Murder at Bray Manor by Lee StraussMurder at Bray Manor by Lee Strauss
Narrator: Elizabeth Klett
Series: Ginger Gold #3
Published by La Plume Press on March 21, 2018
Source: Purchased
Genres: Cozy Mystery, Historical Mystery
Length: 5 hrs 29 mins
Pages: 248
Format: Audiobook
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A poltergeist guilty of murder?

Ginger Gold receives a letter from her sister-in-law, Felicia, requesting Ginger come straightaway to her late husband's family home, Bray Manor. Dowager Lady Gold, Ginger's nervous grandmother through marriage, believes the old manor is haunted.

Ginger doesn't believe in ghosts, but is haunted nevertheless by memories of her husband and the lure of his gravesite she just can't bring herself to visit.

In order to keep Bray Manor afloat financially, Felicia and Ambrosia have opened the estate to the public for club meetings and special events. Knitters, stamp collectors and gardeners converge weekly--targets for the poltergeist that seems to find amusement in hiding small things from their owners.

Bray Manor hosts a dance to raise money for maimed soldiers who struggle with peacetime after the Great War. Felicia invites her flapper friends and her new beau, Captain Smithwick, a man Ginger has met before and definitely doesn't like.

When the dance ends with the discovery of a body, Ambrosia is certain the poltergeist is to blame, but Ginger is quite sure the murderer is made of flesh and blood.

Lady Ginger Gold is called back to her late husband’s family home, Bray Manor. The Dowager Lady Gold, Ginger’s grandmother through marriage is convinced there is a ghost in the house, moving items from room to room to frighten her.

Ginger’s relatives have opened the manor to host group events to bring in some much-needed income. The manor hosts a charity dance that goes quite well, but the next morning one of the guests is found dead at the edge of the pond. The local police are out of their depth, so Ginger suggests the services of Scotland Yard be brought in and has them call Detective Inspector Basil Reed.

This time around there were a lot of people to keep track of – neighbors, the members of the knitting group, a man Ginger knew during the war. It was another fun entry though, even if I felt “meh” about the solution. I just finished listening to the 4th but then I think I might take a break from them for a while.

About Lee Strauss

Lee Strauss is a USA TODAY bestselling author of several cozy historical mystery series: The Ginger Gold Mysteries series, The Rosa Reed Mystery series, The Higgins & Hawke Mystery series, as well as A Nursery Rhyme Mystery series (mystery suspense), The Light & Love series (sweet romance), The Clockwise Collection (YA time travel romance), and young adult historical fiction with over a million books read. She has titles published in German and French, and a growing audio library.

When Lee’s not writing or reading she likes to cycle, hike, and stare at the ocean. She loves to drink caffè lattes and red wines in exotic places, and eat dark chocolate anywhere.

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