Title: Murder at the Mill
Author: M.B. Shaw
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publish Date: December 4, 2018
Genre: Cozy Mystery
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.
Iris Grey rents a cottage in Hampshire village. Her marriage is struggling, and she wants to go somewhere to regroup and work on her painting. The cottage is owned by the Wetherby family, and Iris is soon captivated with the family. On Christmas Day, the youngest Wetherby discovers a body in the water. A mysterious death, that leads to Iris playing amateur sleuth.
This book 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.
This 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.