The fourth probing mystery in Ann Granger's engaging Mitchell and Markby series
Ann Granger has worked in British embassies in various parts of the world. She met her husband, who was also working for the British Embassy, in Prague and together they received postings to places as far apart as Munich and Lusaka. They are now permanently based in Oxfordshire.
Sleuths Meredith and Markby must solve a murder that takes place amidst protests against turning a historic Victorian landmark into a hotel and restaurant. (June)
The wealthy renovator of a mid-Victorian mansion-hotel near Bamford, England, faces possible ruin when Meredith Mitchell discovers a local historical preservationist's body in the wine cellar. Meredith's police friend, Alan Markby, who heads the ensuing investigation, must also contend with a roaming child molester and the owner of a ``rest'' home for aging equines. Good pacing, a well-organized plot, a wry sense of humor, and quirky characters promise success for this latest series title.