British Manor Murder

British Manor Murder

Book - 2017 | First Kensington mass market edition.
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"Reading a new Leslie Meier 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 Lucy Stone can't wait to join her friend Sue in England for a "Heads Up!" hat exhibition. But at Moreton Manor, privileged life isn't always tea and crumpets . . .

Although the earl of the house and his sister 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.

While Cyril wasn't exactly a gentleman, and it's unclear what business he had on the property, one thing's for sure--the criminal is privy to Moreton Manor secrets. And Lucy has a hunch that the killer has been in her company all along, just waiting for a chance to make blueblood run red . . .
"Counts, countesses, and corpses highlight Lucy Stone's trip across the pond . . . A peek into British country life provides a nice break."
-- Kirkus Reviews
Publisher: New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2017.
Edition: First Kensington mass market edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780758277114
Branch Call Number: PB Meier
Characteristics: 297 pages ; 18 cm.

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paintingmoushatwo
Oct 15, 2017

Pathetic, predictable, poorly written and researched murder mystery filled with cliches, British stereotypes, archaic British slang, American political issues, and characters (including the main protagonist) who are completely unlikeable.

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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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