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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I got so much pleasure from this story! These stories are written in the First-Person point of view of Gemma. She is the American import helping her modern relatives with many different projects surrounding the British family manor house on the North Sea. There are so many tidbits I want to share, but I am committed to a no-spoiler policy. The upside is you get to have the reading pleasure of discovering all these wonderful things yourself. I love Veronica’s writing, she pulls together so many different elements to weave a masterful tale of intrigue and suspense. Scene setting, dialogue, and action are just a few of the things she does so well! Also, there is no head-hopping whatsoever! One of my pet peeves is having to stop and figure out who is speaking. She offers lots of hints and it might be a little easier if you read the first book, The Crown for Castlewood Manor beforehand. It isn’t necessary by any means. I give Cast, Crew, and Carnage a score of 4.9 stars. The score would have been higher except for the small handful of spelling errors I found.