Murder at the Castle (Dorothy Martin Series #13)

Murder at the Castle (Dorothy Martin Series #13)

by Jeanne M. Dams
     
 

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Dorothy Martin and her husband, retired Chief Constable Alan Nesbitt, are invited to join their close friends Nigel and Inga Evans at a Welsh music festival where both Nigel and Inga will be performing with the world-renowned conductor Sir John Warner. Amid the glorious surroundings of Welsh castles and the history of long-ago battles, the stage is set for a most… See more details below

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Dorothy Martin and her husband, retired Chief Constable Alan Nesbitt, are invited to join their close friends Nigel and Inga Evans at a Welsh music festival where both Nigel and Inga will be performing with the world-renowned conductor Sir John Warner. Amid the glorious surroundings of Welsh castles and the history of long-ago battles, the stage is set for a most enjoyable festival.

However, when a tragic accident takes the life of one of the choir, and the same fate befalls another performer, Dorothy and Alan find themselves in the midst of an investigation as tumultuous, passionate and complicated as any opera.

Jeanne M. Dams, an American, is a devout Anglophile who has wished she could live in England ever since her first visit in 1963. Fortunately, her alter ego, Dorothy Martin, can do just that. Jeanne lives in South Bend, Indiana, with a varying population of cats.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Despite its contemporary setting, Dams’s enjoyable 13th Dorothy Martin mystery (after 2012’s The Corpse of St. James’s) features many hallmarks of the traditional British cozy. Retired American teacher Dorothy is vacationing in Wales with her husband, Alan Nesbitt, who is a retired chief constable, along with some young friends—one of whom will perform at a music festival being held at Flint Castle. Classical choral music and a renowned conductor are anticipated, but the fluke accident that takes a choir member’s life is not. After a similar fatal incident, Dorothy and Alan work with local police to investigate the deaths. Dams unfolds her plot with a sure hand, but music takes center stage. The story sometimes threatens to turn into melodrama, but the characters always have time for a pint or a cup of tea before the line into absurdity is crossed. Anglophiles, music lovers, and cozy readers will sing “alleluia.” Agent: Kimberley Cameron, Kimberley Cameron Agency. (July)
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A Dorothy Martin novel always delivers good fun for lovers of traditional mysteries
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“Anglophiles, music lovers, and cozy readers will sing “alleluia”
 Publishers Weekly on Murder At The Castle

"A Dorothy Martin novel always delivers good fun for lovers of traditional mysteries"
Booklist on Murder at the Castle

“Dams, well-known for her classic British cozies, supplements a solid mystery with current and historic details of the Welsh border area.”
Kirkus Reviews on Murder at the Castle

Kirkus Reviews
A music festival in Wales is both moving and deadly. Retired Chief Constable Alan Nesbitt and his sleuthing American wife, Dorothy Martin, have come to Wales to stay at a lovely B&B with their friends Nigel and Inga Evans. Although Nigel is a computer wonk, his first love is music, and he's thrilled to have been invited to sing at the festival founded by renowned conductor Sir John Warner. Disaster strikes when one of the festival singers falls, or is pushed, to his death from a canal boat traveling over a high aqueduct. The much-disliked soloist suffers a similar fate when she takes a tumble from a high wall at the ruined castle where the festival is being held. Although the local police dismiss both deaths as unfortunate accidents, Alan and Dorothy share a strong feeling that they were clever murders. Appealing to them for help, Sir John reveals that the dead woman was his first wife, who had been declared legally dead after she apparently perished aboard a sinking ship. When the girlfriend and best friend of the man killed in the canal boat tragedy vanish, Dorothy, Alan and their friends pull out all the stops to discover the truth. Dams, well-known for her classic British cozies (The Corpse of St James's, 2012, etc.), supplements a solid mystery with current and historic details of the Welsh border area.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780104003
Publisher:
Severn House Publishers
Publication date:
06/01/2013
Series:
Dorothy Martin Series , #13
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
174,035
File size:
1 MB

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