A Death by Any Other Name

A Death by Any Other Name

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"A Death by Any Other Name is a delightful Edwardian mystery set in the English countryside. Building on the success of her last two mysteries in the same series, Tessa Arlen returns us to the same universe full of secrets, intrigue, and, this time, roses. The elegant Lady Montfort and her redoubtable housekeeper Mrs. Jackson's services are called upon after a cook is framed and dismissed for poisoning a guest of the Hyde Rose Society. Promising to help her regain her job and her dignity, the pair trek out to the countryside to investigate a murder of concealed passions and secret desires. There, they are to discover a villain of audacious cunning among a group of mild-mannered, amateur rose-breeders. While they investigate, the rumor mill fills with talk about a conflict over in Prussia where someone quite important was shot. There is talk of war and they must race the clock to solve the mystery as the idyllic English summer days count down to the start of WWI. Brimming with intrigue, Tessa Arlen's latest does not disappoint"--
Publisher: New York :, Minotaur Books,, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250101426
1250101425
Branch Call Number: Mystery
Characteristics: x, 321 pages ; 22 cm

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ApollosRaven
Sep 01, 2017

In this, the third volume in the series, Lady Montfort and housekeeper Edith Jackson assume a more comfortable relationship as they try to clear the reputation of a cook falsely accused of negligently causing a death. I would compare this series to the Charlotte & Thomas Pitt series by Anne Perry - a mix of social issues, a good mystery, and interesting characters. While Perry's series is set in Victorian England, this series is Edwardian - and this story takes places even as Europe in sliding toward WWI.

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