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Lady Violet Investigates
Lady Violet Investigates: The Lady Violet Mysteries, Book One | Grace Burrowes
2 posts | 2 read | 5 to read
Lady Violet Belmaine emerges from two years of mourning less than enthusiastic about resuming her place in Polite Society. Shes talked into attending a country house party by her French physician friend, Hugh St. Sevier, only to find that the house party guests are preyed upon by a mysterious thief. Among the guests is Sebastian MacHeath, Marquess of Dunkeld. Violet once considered Sebastian her closest confidant, but war and the passing years have changed him. Nonetheless, when Sebastians valet, another veteran, comes under suspicion, Violet, St. Sevier, and Sebastian must work together to discover the true culprit, lest an innocent man be sent to the gallows for crimes he did not commit.
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Dragon
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Mehso-so

Grace Burrowes is trying something new : she released a series of romantsy mysteries featuring Lady Violet. I just finished book 4 - Lady Violet Enjoys a Frolic . I didn‘t like the mystery in this one and I found the story very unbelievable. I do like Lady Violet‘s romantic adventures. I suspect a twist will happen at the end of the series. Because I‘m borrowing from Libby I‘ve read book 3 &4 and I think book 6 is available next. So far a so-so

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robinb
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A good start to an historical mystery series from a favorite historical romance author of mine. Lady Violet emerges from two years of mourning a philandering but otherwise amiable husband unsure and unenthusiastic about a house party that a physician friend has talked her into attending. She becomes drawn into some thefts among the guests and aided by Hugh (a French physician) and Sebastian (a childhood friend who is now a marquess), 🔻

robinb she begins to investigate. I must admit that I had guessed part of the denouement, but it‘s the writing that makes Burrowes‘ books such a pleasure. She imbues her characters with dry wit and charm, and their dialogue/dialect feels like it is authentic to the time…her books are always a joy for me to become immersed in. There‘s a possible love triangle here, but it‘s not prominent. 🔻 3mo
robinb I think that will be a slow-developing arc. At 220 pages, this had a bit of a “cozy” mystery feel for those who enjoy that genre. I‘m definitely in for the long haul. 4/5 3mo
Laughterhp I‘ll have to check this one out! I love historical mysteries. 3mo
robinb @Laughterhp I hope you do and would love to hear what you think. I love her writing style and her humor. 😊 3mo
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