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The Winter Mystery

(2013)
(The first book in the Lord James Harrington Mysteries series)
A novel by

 
SweetMysteryBooks.com says: A traditional British cozy mystery that requires a cup of tea or a glass of sherry, a warm blanket and friend or two to discuss it with.
CozyMysteryBookReview.com says: This is an interesting cozy with full bodied characters both likeable and those you would avoid like the plague. Get involved in the lives of the residents of the village of Cavendish in West Sussex. You will be glad you did. CozyMysteryBookReview.com

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 1957 and James and Beth are discussing the latest Cavendish Players production, The Devil Incarnate, when their cleaner voices her concern over missing farmer, Alec Grimes. When James finds Grimes dead, he is certain of foul play. But the doctor confirms natural causes and even good friend Detective Chief Inspector George Lane dismisses his suspicions. So James decides to put his own sleuthing skills to the test.

Delving into Grimes' affairs, it soon becomes clear that not all is what it seems. What are the strange symbols discovered on the floorboards at Grimes' farm? Who attacked the new vicar on Halloween? Why was Grimes disliked by so many villagers? What are the mysterious pieces of china? Whose body is found on Guy Fawkes Night?

With so many suspects, all with motive and opportunity - will James be able to solve the mystery? Or will his meddling put him and his wife in mortal danger.
An important message from the author:
The first four cosy novels (Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn) were offered at a low price as I was learning my trade and I couldn't afford an editor at the time. However, a few years down the line, I'm aware there were some shortcomings in my writing and I believe the constructive 1* reviews commented on that. I am in the process of re-editing these first four books. I now use a professional editor and mainstream author to edit all of my work. This edition of the Winter Mystery is an updated version using the services of that editor and author. All negative reviews regarding editing or repetition dated prior to 20 February 2017 may not, therefore, be as accurate as they once were. Please bear that in mind when purchasing.
I do hope that you will enjoy being a part of the Cavendish community. Happy reading.

Genre: Cozy Mystery
 
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Paperback Editions

February 2017 : Paperback
thumbTitle: Lord James Harrington and the Winter Mystery: Volume 1
Author(s): Lynn Florkiewicz
ISBN: 1-5432-1759-1 / 978-1-5432-1759-9
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Kindle Editions

December 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: LORD JAMES HARRINGTON AND THE WINTER MYSTERY (Lord James Harrington Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Lynn Florkiewicz
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