Murder at the Manor - Catherine Coles

Murder at the Manor

By Catherine Coles

  • Release Date: 2020-07-31
  • Genre: Cozy
Score: 4
From 1,183 Ratings


Downton Abbey crossed with Murder, She Wrote...set in a Yorkshire village!

Evelyn Christie has resigned herself to another long, boring weekend at Hessleham Hall, the home of her husband, Tommy's, family. However, it turns out to be anything but dull when his uncle, the Earl of Northmoor, is shockingly murdered! 

Evelyn must use all of her sleuthing knowledge, gained whilst she was a member of the Police force during the war, to find out who the murderer is before the bungling local police force decide the Earl was bumped off so Tommy could inherit his title.

If you enjoy the glamour of bygone eras like 1920s Downton Abbey and gentle, cozy mysteries set in the English countryside then you will love this new series.


  • The game is great

    By cydneymoenigrender
    But I wo
  • A delightful read!

    By Lavone116
    Well put together and I kept grinning at the similarities to Downton Abbey only with murder. The characters and story writing is very well done.
  • Typical Cozy Mystery

    By Cat/beagle mix Mom
    This is like many other books of its type. It’s mildly entertaining, with a nice married couple as our sleuths. Most of the characters are slightly drawn types. The ending is rather a muddle, but it’s satisfactory that all of the nasty people are either dead or leaving the village.
  • A fun read

    By Mama SSSS
    A likable duo, amateur sleuths, the English countryside, and a whodunnit mystery.
  • A Good book

    By bookmonster1
    I couldn’t put down this book. I really liked it and couldn’t figure out the murderer
  • Quick fun read!

    By majograrod
    This was a fun read ! I only wish it didn’t jump around so quickly.
  • A bit clumsy

    By ed-researcher22
    The setting is charming (although clearly directly derived from Downton Abby) but the plot is clumsy and it’s not the most satisfying mystery.
  • Milder at the manor

    By moses248
    It kept my interest throughout. Was never quite sure who was guilty. A true cozy mystery.
  • I really enjoyed this book

    By ashketchumallll
    This book definitely exceeded my expectations! Had me guessing different people the whole time! Very well written book and the mystery is very well written.
  • Murder at the Manor

    By adorablered
    I really like the characters in this book. The main characters, Evelyn and Tommy were not the usual cardboard personalities in manor based murder mysteries. This lovely couple were authentic personalities with depth of character and humanity. I was intrigued throughout the book and didn’t really guess the killer’s name until the end. Good characterization, interesting and surprising stories throughout. I definitely want to read more from this author.