The Murders at Fleat House: A compelling mystery from the author of the million-copy bestselling The Seven Sisters series

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The Murders at Fleat House: A compelling mystery from the author of the million-copy bestselling The Seven Sisters series

The Murders at Fleat House: A compelling mystery from the author of the million-copy bestselling The Seven Sisters series

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If you’ve read any of the Seven Sisters historical drama novels, you’ll recognise elements of the plot here - love affairs forbidden by the constraints of the past, secret babies, thwarted relationships & complicated family dynamics. This is an elaborately constructed murder mystery with multiple suspects but mostly hidden motives. I guessed relatively early who the perpetrator would turn out to be, and had worked out many of the twists - some rather painfully obvious to a crime thriller junkie like me - far ahead of our intrepid DI. For this reason, I would recommend this most to fans of Riley’s who don’t usually read much crime. While not what I would call a cosy mystery, it’s got minimal gore or violence, but plenty of intrigue. The romance is similarly low-key, but it’s there, and I liked that most characters got the endings they deserved. I absolutely love Lucinda Riley’s work but I’m not entirely convinced that I enjoyed The Murders at Fleat House as much as I’d hoped. However, it is a great gift to Lucinda Riley fans in the wake of her sad passing. Jazz is a great character, and it saddens me to think she may not have more books. I love the multiple shades in her arc. The sudden death of a boy in St. Stephens Fleat House sets the stage for a mysterious situation at a small private English boarding school deep in the heart of Norfolk.

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Jazz is a person who notices the human detail, tending to follow her instincts and take her time, learning the stories of those involved and exhausting every avenue of inquiry before arriving at a conclusion. These skills certainly serve her well in The Murders at Fleat House and make for an interesting story.For this reason, I wish to tell you how The Murders at Fleat House came to be. Firstly, although it has never seen the light of day, it was written in 2006. Once her youngest children had started school, Lucinda penned three novels without a publisher, two of which have subsequently been released to great acclaim – The Olive Tree (also called Helena’s Secret) and The Butterfly Room. It was always her plan to publish the third of these novels, The Murders at Fleat House , after the conclusion of The Seven Sisters series. ‘I felt that preserving Mum’s voice should take precedence’ I could really envision the location. And what I particularly liked was knowing that Lucinda’s family lived in the area while she was writing the book. In fact, some of her children attended a school similar to the one portrayed in the book. As Jazz must confront her personal demons, a grim discovery at the school will make this the most challenging murder investigation of her career. Fleat House hides secrets darker than even Jazz could ever have imagined . . . In the case of The Olive Tree and The Butterfly Room, Lucinda undertook extensive rewrites (as any author revisiting a project after a decade would wish to),” he said.

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The disappearance of another boy and a grim discovery in the school basement make this one of the most challenging cases that DI Hunter has ever investigated. The Murders At Fleat House – What I LikedI've loved the Seven Sisters from the get-go and this latest in the series is just as great as the rest . . . As ever there's a brilliant historical subplot -- The Daily Mail on The Missing Sister I liked David and his bond with his son Rory, and I was sad about how unworthy his ex-wife was, but at least in books, karma makes its appearance and I hope David's future is brighter than the present! As I anticipated I absolutely adored reading this book and was really sad when I finished it. With The Murders at Fleat House, Lucinda Riley showed her skills as a masterful storyteller, able to to move between genres with such style and ease. I found myself wondering that if Lucinda was still here if this would have been the first in a new series featuring DI Jazz Hunter, that I’m sure would have been as popular as her Seven Sisters series.

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I am so sad that Lucinda has passed on. Her books are so good. I really loved the foreword and afterword by her son. BookReview Buried in a Good Book by Tamara Berry @Tamara_Morgan @PPPress #BuriedinaGoodBook #TamaraBerry #BytheBookMysteries #inkedinpoison Her relationship with her parents is very touching, and I liked Jonathan sadly after a point he wasn't present since the events from the case took the focus of the story! Me han quedado dudas acerca de si se puede establecer la paternidad con el ADN, que se extrae de un mechón de pelo cortado, es decir sin raíces. Si no hay raíces, el ADN extraíble es el mitocondrial, el que se hereda exclusivamente por vía materna. Si tenemos dos mechones de pelo cortado, el del hijo y el del posible padre, cada uno con el ADN mitocondrial de sus respectivas madres, no tengo claro si se podría filiar paternidad o parentesco entre ambos. Ahí dejo la duda. With likeable, complex characters and a fast-paced plot, this is a cleverly woven mystery to savourL’ho trovato davvero ben costruito, non mi ha annoiato mai ed è stato interessante ricollegare tutti i pezzi del puzzle insieme alla investigatrice del caso; qualcosa avevo intuito come tropos tipici del genere, ma non avrei mai azzeccato il colpevole finale e tutti i piccoli dettagli che l’autrice ha seminato nelle pagine However, one manuscript remained unpublished. Lucinda’s first and only crime novel, which she wrote while her children were young, sixteen years ago. Lucinda Riley, who unfortunately died recently, has written some very popular historical fiction. This book, her only foray into crime mystery, was posthumously published by her son. Mum has not had that opportunity in the case of The Murders at Fleat House. As such, I faced a quandary when taking the decision to release this book.

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