Yes, yes, yes, it is here! I am so excited to be able to show off the new cover for Death at the Manor, the first book in the new series of historical mysteries, The Asharton Manor Mysteries. As with all my covers, it is the work of the extremely lovely and talented Chris Howard of Blondesign, who just manages always to come up with something so faithful to the genre and yet still make it fresh and interesting and pertinent to the story.
The Asharton Manor Mysteries are a series of four historical crime mysteries, all set in the same location (a beautiful manor house in the west of England) but at different points in the twentieth/twenty-first century. Death at the Manor will be released very shortly… sign up to my mailing list to be the first to know when it’s ready for downloading and to get it at a special promotional price!
And just to whet your appetite even further, here’s the blurb…
**Please note – this is a novella-length piece of fiction (about 20 thousand words)**
It is 1929. Asharton Manor stands alone in the middle of a pine forest, once the place where ancient pagan ceremonies were undertaken in honour of the goddess Astarte. The Manor is one of the most beautiful stately homes in the West Country and seems like a palace to Joan Hart, newly arrived from London to take up a servant’s position as the head kitchen maid. Getting to grips with her new role and with her fellow workers, Joan is kept busy, but not too busy to notice that the glittering surface of life at the Manor might be hiding some dark secrets. The beautiful and wealthy mistress of the house, Delphine Denford, keeps falling ill but why? Confiding her thoughts to her friend and fellow housemaid, feisty Verity Hunter, Joan is unsure of what exactly is making her uneasy, but then Delphine Denford dies…
Armed only with their own good sense and quick thinking, Joan and Verity must pit their wits against a cunning murderer in order to bring them to justice.
Death at the Manor is the first in the Asharton Manor Mysteries series: a four part series of novellas spanning the twentieth century. Each standalone story uses Asharton Manor as the backdrop to a devious and twisting crime mystery, from bestselling crime writer Celina Grace, author of The Kate Redman Mysteries.