Prelude to Murder(2015)
(The ninth book in the Rex Graves Mysteries series)
A Novella by C S Challinor
When a glamorous young couple, who appear to have everything going for them, are found dead in their house on his fiancee's street, Scottish barrister Rex Graves feels compelled to get involved in the case. Helen is less enthusiastic. He had promised to dedicate the weekend to planning their wedding, not solving a juicy double murder. Includes SAY MURDER WITH FLOWERS: A Rex Graves Mini-Mystery The resourceful Scottish barrister is called to London at the behest of a prominent cabinet minister to solve his daughter's hit-and-run murder. By bestselling author of "Christmas Is Murder," published by Midnight Ink. Reviews for CHRISTMAS IS MURDER (Book #1 in the Rex Graves Mystery series): **STARRED** Review from Booklist: "The first installment in this new mystery series is a winner... At times, it seems we are playing Clue or perhaps enjoying a contemporary retelling of a classic Agatha Christie tale (And Then There Were None, or At Bertram's Hotel) with a charming new sleuth. A must for cozy fans." -Booklist (American Library Association) "C.S. Challinor's CHRISTMAS IS MURDER dishes up an English manor house mystery with the traditional elements: a murder, a small contingent of suspects thrown together, and an engaging and witty sleuth... Challinor will keep most readers guessing as she cleverly spreads suspicion and clues that point in one direction, then another." -Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine "Shades of Agatha Christie. A disparate group of guests snowed in at an English hotel await Christmas and death. Rex Graves, QC, ...uses his prosecutorial expertise to work his way through method and motive until he announces the murderer in a denouement in the classic style. Challinor's debut is a pleasant modern knockoff of Christie." -Kirkus Reviews "It's a charming novel, especially since the violence occurs offstage. CHRISTMAS IS MURDER is full of people with interesting characters and clues... Ms. Challinor was educated in Scotland and England, which explains how she
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