Getaway With Murder
By Leo McNeir
Marnie Walker needs a change.
She’s doing well at the interior design firm, her life is back on track after the divorce thanks to a much-needed long break upon her sister’s boat, Sally Ann.
But an idea has been stirring inside her ever since she discovered a derelict farmhouse in a Northamptonshire village, and a year after seeing the ruin, she decides to throw caution to the wind and strike out on her own, starting an interior design company in one of the barns while she works to renovate the rest of the farm and lives aboard Sally Ann.
She happily settles into the small village of Knightly St John, helped by her young friend Anne.
However, there is something strange about her new home. Strange underlying tensions between the vicar and the villagers, are inexplicably still tearing the village into factions.
And it all points back to the murder of Knightly’s vicar in 1645.
As Marnie begins to investigate, she finds herself trying to solve – not one murder – but two.
Two murders that, despite being separated by almost 350 years, are eerily similar.
Leo McNeir is a linguist and lexicographer. As director of The European Language Initiative he compiled and edited twelve dictionaries in fifteen languages, including English, since the first one was published by Cassell in 1993.