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It’s a nippy spring in Tinker’s Cove, Maine, and so Lucy Stone can’t wait to join her friend Sue at the Earl of Wickham’s manor in England for the “Heads Up!” hat exhibition—even if she has to spend her entire holiday curtseying. But at Moreton Manor, privileged life isn’t always tea and crumpets . . .
Although Perry, the earl of the house, and his sister, Poppy, are surprisingly accommodating to their jetlagged guests, Lucy feels uneasy after a fallen portrait sparks talk of a deadly family omen. The bad vibes come in quickly—snobby Aunt Millicent and her handmaiden Harrison unexpectedly drop by for the exhibition, and meals with the family are consistently tense. But real trouble begins when a body, bludgeoned by the chapel’s gold-plated reliquary, is found in a hidden, sealed off room. Stranger still, the corpse is identified as Harrison’s son, Cyril.
Considering the weapon and the clandestine location, Lucy wouldn’t be shocked if the murder was an inside job. Cyril wasn’t exactly a gentleman, and it’s unclear what business he had on the property. Was the victim trying to make off with the family riches before meeting his end? Or was a scorned country squire looking to settle an ancient indiscretion for good? One thing’s for sure—the criminal is privy to Moreton Manor secrets . . .
To end the reign of terror, Lucy must keep her ear to the ground and mind time-honored traditions—no matter how unusual. Because Lucy has a hunch that the killer has been in her company all along, just waiting for a chance to make blueblood run red . . .
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October 17, 2016
The Earl of Wickham invites Lucy Stone, and her friend Sue, to his British Manor, where there will be not one, but two murders. Since beginning to read this book, I always wondered whether Lucy, our heroine, would use her grey matter and come up with a solution on her own.
Alas! Lucy does not tie...
August 09, 2016
Visiting with Lucy Stone is always a pleasure for me. I've read every book in the series at least twice, some much more than that.
I usually prefer to read about Lucy's adventures when they take place in Tinker's Cove, however, British Manor Murder was a really enjoyable read.
Lucy's best friend Su...
September 16, 2016
* I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review *
This is my first foray into the Lucy Stone series. The book begins with Lucy being very depressed because her grandson who had been staying with her returned to his parents and they moved to Alaska. She cannot seem to get ove...
February 25, 2017
This started off with hopes of being a good book. The storyline seemed promising. For one thing it took place in England and we didn't have to deal with Lucy's annoying friends and neighbors or her whiny snotty daughters. Once again the author had to put in her political beliefs and pretty much m...
September 12, 2016
A fun and relaxing read in this visit with Lucy Stone and friends. Sue has been invited by the Earl of Wrexham to bring her hats to his Hat Exhibit. Sue takes Lucy along on the visit to the Earl's Manor house. Lucy and Sue learned about the lives of the British upper class. They are surprised to...
April 08, 2017
Another fun installment of the Lucy Stone mystery series! A bit different from previous books since the setting is significantly different from the usual Tinker Cover, this book gives a glimpse of how folks in Jolly Old England live it up (or die for that matter!!).
I think the change of pace kept...
September 06, 2017
This is one of my very favorite series. I have read every book so far. But I have to say, I think it is time for Lucy and Sue to stop traveling. The four books set away from Tinker's Cove are my least favorites. Lucy and Sue are just not as nice away from home. They complain too much and seem to...
December 05, 2016
After reading the first book in this series and enjoying it, I picked up the last book, expecting a well-written one; instead, I found a book very hard to read with no story line or mystery. Two things happen during the first half of the book with a simplistic writing style: the main character’s...
October 17, 2016
In the past I enjoyed looking in on Lucy's world, but lately these books have taken on more of railing against the wealthy spin which, in my opinion, is really not desirable in a cozy mystery. When added to just about every misconception about the English (bad teeth, poor food, etc), it made for...
November 10, 2016
The books that take place overseas are not that good. Lucy didn't do any investigating & then the book ends. More time was spent talking about flowers & hats than anything else. This one was OK.