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Murder at Melrose Court

(2018)
(The first book in the Heathcliff Lennox series)
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'Downton Abbey meets Agatha Christie with a touch of Wodehouse and a dog of distinction.'
Couldn't put it down'. Humorous - did I say humorous?' 'And there's even a dog!' 'Cozy murder mystery at its best!' 'Love the setting, old country house, eccentric guests, snow and murder'. 'It's always the last one you thought - who dun it!


It's 1920 and Christmas is coming. Major Lennox finds a body on his doorstep - why on his doorstep? Was it to do with the Countess? Was it about the ruby necklace? Lennox goes to Melrose Court, home to his uncle, Lord Melrose, to uncover the mystery. But then the murders begin and it snows and it all becomes very complicated....

Major Heathcliff Lennox - ex WW1 war pilot, 6feet 3inch, tousled dark blond hair, age around 30 – named after the hero of Wuthering Heights by his romantically minded mother – much to his great annoyance.

Murder at Melrose Court is the first book in the Heathcliff Lennox series

KIRKUS REVIEW - RECOMMEND - It’s 1920, and Major Heathcliff Lennox, a veteran of the First World War, receives distressing news from his butler, Greggs: There’s a dead man lying on his doorstep—truly an uncommon circumstance in sleepy rural England—which kicks off Menuhin’s often humorous story.

BOOKLIFE REVIEW- RECOMMEND - Fans of English interwar mysteries will delight in this whodunit, which is replete with eccentric gentry and servants, a drafty manor house, and plenty of witty exchanges.

Amazon Reviews

Old Bindlestiff 5.0 out of 5 stars
Rollicking good read
Intelligent and engaging protagonist surrounded by an unusual collection of eccentric suspects. A good book for a cold evening with the cat in your lap and a suitable libation at your elbow.

Sudha Raghavan 5.0 out of 5 stars
One of the most riveting mystery novels
Like other reviewers have said, it is Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle etc rolled into this novel. The Russian Revolution throws in an added twist.

Cathy Holmes 5.0 out of 5 stars
Delightful main character, dry humor, and detailed historical settings Did I say humorous? I hope this is the first of many.

Cheryl Leaf 5.0 out of 5 stars
Hilarious!
One of the best books I have read in a long time. The writing is witty and laugh out loud funny. Major Lennox is part genius and part goofball.

Kindle Reader Ann 5.0 out of 5 stars
Menuhin is close to genius.
Although I buy way too many Kindle books, and generally enjoy them greatly, I am far too slothful to write reviews. However, I simply had to make an exception for MURDER AT MELROSE COURT. A brilliant work! Witty, sardonic, sweet, clever. Wonderful plot, superb characters, very very clever, hilarious and touching at the same time. This work compares well with the British classics of the golden age. I hope that the author will continue to delight us with many more Lennox mysteries of this exceptional caliber.

Rick Wilson 4.0 out of 5 stars
Well-structured, very period correct, with cleverly drawn characters.
Mrs. Menuhin has produced a thoroughly enjoyable, clever, highly engaging story. Peopled with both likable and despicable characters, she evokes thoughts of strong work from Cyril Hare, Patricia Wentworth, George Bellairs, and other gifted British authors.

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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Used availability for Karen Baugh Menuhin's Murder at Melrose Court

Paperback Editions

December 2018 : Paperback
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Title: Murder at Melrose Court: A 1920s Country House Christmas Murder (1) (Heathcliff Lennox)
Author(s): Karen Baugh Menuhin
ISBN: 1-916294-70-7 / 978-1-916294-70-7
Publisher: Karen Menuhin Author
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December 2018 : Paperback
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Title: Murder at Melrose Court: A Country House Christmas Murder
Author(s): Karen Menuhin
ISBN: 1-79074-542-X / 978-1-79074-542-5
Publisher: Independently published
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Audio Editions

October 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Murder at Melrose Court: Heathcliff Lennox Series, Book 1
Author(s): Karen Menuhin
Publisher: Karen Baugh Menuhin
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October 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Murder at Melrose Court: Heathcliff Lennox Series, Book 1
Author(s): Karen Menuhin
Publisher: Karen Baugh Menuhin
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October 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Murder at Melrose Court: Heathcliff Lennox Series, Book 1
Author(s): Karen Menuhin
Publisher: Karen Baugh Menuhin
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October 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Murder at Melrose Court: Heathcliff Lennox Series, Book 1
Author(s): Karen Menuhin
Publisher: Karen Baugh Menuhin
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Kindle Editions

December 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Murder at Melrose Court: A 1920s Country House Murder (Heathcliff Lennox Book 1)
Author(s): Karen Baugh Menuhin
Publisher: Little Dog Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU