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The former Beatrice Hyde-Clare is having a little trouble adjusting to her new situation. Now installed as the duchess of Kesgrave in elegant splendor in Berkeley Square, she is confounded by the stately residence’s seemingly endless array of rooms.

And every time one of the maids addresses her as "your grace", she flinches. And the butler! Oh, yes, that imposing servant holds her in utter contempt and has no qualms about sharing his opinion with the rest of the staff.

It’s all so wretched. 

But just as Bea begins to despair - a bright spot.

A neighboring house has suffered a ghastly tragedy, and although the constable deems it an inadvertent decapitation, she can’t believe anyone could be so careless as to accidentally lose his head.

Determined to discover the truth, the new duchess pays her first social call. Because even if she can’t find her way around her palatial home, she certainly knows her way around a murder. 

©2020 Lynn Messina (P)2020 Lynn Messina

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  • Zon Girl
  • 22-09-2020

Loved it!

Didn’t think the series would continue to be a good listen but I’ve been happily proved wrong. This is one of my favorite books in the series so far. Looking forward to the next!

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  • N. Salem
  • 12-11-2020

Twisty Mystery, Regency Love Match

I've consumed all six books in the Beatrice Hyde-Clare series in the span of 3 or 4 days. In this volume, I had to take a break near the beginning when our Heroine was panicking in the butler pantry. It took some self-reflection to realize the scene was uncomfortable because it was so similar to my own issues with anxiety and overthinking. I don't know if this is the last book in the series; if there's another, I will definitely be purchasing it.

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  • Whovian
  • 18-11-2020

kept falling asleep..*yawn*

I really liked the other books in the series. what happened to this One? Beatrice became weak and annoying. constantly droning on about what her butler must think of her.....the Beatrice of previous books didn't give a tic what others thought. I couldn't finish and was wholly disappointed. what a shame.

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  • Janet M.
  • 03-11-2020

Turns and twist

Impressive path through the mystery. We'll done. I wish there were more books. Looking forward to them.

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  • C. Griffey
  • 23-10-2020

Love Beatrice and Kesgrave!

Although it was a little slow in spots the banter between characters was excellent and the narrator perfect for the series.

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  • Zero Calvin
  • 14-10-2020

Just Wonderful

My only complaint with the author is that after reading her books, it spoils my enjoyment of others in the same genre. Every great book is built on great characters, and I can't help but to love how well Lynn Messina writes her characters, with special recognition of the two main characters, as their intelligent banter requires the author to be even more intelligent to construct. Well done. I thoroughly enjoyed this series in general, and this book in particular.

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