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Bright Young Dead By Jessica Fellowes

Bright Young Dead

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The second in the bestselling The Mitford Murders series of Golden Age-style crime novels, soon to be a major TV drama from the makers of The Crown.
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Bright Young Dead: Pamela Mitford and the treasure hunt killing by Jessica Fellowes

'Absolute blissikins. Set in 1925, Bright Young Dead is a delightful mashup of real and fictional characters'
GUARDIAN

As the glamour of the Bright Young Things crashes into the world of the Mitford sisters, their maid Louisa Cannon finds herself at the scene of a gripping murder mystery.

Meet the Bright Young Things, the rabble-rousing hedonists of the 1920s whose treasure hunts were a media obsession. One such game takes place at the 18th birthday party of Pamela Mitford, but ends in tragedy as cruel, charismatic Adrian Curtis is pushed to his death from the church neighbouring the Mitford home.

The police quickly identify the killer as a maid, Dulcie. But Louisa Cannon, chaperone to the Mitford girls and a former criminal herself, believes Dulcie to be innocent, and sets out to clear the girl's name . . . all while the real killer may only be steps away.

PRAISE FOR THE MITFORD MURDERS SERIES

'An extraordinary meld of fact and fiction' GRAHAM NORTON

'A lively, entertaining, well-written whodunit' THE TIMES (crime book of the month)

'True and glorious indulgence. A dazzling example of a Golden Age mystery'
DAISY GOODWIN

'Exactly the sort of book you might enjoy with the fire blazing, the snow falling. The solution is neat and the writing always enjoyable'
ANTHONY HOROWITZ (crime novels of the year)

'Oh how delicious! This terrific start to what promises to be a must-read series is exactly what we all need in these gloomy times. Inventive, glittering, clever, ingenious. I devoured The Mitford Murders... so will you. Give it to absolutely everyone for Christmas, then pre-order the next one'
SUSAN HILL

'All the blissful escapism of a Sunday-night period drama in a book'
THE POOL

'Keeps the reader guessing to the very end. An accomplished crime debut and huge fun to read'
EVENING STANDARD

'This story is drenched in detail and feels both authentic and fun. Curl up in your favourite reading spot and enjoy'
HEAT

'The plan is that each book will focus on a different Mitford sister. On the strength of this initial entry, success is assured'
FINANCIAL TIMES

'Elegant, whipsmart and brilliantly twisty-turny, this Downton-style mystery had me hooked from the first page'
VIV GROSKOP

'Full of period pleasure'
WOMAN & HOME

'An audacious and glorious foray into the Golden Age of mystery fiction. Breathtaking'
ALEX GRAY

'A real murder, a real family and a brand new crime fiction heroine are woven together to make a fascinating, and highly enjoyable, read. I loved it'
JULIAN FELLOWES

'Jessica Fellowes' deliciously immersive, effortlessly easy novel has a strong feel for period and a rollicking plot'
METRO

'What a captivating crime novel and heroine Jessica has created in The Mitford Murders. The instant reassurance of being in the hands of a true storyteller with a feel for period detail makes this a real treat'
AMANDA CRAIG

'This is a chocolate souffle of a novel: as the enthralling mystery heats up, so the addictive deliciousness of the story rises. The sort of book you never want to end'
JULIET NICOLSON

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Bright Young Dead Reviews


Absolute blissikins. Set in 1925, Bright Young Dead is a delightful mashup of real and fictional characters -- Laura Wilson * Guardian *
A lively, well-written, entertaining whodunit * The Times on The Mitford Murders *
A delightful escapist period piece to brighten the darkest days of winter * Woman & Home *
Exactly the sort of book you might enjoy with the fire blazing, the snow falling etc. The solution is neat and the writing always enjoyable * Anthony Horowitz on The Mitford Murders *
A gripping, glamorous whodunnit * Prima *
This accomplished, frothy, clever, historically sound and believable story with its timely reminders of the inequalities of 1920s life is huge fun to read * Crime Review (blog) *
An extraordinary meld of fact and fiction * Graham Norton on The Mitford Murders *
True and glorious indulgence. A dazzling example of a golden age mystery * Daisy Goodwin on The Mitford Murders *
The Mitford social setting is a lot of fun * Metro *
Fellowes, the author of several Downton Abbey companion books, excels at depicting the inherent tensions between the upper classes and their servants * Publishers Weekly *
All the blissful escapism of a Sunday-night period drama in a book * The Pool on The Mitford Murders *
Keeps the reader guessing to the very end. An accomplished crime debut and huge fun to read * Evening Standard on The Mitford Murders *
This story is drenched in detail and feels both authentic and fun. Curl up in your favourite reading spot and enjoy * Heat on The Mitford Murders *

About Jessica Fellowes


Jessica Fellowes is an author, journalist and public speaker, best known for her work as author of five official companion books to Downton Abbey, various of which have hit the New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller lists. Former deputy editor of Country Life and columnist on the Mail on Sunday, she has written for publications including the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, The Sunday Times and The Lady. Jessica has spoken at events across the UK and US, and has made numerous appearances on radio and television. She lives happily in London and Oxfordshire with her family, an energetic Labradoodle and two chickens.

Additional information

GOR010319586
Bright Young Dead: Pamela Mitford and the treasure hunt killing by Jessica Fellowes
Jessica Fellowes
The Mitford Murders
Used - Like New
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2018-10-09
400
0751567205
9780751567205
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