Based on the reviews I have read about this book I was expecting a post WWI Rector and his daughter solve a cozy British mystery. It isn't that at al..Show More »l. The story is set during the Regency Period around the Napoleonic Wars--early 1800s. It is a wonderful period mystery with terrific characters, village intrigue and loads of fun interaction and insight. The narrator has a slow drawn out sort of voice which added to the feel of the era and the suspense and drama. The author paints every scene with just enough information to transport the reader back in time. To me it proved an excellent diversion that gained speed gradually and held my attention to the last word. I've done some checking and it is the first book of a new series--book two is due out in December 2014. Can't wait to see what happens next.
I love this new mystery series set in England in the early 1800s. It continues the puzzle/murder solving adventures of neighbors and friends Lucy Har..Show More »rington and Major Robert Kurland. This time the story is set during the season in London. So, much of the action revolved around parties and dances and the formal life, dress, and manners of 1816.
I have to say that I really enjoyed and preferred the setting of the village of Kurland St Mary from book one over the London setting of this second installment. There is very little detail about the London environment and surroundings. The author really captured the village in beautiful vivid detail which made it far more engaging. To me, the best part of this book was the dialogue and fantastic conversations and interactions between the characters. But--that said--I admit I found myself missing the village and perked up whenever it was mentioned. I hope the next book finds them home again in the country.
The narration was good. A light and easy listen as the adventure continues in a good new mystery series.