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A Death in the Family

(2009)
(The first book in the Euphemia Martins Mystery series)
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A witty upstairs downstairs murder mystery Christmas 1909 and the Very Rev Joshia Martins inconsiderately expires in a dish of mutton and onions, leaving his family on the verge of destitution. Abandoned by her aristocratic grandfather (who never forgave her mother for marrying into the clergy) eighteen year old Euphemia girds her loins and takes a position as a maid in the notorious Stapleford Household. Then on the first day she discovers a dead body. Worse than that she ends up dragging it , by the leg, across the floor at the behest of the daughter of the house. Needless to say the police are not impressed. Concerned that she will damage her mother's last treasure, her reputation, Euphemia gives a false name and sets about investigating the murder before the police can investigate her. Blessed with an innate sense of justice and a highly inappropriate level of intelligence, Euphemia unearths secrets both upstairs and down, frequently putting herself into situations of moral and earthly peril. What people are saying about A Death in the Family... 'A Sparkling and witty crime debut with a female protagonist to challenge Miss Marple.' Lin Anderson, best selling Scottish Crime Writer. 'She shares Austen's quick wit and intelligence and her acid humour provides nothing less than at least one chuckle a page' Amazon Five star review 'Highly enjoyable classic murder mystery with a new heroine who is wise and witty. Looking forward to reading more of Dunford's works.' Goodreads 5 star review 'a rattlingly good dose of Edwardian country house intrigue with plenty of twist and turns and clues to puzzle through along with the heroine of the book, Euphemia Martins.' Booklore.co.uk

Genre: Historical Mystery    Get it on Google Play

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Hardback Editions

April 2016 : UK Hardback

Title: A Death In The Family
Author(s): Caroline Dunford
ISBN: 0-7505-4233-0 / 978-0-7505-4233-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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August 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Death in the Family (A Euphemia Martins Mysteries)
Author(s): Caroline Dunford
ISBN: 1-78615-073-5 / 978-1-78615-073-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Accent Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

February 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Death in the Family: Volume 1 (A Euphemia Martins Mystery)
Author(s): Caroline Dunford
ISBN: 1-909520-99-3 / 978-1-909520-99-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Accent Press
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October 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Death in the Family
Author(s): Caroline Dunford
ISBN: 1-905637-90-X / 978-1-905637-90-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: EPRINT Publishing
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Audio Editions

October 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Death in the Family
Author(s): Caroline Dunford
Publisher: Soundings
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October 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Death in the Family
Author(s): Caroline Dunford
Publisher: Soundings
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Death in the Family
Author(s): Caroline Dunford
Publisher: Soundings
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2016 : UK Audio CD

Title: A Death In The Family
Author(s): Caroline Dunford
ISBN: 1-78502-200-8 / 978-1-78502-200-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2016 : UK Audio CD

Title: A Death In The Family
Author(s): Caroline Dunford
ISBN: 1-78502-201-6 / 978-1-78502-201-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

May 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Death in the Family (A Euphemia Martins Mystery)
Author(s): Caroline Dunford
Publisher: Accent Press
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Death in the Family: A witty upstairs downstairs murder mystery (Euphemia Martins Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Caroline Dunford
Publisher: Accent Press
Availability: Amazon UK   



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