Bridey Kelly, a recently fired and disgraced WWII nurse trainee, takes a position as a nurse for 10 evacuated children being sent to Agatha Christie's holiday estate, Greenway. Bridey is a good nurse but she's young and lacks confidence, especially when she compares herself to fellow nurse, Gigi. Even though she is totally incompetent in child care, Gigi is beautiful, self-assured and intriguing. When a body washes ashore on the estate, Bridey and Gigi are pulled into solving the murder. Death at Greenway is filled with rich characters, many of whom are hiding dark secrets. It's a must read for anyone who enjoys a period piece that keeps you guessing until the very end. While Christie is not a featured character in this book, her estate and grounds are a shining star providing the perfect backdrop for the mystery.— Sara
“Two women nurses escape wartime London to care for children evacuated to Greenway, the country home of Agatha Christie. But all is not idyllic, with murders, a disappearance, and seemingly healthy men dying in the nearby village. A mystery Mrs. Christie would have approved of.”
— Jane Simons, The Dog Eared Book, Palmyra, NY
“Agatha Christie fans will enjoy this novel, set during WWII at Greenway House, Christie’s holiday home in South Devon, England. Murder, missing persons, ersatz nurses, homesick small children. Rader-Day’s research is meticulous.”
— Kami Day, Raven Book Store, Lawrence, KS
From the award-winning author of The Day I Died and The Lucky One, a captivating suspense novel about nurses during World War II who come to Agatha Christie's holiday estate to care for evacuated children, but when a body is discovered nearby, the idyllic setting becomes host to a deadly mystery.
Bridey Kelly has come to Greenway House--the beloved holiday home of Agatha Christie--in disgrace. A terrible mistake at St. Prisca's Hospital in London has led to her dismissal as a nurse trainee, and her only chance for redemption is a position in the countryside caring for children evacuated to safety from the Blitz.
Greenway is a beautiful home full of riddles: wondrous curios not to be touched, restrictions on rooms not to be entered, and a generous library, filled with books about murder. The biggest mystery might be the other nurse, Gigi, who is like no one Bridey has ever met. Chasing ten young children through the winding paths of the estate grounds might have soothed Bridey's anxieties and grief--if Greenway were not situated so near the English Channel and the rising aggressions of the war.
When a body washes ashore near the estate, Bridey is horrified to realize this is not a victim of war, but of a brutal killing. As the local villagers look among themselves, Bridey and Gigi discover they each harbor dangerous secrets about what has led them to Greenway. With a mystery writer's home as their unsettling backdrop, the young women must unravel the truth before their safe haven becomes a place of death ...