Author: Karen Baugh Menuhin

Category: Mystery and Crime Fiction

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'Downton Abbey meets Agatha Christie with a touch of Wodehouse and a dog of distinction.'Book 1 in the Heathcliff Lennox series

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.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY REVIEW Set in 1920 mostly at an English country house, Menuhin’s winning debut and series launch blends a golden age whodunit with dry Wodehousian humor. The brisk pacing and capable prose are impressive. Fans of lighthearted cozies will be delighted.

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 novelsLike 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.