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Murder and the Mermaid

(Book 13 in the Posie Parker Mystery series)
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Sometimes the truth is as slippery as a mermaid...

December, 1925

A dark, smog-filled London doesn’t seem very Christmassy, or exciting, but then Posie Parker, London’s premier female Private Detective receives an urgent call from one of her oldest friends; Rufus, Earl of Cardigeon.

Summoned to ‘The Mermaid’, an ancient hotel in Rye, on the Sussex Coast, in the heart of smuggling country, Posie, together with her husband, Richard, finds her friend in a real state.

Rufus has been promised answers about his missing wife, Dolly, but instead there’s simply a bizarre string of events: a priceless car mysteriously driven off a cliff; a missing Frenchman, and telegrams from men who simply don’t exist. While Richard Lovelace, Chief Commissioner of New Scotland Yard tries to work out if Rufus himself is the target of a complicated plot, Posie has her own investigations to make.

The local tragedy of a missing dancer has been dealt with by local police as an open-and-shut case. But Posie soon discovers it is anything but. And she suspects foul play.

And as the snow falls, and Christmas lights go up, secrets are revealed, and Posie becomes involved in perhaps her most personal case so far. She becomes aware that danger lurks at ‘The Mermaid’, and not just for Rufus.

A murderer is on the loose.

A totally gripping and glamorous 1920s historical cozy! Fans of Agatha Christie and Downton Abbey are in for a treat.

'Murder and the Mermaid' is the thirteenth book in the delightfully classic English Posie Parker Mystery Series, although this novella can be enjoyed as a stand-alone story in its own right. This is a clean read, with no graphic violence, sex, swearing or strong language. If you love an action-packed historical cozy crime with a feisty protagonist, download a sample or buy 'Murder and the Mermaid' now.

˃˃˃ THE POSIE PARKER MYSTERY SERIES available exclusively on Amazon:

'Murder Offstage' (Book #1)

'The Tomb of the Honey Bee' (Book #2)

'Murder at Maypole Manor' (Book #3)

'The Vanishing of Dr Winter' (Book #4)

'Murder of a Movie Star' (Book #5)

'Murder in Venice' (Book #6)

'The Saltwater Murder' (Book #7)

'Murder on the White Cliffs' (Book #8)

'Marriage is Murder?' (Book #9)

‘Murder in the London Lights’ (Book #10)

‘Murder in Tuscany’ (Book #11)

‘Murder in a Chelsea Garden’ (Book #12)

~more on the way!

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