Selchester Castle in 1953, within it’s faded grandeur it hides a web of secrets and scandals. Secret intelligence officer Hugo Hawksworth has been reassigned to a desk job in Selchester because of an injury. Before he arrives he is told there are no apartments available and that his place of residence will be at Selchecter Castle. Hugo overseas some repair work that is being done and The Earl of Selchester Castle is found buried in the Old Chapel. Hugo decides he needs to investigate. Hugo learns that the Earl had left a dinner party 7 years earlier and was thought to have walked out into a blizzard and disappeared. The mysterious reappearance solves the mysterious disappearance but now it seems there was a killer in the Castle that night and may very possibly still be residing at Selchester Castle. Mystery, intrigue and conspiracies made this an enjoyable Very English Mystery and it did remind me some of Agatha Christie. I found it a gentle relaxing read and I enjoyed the interaction of characters, they were very real with interesting personalities. I was gifted a copy by the author through NetGalley for my honest opinion which I have given.