A Quiet Life in the Country (A Lady Hardcastle Mystery Book 1)

September 12, 2019 - Comment

Lady Emily Hardcastle is an eccentric widow with a secret past. Florence Armstrong, her maid and confidante, is an expert in martial arts. The year is 1908 and they’ve just moved from London to the country, hoping for a quiet life. But it is not long before Lady Hardcastle is forced out of her self-imposed

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Lady Emily Hardcastle is an eccentric widow with a secret past. Florence Armstrong, her maid and confidante, is an expert in martial arts. The year is 1908 and they’ve just moved from London to the country, hoping for a quiet life.

But it is not long before Lady Hardcastle is forced out of her self-imposed retirement. There’s a dead body in the woods, and the police are on the wrong scent. Lady Hardcastle makes some enquiries of her own, and it seems she knows a surprising amount about crime investigation…

As Lady Hardcastle and Flo delve deeper into rural rivalries and resentment, they uncover a web of intrigue that extends far beyond the village. With almost no one free from suspicion, they can be certain of only one fact: there is no such thing as a quiet life in the country.

Revised edition: This edition of A Quiet Life In The Country includes editorial revisions.

Comments

Anonymous says:

Great fun yarn with classic lady detectives! Super who-dun-it, set in Agatha Christie country but with a more modern, egalitarian air. Well paced read, lovely sparky humour and intriguing characters. Enough sleuthing to keep the little grey cells rattling!

Anonymous says:

Great easy reading who dunnit. I quite like getting kindle offers as I have read dozens of books I probably would never have looked at and a few of them have been real gems. Imagine a female version of Jeeves and Wooster and then throw in some murders and you won’t be far out, although Lady Hardcastle is dizzy rather than an idiot. Well written and I love the language but it’s very whimsical with very little depth. But saying that it is very easy to read and very enjoyable, I have even gone on to get the second and third…

Anonymous says:

Outstanding Cosy Mystery Original, witty and an exceptionally good read. No hesitation – 5 StarsI really enjoy a good cosy mystery, and ‘A Quiet Life in the Country’ is far better than simply ‘good’. Here’s a few of the reasons I found it so enjoyable:●The main protagonists, Lady Hardcastle and Armstrong, are intelligent, sassy, and their banter is a joy to read.●It has all the elements of a period cosy: Village location, gentry and servants, a genial police superintendent, and the…

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