I love this cosy mystery crime series.
This is the second in the series. In the first one we're introduced to the unlikely partnership of retired NYPD homicide detective Jack and Sarah who's just returned back to her hometown of Cherringham following her divorce.
Here, they're investigating the suspicious death of an elderly man in his run-down manor who had a 'forbidden room' in the attic where he was found following a mysterious fire.
All his children thought they would inherit and they all had motives, but was he murdered or was it an accident?
Jack and Sarah are very adept, between them, in coaxing information out of people and I enjoyed the interaction between them.
I enjoyed the structure of the plot, the authors really pack so much into such a short story, the characters are individually developed, and there were some unexpected surprises, which all made for a very satisfying whodunnit.
I'm already looking forward to the next in the series "Cherringham - Murder by Moonlight: A Cosy Crime Series