Sarah Jane Fearing has grown up in the imposing mansion of one of England's most influential families. At the centre of Sarah's world stands her charming uncle Frank, the only relative who seems to have escaped the straitjacket of ponderous respectability that so effectively stifles the Fearing clan. But Frank's extravagant lifestyle leads him deep into debt and manoeuvres him into a disastrous marriage. Frank's wedding to a coldly ambitious woman produces the family's longed-for male scion, but the parents fall to quarrels, and then to murder. And Sarah is drawn inexorably into a morass that threatens the survival of the entire family. From the Belle Epoque to the 1950's, A Mansion and its Murder holds its secrets to its last suspenseful moment, and proves again the author's mettle as a mastermind of the traditional mystery.