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Salvation Hall

(The first book in the Lancefield Murder Mystery series)
A novel by

There have been Lancefields at Salvation Hall since wealthy sugar planter Thomas Moses Lancefield acquired the Cornish manor house in 1738. But now the Lancefield family are a dying breed - in every sense of the word.

Invited to Penzance to curate the reclusive family's dubious heritage, genealogist Kathryn Clifton thinks she has stumbled upon the opportunity of a lifetime. The Lancefields have been secretive about the origins of their wealth for generations. What Kathryn hopes for is exclusive access to the family's private papers. What she gets is a ringside seat for murder.

Detective Chief Inspector Ennor Price doesn't know much about history. Called in to Salvation Hall to find a killer, he finds all the evidence - and the Lancefield family - pointing towards an obvious suspect. But Price has never been one to settle for low-hanging fruit, and he can't help thinking that the answer to the crime lies in the sins of the family's past.

As Kathryn finds herself drawn deeper into the lure of Salvation Hall, it becomes clear that the Lancefield family tree is hiding more than its fair share of secrets and lies. And it isn't long before Ennor Price turns to her for help ...


Salvation Hall is the first in a new murder mystery series from the author of the Rose Bennett Mysteries.


What readers are saying about Salvation Hall

'A completely fascinating story ... the characters are well rounded and I thoroughly enjoyed the mystery of the murders' (UK review)

'The backdrop is a gorgeous house, setting and family that were so vividly drawn that I could see it in my mind's eye as I read the book' (US review)

'Any mystery fan will be very pleased with this book. As with Mariah Kingdom's Rose Bennett series, all the elements of a great book are there for the reading' (US review)

Genre: Mystery

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