Portrait of a Murder: The Mill by M. B.  Shaw
(Trapeze, 2017)

Portrait of a Murder: The Mill

by M. B. Shaw

A picture hides a thousand lies …
And only Iris Grey can uncover the truth

Iris Grey arrives at Mill Cottage in a picture-perfect Hampshire village, looking to escape from her crumbling marriage. She is drawn to the neighbouring Wetherby family, and is commissioned to paint a portrait of Dominic Wetherby, a celebrated crime writer.

At the Wetherby’s Christmas Eve party, the mulled wine is in full flow - but so too are tensions and rivalries amongst the guests.

On Christmas Day, the youngest member of the Wetherby family, Lorcan, finds a body in the water. A tragic accident? Or a deadly crime?

With the snow falling, Iris enters a world of village gossip, romantic intrigue, buried secrets and murder.

A cosy mystery for the festive season, from Sunday Times bestselling author Tilly Bagshawe, writing as M.B. Shaw.