Brentwood, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2012
Stonebridge Manor is a beautiful, sprawling country home that provides the setting for a weekend holiday that is filled with mystery and mayhem. When the guests have arrived and the drinks are served, things take a turn for the macabre, leaving each guest seemingly guiltier than the last.
A compelling whodunit that fuses fast-paced, exciting plot and intriguing characters, Stonebridge Manor is interwoven with deep thematic elements. Beneath the spellbinding surface plot lie the themes of loyalty and machination; Lady Baldwin, who attempts to buy the fealty of her servants while manipulating them and treating them abominably, gets her due in a twist that readers will never see coming.
With a plot that suggests a 90’s version of Gosford Park or a Mystery Weekend, fans of the mystery genre will enjoy following the developments in the case with the detectives, trying to identify the culprit from the myriad suspects. Stonebridge Manor is full of intriguing and colorful characters, each with their own motive for serving Lady Baldwin her just desserts.
A fun summer read that focuses on the eccentricities of British high society and the people they employ, Stonebridge Manor will keep readers furiously turning pages to reach the satisfying conclusion and leave them eager for more. Fans will find themselves anxiously awaiting the author’s sophomore novel, Prospects.
Peter Bradbury has been a working English Butler since 1985, from the aristocracy to the wealthy to the not so wealthy. He was born and raised in the Northwest of England, where he still has family, before relocating to the USA in late 1994. Stonebridge Manor is his first novel, portraying life and humor in an English Country Mansion, with a murder thrown in for good measure. His second novel, Prospects, about two murderous, wealthy brothers in the San Francisco Bay Area, is slated for release in July of 2012.
For more information, please visit http://www.petercbradbury.com/.