The Gilded Shroud

Lady Fan Mystery Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Esther Wane
Series: A Lady Fan Mystery Series, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (190 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When a murder is committed, a lady's companion finds herself in the role of amateur sleuth...

1789, London: When Emily Fanshawe, Marchioness of Polbrook, is found strangled in her bedchamber, suspicion immediately falls on those residing in the grand house in Hanover Square.  

Emily's husband - Randal Fanshawe, Lord Polbrook - fled in the night and is chief suspect - much to the dismay of his family.  

Ottilia Draycott is brought in as the new lady's companion to Sybilla, Dowager Marchioness, and soon finds herself assisting younger son Lord Francis Fanshawe in his investigations.  

Can Ottilia help clear the family name? Does the killer still reside in the house?  

Or could there be more to the mystery than meets the eye?

©2011 Elizabeth Bailey (P)2019 Tantor

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Loved it!

Loved it!
Wonderfully crafted imagery of an era gone bye. It held my attention and kept me guessing.

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Fine premise, BIZARRE characters.

Nearly every character is completely lacking in period-appropriate behavior, etiquette, and likability.

The main character is supposed to be some cross between a Mind Reader, Mother Teresa, and Dr. Phil, but has inappropriate bouts of giggles throughout the book for no reason at all.

Bizarre characters in a painfully predictable story.

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A good story.

This is a fun read. The characters pull you in & ate hard to forget.

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Pleasantly surprised!

The plot was engaging without trite cliches. Characters were genuine and interesting. The romance seemed natural and thankfully not ridiculously thwarted forever! Otillia has a brain and observational skills which are exceptional without seeming supernatural or punctuated by lapses of stupidity like some protagonists! The narrator was excellent as well. I can't wait to get the next book!

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