Spring, 1909, and Lady Hardcastle, amateur sleuth and all-round eccentric, is enjoying a well-deserved rest. But a week after a trip to the cattle market, Spencer Caradine, a local farmer, turns up dead in the pub, face-down in his beef and mushroom pie. Once again, it is up to Lady Hardcastle and her maid, Florence, to solve the case.
Armed with wit and whimsy, not to mention Florence's mean right hook, the pair set out to discover what really happened and why. Was it poison or just ill luck?
As they delve further into their investigation, they encounter a theft where nothing is stolen, a séance with a troubled ghost and an ever-increasing number of Spencer's family and friends who might just have motive for murder. One thing's for sure: Lady Hardcastle has a mystery on her hands.
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This another good yarn by TE Kinsey about the exploits of Lady Hardcastle and her ladies maid. There are several threads to the tale that are only resolved at the very end. A very enjoyable listening experience spoilt only by the mispronunciation of a few words that are off putting. A pity because I really enjoyed this who dunnit.
Superb cast of characters
I'm now hungry for more in this series but, sadly, I see there are none yet published so I'll have to wait. - Which at least gives me something to look forward to.
"Clever intertwining of three fun mysteries"
This is a terrific sequel to A Quiet Life in the Country. The book takes three mystery lines and intertwines them effectively. There is the death of a cruel man that might be from poisoning. A ghost accuses a member of the group doing a seance of murder. And the plaques and awards from a rugby club get stolen. I enjoyed the way the threads of the mysteries end up intertwined.
The book is very fun, with clever word play and banter between Lady Hardcastle and her maid, Florence, who narrates the book. I loved this book and am waiting on tenterhooks for the third book to released on June 15!
I really like the reader and her use of her voice
I liked all of it.
"Very delightful listen"
Narrator was excellent & story line intriguing. Carry over of characters from first book was integrated.
It's been a while since I've looked forward to and pre-ordered a book. I was very excited for this one and savored every minute. Fantastic storylines, delightful laugh-out-loud moments and superb narration. I can't wait for the next!
"Fun book to listen to"
This is the second book in this series that I have listened to. I purchased book one of the series as a kindle book with accompanying audio. I didn't like reading the book, but the audio version was wonderful. I think you need the English accents to make the story "live". The story line is a bit like Agatha Christie mysteries. The performance is very good, lots of different voices, not just someone reading the book. The story also has humor and a lightness that I have thoroughly enjoyed. I recommend this audible book to anyone who likes who done it type mysteries and also English settings at the turn of the century. Lady Hardcastle and Flo are exciting women for their time. Which makes it all the more fun.
These stories are light, friendly listening. It is fun and relaxing and the audio performance is top notch. I thoroughly enjoy this book and highly recommend it.
"Wonderful series! Witty and fun!"
This is my new favorite series, soooo good! Very witty and fun, with very intriguing mysteries. I can't say enough good things about it. Narrator was AMAZING, she really brought everyone to life. Buy it, you won't regret it!
enjoyed every minute. and the reading was superb. looking forward to the new book and i hope many more. i love the two ladies banter.
"Great characters and narrator"
loved the narrator! Her excellent use of dialects brought the already great characters to life.
"more good work"
another well written and enjoyable story. I'm 77 and iit's been a long time since I've enjoyed reading this much, but I couldn't put this down.
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