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The Monks Hood Murders

(The fifth book in the Heathcliff Lennox series)
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A 1920s Easter Murder Mystery in the depths of rural Yorkshire
Book 5 in the Heathcliff Lennox series

A scoundrel lies dying, he makes his confession; his sins were despicable, and he wants to atone for his wasted life. He bequeaths an invaluable gift to Monks Hood Abbey, an ancient monastery set in a lonely corner of the Yorkshire moors. But sin throws a long shadow and corruption crawls in its shade. Strangers come forward and lay claim to the monks' inheritance. The Abbot calls on Major Heathcliff Lennox and ex-Chief Inspector Swift to ask for their help.
They must go to Yorkshire to unravel the mayhem – but then there's mystery, and murder, and another adventure begins.
Major Heathcliff Lennox, ex-WW1 pilot, six feet 3 inches, unruly dark blond hair, age around 30 - named after the hero of Wuthering Heights by his romantically minded mother - much to his great annoyance.

Amazon Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars The Best so far
When Lennox and Swift are called to Monkshood Monastery, they have no idea how strange the case will be. This book is like a jigsaw puzzle: some pieces refer to Lennox's past, some pieces refer to the centuries old practices of the Benedictine monastery, some pieces refer to the misdeeds of the heretofore benefactor of the monastery, and his misguided attempt to atone for those misdeeds. There are multiple mysteries in this one "whodunit": who is the girl with the cornflower blue eyes? Is the Italian countess really who she says she it? Why does Brother Paul seem to have such a sinister influence over the monks working in the scriptorium? Where does Katharine Wexford fit into all of this? All of these pieces gradually fall into place as the author reveals the whole picture at the end of the book when all of the questions are answered, all of the mysteries solved...except for one: What about Persi? What a great read!!

Shirley Pearson
5.0 out of 5 stars Series Gets Better With Each New Book!
The Monks Hood Murders is #5 in the series about Major Heathcliff Lennox. He and former Chief Inspector Swift are called upon to solve the case of a missing Codex. Part of the reason I enjoyed this book was the description of Monks Hood Abbey, a place where I would be happy to spend time among its gardens, kitchen, library, and cloister. The descriptions of the Abbey are vivid, and help move the story along. I heartily recommend this series and am looking forward to another book featuring this wonderful cast of characters. For even more enjoyment, I suggest you start with Murder At Melrose Court and work your way through the series.

Norman J. Riddell
5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner for sure
I love this series-the main characters are so absolutely real. They say and do the kinds of things you would expect good and decent people to do when faced with extraordinary circumstances. The mysteries are very well crafted and the settings in each book in the series are completely different. Lennox answers the call to solve a problem, and he always has to pack either a small bag or a large trunk. The setting descriptions throw you right into the story and you go detecting right along with Swift, Lennox, Foggy and Greggs. So enjoyable. Can’t wait for the next one.

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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