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A Witness to Murder: An unputdownable cozy murder mystery (A Lady Eleanor Swift Mystery Book 3) Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B08CHBX5D5
- Publisher : Bookouture (14 September 2020)
- Language : English
- File size : 1190 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 249 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 18,121 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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In this book, we found out that Eleanor age, and that her parents has been missing for 29 years already. I love the characters in these books and the happy family Eleanor is making for herself with her staff and her delightful dog. When it comes to romance I think Lancelot will need to grow up if he wishes to compete with DCI Seldon but I may be wrong. I look forward to finding out in future books.
For Ellie’s latest adventure, we see her wanting to take a break from amateur sleuthing, but it isn’t long before she becomes caught up into it again when Mr. Arnold Aris, a member of parliament, dies at a dinner party after eating a piece of fudge which has been laced with peanuts! The police think it is a slam dunk and their number one suspect is the cook, Mrs Pitkin, but Ellie doesn’t believe for a second that Mrs Pitkin could be involved and sets out to prove her innocence.
I love the development of Ellie through each book and she really is such an intriguing and loveable character that carries the series on her shoulders so well. She is a strong protagonist and is the perfect example of a an independent woman, who stands up for women’s rights, no matter their social class. The supporting cast of characters, old and new, are also a great addition to this tale.
As always, Verity Bright engages the reader and makes you feel like you are part of the story which I love. Although I am not normally a reader of historical fiction, this series captured my attention with its mystery element and I am throughly enjoying being transported to the 1920’s through each book. I also love the humour that has been injected throughout which adds to this series appeal.
Verity Bright has created another charming and fun addition to the series. It really is such a joy to read and to have a break from more of the darker crime thrillers that I read and I will be looking forward to the next instalment. It was a pleasure to be able to read and review A Witness to Murder, which I highly recommend.
Thank you to Verity Bright, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of A Witness to Murder, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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The sudden death of her local member of parliament and subsequent accusations against the chef at the residence where he met his demise shake her resolve however, and means more investigating for Eleanor and her trusted butler, Clifford. Of course, when a sitting member of parliament dies there has to be an election and to her amazement Eleanor is asked to stand as an independent candidate. Could this be her chance to make a name for herself away from murder and mayhem which seems to be her constant companion of late?
Once again this is a fun, easy read with just enough social history thrown in to give an idea what life was like for the privileged and not so privileged Qbetween the two wars. Lady Eleanor Swift becomes more likeable and multi layered with each new story and the other main characters add a friendly familiarity to this third book in the series.
I was able to read an advanced copy of this book thanks to NetGalley and the publishers in exchange for an unbiased review and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys cosy early 20th century crime novels, this is an easy series to get lost in. Long may it continue.
Lady Eleanor is as free spirited as ever speeding down the village hill on (gasp this is 1920) her bicycle, and ending up in a gorse bush with her skirt wrapped around the handlebars. It is no wonder the local down trodden housewives ask her to represent them in the local election. Lady Eleanor decides to take the men up at their own game but finds this time she may have bitten off more than she bargained for. Luckily the murder must take centre stage if she is to right a terrible wrong.
With Clifford, her trusty butler and comrade in arms she plunges into what she does best, ferreting out clues. But a girl needs some fun too and who better to provide it then her current crush Young Lord Lancelot . The problem there, is that when he is not up in his plane, he seems to spend most of his time with the other gilded youth of the times and does not really take her seriously, at least not so far. There is also lurking in the wings a very correct Chief Inspector of police who has taken quite a shine to Eleanor but puts duty first. Actually, I am rooting for him but who knows.
That is the beauty of a series like this, you cannot only make guesses at the murderers but, to me at least, as to where her heart will take her and of course the enduring puzzle as to what happened to her parents all those years ago.
These books are so well crafted that they can stand alone but it’s so much more fun to keep up with all that is happening through the series. Definitely five stars from me!
This time Eleanor takes to politics to solve the murder of the local MP.
The only problem is the means of death. Peanut butter is involved but it didn’t arrive in the UK until after the Second World War.
Apart from that I enjoyed it and I have already bought the next book in the series.