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The Summer Mystery

(The third book in the Lord James Harrington Mysteries series)
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A mega-cosy (amateur sleuth) crime novel. Introducing the third in the series of the Lord James Harrington books; a gentle mystery to while away a Sunday afternoon and become involved in the community of Cavendish.
Sweet Mystery Books says: If you like a leisurely pace and a cozy mystery, a summer holiday could be a good thing.
It always feels like catching up with old friends and hearing the small town news when I read these novels. I like that they are set in the 1950s which allows us to move back to a more trusting and less complicated and less violent time. I think we need that these days when life is hectic and so electronic. The annual events in these stories draw you in; the excitement of community gatherings, the gossipy neighbours, and the friends who are willing to step up to help each other in a pinch. It's sweet and delightful.
A Prairie Girl Reads (previously CozyMysteryBookReview) says: I've enjoyed all of these books to date. They are a wonderful escape from the real world. Looking forward to Lord Harrington's adventures in the Fall.

Meet Lord James Harrington and his delightful wife, Beth; residents of the tiny village of Cavendish, deep in the heart of West Sussex in England. They adore hosting seasonal events, running their country hotel, keeping the local folklore alive and listening to the latest murder mystery on the wireless. But mysteries don't always remain on the airwaves.........
It's summer and the annual tennis tournament between Cavendish and Charnley is under way; but a sudden spate of jewel thefts prompts James to put his sleuthing hat on. His investigation suggests that the criminals are using an ancient smuggling network.
Can he convince his good friend, DCI George Lane, of his suspicions? Are these thefts part of an international operation? Has the smuggling network reopened? Who are the wealthy couple staying at Harrington's? Are the two cyclists really tourists? Is the murder of the tennis umpire connected? Could a long-term resident really be a criminal mastermind?
James desperately struggles for answers as he explores hidden tunnels, studies old maps and examines the motives of his fellow villagers. Join Lord Harrington, and the Cavendish regulars, in his latest adventure.

Heads Up: This is the second edition of the Summer Mystery. For reasons unbeknown to me Kindle has not accepted a page break where Chapter Twenty ends and Twenty One starts even though it shows as a page break on the manuscript. Apologies.

Genre: Cozy Mystery    

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Paperback Editions

October 2017 : USA Paperback

Title: Lord James Harrington and the Summer Mystery (Volume 3)
Author(s): Lynn Florkiewicz
ISBN: 1-977836-34-8 / 978-1-977836-34-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: LORD JAMES HARRINGTON AND THE SUMMER MYSTERY (Lord James Harrington Mysteries Book 3)
Author(s): Lynn Florkiewicz
Publisher: Lynn Florkiewicz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA