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A Nefarious Engagement: A Regency Cozy

Beatrice Hyde-Clare Mysteries, Book 4
Narrated by: Jill Smith
Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (71 ratings)

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Having long abandoned any hope of making a match, 26-year-old Beatrice Hyde Clare finds herself a little overwhelmed by her engagement to the Duke of Kesgrave. Cloying society matrons clamor for her attention while her aunt reels off an endless list of servants she will have to oversee. Even the most intrepid female would quake at the prospect of managing eight footmen!
 

Fortunately, Bea knows the perfect distraction - an intriguing mystery - and pays a call on the Countess of Abercrombie, who had promised her that very thing only the evening before.
 

But her ladyship is reluctant to discuss the details with a newly minted duchess-to-be, and it dawns on Bea that the investigation cuts closer to home than she could have ever imagined because this time the murder victims are her own mother and father, who had died 20 years before in a seemingly straightforward boating accident.
 

Alas, nothing is straightforward, and as Bea digs into her past, she discovers with growing horror that she has no more idea how to be a daughter than she does a duchess.
 

©2019 Lynn Messina (P)2019 Lynn Messina

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So charming! Loved it.

Wonderful characters. An easy to listen to fun mystery. I wish there were more to listen to now!

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Waiting with baited breath

hoping this series will be continue in like the Amelia Peabody and Mrs. pollyfax series.....Banter of Jane Austin and simple mysteries allows for entertainment without to much brain strain.

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Beatrice’s saga gets more & more compelling!

Lynn Messina’s Beatrice grows as each novel unfolds. The family drama deepens and our heroine faces down deceit and hubris with believable courage.
The Messina’s characters have found a place in my heart and I cannot wait for the next installment!

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Another wondrous installment: more, please!!!

I am deeply grateful to Ms. Messina and Ms. Smith for the *incredible* work each of them has done here! And I am grateful to the rest of their team members, who have made this series possible, and brought it to us. As always: *highly addicting*, with two wonderful protagonists with great intelligence, courage, and sharp wit. I hope to be able to tag along for many more adventures with these two duos - both literary and author/reader - and their charming cast of characters. Waiting hopefully for the next delectable installment...please! With *deep gratitude* for the series...

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Another Charming Regency Cozy!

Love Bea and Kesgrave and love this series!! Delightful balance of cozy mystery and Regency banter. Please keep them coming on audio...narrator is delightful.

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  • Charlotte
  • 07-06-19

Thouroughly enjoyable

I have enjoyed each book more as the series has developed and have now come to love the main characters, given life by not only Jill Smiths narration, but also Lynn Messina’s writing...can’t wait for the next one!!