NP Recommends: Why you will love Murder at Rutherford Hall

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Title: Murder at Rutherford Hall

Author: P.B.Kolleri

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense

Set in 1946 England, Murder at Rutherford Hall is a gripping tale that will have you turning pages till the end to figure out ‘whodunit’! Charles Rutherford, Lord of Rutherford hall has gone missing before his own party. Celia, the Lady of Rutherford hall, is found outside where she suffers a minor car accident, but the blood on her hands isn’t hers. Now Rachel Markham (Charles’s niece) and Jeremy Richards (ex-Scotland yard) are determined to get to the bottom of this mystery.


As Inspector Parker, Sergeant Wilder and Jeremy waited for Dennis Hawthorne in the library, Celia came down from the stairs. She was still a little groggy from the medication that the nurse had given her according to Dr. Devine’s instructions but she managed to walk down by herself, holding the carved wooden banisters on the winding staircase into the main hall. The nurse had gone down late to get herself some mid-morning tea. Celia had gotten out of bed and dressed hurriedly. She had managed to throw on a simple grey wool sheath dress and brushed her hair. ‘I must speak to the police. I must speak to someone …tell them what I saw last night before I go mad.

Why we loved it:

We loved Murder at Rutherford hall because of how well it could spirit us away to the very halls it described. While reading it, we were transported back to the time of a bygone era. We loved the lavish dinners, the charming characters (even the not so charming ones!) and we especially loved Rutherford hall itself. And as we kept reading, the book started out light with points of darkness that slowly grew as the plot deepened. The fears, anger, despair, and anguish of the characters was revealed to us in ways we could not expect, and we’re sure you’ll have the same excitement. The aspects of love and betrayal, life and death, laughter and grief, wealth and poverty come together beautifully to create this murder mystery.

You’ll love it if:

If you enjoyed books like Arthur Conan Doyle’s “Sherlock Holmes”, Agatha Christie’s novels, Sharadindu Bandhopadhay’s Byomkesh Bakshi series, Satyajit Ray’s “Feluda” and Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl. You’ll also love it if you enjoy shows like Riverdale, Gotham, Dexter, The Mentalist, and Castle.

You can find this book on Amazon or the Notion Press Bookstore.

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