Murder by the Book

This murder mystery takes place on the Penwright Estate in the idyllic setting of the North Yorkshire Moors, made particularly beautiful by the recent heavy snowfall. A group of eminent crime writers have gathered for a weekend retreat to exchange ideas and take the opportunity to do some concentrated writing away from the interruptions of everyday life. The highlight of the weekend is to be the banquet tonight, at which the prestigious Sherlock Holmes Prize for Crime Writing will be presented.

Sadly, the author about to be awarded the prize, Vanna Jankovich, has just been found shot dead inside a locked room.

The suspects are:
Paige Turner, owner and manager of the Penwright Estate
Peter Ellis, author of books about a 12th century monk and apothecary
Martha Connor-Dale, retired GP and author of medical mysteries set on a remote island
Simon George, writer of locked room mysteries
James Peady, ex police detective, now writing police procedural murder mysteries