Title: Murder at Melrose Court: A 1920s Country House Christmas Murder
Author: Karen Baugh Menuhin
Day: September 18, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM
Book 1 in The Heathcliff Lennox series
It's 1920 and Christmas is coming. Major Lennox finds a body on his doorstep - why on his doorstep? Was it to do with the Countess? Was it about the ruby necklace? Lennox goes to Melrose Court home to his uncle, Lord Melrose, to uncover the mystery. But then the murders begin and it snows and it all becomes very complicated....
Major Heathcliff Lennox, ex-WW1 war pilot, six feet 3 inches, tousled, dark blond hair, age around 30 - named after the hero of Wuthering Heights by his romantically minded mother - much to his great annoyance. Murder at Melrose Court is the first book in the Lennox series.
1920's, Cozy crime, Traditional Detectives, Downton Abbey - I love them!
Along with my family, my dog and my cat.
At 60 I decided to write, I don't know why but suddenly the stories came pouring out, along with the characters. Eccentric Uncles, stalwart butlers, idiosyncratic servants, machinating Countesses, and the hapless Major Heathcliff Lennox.
A whole world built itself upon the page and I just followed along....
Itinerate traveller all my life. I grew up in the military, often on RAF bases but preferring to be in the countryside when we could.
I have 2 amazing sons - Jonathan and Sam Baugh, and 5 grandchildren, Charlie, Joshua, Isabella-Rose, Scarlett and Hugo.
I am living and writing in the Cotswolds with my dear husband Krov, underwater filmmaker, professional diver, pilot, soldier, writer and the eldest son of violinist Yehudi Menuhin.