A harmless game of Murder in the Dark? Or an invitation to die for?
The brand new, festive murder mystery for 2023 from ‘modern rival to Agatha Christie’ Ada Moncrieff
It’s Christmas 1936 and an eclectic list of guests and staff have gathered for the grand reopening of Maybridge castle, a newly renovated yet still crumbling hotel deep in the Cumbrian countryside.
Amongst them are a doctor and his new wife, tarot readers, a journalist, an elderly amateur sleuth and her cat. By the time the first sherries have been drunk a person will be dead. An innocent game of murder-in-the-dark turns into a real game of life and death. Someone has changed the rules…but who?
Readers love Ada Moncrieff:
‘An absolute delight of a book’
‘Compelling and engaging Christmas historical crime’
‘Her prose remind me of the brilliant PG Wodehouse’
‘A cosy mystery with the added charm of a Christmas setting. What more could a reader want’
‘Beautifully written, funny and gripping. Can’t wait to see what Moncrieff comes up with next.’
‘The ending reminded me of Poirot getting all his suspects together in one room and finally revealing the
murderer. Loved it !’
‘I absolutely loved this! A fantastic, fun Christmas read full of mystery and intrigue. The writing is fantastically well
done. Highly recommend!’