Elizabeth Edmondson
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Elizabeth Edmondson

I write historical mysteries that I like to call Vintage Mysteries, since they're set in the nineteen-thirties, forties and fifties.
They're stories of love, marriage, families and friendship, where the loyalties, feuds, secrets and betrayals of the past cast long shadows into the present.
I'm fascinated by characters who are quirky, mysterious, funny, unexpected and interesting and I want readers to share, as I do, in their joys and sorrows.

With dramatic and glamorous settings from icy lakes to Italian villas, from wintry Budapest to fashionable France, from Cornwall to the Lake District, the landscapes are as powerful as the stories are complex.
The tense realities of life mingle with supernatural elements : ghosts, prophetic dreams and voices from the past, but fun and humour also dance in and out of the light and darkness of the stories.

My aim is to enthrall, delight and amuse readers as they are transported to a different era.
A review posted by a reader said my books take you out of the daily world and make the impossible seem possible--that's just what I want them to do.

My novels have been translated into several languages and published in many different countries.

I was born in Chile, have lived in India and Italy and now live in Oxford, where I went to university--and where I've taken up bell-ringing.

I also write as Elizabeth Aston; please visit my other author page and have a look at those books.

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Best Sellers

    • A Man of Some Repute

    • A Very English Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Elizabeth Edmondson
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,498
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,164
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,156

    Selchester Castle in 1953 sits quiet and near-empty, its corridors echoing with glories of the past. Or so it seems to intelligence officer Hugo Hawksworth....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pretty good "pseudo" golden age mystery

    • By Kindle Customer on 10-18-15

    Regular price: $10.49

    • A Matter of Loyalty

    • A Very English Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Anselm Audley, Elizabeth Edmondson
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 618
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 563
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 560

    Someone at the Atomic is leaking secrets to Soviet Russia, and when nuclear scientist Bruno Rothesay goes missing, the British Intelligence Services are convinced he's the mole....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • RIP To The Author

    • By Christina on 11-13-17

    Regular price: $18.19

    • A Question of Inheritance

    • A Very English Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Elizabeth Edmondson
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,577
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,423
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,415

    Hugo Hawksworth is on the tail of rogue Cold War agents at a top-secret government facility, while back home at Selchester Castle they're awaiting the arrival of the new earl....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Cozy Mystery

    • By Simone on 06-12-16

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Villa in Italy

    • By: Elizabeth Edmondson
    • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 860
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 764
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 767

    Marvellously atmospheric tale of strangers summoned to a grand but neglected villa on the Italian coast....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A gentle mystery.

    • By Lisa on 08-19-16

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Villa on the Riviera

    • By: Elizabeth Edmondson
    • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
    • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176

    Absorbing and escapist, The Villa on the Riviera is perfect summer listening for fans of Rachel Hore and Santa Montefiore....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good, too many characters not completely developed

    • By Lorriee on 07-16-15

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Mr. Darcy's Daughters

    • By: Elizabeth Aston
    • Narrated by: Morag Sims
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Picking up 20 years after Pride and Prejudice left off, Mr. Darcy's Daughters begins in the year 1818. Elizabeth and Darcy have gone to Constantinople....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Anna on 05-30-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Children of Chance

    • A Mountjoy Novel
    • By: Elizabeth Aston
    • Narrated by: Dawn Murphy
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Groom, best man, guests, even a bishop - but where is the bride? An orphan fresh out of convent school, Prue Pagan has no home and nowhere to go....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pru's life has dramatic changes

    • By Kindle Customer on 03-03-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Frozen Lake

    • A Vintage Mystery
    • By: Elizabeth Edmondson
    • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 299
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 260

    Fabulous family saga of secrets held through two generations, set against the atmospheric background of the Lake District at Christmas....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable story, superb narration

    • By Michaela on 04-12-16

    Regular price: $24.51

    • Voyage of Innocence

    • By: Elizabeth Edmondson
    • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
    • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 104

    From the author of The Frozen Lake comes an enthralling novel of love, betrayal, and idealism as three very different young women go up to Oxford in the years immediately before World War Two....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-23-16

    Regular price: $23.75

    • Valentine's Day

    • By: Elizabeth Aston
    • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Valentine Welburn has grown accustomed to her freedom in Calcutta. So when she reaches the gray shores of England to debut in her first London Season, she is irked....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Why?

    • By 🌿🌸Susynne🌸🌿 on 05-30-15

    Regular price: $3.49

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