Murder at Bray Manor
A poltergeist guilty of murder?
Ginger Gold receives a letter from her sister-in-law, Felicia, requesting Ginger come straightaway to her late husband's family home, Bray Manor. Dowager Lady Gold, Ginger's nervous grandmother through marriage, believes the old manor is haunted.
Ginger doesn't believe in ghosts, but is haunted nevertheless by memories of her husband and the l
Ginger Gold, proprietress of the Feathers & Flair boutique, is summoned by her sister-in-law, Felicity, to Bray Manor, the family home of Ginger’s late husband. Felicity, and her grandmother, Amb ...more
Lady Ginger Gold is busy redying her new dress shop Fathers & Flair for opening day. When she gets a frantic call from her younger sister-in-law Felicity ranting about a poltergeist and to please come solve the mystery NOW, Ginger can't refuse. She has been reluctant to return to her late husband Daniel's childhood home and his gravesite, despite affection for the family. She's happy to provide money for the upkeep of the manor house but isn't ready to face the fact Daniel will no ...more
I love that Ginger opened a dress shop. It is perfect for her. Unfortunately, as soon as it opens, she is called to Bray Manor to help her late husband's family to solve a mystery which quickly turns into two.
Ms. Strauss has the unique ability of describing characters and scenery so that I can easily picture them in my mind.
All of the characters are ...more
The Hertfordshire country home of the Gold family makes a delightful and perfect setting for a murder. The mystery is well developed and, as usual, there are plenty of interes ...more
Also, if you're going to go with a poltergeist, it would be good to use that to create some added mystery and spookiness but that didn't really happen. A missing knitting needle? Welp. That must be a ghost for sure.
Also, consi ...more
Here we had a character named as “ the Honourable Mrs Croft” with the explanation of her designation being that “Mrs Croft’s father-in-law is Baron Julius Croft”. In another chapter he is referred to as “Sir Julius Croft”,
If Julius Croft is a baron then he should be spoken of as “Julius, Lord Cro ...more
The setting in the early 1920's is finely sketched - a couple of historical inaccuracies but this isn't great literature and doesn't pretend to be - it ...more
Ginger doesn't believe in ghosts & arrives determined to find the human agent tormenting her grandmother in law. She learns Felicity is renting out parts of the Manor for meetings, which widens the scope. Then after a fundraising ball, a woman's body is discovered. Scotland Yard arrives in the form of Inspector Basil Reed. Haley is around too for some of the mystery ...more
"Only when I think I might run into you."
This was a great mystery! Not predictable and actually involved a lot of investigating and interrogating. Ginger and Basil teamed up to solve this murder, and I was totally there for the tension between them. I look forward to more development in their relationship! The plot was way less interesting than the many characters, both new and old. There were some completely insufferable characters that thankfully we ...more
I just LOVE Ginger, she’s so much fun. Her own dress shop, how fitting is that! Totally love it! But, she gets a letter from her late husband’s sister that she has to go Bray Manor. His grandmother is sure there is a poltergeist. Being at Bray Manor brings back a lot of memories of her late husband.
Of course she is accompanied by her good friend Haley. And, of course a murder happens… so: enter Inspector Reed!
The book is unputdownable! Once again you feel as if you’re there, i ...more
If you're a fan of the "Miss Fisher" series on PBS, you'll love Lady Ginger Gold.
Ginger's a WW1 widow. She served as a special agent during the war, but she's signed the "Secret Service's Act" which FORBIDS her from telling anyone about her work during this time.
A large part of Lady Gold's life is about fashion. Who she's wearing, what it's made of and the like ... if you're a fashionista, you'll be thrilled, if not, just skip over it.
It's just a fun cozy mystery series.
And the murderess at Bray Manor was complete shock to me! I was examining everyone’s alibis, and couldn’t quite figure out who had killed Angela Ashton until it was explained to me in black and white at the end of the book.
Dowager Lady Gold is starting to get on my nerves, though. It will be interesting to see how her character ends up. I wouldn’t want her to wind up as a murder v ...more
You'll adore Lady Gold from the acclaimed Ginger Gold Mysteries series, and the spin of series, Higgins & Hawke.
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