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“A sparkling and witty crime debut with a female protagonist to challenge Miss Marple” LIN ANDERSON, Award winning Scottish crime author

A Death in the Family – the first instalment in the gripping and twisty Euphemia Martins Mysteries!


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December 1909…


Rev Joshia Martins expires in a dish of mutton and onions leaving his family on the brink of destitution.

Abandoned by her noble grandfather, Joshia’s daughter, the eighteen year old Euphemia, takes it on herself to provide for her mother and little brother by entering service. She’s young, fit, intelligent, a little naïve and assumes the life of a maid won’t be too demanding. However, on her first day at the unhappy home of Lord Stapleford she discovers a dead body.

Euphemia’s innate sense of justice has her prying where no servant should look and uncovering some Stapleford secrets…
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Readers LOVE Caroline Dunford’s compelling crime novels!


‘A below stairs detective story with a wonderfully light comic touch’***** Reader review

‘Cracking good read – rattles along and keeps the reader interested’ ***** Reader review

‘Marvellous read, the tale flowed beautifully. I shall be reading more from this author. Highly recommended’ ***** Reader review

‘The book is full of witticism and a very enjoyable read. Looking forward to start on No.2 of the series’ ***** Reader review