British Manor Murder

British Manor Murder

Book - 2016 | First Kensington Books hardcover edition.
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"Reading a new Lucy Stone mystery is like catching up with a dear old friend." --Kate Carlisle, New York Times bestselling author

It's a nippy spring in Tinker's Cove, Maine, and so Lucy Stone can't wait to join her friend Sue at the Earl of Wickham's manor in England for the "Heads Up!" hat exhibition--even if she has to spend her entire holiday curtseying. But at Moreton Manor, privileged life isn't always tea and crumpets . . .
 
Although Perry, the earl of the house, and his sister, Poppy, are surprisingly accommodating to their jetlagged guests, Lucy feels uneasy after a fallen portrait sparks talk of a deadly family omen. The bad vibes come in quickly--snobby Aunt Millicent and her handmaiden Harrison unexpectedly drop by for the exhibition, and meals with the family are consistently tense. But real trouble begins when a body, bludgeoned by the chapel's gold-plated reliquary, is found in a hidden, sealed off room. Stranger still, the corpse is identified as Harrison's son, Cyril.
 
Considering the weapon and the clandestine location, Lucy wouldn't be shocked if the murder was an inside job. Cyril wasn't exactly a gentleman, and it's unclear what business he had on the property. Was the victim trying to make off with the family riches before meeting his end? Or was a scorned country squire looking to settle an ancient indiscretion for good? One thing's for sure--the criminal is privy to Moreton Manor secrets . . .
 
To end the reign of terror, Lucy must keep her ear to the ground and mind time-honored traditions--no matter how unusual. Because Lucy has a hunch that the killer has been in her company all along, just waiting for a chance to make blueblood run red . . .

Praise for Leslie Meier and her Lucy Stone Mysteries

 
"I like Lucy Stone a lot, and so will readers." --Carolyn Hart
 
"Leslie Meier writes with sparkle and warmth." -- Chicago Sun Times
 
"The Lucy Stone mysteries will appeal to fans of domestic mysteries." -- Booklist
 
"Mothers everywhere will identify with Lucy Stone and the domestic problems she encounters." -- Publishers Weekly
Publisher: New York : Kensington Books, 2016.
Edition: First Kensington Books hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9780758277107
Branch Call Number: FIC Meier
Characteristics: 250 pages ; 21 cm.

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paintingmoushatwo
Oct 15, 2017

Just a really badly written murder mystery filled with cliches, British stereotypes, archaic British slang, American political issues and characters (including the main protagonist) who are completely unlikeable. A perfect example of a mediocre American writer's attempt to write a "British cosy". A complete fail.

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merlinsilver
May 16, 2017

Nice little cozy about a vacation at an English Manor House. But would not really call it a mystery, instead just a nice little fiction. I kept waiting for it to pick up speed, but it never did.

samdog123 Mar 10, 2017

Lucy Stone is down in the dumps since her grandson left with his parents. When friend Sue suggests a trip to England, Lucy needs only a little persuasion. Off they go to a hat show at a swanky country manor. But things aren't always what they seem. Another lovely Leslie Meier read.

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loudonclear9
Nov 12, 2016

You GO Lucy... I'm waiting for your next adventure....Looking forward to it..

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