Brentwood, California (EastBayDaily) — During a weekend at a beautiful British country estate, someone is murdered and someone is guilty. Readers will greatly enjoy trying to solve the mystery themselves before the killer is revealed.
The main antagonist, Lady Baldwin, rules her household with fierce, sharp-tongued style; she demands the utmost loyalty from her servants while feeling no shame about bringing them to tears with a few well-chosen words. The litany of people who surround her are given life with the author’s immaculate attention to detail and wry British humour, leaving readers wondering “whodunit” when mystery, murder, and mayhem break loose at Stonebridge Manor.
The location is a character unto itself, with long dark hallways and secrets aplenty in its rooms. Set in the beautiful, rolling backdrop of the English countryside, Stonebridge Manor is such a perfect location for crimes and passions, readers will find themselves drawn into the world created by Bradbury.
A fantastic summer read for any mystery lover, this book will keep readers furiously turning pages until the conclusion. With a long history as a working English butler himself, Peter C. Bradbury has delightfully captured the eccentricities of the aristocratic members of English society and the people that faithfully serve them. Readers will find themselves anxiously awaiting the sophomore novel, Prospects, from this wonderful new author.
Peter Bradbury Peter Bradbury has been a working English Butler since 1985, from the aristocracy to the wealthy to the not so wealthy. He was born and raised in the Northwest of England, where he still has family, before relocating to the USA in late 1994. Stonebridge Manor is his first novel, portraying life and humor in an English Country Mansion, with a murder thrown in for good measure. His second novel, Prospects, about two murderous, wealthy brothers in the San Francisco Bay Area, is slated for release in July of 2012. For more information
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