book cover of Murder through the Mirror
Added by 15 members

Murder through the Mirror

(Book 14 in the Posie Parker Mystery series)
A novel by


A snow-bound and freezing London, December 1925

Posie Parker, London’s premier female Private Detective, is only just back in town when she receives an unexpected visitor.

The mysterious magician, Count Olli Onneri, pupil of the legendary American magician Harry Houdini, invites Posie to take part in the opening night of his show at the nearby Holborn Empire. She will be helping him with a ‘magic mirror’ trick, the like of which has never been seen before.

When Posie accepts - in the cynical hope of reviving her flagging public profile - she enters a world which is not just about pretty doves being pulled out of hats, but one in which real danger lurks.

Before the show, Count Onneri confesses to Posie that he is receiving death threats delivered to his sumptuous suite at the Ritz. All of the threats arrive inscribed on mirrors. But why? And why is he so scared of a theatre dressing-room he claims he has never been in before?

Up on stage, all is not well either. When Olli Onneri is brutally killed in front of his own audience during his ‘magic mirror’ trick, Posie vows to investigate, and quickly.

Who exactly was Olli Onneri? Why was he so rich? Who exactly are the strange team he has assembled around him?

As Posie’s husband, Chief Inspector Lovelace, starts to pursue suspects, and investigate Count Onneri’s American connections, why can’t Posie shake off the feeling that the motive for the murder is right in front of them, in the Holborn Empire itself?

In a case where nothing is quite as it seems, the long shadows of the past must be stripped away in order to get at the truth.

But sometimes, the truth can be devastating.

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

'Murder through the Mirror' is the fourteenth 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 through the Mirror' 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)

‘Murder and the Mermaid’ (Book #13)

~more on the way!

To be the first to hear about L.B. Hathaway's new releases sign up for the newsletter.

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Visitors also looked at these books

Used availability for L B Hathaway's Murder through the Mirror

About Fantastic Fiction       Information for Authors