A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Murder

A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Murder

London is known for its bustle and intrigues, but the sedate English countryside can host—or hide—any number of secrets. Frances, the widowed Countess of Harleigh, needs a venue for her sister Lily’s imminent wedding, away from prying eyes. Risings, George Hazleton’s family estate in Hampshire, is a perfect choice, and soon Frances, her beloved George, and other guests have gathered to enjoy the usual country pursuits—shooting, horse riding, and romantic interludes in secluded gardens.

But the bucolic setting harbors a menace, and it’s not simply the arrival of Frances’s socially ambitious mother. Above and below stairs, mysterious accidents befall guests and staff alike. Before long, Frances suspects these “accidents” are deliberate, and fears that the intended victim is Lily’s fiancé, Leo. Frances’s mother is unimpressed by Lily’s groom-to-be and would much prefer that Lily find an aristocratic husband, just as Frances did. But now that Frances has found happiness with George—a man who loves her for much more than her dowry—she heartily approves of Lily’s choice. If she can just keep the couple safe from villains and meddling mamas.

As Frances and George search for the culprit among the assembled family, friends, and servants, more victims fall prey to the mayhem. Mishaps become full-blooded murder, and it seems that no one is safe. And unless Frances can quickly flush out the culprit, the peal of wedding bells may give way to another funeral toll. . . .

Title:A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Murder
Edition Language:English
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    A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Murder Reviews

  • Phrynne

    I had no idea this was the third book in a series when I downloaded it onto my kindle. A few chapters in I started to get suspicious because it seemed these characters all knew each other really well ...

  • JEN A

    I received an advanced copy of this book from Net Galley and the publisher in return for an honest review. The release date for this book is 28 July 2020This was an okay historical cozy mystery. The c...

  • JEN A

    This was an okay historical cozy mystery. The characters were quite interesting but the storyline took a long time to develop. The ending was a bit on the typical side and the middle dragged a bit. I ...

  • Sarah

    'London is known for its bustle and intrigues, but the sedate English countryside can host—or hide—any number of secrets. Frances, the widowed Countess of Harleigh, needs a venue for her sister Li...

  • ?acarena

    This has been a nice surprise.I must confess I haven't read the previous books in the series, but I couldn't resist myself from requesting it... you see, the title says it all.Now I want to read A Lad...

  • Barbara Rogers

    Series: Countess of Harleigh Mystery #3Publication Date: 7/28/20Number of Pages: 304This new-to-me author was a delightful find. The story was very well written, the historical sights, sounds, languag...

  • Judy Lesley

    I have not read the previous two novels in this series but can say I didn't have any problems at all in finding myself comfortably reading along and understanding the relationships between all the cha...

  • Lu

    A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Murder is such a catchy title! I don't usually read mystery, but I could not stop myself from requesting this one on NetGalley.The book is part of the Countess of Harlei...

  • Sarah Perchikoff

    What happens when you get pregnant before your wedding in Victorian England?? You move up the date of the wedding! DUH. That’s the case that Frances’s sister, Lily, finds herself in at the beginni...

  • QNPoohBear

    3.5 starsThank you NetGalley and Kensington Books for the digital advanced copy. My review reflects my own opinion and is not affected by the giveaway.October 1899, Lily and Leo's wedding is planned f...