1920's, Cozy crime, Traditional Detectives, Downton Abbey - I love them! Along with my family, my friends, my dog, and my cat. At age 60 I decided to write. I don't know why but suddenly the stories came pouring out along with the characters. Eccentric uncles, stalwart butlers, idiosyncratic servants, machinating Countesses, Mr Fogg the dog, and the hapless Major Heathcliff Lennox at the center of it all. Suddenly a whole world built itself upon the page and I just followed along... I've lived an itinerate life, always on the move having grown up in the military. My two sons are Jonathan and Sam Baugh, married to Laura and Wendy respectively. Grandchildren are Scarlett, Hugo, Charlie, Joshua and Isabella Rose. We are infinitely fortunate in each other. My dear husband is Krov Menuhin, ex-US Special Forces, and documentary filmmaker. He is the eldest son of the violinist, Yehudi Menuhin.
One of the most interesting and amusing mysteries I have read in some time. Kind of a combination Agatha Christie and P.G. Wodehouse's Jeeves & Wooster. Kept my interest till the very end. Lots of red herrings. Characters with dimension. Read it over 2 days time and had trouble falling asleep considering who could have dunnit. It's amazing that this is the author's first novel. I can't wait for more !One of the most riveting mystery novels. Like other reviewers have said, it is Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle etc rolled into this novel. The Russian Revolution throws in an added twist.Delightful main character, dry humor, and detailed historical settings Did I say humorous? I hope this is the first of many.Hilarious! One of the best books I have read in a long time. The writing is witty and laugh out loud funny. Major Lennox is part genius and part goofball.Menuhin is close to genius. Although I buy way too many books, and generally enjoy them greatly, I am far too slothful to write reviews. However, I simply had to make an exception for MURDER AT MELROSE COURT. A brilliant work! Witty, sardonic, sweet, clever. Wonderful plot, superb characters, very very clever, hilarious and touching at the same time. This work compares well with the British classics of the golden age. I hope that the author will continue to delight us with many more Lennox mysteries of this exceptional caliber.Well-structured, very period correct, with cleverly drawn characters. Mrs. Menuhin has produced a thoroughly enjoyable, clever, highly engaging story. Peopled with both likable and despicable characters, she evokes thoughts of strong work from Cyril Hare, Patricia Wentworth, George Bellairs, and other gifted British authors.Light, amusing cozy country house murder/mystery. In the vein of Bertie Worster, this book is both amusing and has an ingenious murder at its core. Perfect for a grey miserable day in January, with the gentility and manners of the times of Downton Abbey. Loved the escapism it brought.