THE WINTER MYSTERY an absolutely gripping whodunit from a million-selling author

February 1, 2019 - Comment

Discover a new series of whodunits by million-selling author Faith Martin. These charming mysteries will have you scratching your head to work out who the murderer is. “Classic murder mystery story with a twist at the end” Oxford Times Meet Jenny Starling: travelling cook and reluctant amateur detective. Please note this book was first published

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Discover a new series of whodunits by million-selling author Faith Martin. These charming mysteries will have you scratching your head to work out who the murderer is.

“Classic murder mystery story with a twist at the end” Oxford Times

Meet Jenny Starling: travelling cook and reluctant amateur detective.

Please note this book was first published as “A FATAL FALL OF SNOW” under Faith Martin’s pen name JOYCE CATO.

Jenny Starling is spending Christmas in a snowed-in country house cooking all the traditional food she loves. But the family she’s working for are not full of the seasonal spirit. In fact, they seem to hate each other.

On Christmas Eve, someone is found dead on the kitchen table. And the head of the family is blaming Jenny!

But with an incompetent detective called in, and seemingly no motive for the murder, Jenny will have to give the police a hand.

She will stop at nothing to clear her name and find the real murderer.

This is the second of a series of gripping murder mysteries with a great cast of characters and baffling crimes which will keep you in suspense to the final page.

Perfect for fans of classic whodunits by authors like Agatha Christie, LJ Ross, TE Kinsey, and J.R. Ellis.

What readers are saying about THE WINTER MYSTERY

“Really enjoying this series.” Nerys

“Jenny is an attractive, intelligent Rubenesque heroine, and the cast of characters above and below stairs are captured affectionately and wittily.” EuroCrime

“Really enjoyable and easy to read.” Anne-marie

“A very nice cozy read.” Janet

THE SETTING
A snowed-in farmhouse in rural Oxford. A big Cotswold-stone Georgian house with stables, outhouses, cobbled courtyard and resident sheepdog. Charming, but cold and uncomfortable in winter.

JENNY STARLING
In her late twenties, Jenny Starling is an impressive woman. Physically, she stands at 6ft 1inch, and has shoulder-length black hair and blue eyes. Curvaceous and sexy, she’s a modern single woman, living the lifestyle that suits her – that of a travelling cook. Her famous (and now very rich) father, is a ‘celebrity’ cook, divorced from Jenny’s mother. Jenny drives a disreputable cherry-red van, and is happy travelling the country catering events and cooking great food. She is on a one-woman crusade to bring back ‘real’ food. And definitely doesn’t like having to divert her attention from achieving the perfect Dundee cake or creating a new sauce recipe by having to solve a murder. She finds crime very distracting, especially when there is chocolate to temper or pike to poach. Nevertheless, she is very good at reading people, and with a quick and agile brain, becomes very good at unmasking killers. And her always-undaunted sense of humour goes a long way in keeping her sane when all around her people are dropping like flies.

THE AUTHOR
FAITH MARTIN is the best-selling author of the DETECTIVE HILLARY GREENE mysteries, which have sold over 1 million copies globally in just over a year.

JENNY STARLING MYSTERIES
Book 1: THE BIRTHDAY MYSTERY
Book 2: THE WINTER MYSTERY

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Comments

Anonymous says:

Brilliant! You know, what a joy to read a murder/mystery book which isn’t full of graphic violence and sex! This story kept me hooked to the end despite my suspicions about who did the foul deed, and so, do hope the author writes another in this different, but in my view, great series. How about it Faith?

Anonymous says:

Brilliant, captivating thriller from a very talented author This book was Faith Martin at her very best! She is an intelligent, articulate writer who writes the most compelling, evocative prose , especially when describing the British countryside. This book continues the adventures of amateur sleuth , jobbing cook Jennifer Starling who finds herself snowed in on an isolated farm, at Christmas . Instead of the jolly traditional British Christmas she had anticipated, she instead finds herself embroiled in a family beset with tensions and seething anger…

Anonymous says:

Didn’t need to think much when reading it. Am not sure about this book. It was a light read and a typical mystery in the old sense. Jenny was not quite Miss Marple but everything was there to suit the latter viz isolated farm in depth of winter, murder in the kitchen, police called in to investigate and Jenny solved the ‘who done it’. I agree with another reviewer I got fed up of hearing what Jenny looked like and I was surprised that a temporary cook, hired only for the Christmas fortnight, could be so bossy to the family. She waltzed…

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