Nuanced characters with shades of grey

I ordered this book from England and am so glad that I did!  This is the first mystery by M.B. Shaw (aka Tilly Bagshaw) who is a modern Agatha Christie or Ngaio Marsh.  All of the elements for a successful series are in place and I hope that Ms. Shaw keeps writing.  The characters are well developed and nuanced; each is unique and has a backstory.  The mystery is solved through the protagonist’s acute observational skills.  Iris Grey, amateur sleuth, is an artist who brings a certain sensibility to the small English village where she has rented a cottage.  Getting to know her and the victim, successful author, Dom, and his family kept the pages turning.  Highly recommended for mystery lovers with a British bent.

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