I am linking this post to Kimberly’s Sunday Post Meme.
Wow! This has been quite a week! I got a lot of reading done – went on a binge reading spree from Wednesday to Friday and finished reading the first four books of Dianne Freeman’s Countess of Harleigh Mystery series. I am not planning to do a lot of reading over the weekend. But then, if there’s nothing interesting on OTT, I might get some reading done. 😀
I read 6 books this week.
Countess of Harleigh Mystery series by Dianne Freeman: The series debut, A Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and Murder, introduces us to Frances, (dowager) Countess of Harleigh. A year ago, her husband was found dead in his mistress’ bed. At their house. After a night of partying and drinking! Alicia, Reggie’s mistress came to Frances’ room and told her about Reggie’s death. Both of them decided to move Reggie’s body to his room but they needed some help. They took the help of George Hazelton.
A year later, Frances moves to Belgravia and guess who is her next-door neighbor? George Hazelton! Inspector Delaney visits Frances at her London home and says Reggie’s death is being treated as suspicious (a year later!) as the police have received anonymous note accusing Frances of killing her husband.
The second book, A Lady’s Guide to Gossip and Murder is about Mrs. Mary Archer’s murder and Charles Evingdon, Frances’ cousin being the main suspect. Lots of notes were found in Mary’s possession – notes about baseless gossip and dirty, dark secrets of London’s elite.
The third book, A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Murder is all about a nasty idea of mischief during a wedding. Lily, Frances’ sister, is getting married in two weeks and the wedding party is at Risings. First, the estate’s groom falls off his horse. Then, a footman is found dead in his room. This is followed by guests falling prey to someone’s nasty idea of ‘mischief’.
The fourth book, A Fiancée’s Guide to First Wives and Murder, is about a young woman who claims to be George Hazelton’s wife. The next day, she’s found dead in Frances’ garden!
You can read more about this series here: Countess of Harleigh Mysteries
I also read Vicki Delany’s Murder in a Teacup, the second in Tearoom Mystery series. The third book is releasing at the end of this month and I hope my ARC request gets approved. Fingers crossed. 🙂
I read Accusation by Paul Batista on Friday. I am planning to take it a bit slow over the weekend. I started reading Keep Them Close by Sophie Flynn yesterday. Might finish it today or tomorrow morning.
Reviews on the blog this week:
Murder in a Teacup by Vicki Delany
Take a Chance on Greece by Emily Kerr
A Hint of Mischief by Daryl Wood Gerber
West Side Murder by K.L. Montgomery
A Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and Murder by Dianne Freeman
Non-review post: Monthly Wrap-Up: June, 2022
What I watched on TV this week: I (finally!!) finished watching Star Trek Voyager. I am planning to catch up with the previous series – Deep Space and Next Generation. I also caught up on a few episodes of Modern Family. I am planning to watch Man vs Bee this evening.
Sounds a great reading and viewing week. Hope the next is as good
Fingers crossed 🤞😊
Seems you enjoyed yourself this week, Rekha. Here’s to many more weeks of reading and fun.
You too, Neeru 😊😊
Atkinson gives me more tension than relief
Haha. 😂 I am halfway through the series. I didn’t find it as good as the reviews suggest.