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Sunday, June 6, 2021

The Sign of Death by Callie Hutton

A vintage sleuthing mystery which is so descriptive of not just the mystery itself but adds so much detail in the setting, the lifestyle and the characters themselves. 1896 James Harding is found drowned and it is not an accident. First thought by the Police that he had been drunk, Lord Wethington realises that something is seriously amiss because Harding who was his business manager was a teetotaller. On the other hand Harding has been cheating Lord Wethington and when the enquiry gets going, it seems he has been cheating or blackmailing so many people that the list of suspects keeps getting bigger and bigger. Unfortunately the Police in charge of the case are fixated on Lord Wethington as a chief suspect in the murder/s and do not seem to be following any other clues. Lord Wethington along with Lady Amy Lovell, who is a friend and member of the Mystery Book Club are determined to get to the bottom of the mystery and also find out who is trying to frame Lord Wethington. The romance which lingers between them is also on the bubble as it were, sponsored by everyone around them but ignored by the two protagonists themselves! Descriptive of both the times and lifestyle, this was a super vintage sleuthing mystery story. Sent by Crooked Lane Books for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.

4 comments:

Greg said...

Sounds like a fun mystery. :)

Laura's Reviews said...

This sounds like a fun mystery. I like the thought of a Mystery Book Club.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I love when a mystery or any genre for that matter is so descriptive that you can envision all of the little nuances.

Literary Feline said...

I think I would like this one!