The Murray of Letho Box Set:
Death in a Scarlet Gown: Young Charles Murray, a student at St. Andrews University, finds an unpopular lecturer dead – but that’s not all that’s been happening in this quiet coastal town.
Knowledge of Sins Past: Estranged from his father, Murray is taken on as secretary by eccentric Lord Scoggie, but all kinds of tensions in the village lead to kidnapping and death.
Service of the Heir – An Edinburgh Murder: Returning to the capital, Murray is sucked into a world of corruption and confusion involving his own father.
It is 1821 and smuggling is rife on the English coast. Lucy Yorton, dragged away from her privileged early life, must slave on a bleak, run-down farm. Those around her suspect she is a spy and treat her accordingly. Her problems increase when two men enter her life:-
Lieutenant Karl Thorsen, sworn to avenge the murder of his father, is a King’s man. He is determined to stop the violent smugglers, hang them, and hang and gibbet one in particular.
Daniel Tynton has smuggling in his blood. Undaunted by Thorsen’s threats, he is respected and feared.
The choices we make determine our futures and Lucy is torn between two determined men as the secrets and lies undermining her life are exposed.
Reviews from Goodreads:
‘Have added Anna Faversham to my favorite authors’ list! Great plot, interesting characters and an inspirational story.
Looking forward to the next book.’
‘Great story – rich with historical descriptions, this story of a girl’s tough life really drew me in… Great uplifting story.’
‘Very exciting and a good book.’
‘A great read and I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series.’
Also includes Twenty Questions for Book Clubs
The dreadful day is approaching for the Napiers in Ballater: Hippolyta Napier’s mother is coming to stay.
But Mrs. Fettes is not just in Aberdeenshire to visit her youngest daughter: she has other reasons, and one will draw the whole family in, with deadly results.
Murray’s most frightening case to date…
Letho, Fife, 1816: Murray and his guests all have good reasons for not attending Edinburgh’s winter season, even down to the new maid. But then an old woman is found dead in the village, and murmurings of witchcraft are abroad. Suddenly everyone seems to have the darkest of secrets – but who would kill to keep theirs?
Look out for A Dark Night at Midsummer – novella-length sequel to this novel.
Scotland at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Scoggie Castle is cold and grim, but a refuge to the disinherited Charles Murray. Then a series of mysterious deaths shakes family and servants alike, and splits the local village in two. Murray is thrown once more into the midst of murder, but who has the answer in this dark rural landscape – the pig-lovers or the pig-haters?
Knowledge of Sins Past is second in the Murray of Letho Series.