Murder at the Mill by M. B. Shaw is a great sweeping adventure. Ideal for holiday reading. --M. C. Beaton, New York Times and USA Today bestselling authora rich, mystery debut --Kirkus Starred Review 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.
Praise for Murder at the Milla rich, mystery debut... Tilly Bagshawe... makes a smooth transition to the world of puzzlers --Kirkus Starred Review The principled, smart, and courageous Iris is bound to garner enthusiastic fans. --Publishers Weekly Complicated relationships create a strong backdrop for a complex mystery, and one hopes, the foundation for more books to come. --Library Journal Murder at the Mill is one of those rare novels that perfectly balances its complex mystery writing with a juicy yet still entirely believable personal life for its detective. Ms. Shaw knows how to write a page-turner with a thoroughly modern cast and setting. I'll definitely be looking out for more books in this series! --Criminal Element A most enjoyable and energetic cozy. --Booklist
About the Author
M.B Shaw is the pen-name of New York Times bestselling writer Tilly Bagshawe. A teenage single mother at 17, Tilly won a place at Cambridge University and took her baby daughter with her. She went on to enjoy a successful career before becoming a writer. As a journalist, Tilly contributed regularly to the Sunday Times, Daily Mail, and Evening Standard, before turning her hand to novels.Tilly's first book, ADORED, was a smash hit on both sides of the Atlantic, becoming an instant New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller. She now divides her time between the UK and America, writing her own books and the new series of Sidney Sheldon novels.