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Murder and the Scent of Nutmeg

(Book 16 in the Posie Parker Mystery series)
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What if everything you hold dear is blown apart by one fateful meeting?

Valentine’s Day, 1926

When Posie Parker, London’s premier female Detective, accidentally runs into an old family acquaintance, she is persuaded to leave town immediately and return to the place of her childhood roots - the beautiful and bleak Norfolk coast - to investigate
a closed-room murder mystery which local police believe has a foregone conclusion.

But have the police got it right? Posie must race against the clock as the Murder Trial is scheduled to begin in just two days’ time.

A women’s right’s activist, the courageous Girvan Briskow, will almost certainly face the gallows if she is convicted of her wealthy father-in-law’s murder. Both the murder victim and the chief suspect are already known to Posie from years before, but that knowledge doesn’t make things easier, and Posie needs to push aside old hostilities in order to get at the truth.

But is the truth too much, and too dark, for her to bear?

And is she just imagining it, or is Posie’s presence resented in Norfolk?
Does someone there wish Posie real harm, perhaps even want her dead?

And why has Richard Lovelace, Posie’s husband and the Chief Commissioner of New Scotland Yard, started acting strangely lately? Posie is forced to try and plot some marriage-saving tricks.
But will they work? And should she even bother?

Set against the brooding Norfolk shore,
MURDER AND THE SCENT OF NUTMEG is an atmospheric and golden-age historical murder mystery, which fans of Agatha Christie, T. E. Kinsey, Nicola Upson, Lee Strauss and Verity Bright will adore.

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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