Lady Hardcastle Mysteries

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 903 ratings

A Quiet Life in the Country Summary

Lady Emily Hardcastle is an eccentric widow with a secret past. Florence Armstrong, her maid and confidante, is an expert in martial arts. The year is 1908 and they've just moved from London to the country, hoping for a quiet life.

But it is not long before Lady Hardcastle is forced out of her self-imposed retirement. There's a dead body in the woods, and the police are on the wrong scent. Lady Hardcastle makes some enquiries of her own, and it seems she knows a surprising amount about crime investigation...

As Lady Hardcastle and Flo delve deeper into rural rivalries and resentment, they uncover a web of intrigue that extends far beyond the village. With almost no one free from suspicion, they can be certain of only one fact: there is no such thing as a quiet life in the country.

©2016 T E Kinsey. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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  • Book 1

    • A Quiet Life in the Country

    • A Lady Hardcastle Mystery, Book 1
    • By: T E Kinsey
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 506
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 461
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 461

    Lady Emily Hardcastle is an eccentric widow with a secret past. Florence Armstrong, her maid and confidante, is an expert in martial arts. The year is 1908 and they've just moved from London to the country, hoping for a quiet life. But it is not long before Lady Hardcastle is forced out of her self-imposed retirement. There's a dead body in the woods, and the police are on the wrong scent. Lady Hardcastle makes some enquiries of her own, and it seems she knows a surprising amount about crime investigation...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amusing

    • By Kirsty on 23-02-17

    Regular price: £9.89

  • Book 2

    • In the Market for Murder

    • Lady Hardcastle, Book 2
    • By: T E Kinsey
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Foul language excluded .

    • By George on 26-10-17

    Regular price: £9.89

  • Book 3

    • Death Around the Bend

    • A Lady Hardcastle Mystery, Book 3
    • By: T E Kinsey
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142

    When Lady Hardcastle and her maid, Florence, are invited to Lord Riddlethorpe's country estate for a week of motor racing and parties, they both agree it sounds like a perfectly charming holiday. But when one of the drivers dies in a crash during the very first race, they discover that what seemed like an uncharacteristic error in judgement may have a more sinister explanation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thi series is getting better by the book

    • By Teddy on 18-07-17

    Regular price: £18.79