Fatality with Forster
by Katherine Bolger Hyde

Newly married Emily Richards walks into a family drama that recalls Forster’s classic work while honeymooning at an English country house, in the gripping fifth Crime with the Classics cozy.

Retired professor Emily Richards and her husband, Luke, are taking a much-needed break from Windy Corner and spending their honeymoon five thousand miles away as paying guests at Fitzhugh Manor in Oxfordshire.

Quaint nearby villages and the manor’s impressive turrets and arches capture Emily’s Anglophile heart, but when she meets its dashing young heir, James Fitzhugh, and his American wife, Allison, James’s cousin Penelope, his dithering uncle Roger and the manor’s formidable dowager, Lady Margaret Fitzhugh, it’s clear that class prejudice, resentment and secrets threaten to tear the family apart. Is there more to a fatal accident than meets the eye?

Emily soon finds herself in the middle of a family drama redolent of Forster’s classic novels, but can she pull off her own masterstroke to catch a killer?


This engaging British cozy “with a twist” features likable characters, appealing descriptions of England, a meaty mystery, and a satisfying conclusion


Literary references galore and plenty of chilling English manor house atmosphere … Hyde knows how to hook the reader

Publishers Weekly

Effectively blends romance and mystery, delivering a suitably satisfactory ending to a winning campus cozy

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Katherine Bolger Hyde

Katherine Bolger Hyde has lived her life surrounded by books, from teaching herself to read at the age of four to majoring in Russian literature to making her career as an editor. She lives in California with her husband and is the author of four previous Crime with the Classics mysteries.

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Fatality with Forster by Katherine Bolger Hyde is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278903516th July 2021145 X 225mm208$14.99
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