When Rex Sutherland and his employer, Eleanor, Dowager Duchess of Drakeford, find a body by the lake of Bircham Manor, Her Grace – or ‘HG’ as Rex calls her – is reluctant to let it ruin their picnic.
After all, HG is a sleuthing professional and at home with crime scenes, having cracked many a case with Scotland Yard’s top dog, Inspector Whipple, over the years.
The duchess has been invited to the manor by her friend Colonel Crispen Percival-Travers, alongside a host of other esteemed guests, for a weekend of high tea and hobnobbing. So, she sends for Whipple to assist her and Rex in weeding out the culprit from this cast of sophisticated suspects.
There is much unearthing to be done. Between love triangles and brotherly rivalries, rumours from servants and village gossip, Rex, HG and Whipple barely have time for their cocktails or cream fancies.
And then a second body is found.
Can the unlikely trio get to the bottom of these oh-so posh murders? And, when a besuited gentleman of influence turns up with a threat for the talented threesome, will they come to find they’ve bitten off more than they can chew?
A Posh Murder is everything we love about 1920s, Agatha Christie-style whodunits: opulent, wildly entertaining, and about as posh as murder can get.
Keith Finney is an established author of historical mysteries and contemporary whodunnits. For the last twenty years, Keith has lived in the depths of the Norfolk Broads with his wife. During a bohemian career in Further and Higher Education, Keith Finney taught a variety of subjects from carpentry and joinery to supervisory management, the latter taking him around the world training staff on cruise ships, where his various claims to fame include being seasick in the captain’s private restroom in the middle of a lecture, to thinking he was about to be kidnapped off the streets of Port Said. As for the camels …well, that’s another story entirely!
This is the first book I have read by this author. I enjoyed this book which kept you guessing right to the end. The main characters were good and the interplay between them was amusing in parts. I look forward to more in this series.
– Amazon Review
Binge-worthy❣️You are hooked as soon as you start reading…
Very anxious to read more . . .
Next please🐿️ More and more difficult to put down . . .
– GOODREADS REVIEW
I absolutely love this book it’s well written, clever and funny I hope Keith Finney writes many more stories about Rex and HG, it reminds me of PG Wodehouse and Joyce Porter absolutely brilliant.
– amazon review