Kill Him Again: Fifteen Variations on a Country House Murder

Kill Him Again: Fifteen Variations on a Country House Murder

by Nigel Tappin

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Fifteen Versions of a Murder and Its Solution

A storm and high seas isolate a house party at Morthead Manor situated in southwest England on a headland connected to the mainland by a narrow neck of land. In the style of 1920s Golden Age mysteries, this collection explores different scenarios as to how, why and by whom the host is murdered. Somewhat unsavoury financier Captain Charles Mortlake's murder can happen and be solved in a surprising number of ways. Can you guess how and whodunit before the colourful investigating characters?

"There are 50 ways to leave your lover, and almost as many ways for poor ... Charles to leave his manor, feet first. An intriguing web of dastardly deeds perpetrated by one or other of the motley crew of guests and staff... Lady Letitia Parrot leads the romp through this entertaining group of whodunits. Miss Marple would be proud." - Vicki Cameron, author of the Clue Mysteries

"Take a weekend trip to a stately mansion where everything is elegant and perfectly organized, except, of course, for that pesky body on the carpet. Never mind that, sit back, relax and enjoy the ambiance. But be careful, because in these amusing short stories no one is ever quite what they seem. Your brain will enjoy the workout. Go ahead, enjoy an aged brandy from the cellars. After all, someone's going to KILL HIM AGAIN." - Mary Jane Maffini, Arthur Ellis, Agatha, and RT Award winning author of the Camilla MacPhee, Fiona Silk and Charlotte Adams mystery novels. She also writes short stories. Her latest mystery novel is The Wolfe Widow (as one half of Victoria Abbott).

"... meets the challenge inherent in his short story anthology, where the victim and suspects are a given, and creates unique and compelling stories that keep the reader guessing until the very end." - R.J. Harlick, author of the Meg Harris mystery series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781927114933
Publisher: Carrick Publishing
Publication date: 10/17/2014
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.56(d)

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