Death Down the Aisle by Verity Bright (A Lady Eleanor Swift mystery)
I like the indomitable spirit of Lady Eleanor who is definitely different from ladies of this era.
Totally modern in the very best sense of the word, fair and just employer with a sense of humour and
love towards all. Also an excellent detective and along with the love of her life the very clever
Detective Hugh can solve most mysteries.
In this story Constance is getting married in a few days and she seems to have it all - a distinguished
bridegroom, money in plenty, very much in love with her groom and everything on track till the small matter
of a murder of a girl who turns out to be the ex fiancee of the bridegroom. All hell breaks out with the
bride's father refusing his consent to the marriage at all, the groom in custody but the bride believes
in her groom and Lady Eleanor is sought to clear his name.
The story is a good who dunnit going through the list of suspects (which grows) with each passing day starting
from the bridegroom's mother a very nasty lady to the bride's own father with reasons of his own. The star
of the story however is the relationship between Clifford the butler and Lady Eleanor. Discreet, indispensable,
impeccable in behaviour and appearance, a fountain of knowledge and always there when needed this is a story
Captivating reading. Very descriptive of the times and behaviour of all.
Sent by Bookouture for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.