Countess of Harleigh Mystery Series

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 420 ratings

A Lady's Guide to Etiquette and Murder Publisher's Summary

Frances Wynn, the American-born Countess of Harleigh, enjoys more freedom as a widow than she did as a wife. After an obligatory year spent mourning her philandering husband, Reggie, she puts aside her drab black gowns, leaving the countryside and her money-grubbing in-laws behind. With her young daughter in tow, Frances rents a home in Belgravia and prepares to welcome her sister, Lily, arriving from New York - for her first London season.

No sooner has Frances begun her new life than the ghosts of her old one make an unwelcome appearance. The Metropolitan police receive an anonymous letter implicating Frances in her husband's death. Frances assures Inspector Delaney of her innocence, but she's also keen to keep him from learning the scandalous circumstances of Reggie's demise. As fate would have it, her dashing new neighbor, George Hazelton, is one of only two other people aware of the full story.

While busy with social engagements on Lily's behalf, and worrying if Reggie really was murdered, Frances learns of mysterious burglaries plaguing London's elite. The investigation brings death to her doorstep, and Frances rallies her wits, a circle of gossips, and the ever-chivalrous Mr. Hazelton to uncover the truth.

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  • Book 1

    • A Lady's Guide to Etiquette and Murder

    • Countess of Harleigh Mystery Series, Book 1
    • By: Dianne Freeman
    • Narrated by: Sarah Zimmerman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 373
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 330
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 329

     

    Frances Wynn, the American-born Countess of Harleigh, enjoys more freedom as a widow than she did as a wife. After an obligatory year spent mourning her philandering husband, Reggie, she puts aside her drab black gowns, leaving the countryside and her money-grubbing in-laws behind. With her young daughter in tow, Frances rents a home in Belgravia and prepares to welcome her sister, Lily, arriving from New York - for her first London season.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional blending

    • By tzinnamon on 07-01-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • A Lady's Guide to Etiquette and Murder

    • By: Dianne Freeman
    • Narrated by: Karen Cass
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Frances Wynn, the American-born Countess of Harleigh, enjoys more freedom as a widow than she did as a wife. After an obligatory year spent mourning her philandering husband, Reggie, she puts aside her drab black gowns, leaving the countryside and her money-grubbing in-laws behind. With her young daughter in tow, Frances rents a home in Belgravia and prepares to welcome her sister, Lily, arriving from New York - for her first London season. But no sooner has Frances begun her new life than the ghosts of her old one make an unwelcome appearance....

    Regular price: $18.54

  • Book 2

    • A Lady's Guide to Gossip and Murder

    • A Countess of Harleigh Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Dianne Freeman
    • Narrated by: Karen Cass
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    On August 12th each year, members of the upper class retire to their country estates for grouse-shooting season. Frances Wynn, the widowed Countess of Harleigh however, is expecting to spend a quiet few months in London. Instead, she's immersed in a shocking mystery when a friend, Mary Archer, is found murdered. Her cousin Charles is in the spotlight for the murder, along with dozens of others. It seems Mary had countless notes hidden in her home, detailing private indiscretions of society's elite.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Awful narration

    • By Anna on 06-27-19

    Regular price: $18.54

    • A Lady's Guide to Gossip and Murder

    • Countess of Harleigh Mystery Series, Book 2
    • By: Dianne Freeman
    • Narrated by: Sarah Zimmerman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Though American by birth, Frances Wynn, the now-widowed Countess of Harleigh, has adapted admirably to the quirks and traditions of the British aristocracy. On August 12th, each year, otherwise known as the Glorious Twelfth, most members of the upper class retire to their country estates for grouse-shooting season. Frances has little interest in hunting - or birds or a second husband - and is expecting to spend a quiet few months in London with her almost-engaged sister, Lily, until the throng returns. 

    Regular price: $20.99