A Question of Inheritance
A new Earl has been found in America. Gus Mason was surprised to learn that his unknown father had been the 17th Earl of Selchester. He has been invited to Selchester Castle to fulfill his role as the new heir. Not everyone is happy to see him. His half sister Sonia is furious since she had assumed there was no heir and she wold get the lot. Other residents feel threatened by the new Earl's arrival. Several lodgers will have to move out of the Castle, which they find annoying. To make matters worse, the new American Earl's two daughters are not happy about having to move to England.
When a murder is committed at the Castle, no one is sure who the intended victim really was or who the murderer is. But the inhabitants of the Castle plan to figure it out even if it takes a little time and effort.
This is an engaging story that will appeal to fans of Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers, or anyone who likes a good murder mystery set in the English countryside. It's a classic British mystery set in the 1950's.
Thanks to Netgalley and the Publisher Thomas & Mercer for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review.