Every December we choose a holiday-themed mystery – it’s just what we do. Everyone has their traditions this time of year. For us, it’s murder! And now, on to this year’s selection:
Imagine being stuck indoors with your family, waiting for something to happen… and then disaster strikes.
Christmas 1938. The Westbury family and assorted friends have gathered together for another legendary Christmas at their Sussex mansion. As family tensions simmer on Christmas Eve, the champagne flows, the silver sparkles and upstairs the bedrooms are made up ready for their occupants. But one bed will lie empty that night…
Come Christmas morning, guest David Campbell-Scott is found lying dead in the snow, with only a hunting rifle lying beside him and one set of footprints leading to the body. But something doesn’t seem right to amateur sleuth Hugh Gaveston. Campbell-Scott had just returned from the East with untold wealth—why would he kill himself? Hugh sets out to investigate, and what he finds is more shocking than he ever could have expected.