Book one in the Honeychurch Hall Mystery series. Kat Stanford has just quite her t.v. job in London and now she has to hunt down her mother after she calls asking for help. Her mother Iris has broken her hand but what Kat does not know is that she has also relocated to a secluded historical Carriage House on an historic property called Honeychurch Hall in the countryside of England. Once she arrives she finds the place a shambles after being abandoned for years, her mother almost helpless, and the surprise do not seem to stop from that point on. By the end Kat knows an entirely different side of her mother that she never knew existed. A nanny comes up missing shortly after her arrival, and the housekeeper is found dead not too long after that. Kat finds herself as a suspect so she has to figure out what really happened though in a very unconventional way. This is a lovely estate with a group of interesting characters such as young Harry and Mr. Chips that blends into a wonderful story that I really quite enjoyed. A must read for cozy mystery fans. It gets 4/5 stars.