American heiress Gemma Lancaster Phillips, PhD, can tell you that owning and running a large estate is much less glamorous than it sounds. Her ancestral home of Cherrywood Hall is stunning, but Gemma knows how much hard work her cousin, Lord Evan Lancaster, and his estate manager, Kyle Williams, put into maintaining the sprawling location.
Castlewood Manor, on the other hand, is all the glamour with none of the grit. The period drama television series is set to film in Cherrywood Hall and bring millions of pounds into the local community. The only problem is that someone wants to see the production shut down permanently and is willing to kill for it! Gemma isn't about to let a murderer run rampant through the halls of her family's estate. When Scotland Yard's own Chief Inspector Marquot solicits her advice, she once again enlists the help of Evan and Kyle to catch the culprit.
Egotistical actors, a royal it-girl, rival estate owners, and even a family ghost spring up to help or hinder Gemma on her quest for the truth. Will it be enough to show Gemma just what kind of evil has been brought to Cherrywood Hall?
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About the Author
Veronica Cline Barton has always held a passion for British murder mysteries, which inspired her to start the My American Almost-Royal Cousin series. Cast, Crew, & Carnage; the Filming of Castlewood Manor, is the second book in the series.
Barton received her graduate degrees in engineering and business and had successful careers in the software and technology industries. She now lives in California with her husband, Bruce, and their two cats, Daisy and Ebbie.