Fellowes brings readers a history mystery set in the 1920s,
post-war era. It’s a new decade and most are ready to
move past the sadness and the grief. Florence, like many,
did her part in the war. She’s catching a train to St
Leonard’s by the sea but something happens and Florence
doesn’t make it to St Leonard. Main character and heroine,
Louisa Cannon, is eighteen. She realizes life isn’t
the same and it’s time for her to move on, too. She
decides to be a nanny for the Mitford sisters in Oxfordshire.
Louisa eventually becomes a trusted employee with the family.
Louisa and sixteen-year-old Nancy Mitford become confidants.
Together they’re caught up in the murder of Florence
Shore. They are soon joined by a policeman who eventually
becomes Louisa’s love interest. Between the nanny assignment
and the young policeman, it looks like Louisa has found a
Mitford Murders is a brilliant whodunit weaved into a
Downtown Abby atmosphere. The mystery is as good as it gets
with a strong storyline and full-bodied characters. Listeners
can’t help but get caught up in the story and want the
best for the characters.
actress Rachel Atkins does a splendid job of narrating the
audiobook. Atkins also narrates nonfiction titles, children’s
books and video game characters. Her narration of The
Mitford Murders draws listeners in and keeps them on
track. It’s a remarkable journey to England’s
1920 era and Louisa’s life.