A Mitford Murders Mystery
by Jessica Fellowes
Pub Date 18 Jan 2022 |
The Mitford family is having their (fictional) moment. There has been a recent streaming show of The Pursuit of Love; the publication of Michelle Gable’s latest novel, The Bookseller’s Secret; and the upcoming The Mayfair Bookshop by Eliza Knight. The latter two feature Nancy Mitford.
Jessica Fellows was one of the first (so far as I know) to fictionalize the Mitfords. She finds the Mitford family fascinating and has created a mystery series that centers on them. The Mitford Vanishing is the fifth book in the series. I found it to be a good read.
Jessica Mitford is missing. Nancy Mitford calls on Louisa and Guy to find her. For those who don’t know, Louisa was once a servant to the Mitfords. She married Guy, a police officer, and now has a little girl. Together, Guy and Louisa have formed a private detective business, Cannon and Sullivan. Nancy’s call brings Louisa and Guy back into the Mitford orbit and they accept the case.
The story takes place as the Spanish Civil War is being fought. Has Jessica gone to Spain? Why? Who is she with? Readers know that Jessica was the “communist” Mitford so going to help the forces there may be a logical possibility.
At the same time, Louisa is consulted by a woman who is looking for her sister. Where has she gone? Is she also in Spain? Will the cases intersect? Pick this one up to find out.
This review is for the audio version of this title. It has a wonderful narration with each character having their own voice.
I recommend this title in either book or audio form for those who enjoy historical mysteries. Readers may then want to read other titles in the series. Each has featured one of the Mitford sisters.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own.