To celebrate the third day of my Christmas special, I am offering the third book in my Catherine Tregowyn Mystery Series, Murder at Tregowyn Manor. The Publisher’s Weekly Review was as follows:
“…readers will fall in love with the charming cast of characters, each of whom seem above suspicion. By blending romance and thrills with a spunky, brilliant protagonist, the author serves up a golden age-style treat for any book-loving armchair sleuth.”
Winter of 1935 finds Oxford archaeologist, Sonny Nichols, under arrest for the theft of a priceless Roman relic from a dig in Cornwall. Catherine Tregowyn and her sleuthing partners Harry and Dot go to his aid. Almost immediately an anonymous telegram threatens Catherine’s life. Dot’s cousin has involved himself in something deadly.
Undeterred, they motor down to the dig in Cornwall which is on Catherine’s estranged father’s estate. Shortly after their arrival, someone viciously attacks Catherine, nearly killing her. The next morning, one of the archaeologists is missing, and more artifacts have been stolen. The attacker is clearly desperate. Is this only simple greed or are there other factors at work here?
When murder intervenes, Catherine, Harry, and Dot must dig deeper. Is the murderer the charismatic student who has forsaken his aristocratic birthright? Or the misanthropic and penniless professor who seeks to advance his career? Could it be the charming and glib young Irish peer who loves Greek dancing or the ruthless student who needs to reverse his family’s fortunes?
When the truth finally comes out it is on a scale none of them could possibly have imagined. . .
G.G. Vandagriff has written yet another Golden Age English mystery filled with familiar faces from her prior books and an entire collection of new Oxonians who are less . . . and more than they seem at first glance.