Murder at the Mansion

Murder at the Mansion

The first in a brand-new series from New York Times bestselling author Sheila Connolly!

Katherine Hamilton's goal in high school was to escape from her dead-end hometown of Asheford, Maryland. Fifteen years later she's got a degree in hospitality management and a great job supervising every aspect of the day-to-day operations of a high-end boutique hotel on the Baltimore waterfront. Then her high school best friend asks her to come talk with the town leaders of Asheford, but she won't say why. Kate can't cut her last link to her past, so she agrees to make the short trip across the state to Asheford.

Once Kate arrives, the town council members reveal that their town is on the verge of going bankrupt, and they've decided that Kate's skills and knowledge make her the perfect person to cure all their ills. The town has used its last available funds to buy the huge Victorian mansion just outside of town, hoping to use it to attract some of the tourists who travel to visit the nearby Civil War battle sites. Kate has less-than-fond memories of the mansion, for personal reasons, but to make matters worse, the only person who has presented a possible alternate plan is Cordelia Walker--Kate's high school nemesis, who had a hand in driving Kate away from Asheford so many years.

But a few days later Kate receives a call from the police--Cordelia has been found dead on the mansion property, and Kate is all-but certain that her name is high on the suspect list. She finds herself juggling the murder investigation and her growing fascination with the magnificent old house that turns out to be full of long-hidden mysteries itself. Kate knows she must clear her name and save her town--before she ends up behind bars.

Title:Murder at the Mansion
ISBN:9781250135865
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About Sheila Connolly

Sheila Connolly has taught art history, structured and marketed municipal bonds for major cities, worked as a staff member on two statewide political campaigns, and served as a fundraiser for several non-profit organizations. She also managed her own consulting company providing genealogical research services. Now a full-time writer, she thinks writing mysteries is a lot more fun than any of her p


    Murder at the Mansion Reviews

  • Carrie

    Murder at the Mansion by Sheila Connolly is the first book of the new cozy Victorian Village Mysteries series. Sheila Connolly is an established author with multiple ongoing series but I have never ha...

  • Betty

    I have enjoyed everything thing I read by Sheila Connolly and the first book of the Victoria Village Mystery did not disappoint. The characters are developed and the area will place right there. You c...

  • Patty

    Murder at the Mansion by Shelia Connolly is the 1st book in the Victorian Village mystery series, and it's off to a good start. Katherine Hamilton is contacted by her high school friend to help with h...

  • Barbara Rogers

    Series: Victorian Village Mysteries #1Publication Date: 6/26/18Great beginning for a new series. I read Connolly’s County Cork series (set in Ireland) and thoroughly every one of those, so when a ne...

  • The Lit Bitch

    This is a new series but definitely not a debut novel for Sheila Connolly (she is already a nest selling author). I personally haven’t read any of Connolly’s books but I was intrigued by the summa...

  • Dawn Michelle

    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.I was pretty excited to get this as I really like this author. I have to admit that I am kind of disappointed as this was just an av...

  • Rebecca

    Thanks to the publisher (via Netgalley) for an advance e-galley in exchange for an honest review.At the beginning of Murder at the Mansion, I wasn't sure that this new series was going to click- I ini...

  • Karen

    When I saw that Netgalley was offering a new mystery by Sheila Connolly I jumped at the change to request it. Murder at the Mansion is coming out June 26th and is published by Minotaur Books. I get ve...

  • JoAn

    Murder at the Mansion by Sheila Connolly is the debut novel for her Victorian Village series. It was an intriguing beginning and the setting, although in a small town, was unique.I liked Katherine and...

  • Taryn

    What a wonderful new series by Sheila Connolly. Kate works in the hospitality industry and has been at her current job for the past five years. When her best friend from high school, whom she hasn't s...