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A Lively Midwinter Murder

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5th November 2024

Price: £16.99

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Selected: Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781408720400

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‘An absolute treat of a read!’ Janice Hallett, author of The Appeal
‘Celebrates and gently satirises Golden Age crime novels . . . hugely entertaining’ The Times
‘Dame Agatha would approve’ Daily Mail

First comes love . . . then comes murder

A high society Christmas Eve wedding at a remote Scottish castle sounds like the perfect winter getaway for the three Dahlias and their partners – until a snowstorm hits, cutting them off from the mainland, and civilisation. Which, of course, is when the dead body of one of the other guests turns up in the snow outside the family chapel. A dead body wearing a wedding dress and a stolen diamond necklace…

The Dahlias were ready for mulled wine, roaring fires, and romance this Christmas. Now, they’re on the hunt for another murderer. And if their suspicions are right, it looks like the wedding may be off …

Praise for Katy Watson

‘A truly entertaining crime novel in the Three Dahlias series, very much in the Agatha Christie tradition, and I hope this series will continue’ Shots Magazine

‘Fiendeshly clever’ Bucks Herald

‘Celebrates and gently satirises Golden Age crime novels in a hugely entertaining country house mystery’ The Times

‘A wonderful celebration of Golden Age crime. . . a read you can sink into, just like the perfect country house weekend. You will definitely love Dahlia in all her guises by the end’ S.J. Bennett, author of The Windsor Knot

‘I loved it – witty, engaging and hugely enjoyable. A must for fans of classic mysteries’ Frances Brody

‘An affectionate homage to the Golden Age of Detective Fiction and a wry nod to our continuing fascination with it. Great fun. Warm, ingenious and. . . lively!’ L C Tyler

‘A sprightly offering. . . a pleasant summer read’ The Critic

‘A pleasure to read from beginning to end’ Shots

‘A fun, 1930s style murder-mystery, which makes for perfect holiday reading’ Woman’s Weekly

‘Perfect Holiday Read’ Woman and Home

‘Smartly executed with wit and a cunning plot’ Peterborough Telegraph

‘A cosy whodunnit told with modern flair’ Yours