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Midnight treasure hunts, fancy-dress parties, and a blue-blooded murder...

November, 1923. Olive’s school chum Gigi invites Olive to London because Gigi’s dotty grandmother fears for her life - or so she’s said to Gigi. However, Olive is surprised to find that the dowager is far from muddled. The sharp and imperious matriarch refuses to admit to her worries and sends Olive on her way.

Without a client or case, Olive is swept into the glittering lifestyle of the “fast set” and their decadent excess. But then, among the cocktails and champagne, a murderer strikes during a frivolous party game, and Olive realizes the dowager’s fears were well-founded. 

Can Olive unmask the upper crust culprit before the party’s over for a bright, young person?

An Old Money Murder in Mayfair is the fifth installment in the popular High Society Lady Detective series from USA Today best-selling author Sara Rosett. Join Olive and her dapper sleuthing partner Jasper, as they navigate the extravagant parties of the Bright Young People as well as their own budding relationship.

©2020 Sara Rosett (P)2020 Sara Rosett

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A good story but let down by American words a d phrases

These type of stories are lovely as light listening but what really let’s this one down, as so many others, is the mistakes in terminology. As British listener, this really grates and detracts from the pleasure. What am I talking about? Well for a story which is supposed to be so very English, it just shouldn’t refer to “sidewalks” but should instead refer to “pavements”. Equally the English say “lift” not “elevator” and we would walk “three streets” not “three blocks”. At least it didn’t say Captain Bryant want dressed in “pants and vest” rather than “trousers and waistcoat” which is another rather obvious and annoying error particularly as pants and vests are underwear to us!!

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Nicely Presented

Olive is house hunting. Fortunately another Finishing School chum needs help and insists on her staying with her at their Mayfair house.

Unfortunately Inspector Thorne is the Bobby on duty in this incident - I don’t like him - but it brings to the fore that not all of Scotland Yard Inspectors are members of the aristocracy,as per the Inspectors of our other favourite London classy mysteries!

I infinitely prefer this series to what must be considered her competition: the ‘Her Royal Spyness’ series - so I hope that this series continues for awhile. (With hopefully more depth to the characters)!

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  • 23-11-20

Very enjoyable

So love all of the different Sara Rosett stories - can't wait for the next one!

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Continuing to improve

Another great mystery, and the glaring Americanisms are getting fewer and fewer (or simply less irritatingly obvious?) as the series progresses.

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  • Montez
  • 28-12-20

Wonderful and ingaging

I love the stories of Olive and Jasper. The books give a sense of old friends with whom you can spend the day just talking to. I highly recommend this series.

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  • Tammy Hartley
  • 18-12-20

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Sara Rosett’s High Society Lady Detective are fascinating works of fiction. I think some of my favorite parts though are the author’s notes after the story where is talks a little about the research that went into the story

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  • Debbie
  • 15-01-21

Great series!

Loved the books in this series! Good stories, great narration! On to the next series by Rosett.

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  • BodyPositiveZone
  • 11-01-21

Fun Story!

Sara Rosett takes several of the historical realities of 1920’s England to craft a fun read. It’s definitely a cozy mystery so don’t expect anything deep and meaningful. I’m one who tires of the police being the “bad guys who have no brains” and this is yet another. I would like to know if inspectors of the time truly went for the easiest solution without considering other facts. Just a frustration to me in books like this. It doesn’t detract from listening through the whole story and looking forward to Sara’s next installment. It does, however, keep me from giving this a full 5 stars. Elizabeth Klett does a fine job of narration but as the desire for more performance levels grows, narrators are almost required to grow with that trend and some can’t. Elizabeth is a narrator as opposed to a performer. She’s easy to listen to so won’t drive you to distraction with being too fast, slow, or monotone.

Enjoy a good listen and try this series! It’s light and a nice distraction during continuing days of unrest in our shared reality in the time period I’m posting this review.

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  • qnofrogs
  • 28-12-20

Bright Young Things

The Olive Belgrave series is my favorite of author Sara Rosett. The characters are delightful. The mystery wasn’t that difficult to solve but it’s perfect listening during pandemic sheltering at home time.

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  • Donna
  • 09-12-20

Love this series

I tried the first book as I was looking for something different to read, love the whole series.

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  • Jennifer L. Testut
  • 02-12-20

Can’t wait

My favorite book in the series so far! Can’t wait for more Olive and of course Jasper.

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  • Voracious Reader
  • 24-11-21

Another good entry in the series.

School chum Gigi invites Olive to visit and use her detective skills, saying her Granny is worried about some coincidences might be attacks. Granny is redoubtable. She runs everyone's lives -- servants and family. Although Gigi is Granny's heir, Granny does what she can to destroy Gigi's brother's playwriting career. She also interferes in the romances of staff - losing staff would upset her world... She has a mean streak too, faking a murder in which Gigi becomes the prime suspect. Luckily Olive recognizes one of the police inspectors from a recent performance she attended.
When Granny herself is becomes a victim and the real inspectors suspect Gigi, and it's up Olive apply her detective skills to save her friend.

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  • Deborah King
  • 13-09-21

Wonderful story

I love all of Sara's books. They are well written, well researched, the characters are engaging and I am always sad when a series ends. going job Sara!!

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  • Darlene G.
  • 19-08-21

Great mystery!

I love these mysteries with Olive & Jasper! Please write more for us. I love reading about that time period, and Olive is the perfect high-class detective.