Rosalind is an amateur investigative sleuth. A Baronet's daughter, the family has fallen on hard times due to her father's criminal activities of being a forger. She has to make do and try to survive on her own skills.
When she is invited to a country estate in preparation for a friend's wedding, she did not expect her skills to be called upon to solve a mystery. William Corbyn was found dead and it was considered a suicide but it is very apparent, that it is murder and the suspects seemed to have got clean away. When Helen Corbyn, William's sister appeals to Rosalind to find out exactly what happened, Rosalind sets in motion a series of events which upset a number of people.
The Duke of Casselmaine seems to be also involved in the cover up of the murder and this is hard for Rosalind who was in love with him but was forced to give him up due to family issues. Now brought back into his world, she finds that she is still very much in love with him and he too returns her feelings. However, would this murder and the investigation again set them on opposite sides of the fence?
Apart from the story of murder, the book highlights the moral standards of the time and how people were expected to live and behave which was most interesting.
Quite descriptive of the times (Regency England) this added more interest to the story.
Sent by Kensington Books for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.
Happy New Year Mystica, may this be a good year for health and happiness for you and your family and, of course, an excellent year for good books as well.ReplyDelete
I have this one on my list to try. It sounds good.ReplyDelete
Wishing you the best this New Year.
Happy New Year Mystica, thanks for the welcome back. It's so great to see familiar names.ReplyDelete
I've read the 1st two novels in the 'Rosalind Thorne Mystery' series. I enjoyed both novels and look forward to finishing the series!ReplyDelete