Publication Date: 09/11/2023 ISBN: 9781787637184 Category:

Murder at Holly House

Denzil Meyrick

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publication Date: 09/11/2023 ISBN: 9781787637184 Category:




‘A quintessential slice of Yuletide murder mystery’ Sun

‘The feel-good factor is off the scale’ The Times

‘A fun book. Playful. One to make you smile’ Stuart MacBride

‘A wonderfully entertaining mystery’ Ian Moore

‘Best read of the year’ Quintin Jardine

A village of secrets
It’s December 1952, and a dead stranger has been found lodged up the chimney of Holly House in the remote town of Elderby. Is he a simple thief, or a would-be killer? Either way, he wasn’t on anyone’s Christmas wish list.

A mystery that can’t be solved
Inspector Frank Grasby is ordered to investigate. The victim of some unfortunate misunderstandings, he hopes this case will help clear his name. But as is often the way for Grasby, things most certainly don’t go according to plan.

A Christmas to remember
Soon blizzards hit the North York Moors, cutting off the village from help, and the local doctor’s husband is found murdered. Grasby begins to realise that everyone in Elderby is hiding something – and if he can’t uncover the truth soon, the whole country will pay a dreadful price…

Publisher Review

'A wonderfully entertaining mystery with great characters, setting and period detail.' * Ian Moore, bestselling author of Death and Croissants * 'Murder at Holly House' might be the most surprising book I've read this year. With all Meyrick's trademark ingenious plotting, guile and humour, this is a sure-fire set up for a very satisfying series.' * S. G. MacLean * Murder at Holly House is a complete joy of a historical Christmas crime novel. All the elements of a classic crime caper shot through with Yorkshire humour, cracking characters and an evocative setting. Bumbling yet brilliant Inspector Frank Grasby is the detective hero we've been waiting for. I'm crossing my fingers for more cases to come! * Miranda Dickinson * This was a whole load of fun. A propulsive historical thriller with wonderful characters that make the pages fly. Terrific stuff. * Neil Lancaster * 'Meyrick is a literary genius. As chilling as a Yorkshire winter with dark humour and likeable, flawed characters. I loved this book.' * Michael Wood *

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