Murder at the Manor

Murder at the Manor Summary

Downton Abbey crossed with Murder, She Wrote...set in a Yorkshire village!

Evelyn Christie has resigned herself to another long, boring weekend at Hessleham Hall, the home of her husband, Tommy's, family. However, it turns out to be anything but dull when his uncle, the Earl of Northmoor, is shockingly murdered! 

Evelyn must use all of her sleuthing knowledge, gained whilst she was a member of the Police force during the war, to find out who the murderer is before the bungling local police force decide the Earl was bumped off so Tommy could inherit his title.

If you enjoy the glamour of bygone eras like 1920s Downton Abbey and gentle, cozy mysteries set in the English countryside then you will love this new series.

Book Reviews


Quick fun read!4 star

This was a fun read ! I only wish it didn’t jump around so quickly.45


A bit clumsy3 star

The setting is charming (although clearly directly derived from Downton Abby) but the plot is clumsy and it’s not the most satisfying mystery.35


Milder at the manor5 star

It kept my interest throughout. Was never quite sure who was guilty. A true cozy mystery.55


I really enjoyed this book5 star

This book definitely exceeded my expectations! Had me guessing different people the whole time! Very well written book and the mystery is very well written.55


Murder at the Manor4 star

I really like the characters in this book. The main characters, Evelyn and Tommy were not the usual cardboard personalities in manor based murder mysteries. This lovely couple were authentic personalities with depth of character and humanity. I was intrigued throughout the book and didn’t really guess the killer’s name until the end. Good characterization, interesting and surprising stories throughout. I definitely want to read more from this author.45

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Self explanatory.5 star

Easy, light reading. A quick read. Fun characters.55


Murder in the Manor5 star

Enjoyable read.55


If you love Agatha Christie, you will love this!5 star

I absolutely love a good murder mystery, especially when I don’t figure out who the murderer is right away. This one kept me guessing until the end. I love Tommy and Evelyn!55


Murder at the manor5 star

Very enjoyable. Looking forward to the next in the series.55

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