A Lady's Guide to Etiquette and Murder

A Lady's Guide to Etiquette and Murder

Large Print - 2019
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In this exciting historical mystery debut set in Victorian England, a wealthy young widow encounters the pleasures - and scandalous pitfalls - of a London social season. Frances Wynn, the American-born Countess of Harleigh, enjoys more freedom as a widow than she did as a wife. After an obligatory year spent mourning her philandering husband, Reggie, she puts aside her drab black gowns, leaving the countryside and her money-grubbing in-laws behind. With her young daughter in tow, Frances rents a home in Belgravia and prepares to welcome her sister, Lily, arriving from New York - for her first London season. No sooner has Frances begun her new life than the ghosts of her old one make an unwelcome appearance.
Publisher: Rearsby, Leicester :, WF Howes Ltd,, 2019.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018.
ISBN: 9781528857918
Characteristics: 342 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.

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Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Jun 16, 2019

I found this pleasant and enjoyable without being at all groundbreaking. If you've ever read historical mysteries starring lady sleuths, you've seen this done before, and with more skill (by Deanna Raybourn, to give one example) -- but there's also no denying that this was charming and light and breezy. I'll pick up the next book in the series, and am definitely interested to see what Freeman has in store for her intrepid heroine.

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merlinsilver
May 17, 2019

Her first book, and first half was a little slow. But then it picked up. I enjoyed the characters and their interactions. And finally decided that I really enjoyed it. Nice little mystery that kept you guessing until the end.

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dovershiner
Mar 15, 2019

A Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and Murder by Dianne Freeman A countess of Harleigh Mystery. This is the first book in a new mystery series by a first time author.
Frynces Wynn wealthy American-born Countess of Harleigh, spent the obligatory year mourning her philandering husband. Now it’s time for her to have fun! First she has to do is clear her name of murdering her husband, find out who is robbing the great house of England, unfreeze her bank account, and launch her sister’s first London season. The book set in 1899 is a fast paced mystery with a generous mix of humor and romance.

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Emma1917
Oct 29, 2018

If you’re looking for a well written, plot-twisting mystery with a touch of romance and humor, this book is for you. Set in Victorian England, the heroine is the American widow of an English earl. Murder, theft, and attempted murder swirl around her as she tries to establish her independence, deal with her finances, care for her daughter, and make sure her sister finds suitable match. It’s a very enjoyable read.

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thebritlass
Sep 29, 2018

This is a great debut in a promising new mystery series. The writing is highly entertaining, the main characters very likeable, and the plot development and finale quite satisfying.

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