Jacqueline Beard Writer

Lawrence Harpham Murder Mysteries & Constance Maxwell Dreamwalker Mysteries

Lieutenant Hugh Chevis ate his final meal at home on 21 June 1931. Dining on a starter of slip soles, he was looking forward to the main event – a brace of partridges he intended to share with his wife, Frances. It only took one mouthful to realise that something was terribly wrong, and he died later that night in Frimley hospital. Three days passed, and a telegram arrived at his father’s house. Sent from J Hartigan, The Hibernian Hotel, Dublin, the message read ‘Hooray, Hooray, Hooray.”


The sender was never identified; the poisoner never found. This mystery is the basis for Book 3 in The Constance Maxwell Dreamwalker Mysteries.

I don’t know who I am, but he does – and he’s coming for me.

Connie’s life is a mystery, her background unknown, her future unclear. But one thing hasn’t changed – an unusal talent perfect for solving crimes.

A random meeting, a brace of poisoned partridges, and Connie is knee-deep in trouble again. Her life is slowly unravelling, the truth almost in grasping distance. If only she could remember. But somebody can. And he’ll use any means to get to her. Can Connie escape his clutches one more time?

The Poisoned Partridge is the third book in a gripping 1920s mystery series with a supernatural twist. Based on the true unsolved poisoning of Hugh Chevis. Pre-order here for delivery on 26th June.

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