'Absolute blissikins. Set in 1925, Bright Young Dead is a
delightful mashup of real and fictional characters' GUARDIAN As the
glamour of the Bright Young Things crashes into the world of the
Mitford sisters, their maid Louisa Cannon finds herself at the
scene of a gripping murder mystery. Meet the Bright Young Things,
the rabble-rousing hedonists of the 1920s whose treasure hunts were
a media obsession. One such game takes place at the 18th birthday
party of Pamela Mitford, but ends in tragedy as cruel, charismatic
Adrian Curtis is pushed to his death from the church neighbouring
the Mitford home. The police quickly identify the killer as a maid,
Dulcie. But Louisa Cannon, chaperone to the Mitford girls and a
former criminal herself, believes Dulcie to be innocent, and sets
out to clear the girl's name . . . all while the real killer may
only be steps away. PRAISE FOR THE MITFORD MURDERS SERIES 'An
extraordinary meld of fact and fiction' GRAHAM NORTON 'A lively,
entertaining, well-written whodunit' THE TIMES (crime book of the
month) 'True and glorious indulgence. A dazzling example of a
Golden Age mystery' DAISY GOODWIN 'Exactly the sort of book you
might enjoy with the fire blazing, the snow falling. The solution
is neat and the writing always enjoyable' ANTHONY HOROWITZ (crime
novels of the year) 'Oh how delicious! This terrific start to what
promises to be a must-read series is exactly what we all need in
these gloomy times. Inventive, glittering, clever, ingenious. I
devoured The Mitford Murders... so will you. Give it to absolutely
everyone for Christmas, then pre-order the next one' SUSAN HILL
'All the blissful escapism of a Sunday-night period drama in a
book' THE POOL '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 'The plan is
that each book will focus on a different Mitford sister. On the
strength of this initial entry, success is assured' FINANCIAL TIMES
'Elegant, whipsmart and brilliantly twisty-turny, this
Downton-style mystery had me hooked from the first page' VIV
GROSKOP 'Full of period pleasure' WOMAN & HOME 'An audacious
and glorious foray into the Golden Age of mystery fiction.
Breathtaking' ALEX GRAY 'A real murder, a real family and a brand
new crime fiction heroine are woven together to make a fascinating,
and highly enjoyable, read. I loved it' JULIAN FELLOWES 'Jessica
Fellowes' deliciously immersive, effortlessly easy novel has a
strong feel for period and a rollicking plot' METRO 'What a
captivating crime novel and heroine Jessica has created in The
Mitford Murders. The instant reassurance of being in the hands of a
true storyteller with a feel for period detail makes this a real
treat' AMANDA CRAIG 'This is a chocolate souffle of a novel: as the
enthralling mystery heats up, so the addictive deliciousness of the
story rises. The sort of book you never want to end' JULIET
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