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Oooh I loved this book. There was something quaint and loving about the entire atmosphere of the story. And yes, there was a murder. Our Lady Eleanor Swift did witness it in shadows but no body. Whatever did happen to it? Ellie started investigating with her trusted Man Friday Clifford.
My first book by author Verity Bright, don’t you love a book with has a feel of the times gone past? I was quite naughty in imagining myself to be Lady Swift. (Lady Shalini does have a nice ring to it 😂😂) Eleanor as the lead investigator was quite determined with a great sense of humor. Clifford too supported her ably.
Their conversations had the right amount of bite to it which made it quite entertaining. Romance and love interests didn’t really pull me in. I skim read that. Mystery and suspense were low, but I honestly didn’t mind that. I wanted a book which would be absolutely soothing to read with a murder in it and this was it.
The entire spotlight was on Ellie, and I was completely drawn to that little group of Ellie, Clifford, and their bulldog Gladstone. The book was everything I wanted in these troubling times. I loved it. Lady Shalini recommended. 😂😂
I received a free ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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England, 1920. Eleanor Swift has spent the last few years travelling the world: taking tea in China, tasting alligators in Peru, escaping bandits in Persia and she has just arrived in England after a chaotic forty-five-day flight from South Africa. Chipstone is about the sleepiest town you could have the misfortune to meet. And to add to these indignities – she’s now a Lady.
Lady Eleanor, as she would prefer not to be known, reluctantly returns to her uncle’s home, Henley Hall. Now Lord Henley is gone, she is the owner of the cold and musty manor. What’s a girl to do? Well, befriend the household dog, Gladstone, for a start, and head straight out for a walk in the English countryside, even though a storm is brewing…
But then, from the edge of a quarry, through the driving rain, Eleanor is shocked to see a man shot and killed in the distance. Before she can climb down to the spot, the villain is gone and the body has vanished. With no victim and the local police convinced she’s stirring up trouble, Eleanor vows to solve this affair by herself. And when her brakes are mysteriously cut, one thing seems sure: someone in this quiet country town has Lady Eleanor Swift in their murderous sights…
Publication Date: April 2020