A timeless whodunnit with the fascinating Mitford sisters at its heart, The Mitford Trial is inspired by a real-life murder in a story full of intrigue, affairs and betrayal.
It’s former lady’s maid Louisa Cannon’s wedding day, but the fantasy is shattered shortly after when she is approached by a secretive man asking her to spy on Diana Mitford – who is having an affair with the infamous Oswald Mosley – and her similarly fascist sister Unity.
Thus as summer 1933 dawns, Louisa finds herself accompanying the Mitfords on a glitzy cruise, full of the starriest members of Society. But the waters run red when a man is found attacked, with suspects everywhere.
Back in London, the case is taken by lawyer Tom Mitford, and Louisa finds herself caught between worlds: of a love lost to blood, a family divided, and a country caught in conflict.
PRAISE FOR THE MITFORD MURDERS SERIES
‘A glittering, entertaining, perfectly formed whodunnit’
‘Oh how delicious! Exactly what we all need in these gloomy times. Give it to absolutely everyone for Christmas, then pre-order the next one’
‘A lively, well-written, entertaining whodunnit’ The Times
‘Exactly the sort of book you might enjoy with the fire blazing, the snow falling etc. The solution is neat and the writing always enjoyable’
‘An extraordinary meld of fact and fiction’
‘True and glorious indulgence. A dazzling example of a Golden Age mystery’
‘Crime and scandal await!’ Hello
‘Absolute blissikins. This is a delightful mashup of real and fictional characters’ Guardian
‘A delightful escapist period piece to brighten the darkest days of winter’ Woman & Home
‘All the blissful escapism of a Sunday-night period drama in a book’ The Pool
‘An audacious and glorious foray into the Golden Age of mystery fiction. Breathtaking’
‘Keeps the reader guessing to the very end. An accomplished crime debut and huge fun to read’ Evening Standard
‘This story is drenched in detail and feels both authentic and fun. Curl up in your favourite reading spot and enjoy’ Heat