A Lesson in Murder

A Lesson in Murder

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When Lady Swift is invited to her old school, she walks through familiar classrooms, finds her favourite books in the library… and surely that’s not a body? Time for a lesson in murder!

Autumn, 1921. Lady Eleanor Swift is invited to her old school, St Mary’s, as a guest speaker. Her favourite teacher, Mrs Wadsworth, has asked that Eleanor talk about her intrepid travels around the globe – travelling the Silk Road by bicycle, crossing the Himalayas and even befriending the Maharaja of India. But in the circumstances, perhaps it would have been a good idea to talk about her career as a daring detective…

Because no sooner has Eleanor brushed up on her times tables then she is greeted by terrible news: Mrs Wadsworth has been murdered. Eleanor is utterly devastated but she owes it to her dearest teacher to find out who killed her and why. So, alongside Gladstone the bulldog, it’s best paw forward to track down a villain.

But when the art teacher is also found dead, Eleanor is sure someone is trying to do away with the people who taught her everything. As Eleanor delves into possible motives, she discovers a clue in the most unlikely place: her mother’s old school diary. Does the route to the murderer lie within a secret passageway her mother uncovered? Can Eleanor nail the culprit in time or is the killer coming for her next?

A totally gripping and glamorous 1920s cozy! Fans of Agatha Christie, T.E. Kinsey and Rhys Bowen are in for a treat.

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Title:A Lesson in Murder
Edition Language:English
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    A Lesson in Murder Reviews

  • Phrynne

    Another delightful episode in the lives of Lady Eleanor, Clifford and Gladstone. There was also a lot more about Hugh than usual which was nice.This series relies very much on the charm of its main ch...

  • Brenda

    Guest of honour at St Mary’s boarding school, Lady Eleanor Swift was startled at the ringing of the school bell just as she’d been going to make her speech. The chaos that ensued with the cancella...

  • Lou (nonfiction fiend)

    A Lesson in Murder is the seventh instalment in the Lady Eleanor Swift Mysteries, and it's an absorbing and entertaining addition to the series. It's June 1921, and Lady Eleanor Swift has agreed to de...

  • QNPoohBear

    Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for an e-ARC. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own and not affected by the giveaway.It's June 1921 and Lady Eleanor Swift is hoping the gr...

  • Tahera

    A Lesson in Murder is the seventh book in the Lady Eleanor Swift Mystery series and the series keeps getting better and fresher with each passing book. Absolutely loved this one as well and it was won...

  • DJ Sakata

    Favorite Quotes:The staffroom had the air of a space that had just been bustling with activity and was trying to catch its breath.He ran a hand over his tousled mousy hair, which looked as if he had t...

  • Yvonne (Fiction Books)

    “…and surely that’s not a body?”Recently, I have become quite invested in several different series of ‘Golden Age’ mysteries, with Lady Eleanor Swift, her butler Clifford and trusty canine...

  • Michaela

    This is the 7th book in the Lady Eleanor Swift mystery series, but the first I read, so I want to catch up with the others.This time the lady visits her old school, St. Mary´s as a guest of honour. B...

  • Denise

    Light-hearted cozy English mystery series set in the 1920s never disappoints.Lady Eleanor Swift is off to be the guest speaker at her old boarding school in this 7th installment. St. Mary's doesn't ho...

  • Clare Chase

    I find every book in this series a real tonic. It’s wonderful to be taken to another time and place and the all-girls’ school setting for A Lesson in Murder was a great success, with a colourful c...