L1832_CurseArundel-238x238From Goodreads: “One ghost, one murder, one hundred years apart. But are they connected?
Ella has discovered a secret room in The Yellow Cottage, but with it comes a ghost. Who was she? And how did she die? Ella needs to find the answers before either of them can find peace. But suddenly things take a nasty turn for the worse.
Ella Bridges has been living on Linhay Island for several months but still hasn’t discovered the identity of her ghostly guest. Deciding to research the history of her cottage for clues she finds it is connected to Arundel Hall, the large Manor House on the bluff, and when an invitation to dinner arrives realises it is the perfect opportunity to discover more.
However the evening takes a shocking turn when one of their party is murdered. Is The Curse of Arundel Hall once again rearing its ugly head, or is there a simpler explanation?
Ella suddenly finds herself involved in two mysteries at once, and again joins forces with Scotland Yard’s Police Commissioner to try and catch a killer. But will they succeed?”

My Review

I loved this second book in the Yellow Cottage Vintage Mystery series, and think it’s my favourite!

Who doesn’t love a story with a curse hanging over a country house, that’s been carried down through the generations? This book has so many interesting characters, an unsolved death from one hundred years previously and then a murder! There’s lots for Ella to work out and lots of dubious characters with guilty secrets to uncover. I loved the all the detecting in this story, especially when Ella visits the forensics laboratory at Scotland Yard.

This mystery was so good, because not only was it a fun one, but also because I really couldn’t decide who was guilty! I had my ‘Agatha Christie’ head on and kept reminding myself that it had to be the least likely person, but I still didn’t get it right!

Jilly Bond’s narration was superb once again and I absolutely loved her portrayal of Patty-Mae Ludere the Hollywood starlet and Cedric Tipping the vile postmaster.

I really can’t recommend these audiobooks enough, especially if you enjoy cosy mysteries set in 1930s England.

Thanks once again to Hope Roy of Tantor Media for my digital copy.