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Return to Book. Downton Abbey meets Agatha Christie with a touch of Wodehouse and a dog of distinction. It's and Christmas is coming. Major Lennox finds a body on his doorstep - why on his doorstep?

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Was it to do with the Countess? Was it about the ruby necklace? Lennox must go to Melrose Court, home to his uncle, Lord Melrose, to uncover the mystery. But then the murders start and it Downton Abbey meets Agatha Christie with a touch of Meet me Melrose Connecticut and a dog of distinction.

But then the murders start and it snows and suddenly everything becomes very complicated Get A Copy. Kindle Editions. Published September first published December 3rd More Details Heathcliff Lennox 1. Other Editions 6. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please up.

To ask other readers questions about Murder at Melrose Courtplease up. Be the first to ask a question about Murder at Melrose Court. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jan 07, Cherie rated it it was amazing. The first book in the Heathcliff Lennox series.

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A cozy s murder mystery at its best. Wonderful characters, beautiful scenery, and a clever plot. I was unable to guess whodunit, so that is a plus. I will definitely Meet me Melrose Connecticut on with this series. View all 4 comments. This country house murder mystery is a jolly good read peopled with charmingly distinctive characters, paced perfectly and peppered with large dollops of humour. There is a Christmas theme, but I don't mind getting into the holiday spirit of murder and mayhem in the month of June.

I hope to by this author. Kindle Unlimited This country house murder mystery is a jolly good read peopled with charmingly distinctive characters, paced perfectly and peppered with large dollops of humour. Kindle Unlimited I got this as a freebie on my Kindle and didn't know what to expect as it seems to be the author's first and only book so far. I like reading Christmas mysteries at this time of year and I must say I was delighted with this one. I liked the first person narrator who is suspected of being the murderer and takes it upon himself to investigate the crime.

Interesting group of characters and the plot kept me guessing right up until the end. In reading the notes about the author at the end of the bo I got this as a freebie on my Kindle and didn't know what to expect as it seems to be the author's first and only book so far. In reading the notes about the author at the end of the book I was surprised to learn that she is married to the oldest son of the great violinist Yehudi Menuhin. Here's hoping this will not be her last book. This is the first in a mystery series, set in Major Heathcliff Lennox lives in his country house with his dog, Mr Fogg.

One morning, his butler, and old batman, Greggs, informs him that there is a large, overweight, corpse on the doorstep. Although this is a Christmas, country house, mystery, Meet me Melrose Connecticut are traces of modernity in this novel.

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Lenn This is the first in a mystery series, set in Lennox is in debt, as are many of the other characters, and the old ways are changing. Certainly, life at Melrose Meet me Melrose Connecticut is changing. Also at the house party are Sir Peregrine Kingsley, the lawyer for Uncle Charles, his son, Adam and his wife, Gertrude — a woman who has strange, religious, notions and a tendency to pilfer the silver… With the imperious Countess Sofia turning Melrose Court upside down, it is not Meet me Melrose Connecticut before there is a murder and Lennox is implicated.

With the police considering him the main suspect, Lennox begins to investigate the crime and uncover the real culprit. This is a pleasant enough crime novel, although Lennox is not particularly interesting as a character. Still, a fun read, with a country house setting. Rated 3. Menuhin has set her historical mystery series right in the middle of the Golden Age. This debut novel takes place at Christmas time in Major Heathcliff please don't call him that Lennox discovers a dead body on his doorstep.

It is established that the man died of a heart attack, but the local police are still suspicious that Lennox knows more than he tells. Which he does. The man had a scrap of paper in his pocket with the name "Countess Sophia Androvich Zerevki Polyakov" on it. The majo Menuhin has set her historical mystery series right in the middle of the Golden Age. The major tells the police that he has never met the woman--which is, strictly speaking, true; but it's a good thing he didn't say he'd never heard tell of her.

Following on the heels of the deadly discovery, Lennox receives a telegram from his Uncle Charles Lennox insisting that he come home to Melrose Court for the Christmas holidays because he has "important news to impart. Uncle Charles To you'll never guess Other family members are on deck and Uncle is going to change his will. But Uncle Charles is a jolly fellow and we like him, so unlike many of the Golden Age mysteries written in the s and Meet me Melrose Connecticut he isn't the one who gets murdered. The next dead body to make an appearance is And our hero finds himself standing over her, having stupidly picked up the gun lying beside her--because it was his gun and what's it doing there, darn it?

Now the local police are really suspicious of him and pretty much the whole house thinks he's a murderer. But he's not and now he's got to prove it. A couple more dead bodies, several red herrings, and a handful of clues later he does. And in classic Golden Age style, he gathers everyone together for a final reveal-all scene. This was a pleasant first mystery novel.

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