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It takes the main characters half the bloody book to realize the victim was a view spoilergossip columnist hide spoiler A Lady s Guide to Gossip and Murder by Dianne Freeman is the second book of the Countess of Harleigh Mystery series This series is a bit of a different take on the average cozy mystery in that it has a historical setting mixing both genres wonderfullyIn the first book of the series readers were introduced to Frances Wynn who is an American that was born to a wealthy family that found herself in an arranged marriage to her husband Reggie The marriage brought Frances the title of the Countess of Harleigh and her husband access to her family funds Frances had thought she may grow to love her husband it was soon A Lady s Guide To Gossip And Murder Is Another Charming Gossip and Murder is another charming of the cozy mystery series featuring the widowed Lady Frances Harleigh One of her society acuaintances has met an unfortunate end and the police suspect Frances well intentioned but bumbling cousin Charles of having done the deed Frances steps in to help clear his name and soon realizes this is anything but a straightforward crimeThis book reads very much like a typical cozy with our main character nosing about and talking to a lot of people in the hopes that she ll stumble upon the right answer And also just like a cozy the book spends a good amount of time having its main and supporting characters mull over the crime think out loud of potential motives and suspects and ponder their next moves It builds nicely up to the ending which is both reasonable and satisfyingCompared to the first book in the series I found this one to be still fun though not uite as exciting I think that s largely due to the first book reuiring a lot of setup and backstory which I enjoyed tremendously whereas this one gets right to the point with the crime That backstory of how Frances came to be so strong and resilient at a time in history when society frowns upon women s independence was fascinating and I wish there was in this book In addition to that the witty dialogue the romantic tension with her neighbor and the proper Victorian decorum were all pared back a little in this book and I miss their freuent presenceStill this was an entertaining cozy murder mystery and I look forward to reading from the series As I usually find this genre And Its Focal Crime its focal crime be a little bit slow it s really the #Side And Back Stories #and back stories distinguish a terrific one from an average one So I hope for the next one we get a little bit of what I love mixed in with the cozy murder. Scretions of society’s elite Frances can hardly believe that the genteel and genial Mary was a blackmailer et why else would she horde such juicy tidbits   Aided by her gallant friend and neighbor George Hazelton Frances begins assisting the police in this highly sensitive case learning about her peers than she ever wished to know Too many suspects may be worse than none at all but even worrying is that the number of victims is increasing too And unless Frances takes care she’ll soon find herself among them.

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Ook 2 rather than book 1The cover of this book is so bright cheerful and eye catchingI almost forgot that it was meant to be a murder mysteryI was astonished that this was only the second book by this writer The well crafted mystery and full bodied writing was polished and practiced I really enjoyed reading this one and the snappy dialogue and cheeky characters were interesting and funThe first chapter was spent introducing the principal characters and backstory from the previous novel but the author is careful to not giveaway too much from the previous book for new readers Then but the second chapter the murder mystery is off and runningI loved that I didn t have to spend than a few pages getting caught up to speed with everything and the murder happened at the perfect time just before I started to get bored with the back story I was roped back into #THE NEW MYSTERY AND TRYING TO PUZZLE OUT WHAT #new mystery and trying to puzzle out what happening With series there is such a delicate balance between giving too much back story and not enough I thought the author did a wonderful job striking that delicate balance between the twoI thought the tone of the book was charming and cozy and while I did figure out who the murderer was I enjoyed following the clues laid for the reader throughout the story If You deserve this: Simple Natural Recipes For A Healthy Lifestyle: Bowl Cookbook you are a fan of historical mysteries from authors like Deanna Raybourn Anna Lee Huber and Laurie King thenou are going to love this series It was a fast read with cleaver characters and loads of charm and I am so glad I have found Politieke geschiedenis van België sinds 1830 yet another new author in this genre to enjoySee my full review here Many thanks to Kensington Book Group for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review Goodreads Blog Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube Instagram Still enjoyable and one of those rather pleasant reads despite the murder But I definitely was steps ahead of the characters than I like Update Well that was my most disappointing book of theear I was so bored the whole time Frances is a extremely frustrating character She is very sensible and walks the line between finding things out while not putting herself in damsel in distress situations but watching her and George s relationship unfold is tedious This dude asks her to marry him and all she does is wonder if he likes her Please Internationaal cartoonfestival Knokke-Heist. Cartoons 2003 you are an adult womanou can tell he does because he says so Maybe I wouldn t be so upset by it except she spends a lot of time thinking of him and then not actually making a any decisions about her own feelings with is irritating Then we have The Actual Mystery Part actual mystery part action at all in this AND. In hunting for birds or a second husband and is expecting to spend a uiet few months in London with her almost engaged sister Lily until the throng returns Instead she’s immersed in a shocking mystery when a friend Mary Archer is found murdered Frances had hoped Mary might make a suitable bride for her cousin Charles but their courtship recently fizzled out Unfortunately this puts Charles in the spotlight along with dozens of others It seems Mary had countless notes hidden in her home detailing the private indi. The Countess of Harleigh and her appealing sidekicks return in a jolly romp through the peccadillos of polite society in late Victorian London This complex puzzler weaves mystery through the dance of a trio of aristocratic romances Readers will enjoy playing amateur Sleuth As They Learn What Really Might Be Going On as they learn what really might be going on closed doors in 1899 s best British homes Freeman continues to give her variety of female characters sharp intelligence and a lot to do a nice change from male dominated action This serie My thanks to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an Advance Read Copy of A LADY S GUIDE TO GOSSIP AND MURDER by Dianne Freeman in exchange for an unbiased review This is the second in the series of Countess of Harleigh mysteries and while there are some references to the previous novel it is not necessary to have read it to enjoy this one The book is a complete mystery within itself There are a few relationships between characters that carry over A Lady s Guide to Gossip and Murder by Dianne Freeman was a very enjoyable addition to this historical cozy mystery seriesMs Freeman s writing is skillful and pulls me into the story from the first page I enjoyed spending time with Frances Aunt Hetty George and a new character addition Lottie Lottie was adorable because she s intelligent clever and klutzy Frances chooses to investigate the death of an acuaintance because the police have her cousin Charles in their sights as a murder suspect Frances investigation was completely within the proper boundaries of the era and George was able to investigate the areas where women were never to be seen Frances and George make a perfect pair The plot twisted and turned with several suspects and red herrings to divert me as I read I had trouble putting the book down until it #was finishedI voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from Kensington #finishedI voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from Kensington NetGalley All of the above opinions are my own 35 stars rounded up Not as good as the other two in the series but this is light fare A murder mystery with a comedic characters and a love interest a fun and uick series You all know how much I love a fun historical mystery and Kensington Publishing has a bevy of fabulous authors to choose from And I have read a number of them and consistently enjoy many of their authorsSo when this one came up for review I was counting on Kensington Publishing to not let me down This author is new to me and even though it s the second in a series it is only the second book so I hoped that I hadn t missed too much by starting on How far will some go to safeguard a secret In the latest novel in Dianne Freeman’s witty and delightful historical mystery series the adventurous Countess Harleigh finds out   Though American by birth Frances Wynn the now widowed Countess of Harleigh has adapted admirably to the uirks and traditions of the British aristocracy On August twelfth each ear otherwise known as the Glorious Twelfth most members of the upper class retire to their country estates for grouse shooting season Frances has little interest. ,

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