Prelude to Murder [Large Print]

Prelude to Murder [Large Print] : A Rex Graves Mystery

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When a glamorous young couple, who appear to have everything going for them, are found dead in their house on his fiancee's street, Scottish barrister Rex Graves feels compelled to get involved in the case. Helen is less enthusiastic. He had promised to dedicate the weekend to planning their wedding, not solving a juicy double murder. Includes SAY MURDER WITH FLOWERS: A Rex Graves Mini-Mystery in which the resourceful Scottish barrister is called to London at the behest of a prominent cabinet minister to solve his daughter's hit-and-run murder. By the bestselling author of "Christmas Is Murder," published by Midnight Ink. **STARRED** Review from Booklist: "The first installment in this new mystery series is a winner... At times, it seems we are playing Clue or perhaps enjoying a contemporary retelling of a classic Agatha Christie tale (And Then There Were None, or At Bertram's Hotel) with a charming new sleuth. A must for cozy fans." Booklist (American Library Association) "C.S. Challinor's CHRISTMAS IS MURDER dishes up an English manor house mystery with the traditional elements: a murder, a small contingent of suspects thrown together, and an engaging and witty sleuth... Challinor will keep most readers guessing as she cleverly spreads suspicion and clues that point in one direction, then another." Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine "A disparate group of guests snowed in at an English hotel await Christmas and death. Rex Graves, QC, uses his prosecutorial expertise to work his way through method and motive until he announces the murderer in a denouement in the classic style. Challinor's debut is a pleasant modern knockoff of Christie." Kirkus Reviews
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Product details

  • Paperback | 364 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 20.83mm | 621.42g
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1507832532
  • 9781507832530

About C S Challinor

C.S. Challinor was raised and educated in Scotland (St. George's School for Girls, Edinburgh) and England (Lewes Priory, Sussex; University of Kent, Canterbury: Joint Hons Latin & French). She also holds a diploma in Russian from the Pushkin Institute in Moscow. She has lived in Southwest Florida since age 30. Challinor is a member of the Authors Guild, New York, and writes the critically acclaimed Rex Graves cozy mystery series published by Midnight Ink, featuring Rex Graves, a Scottish barrister-sleuth. CHRISTMAS IS MURDER, the first in the Rex Graves Mystery series, reached #1 on the Kindle Bestseller List. This title is also available in large print hardcover through Thorndike Reviewer's Choice. The fifth in the series, MURDER OF THE BRIDE, was a Mystery Guild Book Club pick (hardcover) and a Top Five Books of 2011 Selection by Crime Fiction Lover. JUDGMENT OF MURDER, the eighth Rex Graves title from Midnight Ink, was released in November 2016 to highly favorable reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Kirkus Reviews. UPSTAGED BY MURDER, #9, is slated for release by Midnight Ink Books in July of 2018. Visit the author at
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