Murder at Melrose Court

Murder at Melrose Court : A 1920s Country House Christmas Murder

4.07 (11,834 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.07 (11,834 ratings by Goodreads)

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Book 1 in The Heathcliff Lennox series

It's 1920 and Christmas is coming. Major Lennox finds a body on his doorstep - why on his doorstep? Was it to do with the Countess? Was it about the ruby necklace? Lennox goes to Melrose Court home to his uncle, Lord Melrose, to uncover the mystery. But then the murders begin and it snows and it all becomes very complicated....

Major Heathcliff Lennox, ex-WW1 war pilot, six feet 3 inches, tousled, dark blond hair, age around 30 - named after the hero of Wuthering Heights by his romantically minded mother - much to his great annoyance. Murder at Melrose Court is the first book in the Lennox series.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 262 pages
  • 133 x 203 x 14mm | 277g
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1916294707
  • 9781916294707
  • 167,439

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One of the most interesting and amusing mysteries I have read in some time. Kind of a combination Agatha Christie and P.G. Wodehouse's Jeeves & Wooster. Kept my interest till the very end. Lots of red herrings. Characters with dimension. Read it over 2 days time and had trouble falling asleep considering who could have dunnit. It's amazing that this is the author's first novel. I can't wait for more !

One of the most riveting mystery novels. Like other reviewers have said, it is Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle etc rolled into this novel. The Russian Revolution throws in an added twist.

Delightful main character, dry humor, and detailed historical settings Did I say humorous? I hope this is the first of many.

Hilarious! One of the best books I have read in a long time. The writing is witty and laugh out loud funny. Major Lennox is part genius and part goofball.

Menuhin is close to genius. Although I buy way too many books, and generally enjoy them greatly, I am far too slothful to write reviews. However, I simply had to make an exception for MURDER AT MELROSE COURT. A brilliant work! Witty, sardonic, sweet, clever. Wonderful plot, superb characters, very very clever, hilarious and touching at the same time. This work compares well with the British classics of the golden age. I hope that the author will continue to delight us with many more Lennox mysteries of this exceptional caliber.

Well-structured, very period correct, with cleverly drawn characters. Mrs. Menuhin has produced a thoroughly enjoyable, clever, highly engaging story. Peopled with both likable and despicable characters, she evokes thoughts of strong work from Cyril Hare, Patricia Wentworth, George Bellairs, and other gifted British authors.

Light, amusing cozy country house murder/mystery. In the vein of Bertie Worster, this book is both amusing and has an ingenious murder at its core. Perfect for a grey miserable day in January, with the gentility and manners of the times of Downton Abbey. Loved the escapism it brought.
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4.07 out of 5 stars
- 11,834 ratings
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2 3% (386)
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