Jessica Fellowes

  • 1925. La jeune Pamela Mitford s'apprête à fêter ses dix-huit ans et sa sortie dans le monde. Pour l'occasion, ses parents organisent un superbe bal costumé à Asthall Manor. Mais la soirée tourne au drame lorsque l'un des invités est retrouvé mort au pied du clocher de l'église. Très vite, la police arrête une domestique, membre d'un gang notoire. Louisa Cannon, chaperon et confidente des soeurs Mitford, persuadée de l'innocence de la jeune femme, va tout faire pour la disculper, aidée de Pamela. Tandis que le véritable assassin rôde peut-être non loin de là...
    S'inspirant de la réalité - le gang des Quarante Voleuses ou Les Quarante Éléphantes, qui organisaient des razzias dans les grandes enseignes - Le Gang de la Tamise est une magistrale plongée dans le Londres des années folles et dans des lieux interlopes où se côtoient pègre et bourgeoisie anglaise. À déguster en sirotant un bon earl grey.

  • Les soeurs Mitford enquêtent1919. Nancy Mitford, l'aînée de la famille, est une jeune femme pétillante et romanesque à l'aube de ses dix-huit ans. Louisa Cannon, sa domestique et confidente, est arrivée sous peu au service de la famille Mitford. Mais tout bascule le jour où elles se retrouvent embarquées dans une sombre affaire : le meurtre de l'infirmière Florence Nightingale Shore à bord de l'express de 15 h 20.S'inspirant d'un fait réel une affaire encore non élucidée à ce jour , ce roman captivant nous emmène dans l'Angleterre de l'entre-deux-guerres, des milieux défavorisés aux fastes de la High Society, à travers les aventures de Nancy et Louisa, toutes deux devenues complices et bien décidées à trouver l'assassin du train.Une enquête policière à la Agatha Christie, pleine de surprises et de rebondissements, au dénouement des plus surprenants. Laurence Caracalla, Le Figaro littéraire.Ce roman est une excellente surprise. Pascale Frey, Elle.Traduit de l'anglais par Valérie Rosier

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  • 1930. Diana Mitford et son époux, Bryan Guinness, mènent une vie flamboyante d'une capitale à l'autre, quand, à Paris, l'un des amis de Diana succombe brutalement d'une allergie. Une fin tragique, absurde, mais accidentelle.
    Louisa Cannon, ancienne chaperon et confidente des soeurs Mitford, n'est pourtant pas de cet avis. Elle soupçonne un lien avec le scandale ayant éclaboussé la famille Guinness deux ans plus tôt, lorsque l'une de leurs domestiques était passée à travers une lucarne - et morte sur le coup - sous les yeux de toute la haute société anglaise. Un malheureux accident, là encore, un de trop peut-être dans l'entourage du couple...
    Dans ce nouvel opus, la plume aiguisée de Jessica Fellowes nous fait virevolter de night-clubs en soirées mondaines, et redécouvrir cette période charnière et turbulente qu'est l'entre-deux-guerres.

  • THE MITFORD SCANDAL

    Jessica Fellowes

    • Sphere
    • 1 April 2020

    'Absolute blissikins' THE GUARDIAN The newly married and most beautiful of the Mitford sisters, Diana, hot-steps around Europe with her husband and fortune heir Bryan Guinness, accompanied by maid Louisa Cannon, as well as some of the most famous and glamorous luminaries of the era. But murder soon follows, and with it, a darkness grows in Diana's heart . . . This wonderful new book in the bestselling The Mitford Murders series sees the Mitford sisters at a time of scandalous affairs, political upheaval and murder. PRAISE FOR THE MITFORD MURDERS SERIES 'A lively, entertaining, well-written whodunit' THE TIMES (crime book of the month) 'Exactly the sort of book you might enjoy with the fire blazing, the snow falling. The solution is neat and the writing always enjoyable' ANTHONY HOROWITZ (crime novels of the year) 'A must-read series . . . exactly what we all need in these gloomy times. Inventive, glittering, clever, ingenious' SUSAN HILL 'All the blissful escapism of a Sunday-night period drama in a book' THE POOL 'An extraordinary meld of fact and fiction' GRAHAM NORTON 'True and glorious indulgence. A dazzling example of a Golden Age mystery' DAISY GOODWIN 'Keeps the reader guessing to the very end. An accomplished crime debut and huge fun to read' EVENING STANDARD 'This story is drenched in detail and feels both authentic and fun. Curl up in your favourite reading spot and enjoy' HEAT 'Elegant, whipsmart and brilliantly twisty-turny, this Downton -style mystery had me hooked from the first page' VIV GROSKOP 'Full of period pleasure' WOMAN & HOME 'An audacious and glorious foray into the Golden Age of mystery fiction. Breathtaking' ALEX GRAY 'A real murder, a real family and a brand new crime fiction heroine are woven together to make a fascinating, and highly enjoyable, read. I loved it' JULIAN FELLOWES 'Jessica Fellowes' deliciously immersive, effortlessly easy novel has a strong feel for period and a rollicking plot' METRO 'What a captivating crime novel. The instant reassurance of being in the hands of a true storyteller with a feel for period detail makes this a real treat' AMANDA CRAIG 'This is a chocolate souffle of a novel: as the enthralling mystery heats up, so the addictive deliciousness of the story rises. The sort of book you never want to end' JULIET NICOLSON

  • 'All the blissful escapism of a Sunday-night period drama in a book' THE POOL ON THE MITFORD MURDERS As the glamour of the Bright Young Things crashes into the world of the Mitford sisters, their maid Louisa Cannon finds herself at the scene of a gripping murder mystery. Meet the Bright Young Things, the rabble-rousing hedonists of the 1920s whose treasure hunts were a media obsession. One such game takes place at the 18th birthday party of Pamela Mitford, but ends in tragedy as cruel, charismatic Adrian Curtis is pushed to his death from the church neighbouring the Mitford home. The police quickly identify the killer as a maid, Dulcie. But Louisa Cannon, chaperone to the Mitford girls and a former criminal herself, believes Dulcie to be innocent, and sets out to clear the girl's name . . . all while the real killer may only be steps away. PRAISE FOR THE MITFORD MURDERS SERIES 'An extraordinary meld of fact and fiction' GRAHAM NORTON 'A lively, entertaining, well-written whodunit' THE TIMES (crime book of the month) 'True and glorious indulgence. A dazzling example of a Golden Age mystery' DAISY GOODWIN 'Exactly the sort of book you might enjoy with the fire blazing, the snow falling. The solution is neat and the writing always enjoyable' ANTHONY HOROWITZ (crime novels of the year) 'Oh how delicious! This terrific start to what promises to be a must-read series is exactly what we all need in these gloomy times. Inventive, glittering, clever, ingenious. I devoured The Mitford Murders ... so will you. Give it to absolutely everyone for Christmas, then pre-order the next one' SUSAN HILL 'All the blissful escapism of a Sunday-night period drama in a book' THE POOL 'Keeps the reader guessing to the very end. An accomplished crime debut and huge fun to read' EVENING STANDARD 'This story is drenched in detail and feels both authentic and fun. Curl up in your favourite reading spot and enjoy' HEAT 'The plan is that each book will focus on a different Mitford sister. On the strength of this initial entry, success is assured' FINANCIAL TIMES 'Elegant, whipsmart and brilliantly twisty-turny, this Downton -style mystery had me hooked from the first page' VIV GROSKOP 'Full of period pleasure' WOMAN & HOME 'An audacious and glorious foray into the Golden Age of mystery fiction. Breathtaking' ALEX GRAY 'A real murder, a real family and a brand new crime fiction heroine are woven together to make a fascinating, and highly enjoyable, read. I loved it' JULIAN FELLOWES 'Jessica Fellowes' deliciously immersive, effortlessly easy novel has a strong feel for period and a rollicking plot' METRO 'What a captivating crime novel and heroine Jessica has created in The Mitford Murders . The instant reassurance of being in the hands of a true storyteller with a feel for period detail makes this a real treat' AMANDA CRAIG 'This is a chocolate souffle of a novel: as the enthralling mystery heats up, so the addictive deliciousness of the story rises. The sort of book you never want to end' JULIET NICOLSON

  • 'A lively, well-written, entertaining whodunit' THE TIMES *** You can now preorder Bright Young Dead , the thrilling second book in The Mitford Murders series*** Lose yourself in the sumptuous first novel in a new series of Golden Age mysteries set amid the lives of the glamorous Mitford sisters. It's 1919, and Louisa Cannon dreams of escaping her life of poverty in London, and most of all her oppressive and dangerous uncle. Louisa's salvation is a position within the Mitford household at Asthall Manor, in the Oxfordshire countryside. There she will become nurserymaid, chaperone and confidante to the Mitford sisters, especially sixteen-year-old Nancy - an acerbic, bright young woman in love with stories. But when a nurse - Florence Nightingale Shore, goddaughter of her famous namesake - is killed on a train in broad daylight, Nancy and amateur sleuth Louisa find that in postwar England, everyone has something to hide . . . Written by Jessica Fellowes, author of the number one-bestselling Downton Abbey books, The Mitford Murders is the perfect new obsession for fans of Daisy Goodwin, Anthony Horowitz and Agatha Christie - and is based on a real unsolved crime. 'An extraordinary meld of fact and fiction' GRAHAM NORTON 'True and glorious indulgence. A dazzling example of a Golden Age mystery' DAISY GOODWIN 'Exactly the sort of book you might enjoy with the fire blazing, the snow falling. The solution is neat and the writing always enjoyable' ANTHONY HOROWITZ 'Oh how delicious! This terrific start to what promises to be a must-read series is exactly what we all need in these gloomy times. Inventive, glittering, clever, ingenious. I devoured The Mitford Murders ... so will you. Give it to absolutely everyone for Christmas, then pre-order the next one' SUSAN HILL 'All the blissful escapism of a Sunday-night period drama in a book' THE POOL 'Keeps the reader guessing to the very end. An accomplished crime debut and huge fun to read' EVENING STANDARD 'This story is drenched in detail and feels both authentic and fun. Curl up in your favourite reading spot and enjoy' HEAT 'The plan is that each book will focus on a different Mitford sister. On the strength of this initial entry, success is assured' FINANCIAL TIMES 'Elegant, whipsmart and brilliantly twisty-turny, this Downton -style mystery had me hooked from the first page' VIV GROSKOP 'Full of period pleasure' WOMAN & HOME 'An audacious and glorious foray into the Golden Age of mystery fiction. Breathtaking' ALEX GRAY 'A real murder, a real family and a brand new crime fiction heroine are woven together to make a fascinating, and highly enjoyable, read. I loved it' JULIAN FELLOWES 'Jessica Fellowes' deliciously immersive, effortlessly easy novel has a strong feel for period and a rollicking plot' METRO 'What a captivating crime novel and heroine Jessica has created in The Mitford Murders . The instant reassurance of being in the hands of a true storyteller with a feel for period detail makes this a real treat' AMANDA CRAIG 'This is a chocolate souffle of a novel: as the enthralling mystery heats up, so the addictive deliciousness of the story rises. The sort of book you never want to end' JULIET NICOLSON

  • @00000400@@00000327@A timeless whodunnit with the fascinating Mitford sisters at its heart, @00000373@The Mitford Trial@00000155@ is inspired by a real-life murder in a story full of intrigue, affairs and betrayal.@00000133@@00000341@@00000327@@00000133@@00000341@It's lady's maid Louisa Cannon's wedding day, but the fantasy is shattered shortly after when she is approached by a secretive man asking her to spy on Diana Mitford - who is having an affair with the infamous Oswald Mosley - and her similarly fascist sister Unity.@00000163@@00000400@Thus as summer 1933 dawns, Louisa finds herself accompanying the Mitfords on a glitzy cruise, full of the starriest members of Society. But the waters run red when a man is found attacked, with suspects everywhere.@00000163@@00000400@Back in London, the case is taken by lawyer Tom Mitford, and Louisa finds herself caught between worlds: of a love lost to blood, a family divided, and a country caught in conflict.@00000163@

  • The third book in the hit The Mitford Murders series sees maid Louisa Cannon accompany Diana Mitford in turbulent late 1920s Europe, where everything is on the line . . . even your life. The year is 1928, and after the death of a maid at a glamorous society party, fortune heir Bryan Guinness seizes life and proposes to eighteen-year-old Diana, most beautiful of the six Mitford sisters. The maid's death is ruled an accident, and the newlyweds put it behind them to begin a whirlwind life zipping between London's Mayfair, chic Paris and hedonistic Berlin. Accompanying Diana as her lady's maid is Louisa Cannon, as well as a coterie of friends, family and hangers on, from Nancy Mitford to Evelyn Waugh. When a second victim is found in Paris in 1931, Louisa begins to see links with the death of the maid two years previously. Now she must convince the Mitford sisters that a murderer could be within their midst . . . all while shadows darken across Europe, and within the heart of Diana Mitford herself. PRAISE FOR THE MITFORD MURDERS SERIES 'All the blissful escapism of a Sunday-night period drama in a book' THE POOL ON THE MITFORD MURDERS 'An extraordinary meld of fact and fiction' GRAHAM NORTON 'A lively, entertaining, well-written whodunit' THE TIMES (crime book of the month) 'True and glorious indulgence. A dazzling example of a Golden Age mystery' DAISY GOODWIN 'Exactly the sort of book you might enjoy with the fire blazing, the snow falling. The solution is neat and the writing always enjoyable' ANTHONY HOROWITZ (crime novels of the year) 'A must-read series . . . exactly what we all need in these gloomy times. Inventive, glittering, clever, ingenious' SUSAN HILL 'All the blissful escapism of a Sunday-night period drama in a book' THE POOL 'Keeps the reader guessing to the very end. An accomplished crime debut and huge fun to read' EVENING STANDARD 'This story is drenched in detail and feels both authentic and fun. Curl up in your favourite reading spot and enjoy' HEAT 'Elegant, whipsmart and brilliantly twisty-turny, this Downton -style mystery had me hooked from the first page' VIV GROSKOP 'Full of period pleasure' WOMAN & HOME 'An audacious and glorious foray into the Golden Age of mystery fiction. Breathtaking' ALEX GRAY 'A real murder, a real family and a brand new crime fiction heroine are woven together to make a fascinating, and highly enjoyable, read. I loved it' JULIAN FELLOWES 'Jessica Fellowes' deliciously immersive, effortlessly easy novel has a strong feel for period and a rollicking plot' METRO 'What a captivating crime novel. The instant reassurance of being in the hands of a true storyteller with a feel for period detail makes this a real treat' AMANDA CRAIG 'This is a chocolate souffle of a novel: as the enthralling mystery heats up, so the addictive deliciousness of the story rises. The sort of book you never want to end' JULIET NICOLSON

  • 'Exactly the sort of book you might enjoy with the fire blazing, the snow falling. The solution is neat and the writing always enjoyable' Anthony Horowitz Lose yourself in the sumptuous first novel in a new series of Golden Age mysteries set amid the lives of the glamorous Mitford sisters. It's 1919, and Louisa Cannon dreams of escaping her life of poverty in London, and most of all her oppressive and dangerous uncle. Louisa's salvation is a position within the Mitford household at Asthall Manor, in the Oxfordshire countryside. There she will become nurserymaid, chaperone and confidante to the Mitford sisters, especially sixteen-year-old Nancy - an acerbic, bright young woman in love with stories. But when a nurse - Florence Nightingale Shore, goddaughter of her famous namesake - is killed on a train in broad daylight, and Louisa and Nancy find that in postwar England, everyone has something to hide . . . Written by Jessica Fellowes, author of the number one-bestselling Downton Abbey books, The Mitford Murders is the perfect new obsession for fans of Daisy Goodwin, Anthony Howoritz and Agatha Christie - and is based on a real unsolved crime. 'True and glorious indulgence. A dazzling example of a Golden Age mystery' Daisy Goodwin 'Oh how delicious! This terrific start to what promises to be a must-read series is exactly what we all need in these gloomy times.? Inventive, glittering, clever, ingenious . I devoured The Mitford Murders ... so will you. Give it to absolutely everyone for Christmas , then pre-order the next one' Susan Hill 'All the blissful escapism of a Sunday-night period drama in a book' The Pool

  • THE MITFORD TRIAL Nouv.

    THE MITFORD TRIAL

    Jessica Fellowes

    • Sphere
    • 14 October 2021

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  • THE MITFORD VANISHING Nouv.

    THE MITFORD VANISHING

    Jessica Fellowes

    • Sphere
    • 4 November 2021

    A classic mystery starring the glamorous Mitford sisters and inspired real events, The Mitford Vanishing is the perfect story for fans of Agatha Christie. 1937. War with Germany is dawning, and a civil war already raging in Spain. Split across political lines, the six Mitford sisters are more divided than ever. Meanwhile their former maid Louisa Cannon is now a private detective, working with her policeman husband Guy Sullivan. Louisa and Guy are surprised when a call comes in from novelist Nancy Mitford requesting that they look into the disappearance of her Communist sister Jessica in Spain. But one case leads to another as they are also asked to investigate the mysterious vanishing of a soldier. As the two cases come together, Louisa and Guy discover that every marriage has its secrets - but some are more deadly than others. Suddenly home feels a long way away . . . PRAISE FOR THE MITFORD MURDERS SERIES ''A glittering, entertaining, perfectly formed whodunnit'' Adele Parks ''Oh how delicious! Exactly what we all need in these gloomy times. Give it to absolutely everyone for Christmas, then pre-order the next one'' Susan Hill ''A lively, well-written, entertaining whodunit'' The Times ''Exactly the sort of book you might enjoy with the fire blazing, the snow falling etc. The solution is neat and the writing always enjoyable'' Anthony Horowitz ''An extraordinary meld of fact and fiction'' Graham Norton ''True and glorious indulgence. A dazzling example of a Golden Age mystery'' Daisy Goodwin ''Crime and scandal await!'' Hello ''Absolute blissikins. This is a delightful mashup of real and fictional characters'' Guardian ''A delightful escapist period piece to brighten the darkest days of winter'' Woman & Home ''All the blissful escapism of a Sunday-night period drama in a book'' The Pool ''An audacious and glorious foray into the Golden Age of mystery fiction. Breathtaking'' Alex Gray ''Keeps the reader guessing to the very end. An accomplished crime debut and huge fun to read'' Evening Standard ''This story is drenched in detail and feels both authentic and fun. Curl up in your favourite reading spot and enjoy'' Heat

  • Une funeste croisiere Nouv.

    Créé en 1927, Le Masque est la première collection de romans policiers en France et a su imposer, grâce à une politique éditoriale exigeante, de grands noms du roman policier actuel tels que Ian Rankin, Philip Kerr ou Boston Teran, et dont l'ambition est également de révéler les auteurs de demain, parmi lesquels Denise Mina, William Gay, Ron Rash ou encore les Bretin-Bonzon.

  • Les soeurs mitford enquetent - t03 - un parfum de scandale Nouv.

    1930. Diana Mitford et son époux, Bryan Guinness, mènent une vie flamboyante d'une capitale à l'autre, quand, à Paris, l'un des amis de Diana succombe brutalement d'une allergie. Une fin tragique, absurde, mais accidentelle. Louisa Cannon, ancienne chaperon et confidente des soeurs Mitford, n'est pourtant pas de cet avis. Elle soupçonne un lien avec le scandale ayant éclaboussé la famille Guinness deux ans plus tôt, lorsque l'une de leurs domestiques était passée à travers une lucarne - et morte sur le coup - sous les yeux de toute la haute société anglaise. Un malheureux accident, là encore, un de trop peut-être dans l'entourage du couple...

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  • The Great War has ended, but Downton Abbey is far from peaceful...

  • Série télévisée britannique créée par Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey met en scène la vie de la famille Crawley et de leurs domestiques à Downton, une demeure anglaise dans les années 1910.

    Depuis sa création en 2010, et sa première diffusion en France en décembre 2011, cette série connaît un succès d'audience et critique sans précédent.

    Dans ce livre compagnon officiel des saisons 1 et 2, les fans sont conviés derrière les portes du manoir pour une visite exceptionnelle. Construit autour de grands thèmes (la famille, la vie quotidienne, les relations maîtres/ domestiques, le style...), ce livre fait la part belle aux personnages de la série. On y découvre des révélations inédites sur le tournage, la vie des acteurs. Superbement illustré, Le Monde de Downton Abbey analyse le contexte politique et social de cette époque et présente, grâce à des documents d'époque, les hommes et les femmes qui ont inspiré la série.

  • A stunningly illustrated seasonal celebration of the Downton Abbey great estate.

  • Since the moment we first entered Downton Abbey in 1912, we have been swept away by Julian Fellowes' evocative world of romance, intrigue, drama and tradition. Now, in 1925, as Downton Abbey prepares to close its doors for the final time, Jessica Fellowes leads us through the house and estate, reliving the iconic moments of the wonderfully aristocratic Crawley family and their servants as they navigate the emerging modern age. Travelling from Great Hall to servants' hall, bedroom to boot room, we glimpse as we go Matthew and Isobel Crawley arriving for the first time, the death of Kemal Pamuk, Cora's tragic miscarriage, Edith's affair with Michael Gregson, Mary's new haircut, Thomas and O'Brien's scheming, Anna and Bates's troubles with the law, and Carson's marriage to Mrs Hughes. Alongside this will be in-depth interviews with the cast who have worked on the show for six years and know it so well. Packed full of stunning location shots and stills from all six series of the show including exclusive behind-the-scenes photography, this celebratory book is the ultimate gift for Downton Abbey fans the world over.

  • Série télévisée britannique créée par Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey met en scène la vie de la famille Crawley et de leurs domestiques à Downton, une demeure anglaise dans les années 1910. Depuis sa création, cette série connaît un succès d'audience et critique sans précédent. Dans ce livre compagnon officiel de la saison 3, nous partons à la rencontre des personnages de la série. les fans sont conviés derrière les portes du manoir pour une visite exceptionnelle.
    Construit autour de deux catégories (les maîtres et les serviteurs), Chroniques de Downton Abbey vous présente en détail tous les personnages : le comte et la comtesse de Grantham, leurs trois filles, Mary, Sybil et Edith, la délicieuse comtesse douarière, mais également Mr Carson et Mrs Hughes, John Bates, Matthew Crawly et bien d'autres. On y découvre des révélations inédites sur le tournage et la vie des acteurs.
    Superbement illustré, Chroniques de Downton Abbey analyse le contexte politique et social de cette époque et présente, grâce à des documents d'époque, les hommes et les femmes qui ont inspiré la série.

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