Sausage Hall by Christina James
The local nickname for Laurieston House is ‘Sausage Hall’. It’s a house of ancient secrets, now the home of Kevan de Vries, the tycoon grandson of a Dutch immigrant farmer. He owns another house, also called Laurieston, in St Lucia. Joanna, his wife, is terminally ill and he has accompanied her to St Lucia to spend the last months of her life there, leaving the running of his business empire to Tony Sentance, his egregious but outwardly efficient FD. De Vries’ plans go awry when the police contact him to say that ‘Sausage Hall’ has been broken into and he must return to the UK immediately: counterfeit passports have been found in the cellar. Shortly afterwards, the body of a female employee of De Vries Industries is found in the woods. More gruesome discoveries follow.
The sequel to Sausage Hall, De Vries, will be published by QuoScript in spring 2021.