A SHOT IN THE DARK By Neil Richards and Matthew Costello



Mydworth is a sleepy English market town just 50 miles from London. But things are about to liven up there considerably, when young Sir Harry Mortimer returns home from his government posting in Cairo, with his unconventional American wife – Kat Reilly.

No sooner have the two arrived, when a jewel robbery occurs at Harry’s aunts home – Mydworth Manor – ending in one of the thieves being shot…. and killed.

The local police are baffled by the case. But Harry and Kat have an edge in the hunt for the second thief: not only do they have certain useful “skills” they’ve both picked up in service of King, President and Country, they also have access to parts of English high society that your average Bobby can’t reach.

Because this Shot in the Dark ….. could have come from anywhere.


Struggling to engage with reading anything to heavy at the moment, with everything going on in the world, I was looking for something a little more light hearted to read, as well as not too long. I had purchased the first three books in this series. If book one is anything to go by then I am certainly not disappointed I bought all three, and I believe a forth is due soon.

I love the characters in this, Harry and Kat have only just reached England when Harry is called in to London in urgent business. Now the dilemma he has is whether to let Kat drive his beloved car to Mydworth, on country roads she has never driven on before, and obviously she has to drive on the opposite side of the road to what she is used to. Kat is confident it won’t be a problem!

When she arrives at the Dower house where they will be living, all is locked up, with no key and no Harry. She decides to walk to Mydworth Manor across the field.

This is a great book to curl up with if you have a couple of hours, and just want to curl up in a chair and read. With great characters, some entertainment, a couple of places the story made me chuckle. Just what you need when feeling a bit down.

So if you like a good cozy mystery give this one a go I purchased it from the lovely people at RedDogPress.co.uk who are great, your order comes nicely gift wrapped, also worth checking out some of the other books they sell as well, they have some good authors.

If you enjoy this book the authors have also written another good series, Cherringham again a cosy mystery series which if you like listening to books they are read by Neil Dudgeon from Midsummer Murders, or can be purchased from Amazon.

I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ out of ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ entertaining, and engaging, perfect.

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