A Witness to Murder

Verity Bright

A medieval house, a dead body and some rather suspicious chocolate fudge? Call for Lady Swift!

Autumn, 1920. Lady Eleanor Swift, accidental amateur detective and retired explorer, is determined to take a break from investigating murders. So when a local politician dies suddenly at an elegant dinner party at Farrington Manor, she tries her hardest not to listen to the raft of rumours around the village that he might have been poisoned by the fudge. It’s the anniversary of the disappearance of her beloved parents and she’s promised herself not to get mixed up with any more mysteries. She isn’t sure they’d have approved.

But when she arrives home to discover that Mrs Pitkin, the kindly cook from Farrington Manor, has been dismissed without wage or reference because the police consider her a suspect, Eleanor knows she needs to act. If there was a murder, then she needs to track down the culprit and clear Mrs Pitkin’s name.

Accompanied by her faithful partner in crime, Gladstone the bulldog, who has the best nose for sniffing out bones in the country, Eleanor sets out to find the killer. And when another body turns up and she finds poisoned fudge in the victim’s house, Eleanor knows she’s on the right track. But can she sort the truth from the lies before she becomes a witness to another murder – this time rather closer to home?

An utterly charming cozy mystery! Warm and witty, fans of Agatha Christie, TE Kinsey and LB Hathaway will be totally hooked.

Readers absolutely love A Witness to Murder!

I was literally on the edge of my seat until the last page trying to figure out the mystery. It’s an adorable, captivating book.’ Washington Life Magazine

I was hooked from beginning till end. Ellie is a powerful and lovely character, the book is so well written and delight to read. Great series!’ Goodreads Reviewer

What a wild ride it is!Gripping… This book is what would happen if Downton Abbey and Agatha Christie had a baby. Fun, fast-paced read with lots of charm!The Literary Wife

A sparkling heroine and perfect partner-in-crime Every bit as compelling a couple as Bertie Wooster and Jeeves and the series is both entertaining and eminently readable… The perfect light reading for a summer day. An added bonus is the delightful dog Gladstone who is indolent, gluttonous and totally adorable.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘An excellent read. Highly recommended Gripping. It holds you until the book is finished, from cover to cover.’ NetGalley Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I love this series!… Well-plotted and tightly paced and I enjoyed every minute of it!Too Fond Books ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Just one more chapter before bed… Had me hooked from page one and I thought it was fun to try and work out who the killer was… Humour that will keep you turning the pages.’ Bookworm1986 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

‘I loved every minute of this book. From the first pages, I fell in love.’ Girl Who Reads ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I was sold from the very beginning, with its solid characters, great writing and a marvellous mystery to satisfy even the most diligent armchair detective… There were red herrings and twists to keep me guessing the culprit’s identity. I highly recommend this humorous, easy to read cozy.’ Brianne’s Book Reviews ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Fun, easy read… This is an easy series to get lost in. Long may it continue.’ Goodreads Reviewer

I absolutely love Verity A great read and one I highly recommend. I can’t wait for the next book.’ Jen’s Reading Corner

‘I loved this book and as I’ve already said, this series just keeps getting better.’ Book Lover Worm ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Absolutely delightful. Funny, sophisticated and wonderfully intriguing, A Witness to Murder is a captivating, historical whodunnit cozy fans are simply going to lap up… Readers are going to thoroughly enjoy the time they spend in the company of crime fiction’s most stylish sleuth! Another winner by the fabulous Verity Bright!’ Bookish Jottings ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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