This Traditional British Cozy Mystery
Gets a Regency Twist
Drew and Madeline Farthering celebrate their six-month anniversary by attending a fancy Regency era costume party. Drew is glad to see Talbot Cummins, an Oxford classmate, and his fiancée, Alice Henley, though many present seem worried about the couple. Everyone’s concerns are realized when, at the concluding grand ball, Alice dies of an overdose of cocaine. Tal refuses to believe she took the stuff intentionally, and Drew is determined to find out if her death was an accident or murder.
Drew is shocked and disillusioned when the police arrest Tal’s father and reveal that the man has been smuggling drugs into the country for the past twenty years. Reeling from the death of his fiancée and the revelation about his father, Tal begs Drew to find out what’s going on. Drew, now questioning his own ability to see people as they really are, does so reluctantly, not ready for the secrets he’s about to uncover–or the danger he’ll bring down on everyone he holds dear.
My review: So this book is a series, which I did not realize when the book was given to me by Bethany Publishing House, that being said this book was a lot of fun.
See the thing is I am kinda addicted to the Regency era, we can thank Mr. Darcy for that. So when I read this book which is actually set in the 40s I knew I had to read this book. I mean who would not want to go to a Regency dress party??? uhhhh yes please.
This is a well written mystery that I read every day on my lunch break, I was able to burn through the novel quickly because it is quite the page turner. It is so good in fact I am going to go back and read the previous books, sure some things may be spoiled now because I read this one, but I do not care.
I love a good mystery and this one certainly met all my expectations.
Thank you to Bethany House for providing me with a copy of this book.