Murder at Midnight
On a stormy New Year’s Eve, Rex Graves, an Edinburgh barrister, and his fiancée, Helen d’Arcy, are hosting a Hogmanay gathering at his Highlands retreat, hopeful that this party will be uneventful, unlike the housewarming last summer that ended with murder.
All seems to be well, with the Frasers explaining the legal maneuverings undertaken to reclaim their family history and cement their right to Gleneagle Castle, the estate next door, and their certainty that Jacobite treasure will be found in the ruins of the Keep. Then, with a stormy crash, the lights go out. As the party regroups, they discover that the Frasers are dead. While they await the arrival of the police—and the electric company—Rex leads the discussion about howthe deaths might have occurred. Once Chief Inspector Dalgerry arrives, the investigation begins in earnest.
The sixth in the series, this is a classic country-house mystery, with modern day twists and turns adding to the fun.