Murder at Holly House

Murder at Holly House

A dazzling Christmas murder mystery from the bestselling author of the DCI Daley series


'A quintessential slice of Yuletide murder mystery' Sun

'The feel-good factor is off the scale' The Times

'A fun book. Playful. One to make you smile' Stuart MacBride

'A wonderfully entertaining mystery' Ian Moore

'Best read of the year' Quintin Jardine

A village of secrets

It's December 1952, and a dead stranger has been found lodged up the chimney of Holly House in the remote town of Elderby. Is he a simple thief, or a would-be killer? Either way, he wasn't on anyone's Christmas wish list.

A mystery that can't be solved
Inspector Frank Grasby is ordered to investigate. The victim of some unfortunate misunderstandings, he hopes this case will help clear his name. But as is often the way for Grasby, things most certainly don't go according to plan.

A Christmas to remember
Soon blizzards hit the North York Moors, cutting off the village from help, and the local doctor's husband is found murdered. Grasby begins to realise that everyone in Elderby is hiding something - and if he can't uncover the truth soon, the whole country will pay a dreadful price...


  • A quintessential slice of Yuletide murder mystery.

About the author

Denzil Meyrick

Denzil Meyrick is from Campbeltown on the Kintyre Peninsula in Argyll. After studying politics, he enjoyed a varied career as a police officer, distillery manager, and director of several companies. He is the No.1 bestselling author of the DCI Daley series, and is now an executive producer of a major TV adaptation of his books.

Denzil lives on Loch Lomondside in Scotland with his wife Fiona and cats. You can find him on Twitter @Lochlomonden, Facebook @DenzilMeyrickAuthor, or on his website:
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