Murder at the Old Vicarage

Jill McGown

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08 October 2015
240 pages

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.

Impeccable plotting, alibi- and clue-weaving

Mail on Sunday

Jill McGown is a crisp writer and a spellbinding storyteller

Financial Times

Superior mystery fiction

Publishers Weekly