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This is book number 1 in the A Daisy Thorne Mystery series.
“First in a new series…this lively cozy has glamour, intrigue, and romance.”
Fans of Agatha Christie won’t want to miss this delightful new mystery set in the charming village of Edgemead in Surrey, England, where you’ll find the latest styles, the juiciest gossip—and the most tantalizing murder clues…
No one would ever accuse famous opera star Dame Serena Levanté of lacking a flare for the dramatic. Unfortunately, it’s curtains down on the dysfunctional diva when she’s found dead at the bottom of a staircase in her elegant home. Solving an opera singer’s murder may not be the typical hairdresser’s aria of expertise. But Dame Serena was the mother of Daisy’s best friend Floria, so Daisy must do-or-dye her best to get to the roots of the case.
When a priceless Modigliani painting in the house is reported missing, the mystery gets even more tangled. Even though the gruff but handsome Detective Inspector Paul McGuinness tells the stylist to stay out of his hair, Daisy is determined to make sure the killer faces a stern makeover—behind bars.
“A promising debut with scads of interesting characters, a spirited heroine, and a hint of romance.”
“Enjoyable…will appeal to readers of Elizabeth J. Duncan’s 'Penny Brannigan' mysteries.”
“Death at a Country Mansion has more twists than a French braid.”
“If you enjoy British manor houses, a touch of budding romance, and a good mystery (like I do), I highly recommend Death at a Country Mansion.”
“A little romance, a little art history, and a gorgeous mansion . . . a page-turner that is fun and intriguing.”
About the Author
Louise R. Innis writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and cozy mysteries. She lives in leafy Surrey in the United Kingdom with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can be found traipsing through the countryside or kayaking on the River Thames. Visit her on Facebook or Twitter or at louiseroseinnes.com.
Praise for Death at a Country Mansion
“This enjoyable series debut, with its diverse cast of characters and clever amateur sleuth, will appeal to readers of Elizabeth J. Duncan’s 'Penny Brannigan' mysteries.”
“Multiple suspects, a myriad of motives, and a missing Modigliani add up to murder at the manor. Louise R. Innes is constantly twisting the story just as we, the reader, believe we’ve figured out the murderer. If you enjoy British manor houses, a touch of budding romance, and a good mystery (like I do), I highly recommend Death at a Country Mansion.”
—Vikki Walton, bestselling author of the Backyard Farming Mystery series and the Taylor Texas Mystery series.
“A fun romp through the British countryside, with Daisy Thorne, hairdresser, leading a colorful cast of characters to solve the murder of her dear friend Fiona’s famous mother. Daisy is smart, savvy, and full of spirit. This book has a delightful puzzle with a satisfying ending. Everyone who loves a manor house mystery will love this one.”
—Nancy Coco, author of the Candy-Coated Mystery series
"Death at a Country Mansion has more twists than a French braid."
—Sherry Harris, Agatha-nominated author of the Sarah Winston Garage Sale mysteries and the Chloe Jackson Sea Glass Saloon mysteries
“The first in a new series featuring Daisy and her pals at the salon, this lively cozy has glamour, intrigue, and romance. There is definitely more than professional collaboration between the delightful Daisy and the attractive DI.”