Set in the 1930’s, this mystery has a great vintage feel to it that reminds me of popular series like Father Brown or Grantchester, albeit in a slightly earlier time period. Catherine is a poet and an Oxford alum who unwittingly stumbles upon the body of a murdered professor. Since she was the one who found the body, and is therefore a primary suspect, Catherine takes it upon herself to investigate the murder with the help of her rival poet, Dr. Harry Bascombe.
Amidst a tangled trail of grievances left behind by the late Agatha Chenowyth, Catherine discovers that nearly everybody connected to the night of the murder has some possible motive. Who did the old bird in?
There are strange rumors circulating about a fascist group that idolizes the old Teutonic legends and believes that Hitler is the man to bring the world into a new future. Could Professor Chenowyth have been involved with something terrible?
If you enjoy mysteries that embody that quaint British feel with all the charm of the Golden Age, then you’ll love G.G. Vandagriff’s page-turner “An Oxford Murder.”