Tuesday, November 19, 2019

A new favorite historical mystery...


Murder is not uncommon in Regency London. Charlotte Sloane and the Earl of Wrexford have already solved several murders together. But this time it's personal; this latest victim is Charlotte's childhood friend and cousin. And the supposed murderer? His twin brother. Only Charlotte is certain he's innocent. And as her friend, Wrexford is determined to help her prove it, whether their investigation leads to opulent drawing rooms, secret scientific societies, or somewhere much darker.
"That was the trouble with murder, thought Wrexford. All too often, the moment of Death wasn't the end of Evil, it was merely the beginning. Like a stone hitting water, its impact could ripple out, bringing secrets to the surface that were best left submerged. And suddenly there were more victims."
Murder at Kensington Palace by Andrea Penrose is the third Wrexford & Sloane mystery and I loved it every bit as much as I did the first two books in this series. Why? The characters! Charlotte is independent, strong-willed, artistic, clever and spunky. Wrexford is intelligent and sardonic and does not suffer fools gladly. He can also laugh at his own flaws and foibles. And he's a great friend to Charlotte and the two street urchins, Hawk and Raven, who live with her. The mystery itself is interesting, the writing compelling, and the growing romance between Charlotte and Wrexford charming. I hope Penrose writes many more in this series.

Happy Reading!

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20 comments:

  1. I read the first one and really loved it so I need to make time for the next two. It could easily become one of my favorite series as well. Glad you're enjoying it too!

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    1. The second and third books are even better than the first, at least in my opinion. :)

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  2. Oh, yes, the characters! Hawk and Raven keep both Charlotte and Wrexford rooted.

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    1. Hawk and Raven are so great! I really love them. :)

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  3. I'm glad you're continuing to enjoy this series! The characters do sound great.

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    1. It's been a really fun series. As good as the Lady Darby series by Huber. :)

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  4. Okay, now I want to read this book and the rest of the series. I'll keep it on my reading list so I won't forget. I don't read that many murder mystery but this sounds like something I would like. Are these stand-alones or do you have to read them in order?

    Have a lovely day.

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    1. It's definitely best to read them in order. :)

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  5. A murder mystery set in Regency London? This sounds so good. I've gotta check out this series.

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    1. It's been a fun series. And the more I read about these characters, the more I like them. :)

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  6. Hi Lark, this sounds like a really good mystery series because Regency London is Jane Austen country and I am a big fan.

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    1. I love books set in Regency London, too. :)

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  7. Sounds like fun. That's an interesting period, especially when combined with a good mystery.

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  8. They sound like a great team, and this series is totally new to me! Will have to check it out! I love a good atmospheric historical mystery. :)

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    1. They are a great team: equally strong-willed and stubborn, and equally good at what they do. :)

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  9. This is a series I need to check out. I love mystery with a bit of romance! :)

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  10. I feel like this would be a series I would really enjoy but you know how it goes, not enough time for all the books I want to read!

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