Death at the Manor (The Asharton Manor Mysteries, #1) [NOOK Book]

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**Please note - this is a novella-length piece of fiction (about 20 thousand words)**

It is 1929. Asharton Manor stands alone in the middle of a pine forest, once the place where ancient pagan ceremonies were undertaken in honour of the goddess Astarte. The Manor is one of the most beautiful stately homes in the West Country and seems like a palace to Joan Hart, newly arrived from London to take up a servant’s position as the head kitchen maid. Getting to grips with her new role and with her fellow workers, Joan ...

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Death at the Manor (The Asharton Manor Mysteries, #1)

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Overview

**Please note - this is a novella-length piece of fiction (about 20 thousand words)**

It is 1929. Asharton Manor stands alone in the middle of a pine forest, once the place where ancient pagan ceremonies were undertaken in honour of the goddess Astarte. The Manor is one of the most beautiful stately homes in the West Country and seems like a palace to Joan Hart, newly arrived from London to take up a servant’s position as the head kitchen maid. Getting to grips with her new role and with her fellow workers, Joan is kept busy, but not too busy to notice that the glittering surface of life at the Manor might be hiding some dark secrets. The beautiful and wealthy mistress of the house, Delphine Denford, keeps falling ill but why? Confiding her thoughts to her friend and fellow housemaid, feisty Verity Hunter, Joan is unsure of what exactly is making her uneasy, but then Delphine Denford dies…

Armed only with their own good sense and quick thinking, Joan and Verity must pit their wits against a cunning murderer in order to bring them to justice.

Death at the Manor is the first in the Asharton Manor Mysteries series: a four part series of novellas spanning the twentieth century. Each standalone story uses Asharton Manor as the backdrop to a devious and twisting crime mystery, from bestselling crime writer Celina Grace, author of The Kate Redman Mysteries.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781498945929
  • Publisher: Celina Grace
  • Publication date: 5/29/2014
  • Series: Asharton Manor Mysteries, #1
  • Sold by: Draft2Digital
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 2,476
  • File size: 309 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2014

    Fun reading

    A good introduction to the author's next series. Can't wait for the next installment!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 29, 2014

    A wonderful Manor House mystery.  As a Downton Abbey fan I loved

    A wonderful Manor House mystery.  As a Downton Abbey fan I loved this short story.  I can't wait to read other entries in the series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2014

    Nice little story

    I read this one evening when i couldnt sleep; it is perfect for that. It's well-written and flows well. The characters are likeable and developed enough for this short story. Pacing is perfect. The time period feels accurate. Recommended.
    ?...wjj

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2015

    Yup

    Good story although quite short.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2015

    Loved it.

    You know a writer and a story are good when you are sorry it ends. I that way when this was over. Great read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2015

    Great read!

    Really glad to find a fascinating historical mystery series new to me. Thank you for your stories that will provide many hours of entertainment.

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  • Posted March 6, 2015

    Good read

    This was my second Celina Grace mystery, Kate Redman series, the first, and the story line kept my interest. Would recommend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2015

    Good read!

    Entertaining short story with a surprising twist.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2015

    Excellent

    Short tightly written full of intrigue


    Good author

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2015

    Strange little book

    About as long as a TCM"1- reel wonder", this story just never really gets up to speed. Perhaps as the stories develop, so will the characters , but it's a mystery in search of a story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2015

    Classicly Entertaining

    I enjoyed this book very much. It reminded me somewhat of Miss Marple mysteries. Good read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2014

    Good book

    You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this novel. I really enjoyed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2014

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    Pretty good for a short story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

    Yes

    Excellent book. Didn't guess the murdurer until it was revealed. ---Acutally I guessed wrong.

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