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Title: Murder at the Mill
Author: M.B. Shaw
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publish Date: December 4, 2018
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Series: An Iris Grey Mystery #1
My Rating: 4/5
A picture hides a thousand lies… And only Iris Grey can uncover the truth.
Iris Grey rents a quaint cottage in a picture-perfect Hampshire village, looking to escape from her crumbling marriage. She is drawn to the neighboring Wetherby family, and is commissioned to paint a portrait of Dominic Wetherby, a celebrated crime writer.
At the Wetherby’s Christmas Eve party, the mulled wine is in full flow – but so are tensions and rivalries among the guests. On Christmas Day, the youngest member of the Wetherby family, Lorcan, finds a body in the water. A tragic accident? Or a deadly crime?
With the snow falling, Iris enters a world of village gossip, romantic intrigue, buried secrets, and murder.
Murder at the Mill is classic crime mystery. The story has a great start with describing the setting and characters. Then a crime occurs. A murder. There is no shortage of suspects, and village newcomer Iris gets involved with discovering the killer’s identity.
Murder at the Mill is the first book in a new mystery series by M.B. Shaw. I look forward to seeing what mysteries are in Iris’s future.
Lovely setting in an idyllic village. Interesting characters. Solid mystery with twists to keep the reader guessing. A great start to a new series.
Books in the Iris Grey Mystery series:
- Murder at the Mill
- Murder at the Castle