The Mitford Trial

The Mitford Trial: Unity Mitford and the killing on the cruise ship

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Hardback Published on: 05/11/2020
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A timeless whodunnit with the fascinating Mitford sisters at its heart, The Mitford Trial is inspired by a real-life murder in a story full of intrigue, affairs and betrayal.
It's former lady's maid Louisa Cannon's wedding day, but the fantasy is shattered shortly after when she is approached by a secretive man asking her to spy on Diana Mitford - who is having an affair with the infamous Oswald Mosley - and her similarly fascist sister Unity.

Thus as summer 1933 dawns, Louisa finds herself accompanying the Mitfords on a glitzy cruise, full of the starriest members of Society. But the waters run red when a man is found attacked, with suspects everywhere.

Back in London, the case is taken by lawyer Tom Mitford, and Louisa finds herself caught between worlds: of a love lost to blood, a family divided, and a country caught in conflict.

'A glittering, entertaining, perfectly formed whodunnit'
Adele Parks

'Oh how delicious! Exactly what we all need in these gloomy times. Give it to absolutely everyone for Christmas, then pre-order the next one'
Susan Hill

'A lively, well-written, entertaining whodunit'
The Times

'An extraordinary meld of fact and fiction'
Graham Norton

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780751573954
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 620g
  • Dimensions: 236 x 158 x 38 mm

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The Mitford Trial
Enjoyable historical crime
Book 4 in the series (although new readers will enjoy this), and Louisa is preparing for her wedding to the dashing policeman Guy Sullivan. Their celebrati... READ MORE
Alan M
The Mitford Trial
Blend of historical setting and fictional mystery as Europe is on the brink of war
Louisa Sullivan (nee Cannon) is pulled away from her new life to serve the Mitford family again, this time on a European cruise. She leaves behind her puz... READ MORE
Pauline McGough
The Mitford Trial
Inspired By A True Story
Mitford Murders #4 It's former lady's maid, Louise Cannon's wedding day, but the fantasy is shattered when she is approached by a secretive man asking her... READ MORE
Louise Wilson
The Mitford Trial
the next installment
1930s, espionage, historical-novel, historical-research, murder, fascists These books are fiction, but based on true events and Fellowes includes historic... READ MORE
Janice Tangen
The Mitford Trial
1930’s real life murder
Based on a real life murder set in the 1930’s. A time of the rise of Hitler and fascism in Britain. The Mitford sisters real life characters are woven into... READ MORE
Charlotte  Pawson