the Mitford family. As an avid WWII reader, the Mitford name should have rung many bells immediately. I have read books about the Mitford sisters. Diana Mitford became the wife of Oswald Mosley, the leader of the Nazi party in Britain. Then there is Unity Valkyrie Mitford who was known as "Bobo" to her siblings. Her adulation of, and friendship with, Adolf Hitler was widely publicized. She shot herself in the head days after Britain declared war on Germany, but failed to kill herself and eventually died of meningitis. I was paying attention only to Nancy and not to the names of the younger siblings in the mystery. Then we have the author, Jessica Fellowes. I watched the Downton Abbey film last night. In the supplement was an interview with the series and film author Julian Fellowes. Hello, Fellowes? Do you think there might be a connection? Jessica, Julian's niece, wrote the non-fiction companion books to the Downton series. No wonder the setting and dialogue seemed so authentic. It was a humbling AHA! experience. I recommend this book and am looking forward to the two additional mysteries available in the U. S. from the series. Kristi & Abby Tabby

ArapahoeAlyson Sep 05, 2019

A 1920's mystery from Julian Fellowes' niece Jessica Fellowes.


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