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Jessica Fletcher is invited to ring in the New Year with British aristocracy. Too bad someone's about to end the life of the party....

Jessica Fletcher and her friend Scotland Yard detective inspector George Sutherland are invited to attend a New Year's Eve Ball at Castorbrook Castle, thanks to her British publisher. Shortly after arriving in the idyllic English countryside, Jessica discovers the body of a lady's maid in the garden.
While their host, Lord Norrance, his snobbish third wife, other members of the household, and party guests squabble over the tragic death in tight-lipped, perfectly mannered, thoroughly British style, family relations are strained as old wounds are reopened and cutting remarks are freely handed out. And that's only during teatime!
As midnight beckons at the ball the next night, the earl offers a toast, complete with fireworks. But the merriment crashes to a halt when he falls ill and dies, apparently poisoned - and the number of suspects with a grudge against the lord of the manor sprouts like English ivy.
Now it's up to Jessica and George to find the killer - or killers - before another corpse welcomes in the New Year....
©2014 Universal Studios Licensing LLC (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with NAL Signet, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, a Penguin Random House Company
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5 out of 5 stars
By Catherine on 05-26-16

Best one I've read

I've listened to probably half of the books in this series and I think this is my favorite so far. Great story line.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Bunty on 10-13-15

ALWAYS LOVED THIS SERIES!

As good as ever. Good writer and good performance. The mystery is quite intriguing and satisfying.

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