Mallowan Hall, tucked away in Devon, is the home of acclaimed detective novelist Agatha Christie and her husband Max Mallowan. It’s run like a well-oiled clock by housekeeper Phyllida Bright. Phyllida loves detective fiction in general, but Hercule Poirot in particular. 

Agatha and Phyllida have known one another for years and are as much friends as employer/employee, so when one of the guests is murdered during a house party at Mallowan Hall, Phyllida steps up to investigate and solve the mystery…before she becomes a victim herself.

Ms. Cambridge has set up for a very intriguing series with well developed characters and a plot you’ll be turning the pages to see if you’re right…and you just might not be! I’m already looking forward to the next books in the series.

4 stars