Murder in the Mill-Race: A Devon Mystery

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Another classic from the author of 2018 successes Bats in the Belfry, Fire in the Thatch and Murder by Matchlight, this book takes place in a lovingly-evoked Devonshire setting.

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“Never make trouble in the village” is an unspoken law, but it’s a binding law. You may know about your neighbours’ sins and shortcomings, but you must never name them aloud. It’d make trouble, and small societies want to avoid trouble.

When Dr Raymond Ferens moves to a practice at Milham in the Moor in North Devon, he and his wife are enchanted with the beautiful hilltop village lying so close to moor and sky. At first they see only its charm, but soon they begin to uncover its secrets – envy, hatred and malice.

Everyone says that Sister Monica, warden of a children’s home, is a saint – but is she? A few months after the Ferens’ arrival her body is found drowned in the mill-race. Chief Inspector Macdonald faces one of his most difficult cases in a village determined not to betray its dark secrets to a stranger.

About the author: E.C.R. Lorac was a pen name of Edith Caroline Rivett (1894–1958) who was a prolific writer of crime fiction from the 1930s to the 1950s, and a member of the prestigious Detection Club. Her books have been almost entirely neglected since her death, but deserve rediscovery as fine examples of classic British crime fiction in its golden age.

Author(s)
E.C.R. Lorac
Publisher
British Library Publishing
Publication date
May 2019
Pages
288
Dimensions
190 x 130 mm
Binding
Paperback

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