Best selling crime novels set in Buxton – sixth instalment on sale now

Celia Harwood

Few books are as satisfying as a crime fiction novel set in a location familiar to you. This series of novels transports you back a hundred years to Buxton in the 1920s, a town of Edwardian grandeur, adjusting to the restrictions and changes brought by the First World War, and brings you characters taking part in events which actually occurred during this era.

Celia Harwood now brings us her sixth book in this series, High Pique, set in 1924.

Celia Harwood

The Buxton Well-Dressings Festival, a highlight of the summer since 1841, was cancelled in 1915 because of the War and in 1924, has still not been revived. Some residents regard the ceremony as pagan in origin and are opposed to it. Others want it restored. On midsummer’s day, a body is found on the ancient Celtic temple site next to the Wye River. Rumours of pagan sacrifice begin. Eleanor Harriman, a solicitor, at Harriman & Talbot on Hall Bank, takes up the challenge and successfully unravels the mystery.

Celia Harwood

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

Buy online or purchase locally

All books in the series – Widow’s Peak, Autumn’s Peak, Waters Speak, False Speak, Shadow Peak and High Pique are now on sale at Higher Buxton Post Office, 12a High Street, at Scriveners Books, 42 High Street Buxton, and at Reading Matters, 42 Market Street, Chapel-en-le-Frith.

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

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