A Treacherous Performance

Beatrice Hyde-Clare Mysteries, Book 5
Narrated by: Jill Smith
Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
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Having inexplicably nabbed the duke of Kesgrave, 26-year-old spinster Beatrice Hyde-Clare is determined to marry him at once, and no amount of hand-wringing from anxious family members, worried friends, and well-meaning acquaintances will convince her to delay.

Except, maybe, she is a little swayed by her uncle’s efforts to make amends for treating her with cold indifference during her childhood. And her aunt’s concern about the growing scandal around her unfortunate habit of unmasking murderers in the middle of society events isn’t entirely unfounded.

And then, there’s the truly unfathomable appearance on her doorstep of the former Miss Brougham, the spiteful heiress whose cruel taunts derailed Bea’s social career. Remarkably, the society matron has a mystery to solve and knows Bea is the only person who can help her. 

A dead grandfather, a missing jewel, a cryptic letter, an opportunity to condescend to her archnemesis - the case seems simple enough. Yet, somehow, it all goes terribly, horribly wrong.

©2019 Lynn Messina (P)2020 Lynn Messina

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Unbelievably sappy

Enjoyed the plots of the first 3 books, but not this. Unbelievable converstions and characters.

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Unfortunately it was predictable

I really enjoy this author and am sorry to give her such a lukewarm rating but it was sadly predictable at every turn. Ms Messina has and can do better.

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It might be good?

I have tried twice to buy and listen to this book. It might be excellent, but since it won't load, I will never know!

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I love this series.

Listen to the whole series. The heroine and her relationship with the duke is truly original.