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Publication Order of Oxford Key Mysteries Books

Murder at St Margaret (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Burglary at Barnard (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arson at the Ashmolean (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sabotage at Somerset (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Eternal Investigator (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Post Mortem at Padua (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Homicide at Holly Manor (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Oxford Key Mysteries (Series by Lynn Morrison)
Author Lynn Morrison writes the “Oxford Key Mysteries” series, which began publication in the year 2020, when “Murder at St. Margaret” was released.

Natalie Payne enjoyed the stories that her grandpa told of a magical Oxford. Little did she know that all of them were in fact true! When she takes over as Head of Ceremonies, she learns about her own magical legacy, and responsibilities.

For readers that like magical, charming mysteries where ghosts walk through the halls, wyverns play, paintings come to life, and magic seems close to your reach, you’re sure to love the Oxford Key Mysteries.

“Murder at St. Margaret” is the first novel in the “Oxford Key Mysteries” series and was released in the year 2020. A ruined gala because of a dead chef. And the ghosts saw nothing.

Natalie Payne, as the new Head of Ceremonies at Oxford, has her first task: organize St. Margaret’s fall gala. But her plans get dashed when she discovers their famed chef deceased in the kitchen. And then some centuries old cat tells Nat about her own magical legacy, as well as the responsibilities that go along with them. A murder in the halls is a definite sign that something’s gone wrong with all of Oxford’s magical protections.

Nat must now solve this murder, find a new chef for the gala, and try to figure out just why Oxford’s magical defenses have gone down. With the aid of Oxford’s magical Eternals and some new buddies, she now has a chance. However can she do it before St. Margaret loses its connections to Oxford’s magic?

The unexpected and clever dashes of humor splashed throughout the whole novel were fantastic and Lynn gives readers a confident, funny, brilliant, and strong lead character in Natalie. Lynn has a way with witty dialogue, smart characters, and settings and this novel sets the stage for a fantastic series to come.

“Burglary at Barnard” is the second novel in the “Oxford Key Mysteries” series and was released in the year 2020. A dead body. A secret room. And a ghost that just will not tell the truth! When Nat agrees to meet with a friend in the archives of historic Barnard College after hours, she never expected to find the hidden chamber or stumble upon another corpse.

The Master’s assistant has just been murdered, and even though Nat figures out who’s responsible pretty easily, locating the evidence proves to be a challenge. Particularly when the single ghost that witnessed the crime is refusing to say what actually happened.

The closer she comes to locating the proof she needs, tempers start to flare and threats start flying. The situation turns into a race against the clock and right when she thinks that she has won, she realizes the killer is willing to do whatever is necessary to escape from justice. Including getting Nat out of the way permanently. Nat’s miscalculation is going to cost somebody their life, but whose?

Lynn has such an eye for detail and describes these colleges incredibly well. There is some great fun in this exciting read, and readers cannot wait to dive into more mysteries from this series.

“Arson at the Ashmolean” is the third novel in the “Oxford Key Mysteries” series and was released in the year 2020. Once the smoke has cleared, man is left lying dead and there is a young woman that looks to be the one to blame.

The fire in the Ashmolean’s archives reveals itself to just be a cover-up for the actual crime: dozens of valuables are now missing from the shelves. Unfortunately, Andrei Radu, a security guard, dies at the scene; which only elevates this crime to murder. Oxford’s leading detective, DCI Robinson, is determined to see the guilty party prosecuted. The security feed places Kate’s young assistant Francie at the scene. She claims she’s innocent however DCI Robinson is not convinced.

Nat and her friends know the likely culprit is the same person behind the problems with the magic. Can they save Francie from going down for this crime that she did not commit?

Once more, Lynn does a fantastic job of placing her readers into the heart and soul of Oxford, among a fascinating cast of well written characters.

“Sabotage at Somerset” is the fourth novel in the “Oxford Key Mysteries” series and was released in the year 2021. Nat’s identified the evil that’s stealing Oxford’s magic. But will she be able to stop them before it’s too late?

Kate, Natalie, and Mathilde know who it is that wreaks havoc on Oxford’s magic. But now their challenge is ensuring that they get brought to justice. When a film production arrives in Oxford, it gives the group the opportunity to bait a perfect trap.

However when the film set gets plagued with issues the instant it shows up. Equipment is damaged, copies of the script vanish and the lead actress gets poisoned. Nat and her friends will need to work fast if they want to salvage this production and trap the perpetrator. There is just a single problem: Could the evil menace have caught onto their plot or could somebody else be attempting to sabotage this show?

“Sabotage at Somerset” is the fourth novel in the “Oxford Key Mysteries” series and was released in the year 2021. May of 1941. Money has gone missing from St. Margaret College’s coffers.

Bartholomew Kingston is close to figuring out who it is that has been siphoning funds from St. Margaret College when his buddy Clark reminds him of their plans for the evening. He sets his work to the side and goes to London for a night out on the town. When he comes back to work, he makes a rather stunning discovery. He is dead. Making things worse, Bartie is terrified to learn that he’s the one being blamed for the theft.

Bartie, as Oxford’s newest Eternal, has got some new tricks hidden up his sleeve. With the assistance of the other Eternals, can he track down the real thief? Or is his name going to be ruined forever?

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One Response to “Oxford Key Mysteries”

  1. Robin: 2 weeks ago

    I read this series back in 2022 and really, really liked it. Just noticed it was on sale as a boxed set on Amazon so I picked it up. This is one of those series that I will read over and over again. There are murders in it but nothing gross. It’s actually a fun series to read.
    Keep up the good work!!

    Robin 😉


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