It is 1931 and Rose Simpson is busy with preparations for her forthcoming marriage to the young Earl of Belvedere, not thinking for a minute that she will be required to use her detective skills. Against her better judgement, she is persuaded by the earl’s sister, Lady Lavinia Sedgwick, to come to the aid of one of her acquaintances, Millicent Grayson-Smith, whose diamond necklace has been stolen. Believing the culprit to be one of the servants, Rose visits Crossing Manor to commence her investigation, little realising that she will soon be required to investigate a murder in the servants’ hall.
“Murder in the Servants’ Hall” is full of intrigue, clues and red herrings, with nearly everyone having a motive for wishing the victim dead. This is a classic country house murder mystery set during the golden age of crime and will appeal to fans of Agatha Christie and Downton Abbey.