Just when you thought you’d had your Maggie fix for the year, another one is coming out fast on the heels of Murder in the Latin Quarter!
Murder in the Abbey does something I haven’t done since I started this series–it takes Maggie and Laurent out of France for the duration of a very personal and very troubling mystery. If I tell you who the victim is (it’s definitely someone you know) I’m afraid I’ll spoil the surprise but suffice to say you’ll want justice for this terrible crime!
Maggie and Laurent have to solve this mystery–and yes, Laurent is an equal partner with Maggie on this investigation–not on their own turf but in an environment neither of them is familiar with–the English countryside. The murder happens inside “The Abbey” — a high end resort that allows its guests to taste the pleasures of rank and prestige from a bygone era.
This mystery takes place over a single week–about as long as Maggie can stand to be away from the kiddies–and what it reveals about the victim, the murderer and even Maggie and Laurent themselves will surprise if not shock you.
That’s the plan! I personally love the Cotswolds–I spent three weeks there on my honeymoon a few centuries ago–so I was delighted to “return” to plot this deviously twisty story there among the heather and the drystone walls.