Murder at the Manor – Short mysteries set in the country.

Murder at the Manor: Country House Mysteries

Edited by Martin Edwards

Rating: 5/5 Stairs

MurderattheManorMurder at the Manor is a collection of short stories set away from the bustling city of London and out in the manor homes in the country. Martin Edwards introduces each mystery with a little background on the author, the characters, and the story. There are 16 mysteries in all, many of which were published during the (predominantly British) Golden Age of Murder in the 1920’s and 1930’s.

As always, I really enjoyed this collection that Mr. Edwards put together. The stories all very greatly. Some are classic whodunit, others told from the perspective of the criminal, and one is even a ghost story. I was especially pleased that he included a Sherlock Homes mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle. The common theme that ties them all together is the country setting of the manor house.


Murder at the Manor is a wonderful collection, each story is unique and a fun read. You don’t have to read them all at once, either. It’s a great book to savor, picking it up to read a story here and there. I highly recommend this book, there is a mystery here for everyone.

If you enjoy Golden Age short story mysteries, I also recommend Resorting to Murder and Capital Crimes, collections Martin Edwards released last year.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Poisoned Pen Press for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


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