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Sunday, December 1, 2019

A Reputation Dies by Alice Chetwynd Ley



I've said this before. When crime and too much mayhem gets in the way you need something like this. A hark back to simpler times. This book also involved murder and mystery but it seemed so much more acceptable if you can call murder acceptable!

Set in 1816 reminiscent of a Regency romance setting we had the Rutherfords and Justin in particular, a young man who was quite different to the other young men of the time and his niece Anthea cut form the same cloth both quite certain that justice must prevail and you must help where you can, never mind the expectations of this era.

When a murder happens and it is slowly revealed that a blackmailer is at play here, all the first round of suspects are innocent. What is Justin supposed to do to uncover the villain who has fleeced many of the aristocracy for fortunes. From just one young recently married lady, the victims go on and on and Justin realises that the blackmailer is a ruthless man who will not stop at anything to get what he wants.

This was a very nice setting, and though murder it was not gruesome nor a psychological thriller suspense kind of read. Maybe it was the era.

Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased read, courtesy of Sapere Books.

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

I'm not a fan of books about the Regency period for some odd reason, so I'll probably skip this one.