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An Invitation to Murder

Lady Katherine Regency Mysteries Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Beverley A. Crick
Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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Summary

To stop a high-society killer, she'll have to play matchmaker one last time....

Lady Katherine would rather chase clues than suitors. Her reputation as a matchmaker could give her the cover she needs to follow in her detective father's footsteps. If she catches the Pink Ribbon Killer before he strikes again, she'll win her dowry and her independence in the process....

One look through the exclusive Northbrooke estate house party doubles her suspect list. With the help of her trusty maid and her precocious pug, Katherine risks it all to unmask the killer. But is winning her freedom worth putting another debutante in mortal danger?

©2017 Leighann Dobbs Publishing (P)2018 Tantor

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repetitious for those with a very short memory

The repetition of facts, constantly pads the story to loose the momentum .A very predictable ending.

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Entertaining story

I thoroughly enjoyed this story- I did guess who the murderer was early on but I could have been wrong and continued to enjoy the tale.
Will definitely look out for the next book in the series

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-07-18

Story was good, but narrative was repetitive.

Story and plot were good, but multiple recaps of scenarios were annoying. Could have reduced 30 minutes or more.

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  • Kz
  • 18-12-18

Slow and repetitive

Book has a slow pace and poor to no character development. Concepts in the book are repeated several times. We didn’t miss the idea the first time

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  • Deedee Urbnano
  • 11-08-18

pretty good. a bit elementary.

the mystery was way too obvious. 😒 I had it figured out way too soon.

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  • Jeannette T
  • 05-06-18

Cute, cozy mystery

This was a very relaxing and entertaining story. It’s also a very fast read. I did have to turn the speed down almost immediately on starting the story. I liked the dog Emma for another facet of this story.

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  • Amy
  • 21-02-19

great characters

i loved it. the story is great and the narrator as well. i recommend this book highly.

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  • A. Dangerfield
  • 07-06-18

An Invitation to Murder is a invite to advoid.

Can you say dumbed down to the point of stupid. Why would a progressive female of any era portray herself as really slow on the up take and clueless when looking into murder. I could not relate and will not continue with the series.

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  • Matt Mole
  • 10-02-19

Great mystery with regency romance thrown in

Enormously enjoyable combination of murder mystery and regency romance. Well written paced and performed. I will be getting he rest of the series.

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  • Leona Kealty
  • 30-01-19

I could not finish

I am sorry to give a bad review. I did not care for the reader I couldn’t get past the monotone voice and I could not begin to focus on the story. I truly can’t even say anything good or bad about the story because I could not focus on it.

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  • J.D. Rosemont
  • 14-06-19

A Happy Surprise

I expected this to be a light piece of fluff to space between more serious titles. I was pleasantly surprised to find an engaging, humorous, fun romp brimming with intrigue and packed with fascinating characters. True, as the disclaimer at the beginning states, there are historic liberties taken. That said, those liberties make the story fun and prepare the reader/listener to suspend disbelief and just enjoy the ride.

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  • Andrea L
  • 11-06-19

Good Historical Mystery Cozy Mystery

Lady Katherine took the matchmaking job but really wants to be a detective and this got her into getting information about the Pink Ribbon Killer. Two young women had died with one last party for debutantes to find husbands, Katherine knew it would be the perfect place for the killer to strike again.
Katherine’s father said she was to prove her ability by her birthday or lose her dowry within one week to solve the mystery. Her friend Lyle was one of the Bow Street Runners his help would be invaluable as long as her father didn’t find out.
Katherine checked out many of the suspects and needed to dig more deeply as well as keep any prospective victims safe. Katherine had a theory and needed to prove it before another woman was murdered.
An Invitation to Murder by Leighann Dobbs is the first in the Lady Katherine Regency Matchmaker series and is an entertaining with action, swooning ladies and arrogant lords and dukes in the mix, plus Emma, Katherine’s adorable pug, this historical cosy set in the Regency period has a lot to offer fans of the genre. Highly recommended. I enjoyed it as an audio book.