Colleen Cambridge: A Trace of Poison
The second book in Cambridge’s delightful series about Agatha Christie’s housekeeper, Phyllida Bright, does not disappoint. The first one was a take on The Body in the Library; this book takes place at a “Murder Fête,” an early version of a mystery book conference. In this iteration, there are just a few authors, but they are Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, G.K. Chesterton, and Anthony Berkley. Pretty swoon-worthy. There’s also a short story contest judged by the celeb authors, and the outcome is hotly anticipated by the local mystery writing group. The prize is publication.