Root of All Evil
Andrew Basnett’s cousin Felicity is old, rich, and the owner of a swanky Berkshire estate (among other craveable items). If Basnett were a savvy mystery reader rather than a retired professor of botany, he would know that an invitation to spend the weekend at such an estate is all but guaranteed to involve at least one murder. But Felicity is all about an embarrassment of riches, so this trip delivers not only a death threat but also an imminent disinheritance, the theft of a fortune in diamonds, some spectacular intrigue involving the servants, and not one but two corpses. It’s a good thing the mild-mannered professor is around to suss out the family's secrets!
“Chalk up another dandy plot...E.X. Ferrars has done it again.” —The Pittsburgh Press
Who's likely to like this: Fans of BritBox and Miss Jane Marple
2020 • Fiction/Mystery • 216 pages • ISBN: 9781631942310