Murder at Standing Stone Manor
by Eric Brown

Donald Langham and Maria Dupré must navigate a rocky road to find a killer when a body is found next to a standing stone.

Newlyweds Donald Langham and Maria Dupré have moved to the country. They’re excited about starting a new life in the picturesque village of Ingoldby-over-Water – and about meeting their new neighbours.

But they’ve barely moved into Yew Tree Cottage when their new neighbour at Standing Stone Manor, Professor Edwin Robertshaw, invites Donald over to discuss some ‘fishy business’. Shortly after, a body is found by the professor’s precious standing stone in the manor grounds.

Donald and Maria discover tensions, disputes and resentment raging below the surface of this idyllic village, but can they find out which of the villagers is a cold-blooded killer?


Character-driven and filled with red herrings, a most enjoyable classic British read

Kirkus Reviews

Brown ... has a real knack for historical mystery; his version of Britain in the 1950s, especially the social strata that existed at the time, is vividly re-created and striking in its verisimilitude

Booklist on Murder by Numbers

Clever plot twists spin the dramatic premise into a gripping tale. Agatha Christie fans will have fun

Publishers Weekly on Murder by Numbers

A classic English mystery with plenty of unexpected plot twists

Kirkus Reviews on Murder by Numbers

Another fine entry in a reliably entertaining series

Booklist on Murder Served Cold

Appealing characters, lively dialogue, and some thought-provoking observations on post-WWII social changes in Britain

Publishers Weekly on Murder Served Cold

Eric Brown

Two times winner of the British Science Fiction Award, Eric Brown is the author of thirty science fiction novels and numerous short story collections. He writes a monthly review column for the Guardian. He has written five previous Langham & Dupré mysteries, Murder by the Book, Murder at the Chase, Murder at the Loch, Murder Take Three and Murder Takes a Turn. Born in Haworth, West Yorkshire, he now lives near Dunbar in Scotland.

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Murder at Standing Stone Manor by Eric Brown is available in the following formats

Paperback978178029806131st March 2022139 X 215mm224£13.99
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