A Study in Death
Scotland, 1831. After a tumultuous courtship complicated by three deadly inquiries, Lady Kiera Darby is thrilled to have found both an investigative partner and a fiancé in Sebastian Gage. But with her well-meaning—and very pregnant—sister planning on making their wedding the event of the season,... show more
Scotland, 1831. After a tumultuous courtship complicated by three deadly inquiries, Lady Kiera Darby is thrilled to have found both an investigative partner and a fiancé in Sebastian Gage. But with her well-meaning—and very pregnant—sister planning on making their wedding the event of the season, Kiera could use a respite from the impending madness.
Commissioned to paint the portrait of Lady Drummond, Kiera is saddened when she recognizes the pain in the baroness’s eyes. Lord Drummond is a brute, and his brusque treatment of his wife forces Kiera to think of the torment caused by her own late husband.
Kiera isn’t sure how to help, but when she finds Lady Drummond prostrate on the floor, things take a fatal turn. The physician called to the house and Lord Drummond appear satisfied to rule her death natural, but Kiera is convinced that poison is the real culprit.
Now, armed only with her knowledge of the macabre and her convictions, Kiera intends to discover the truth behind the baroness’s death—no matter what, or who, stands in her way…
Publish date: 2015-07-07
Publisher: Berkley Hardcover
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Series: Lady Darby Mystery (#4)
Series: Lady Darby #4 I put off writing this review partly because I was busy and partly because I wasn’t exactly sure what to say. This particular installment mostly didn’t work for me. I’m not sure if I can explain why, exactly. It just started to feel more and more like Lady Darby was a transpl...
I love this series. Really. I read this when it first came out in kindle ed. But really wanted to listen to it in audio. The aduiobook came out a month or two after the kindle ed. So I plan to listen to this in audio before reviewing. So a review with be forthcoming...
I really like the Darby series and I enjoyed this book too but not as thoroughly as some of the others. Nothing really stood out for me and the significant things that did happen weren't really the focus of the book. I have enough faith though in Huber's writing that I'm still looking forward to the...
I started off confused; for some reason I had it in my head that this book was going to take place in London and centre around Lord Gage (Kiera's soon to be father-in-law), so when the story opens in Edinburgh and Lord Gage was nowhere to be found it felt like I picked up the wrong book. Once I go...
Although I did go through a period when I read primarily Regency romances, I’ll admit that I doubt I would have ever chosen a historical mystery. But now like strong, independent female leads in the books I read. That being said, even though A STUDY IN DEATH is set in 1831, author Anna Lee Huber has...