Mystery at Sweet-Briar Hall

by Dr. Jim Binkley



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/18/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 320
ISBN : 9781434321961

About the Book

What mystery hides behind the crumbling face of Sweet-Briar Hall? In a small provincial town on the Cheshire plains three adolescents stumble upon a secret with devastating implications.  The time is 1919 and following the Great War to end all wars the strange arrival of agents from foreign powers threatens the survival of one of the world's greatest dynasties and the lives of the innocent youngsters ensnared in a web of intrigue.  A daring escape from imprisonment and certain death, in a land far away, one year earlier brings one youngster together with his military father in another rescue. Events build to a climax  that culminates in a savage encounter in the subterranean passage ways beneath an ancient church.  In the desperate struggle more is at stake than personal survival - the stability of Europe and the world may depend on it! 

About the Author

Doctor Jim Binkley was educated at St. Anne's R.C. School, Nantwich, Cheshire, Bishop Lonsdale College, Derby and Nottingham University where he gained four degrees and a love for learning.  He is a retired Head Master and has taught in Saudi Arabia, America and Vietnam as well as the U.K.  He is a member of The Manorial Society of Great Britain,  an Associate of The College of Preceptors and a life member of the N.A.H.T.   His travels have taken him all over the world and most recently twice to Russia to research this novel.  Although his time is now preoccupied with writing he is also an Associate Lecturer at Derby University.  He lives in the magnificent Derbyshire hills with his son George and daughter Madeleine.