The first book in the Euphemia Martins murder mystery series by Caroline Dunford.
A sparkling and witty crime debut with a female protagonist to challenge Miss Marple." Lin Anderson, Award winning Scottish crime author
A Death in the Family Book One of the Euphemia Martin Mysteries
In December 1909 the Very Rev Joshia Martins expires in a dish of mutton and onions leaving his family on the brink of destitution.
Abandoned by her noble grandfather, Joshia s daughter, the eighteen year old Euphemia, takes it on herself to provide for her mother and little brother by entering service. She s young, fit, intelligent, a little naive and assumes the life of a maid won t be too demanding. However, on her first day at the unhappy home of Lord Stapleford she discovers a dead body.
Euphemia s innate sense of justice has her prying where no servant should look and uncovering some Stapleford secrets