#1 in series

Murder at the Old Vicarage

A Christmas Mystery

Book 1 in the series

3.81 based on 1027 ratings & 38 reviews on Goodreads.com

Publication date: 08.10.2015
ISBN: 9781509821983
Number of pages: 0


A white Christmas

Deepening snow has isolated the village of Byford from the outside world, but as the locals settle down for the festive period, the peace is suddenly destroyed with news of a violent crime at the vicarage.

A domestic murder

The victim is the vicar's son-in-law, but few are saddened by his death. And although Chief Inspector Lloyd is expecting an open-and-shut case, he is soon confronted with more than he bargained for.

A web of lies

Struggling to keep control of his personal relationship with Sergeant Judy Hill, Lloyd must work his way through a tangle of suspects, each doing their part to disrupt the investigation in this perplexing mystery.

Murder at the Old Vicarage is Jill McGown's classic homage to Agatha Christie, with a decidedly uncosy twist.

In the media

Superior mystery fiction
Publishers Weekly
Jill McGown is a crisp writer and a spellbinding storyteller
Financial Times
Impeccable plotting, alibi- and clue-weaving
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