In a season of peace and goodwill, it was shocking for residents of the Cotswold town to learn a stranger had been murdered in their midst. It was even more shocking that he died on the doorstep of the town's police inspector's home as he was entertaining guests on Christmas Eve. It appeared Daniel Keegan's only failing had been to fall in love with the wrong person, something that sends a chilling message to two of the inspector's guests. Newlyweds Jacob Silver and Sarah Simm are used to criticism, but does Keegan's death mean their own lives may be in danger?
'Spirit of the Season' is the eighth book in the Silver and Simm Victorian Mysteries series.
About the Author
Cynthia E. Hurst is the author of two mystery series set in present-day Seattle, the R&P Labs Mysteries and the Zukie Merlino Mysteries, and the Silver and Simm series, which takes place in Victorian England.
Like her characters, Cynthia grew up in Seattle, then earned a degree in journalism and worked on several newspapers and magazines in the US and UK. The R&P books are based on her time spent in the small research lab where her parents both worked, and many of the R&P staff's projects are ones actually undertaken by the lab. The Zukie books were inspired by her Italian relatives. The Silver and Simm series is set in Oxfordshire, her home since 1984.