The Labours of Mrs Stella Ryman: Further Fairmount Manor Mysteries (Print)

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When the machineries of institution fail to protect Fairmount Manor, octogenarian amateur sleuth Mrs Stella Ryman rolls up her fleece jacket sleeves to ferret out  a thief, investigate a gun-toting resident, set right a mishandled investigation of a man’s death, pursue spectres and footpads walking at midnight, and discover Thelma Hu’s long-lost fortune. Book 2 of the Fairmount Manor Mysteries by Mel Anastasiou.

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The Labours of Mrs Stella Ryman:  Further Fairmount Manor Mysteries

“Replete with packet chicken noodle soup and grilled cheese, Stella Ryman paused just outside Fairmount Manor’s dining room, where she used the sleeve of her fleece warm-up suit to wipe the condensation from the streaked and fog-edged windows along the corridor.  Fleece on wet glass wasn’t much good. Nevertheless, as she scrubbed, the windows bloomed with early afternoon sunshine. There was so much springtime glory outside Fairmount, and there was so much gloom inside, that she didn’t want to add to it.  But she had lately developed a detective’s lynx-eyed perspective.  All her sleuthing to date ought to have brought peace and justice to Fairmount’s staff and residents, but she couldn’t deny that trouble had resurfaced at Fairmount Manor.”

When the machineries of institution fail to protect Fairmount Manor, octogenarian amateur sleuth Mrs Stella Ryman rolls up her fleece jacket sleeves to ferret out  a thief, investigate a gun-toting resident, set right a mishandled investigation of a man’s death, pursue spectres and footpads walking at midnight, and discover Thelma Hu’s long-lost fortune.  No good deed goes unpunished, though, and Stella will face struggles, mysteries, and sacrifices that hit her where she lives.

Mrs Stella Ryman is a fish out of water, a stranger in a strange land — an amateur sleuth, trapped in a down-at-heel care home.  You’d be cranky, too.

Recognition and Reader reviews for Stella Ryman

Longlisted for the Leacock Medal for Humour in Literature, and winner of a Literary Titan Gold Medal, Mel Anastasiou’s Stella Ryman and the Fairmount Manor Mysteries continues to be a reader favourite.  As one fan wrote, “You know a story’s good when you keep finding yourself laughing out loud.”  Others wrote,

“witty and endearing”

“beautifully written with humour, grace, and suspense.”

“Stella Ryman is my new hero!”

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Weight400 g
Dimensions8 × 5.25 × .75 in

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