A mystery with the fascinating Mitford sisters at its heart, Jessica Fellowes’s TheMitford Secret is the sixth and final intriguing installment in the Mitford Murders series.
It’s 1941, and the Mitford household is splintered by the vicissitudes of war. To bring the clan together—maybe for one last time, Deborah invites them to Chatsworth for Christmas, along with a selection of society’s most impressive and glamorous guests, as well as old family friend Louisa Cannon, a private detective.
One night, a psychic arrives, and to liven things up Deborah agrees she may host a séance. But entertainment turns to dark mystery as the psychic reveals that a maid was murdered in this very same house—and she can prove it.
Louisa steps forward to try to solve the cold case. But with a house full of people who want nothing more than to bury their secrets, will she be able to unmask the murderer? And how deep does the truth lie?
About the Author
JESSICA FELLOWES is an author, journalist, and public speaker. She is the author of The Mitford Murders novels as well as the New York Times bestselling official companion books to the Downton Abbey TV series. Former deputy editor of Country Life, and columnist for the Mail on Sunday, she has written for the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, The Sunday Times, and The Lady. Jessica has spoken at events across the UK and US, and has made numerous appearances on radio and television. She lives in Oxfordshire with her family.
“A whodunit worthy of Agatha Christie…a triumph rendered with the style and sensitivity of Golden Age mysteries, the final installment—like all its predecessors—offers a pleasing helping of history and homicide. Mourn for the end of the series, but revel in the wit and whimsy, intelligence and imagination of its creator.”—The Free Lance-Star
"Fellowes's strong six and final mystery centered on the real-life Mitford family. Fellowes neatly balances period detail and fair cluing. Fans will be happy to see this series going out on a high note."—Publishers Weekly
“The heroine is appealingly plucky, and the reader sinks into the rich period detail as pleasantly as into an overstuffed sofa.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Fellowes’ goal is to give the reader enough clues to consider who the killers are without giving away too much…”—New York Journal of Books
“Clever red herrings add spice, and layered revelations top off the bouquet. A full-bodied blend of manners and mystery.”—Historical Novel Society
“Another fun, well-written novel. I have enjoyed this whole series, and can once again hope that Jessica will write more.”—Red Carpet Crash