Thursday, February 1, 2024

Books from the Backlog - Murder at Mullings

Today I'm linking up with Carole from Carole's Random Life of Books for Books from the Backlog.  I really enjoy the chance to feature a book that's been hiding in the piles of books for far too long!

Goodreads:  Murder at Mullings by Dorothy Cannell

Blurb:  An intriguing 1930s country house murder first in the brand-new Florence Norris series

In its 300-year history, there has never once been a scandal at Mullings, ancestral home of the decent but dull Stodmarsh family. Until, that is, Edward Stodmarsh makes an ill-advised second marriage to the scheming Regina Stapleton, who insists on bringing her family's 'ornamental hermit' to live on the estate. Suddenly everyone wants to visit Mullings to glimpse this mysterious figure. Strange but harmless, thinks Florence Norris, the family's longstanding housekeeper. But events take a sinister turn with the arrival of sudden, violent death - and suddenly the hermit doesn't seem so harmless after all.

Why It Needs to Come Off the Shelf:  This is one of those authors where I've bought a number of books before I read any of them.  I read a book in another series that I was not a fan of so I need to read this one to see if I like this series more. 


  1. I hope this series ends up being a good one. I do like that country house murder trope.

  2. I never read this author. It sounds like a good book.