Best selling crime novels set in Buxton – fourth instalment is published

False Speak

Murder mysteries in the classic style

Celia Harwood, author of a collection of best selling crime novels set in Buxton, has just completed her fourth book in the series: False Speak

Eleanor Harriman and all the favourite characters are back at Hall Bank in the offices of Harriman & Talbot, solicitors. It’s January 1923 and snowing in Buxton. Everyone is wondering what the new year has in store for them and for England, which is still trying to recover from WWI and the devastating effect that the War had on ordinary people. Eleanor has the task of finding a blackmailer and three missing soldiers but still finds time to enjoy the snow and the pantomime at the Opera House.

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The series of novels all set in 1920s Buxton, combines the classic style murder mystery with the backdrop of historical Buxton, interspersed with the characters taking part in events which actually took place during the era.

The central character in the series Eleanor Harriman (and yes, there was a female solicitor practising in Buxton in the 1920s) finds herself called upon to solve various murders during the series of books. Sometimes she is assisted by her friend, Dr Catherine Balderstone (yes, there was a female doctor practising in Buxton in the 1920s) and sometimes by her friend Philip Danebridge, the cousin of her fiancé who was killed in France. She is usually accompanied by her Boxer dog, Napoleon.

An absolute must for anyone who enjoys a good crime story, the fourth book promises to be just as thrilling.

False Speak

Buy online or purchase locally

All books in the series – Widow’s Peak, Autumn’s Peak, Waters Speak and False Speak are now on sale at Higher Buxton Post Office, 12a High Street, and will shortly be available in other local book stores.

Celia will be selling signed copies of all her books at the Indoor Dickensian Market on 17th November 2018 at Pavilion Gardens.

Copies can be ordered via Celia Harwood’s website at for £8.99 each with FREE postage and packaging.

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