The Greenwood Tree Online Mystery Tour is into its second week : a 9-episode tale combining murder mystery with a treasure hunt and prizes to boot !
“Enjoy solving puzzles, mysteries and treasure hunts ?
Want to win some classic reading material along the way?
Grey Cells Press has put together a light-hearted vintage murder mystery tour, featuring detective novelist Julia Warren, as she tries to track down some very elusive treasure, and to prevent any more murders being committed as well!
Follow the Tale of the Mad Gorgon, from the High Seas in the days of 18th century piracy to a not so innocent countryside manor house in the 1920s , in a mad hunt for buried treasure – but can Julia find the treasure before any more murders are committed? Can you ?”
There are 9 episodes in all, spread across September; if you’ve missed the earlier ones, you can catch up on them here: The Tale of the Mad Gorgon
More information on the tour and prizes here: Greenwood Tree Mystery Tour
Episode Four will be out 12.00 tomorrow at AuthorsAnon (Greenwood Tree Mystery Tour Part Four)
Here it is in all its glory, the cover to Greenwood Tree, available to pre-order from Amazon, Foyles, Waterstones and of course the publishers themselves (links below).
The background story :
‘Well, what do all mysteries have?’ said Aunt Isobel. ‘Money, mistresses, and murder.’
1783 – and Lichfield society is enthralled by the arrival of dashing ex-officer Orville; he charms his way into the salons, grand houses and even a great inheritance from extrovert Sir Morton.
1927 – and detective writer Julia Warren returns to her home in Lichfield to work on her next novel. Initially she hopes to find plot material from the past and set it in the present. Aunt Isobel, while making preparations for the annual midsummer ball, has managed to root out an old journal from 1783 which might prove a source of inspiration. Once Julia starts reading her ancestor’s journal she becomes absorbed in solving the mystery surrounding officer Orville. Detective fever takes over, and she moves from reality to legend as events from the past seem set to re-enact themselves in the present, and she finds herself unravelling more than just the one mystery. Who was Orville? Who was the agent, Oddman, set to spy on him? And who is helpful Mr Grenall ?
Pagan gods don’t walk away just because you stop looking at them. The Gronny Patch sleeps. Perhaps it dreams. Or perhaps not …
A complex, multi-layered story unlike any other, full of whimsy, horror, and mystery, shifting between the centuries and from source to source, until all the threads are finally drawn together by the imperturbable Miss Warren.
Mrs Glass: More tea, Mrs Rawnsley?
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