Murder Takes a Turn
by Eric Brown

A country house weekend in rural Cornwall ends in murder and mayhem for crime-writer sleuth Donald Langham and his wife Maria.

“It’s time to let bygones be bygones. Water under the bridge, right? What happened … happened a long time ago.”

When Langham’s literary agent receives a cryptic letter inviting him to spend the weekend at the grand Cornish home of successful novelist Denbigh Connaught, Charles Elder seems reluctant to attend. What really happened between Elder and Connaught during the summer of 1917, nearly forty years before – and why has it had such a devastating effect on Charles?

Accompanying his agent to Connaught House, Langham and his wife Maria discover that Charles is not the only one to have received a letter. But why has Denbigh Connaught gathered together a group of people who each bear him a grudge?

When a body is discovered in Connaught’s study, the ensuing investigation uncovers dark secrets that haunt the past of each and every guest – including Charles Elder himself …


“"This latest series outing, set in the 1950s offers an entertaining locked-room mystery with an ingenious murder device that will appeal to fans of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot and other Golden Age crime fiction"”

Library Journal

“"Some delightfully old-fashioned slang enlivens the dialogue. Fans of traditional country house mysteries will be gratified"”

Publishers Weekly

“Well realized characters and a beautifully evoked setting will keep readers engaged”


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 Takes a Turn by Eric Brown is available in the following formats

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