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Murder & The Heir

(The first book in the Violet Carlyle Mystery series)
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Christmas 1922.

Violet Carlyle--along with a slew of relatives--is called to spend the holidays with their aunt, Agatha Davies. The intransigent woman has spent the majority of her life squirreling away money and alienating her family.

It's hardly the first time Vi has spent the holidays with her aunt. She and her twin intend to do what they always do. Enjoy Aunt Aggie’s luxuries while ignoring the histrionics of the family trying to worm their way into the will.

Only this time, Aunt Aggie claims someone is trying to kill her. But how can that be true? Before Vi can find the killer, Aunt Aggie dies. Since Agatha never named an heir, why would anyone want to kill her?

To her shock, Vi finds herself embroiled in a murder investigation where she and her family are the suspects. Just who murdered Aunt Agatha? And why? Will they be able to find the killer before someone else dies?

Book ONE in The Violet Carlyle Mysteries. Are you ready for the roaring twenties? For a spunky young woman determined to craft her own life? If so, you’ll love Vi, her indulgent twin Vic, and their friends. You might even find your imagination caught by Chief Inspector Jack Wakefield. For fans of Carola Dunn, Jacqueline Winspear, Georgette Heyer, and Lee Strauss.
A light, cozy mystery with a fun peek into life in the life of a bright young thing. No swearing, graphic scenes, or cliffhangers.

The Violet Carlyle Mysteries
1- Murder & The Heir
2- Kennington House Murder
3- Murder at the Folly
4- A Merry Little Murder*
5- Murder Among the Roses
6- Murder in the Shallows
7- Gin & Murder
8- Obsidian Murder
9- Murder at the Ladies Club
10- Wedding Vows & Murder
11- A Jazzy Little Murder
12- Murder by Chocolate

*There are two short stories that fall between A Merry Little Murder and Murder Among the Roses. They are: New Year’s Madness and Valentine’s Madness.

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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Paperback Editions

January 2019 : Paperback

Title: Murder & The Heir: A Violet Carlyle Cozy Historical Mystery: 1 (The Violet Carlyle Mysteries)
Author(s): Beth Byers
ISBN: 1-79389-972-X / 978-1-79389-972-9
Publisher: Independently published
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Kindle Editions

August 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Murder & The Heir: A Violet Carlyle Cozy Historical Mystery (The Violet Carlyle Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Beth Byers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU