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Bright Young Dead

The Mitford Murders, Book 2
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The second in the best-selling The Mitford Murders series of Golden Age-style crime novels, soon to be a major TV drama from the makers of The Crown. 

As the glamour of the Bright Young Things crashes into the world of the Mitford sisters, their maid, Louisa Cannon, finds herself at the scene of a gripping murder mystery. 

Meet the Bright Young Things, the rabble-rousing hedonists of the 1920s whose treasure hunts were a media obsession. One such game takes place at the 18th birthday party of Pamela Mitford but ends in tragedy as cruel, charismatic Adrian Curtis is pushed to his death from the church neighbouring the Mitford home. 

The police quickly identify the killer as a maid, Dulcie. But Louisa Cannon, chaperone to the Mitford girls and a former criminal herself, believes Dulcie to be innocent and sets out to clear the girl's name...all while the real killer may be only steps away. 

©2018 Jessica Fellowes (P)2018 Little, Brown Book Group

Critiques

"All the blissful escapism of a Sunday-night period drama in a book." (The Pool on The Mitford Murders)

Praise for The Mitford Murders series: "An extraordinary meld of fact and fiction." (Graham Norton)

"A lively, entertaining, well-written whodunit." (The Times)

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