In the Market for Murder (Lady Hardcastle Mysteries #2)

In the Market for Murder (Lady Hardcastle Mysteries #2) It S Spring 1909 And Lady Hardcastle And Her Maid Florence Armstrong Are Back For Four Mysteries The Farmer S Revenge Our Heroines Resume Their Amateur Sleuthing When A Sudden Death At The Cattle Market Begins To Look Like Murder The Ghost Of The Dog And Duck Flo Persuades Lady Hardcastle To Attend A S Ance Where A Medium Calls Forth A Ghost Who Begins To Haunt The Village Pub The Trophy Case Case There S A Burglary At The Rugby Club On The Night Of The End Of Season Celebrations And Lady Hardcastle And Flo Agree To Help The Village Police Find The Thief The Last Tram There S Sabotage, Murder And Kidnap In The City Lady Hardcastle And Flo Are Called In To Find Out Who S Behind The Chaos At The Tram Company But Things Go From Bad To Worse. This is a really fun series and I am loving it Lady Hardcastle is like a slightly higher class Miss Marple and with her off sider, maid Florence Armstrong, she goes around solving crimes on behalf of a bumbling police force.The Lady and her maid have a wonderful relationship which enables Flo to go almost everywhere in society I loved it every time Lady Hardcastle called her tiny servant They are able to be incredibly rude to each other and find it all good fun In the end the two of them a This is a really fun series and I am loving it Lady Hardcastle is like a slightly higher class Miss Marple and with her off sider, maid Florence Armstrong, she goes around solving
Going to the cattle market wasn t something Florence Armstrong, maid to Lady Hardcastle was interested in But go they did It was a week later that the local farmer Spencer Caradine, who d purchased their friend, Lady Farley Stroud s cattle, collapsed and died in the pub Lady Hardcastle and Florence were requested to set their skills to the test to discover if he was murdered and if so, by whom As they worked, mystery upon mystery descended on the village The club s trophies vanished, and t Going to the cattle market wasn t something Florence Armstrong, maid to Lady Hardcastle was interested in But go they did It was a week later that the local farmer Spencer Caradine, who d purchased their friend, Lady Farley Stroud s cattle, collapsed and died in the pub Lady Hardcastle and Florence were requested to set their skills to the test to discover if he was murdered and if so, by whom As they worked, mystery up
The time is 1909 Emily, Lady Hardcastle and her personal maid, Florence Armstrong, have resettled in Gloustershire a year ago, abandoning the night lights of London At the instigation of the local constabulary and with the indulgence of C.I.D Inspector Sunderland, the two have solved several mysteries and already become local heroines As you can see above, the title of the only version I could find on Goodreads differs from my Kindle copy, titled In the Market for Murder The descriptions se The time is 1909 Emily, Lady Hardcastle and her personal maid, Florence Armstrong, have resettled in Gloustershire a year ago, abandoning the night lights of London At the instigation of the local constabulary and with the indulgence of C.I.D Inspector Sunderland, the two have solved several mysteries and already become local heroines As you can see above, the title of the only version I could find on Goodreads differs from my Kindle copy, titled In the Market for Murder The descriptions seem to match so my guess is this is where my review should be located In this novel our gals encounter a murder, a bunco swindle, a robbery, and a fraud The usual characters are the
Hear Hear Retired spy Emily, Lady Hardcastle, and her intrepid if impudent maid Florence Flo Armstrong return in this fun and intriguing sequel to the boffo debut A Quiet Life in the Country This time the duo tackle three mysteries the poisoning death of a poisonous curmudgeon farmer, an inexplicable break in at Littleton Cotterell s rugby clubhouse in which the burglar eschews Scotch and cash but nabs a trophy and some rubbish, and a s ance at Littleton Cotterell s pub the Dog and Duck wh Hear Hear Retired spy Emily, Lady Hardcastle, and her intrepid if impudent maid Florence Flo Armstrong return in this fun and intriguing sequel to the boffo debut A Quiet Life in the Country This time the duo tackle three mysteries the poisoning death of a poisonous curmudgeon farmer, an inexplicable break in at Littleton Cotterell s rugby clubhouse in which the burglar eschews Scotch and cash but nabs a trophy and some rubbish, and a s ance at Littleton Cotterell s pub the Dog and Duck where an apparition accuses a newcomer to the village of murder Opening in the spring of 1909, In the Market for Murder proves as amusing and clever as its predecessor Lady Hardcastle and Armstrong maintain the
This is tremendous fun as widowed Lady Hardcastle and determined Florence, a lady s maid of many talents, come home to England from the East and settle to village life The year is 1909 and with gradual modernisation motor cars, for the rich, and telephones, though not in the country yet, we see older ways Farmers are dour and scrape a living even in Somerset One such farmer dies after the cattle market and Lady Hardcastle makes enquiries I was not sure of the source of the rumour that the This is tremendous fun as widowed Lady Hardcastle and determined Florence, a lady s maid of many talents, come home to England from the East and settle to village life The year is 1909 and with gradual modernisation motor cars, for the rich, and telephones, though not in the country yet, we see older ways Farmers are dour and scrape a living even in Somerset One such farmer dies after the cattle market and Lady Hardcastle makes enquiries I was not sure of the source of the rumour that the man was poisoned No reason was given and this is the only trip up I can see I admit to skipping lightly through the s ance as these don t interest me, and there was plenty of activity in other directions The constant references to India and China m
5 STARS for the audiobook 4 Stars for the book itself plus 1 star for the excellent narrator.First off, I m not sure if I would have enjoyed this series as much as I do, if I were reading it myself and not listening to the audiobook The narrator, Elizabeth Knoweldon is one of the best I ve heard She gives each character especially the mains and reoccurring characters unique voices Each relative to their station in society and their various regional accents I am certainly no expert at all 5 STARS for the audiobook 4 Stars for the book itself plus 1 star for the excellent narrator.First off, I m not sure if I would have enjoyed this series as much as I do, if I were reading it myself and not listening to the audiobook The narrator, Elizabeth Knoweldon is one of the best I ve heard She gives each character especially the mains and reoccurring characters unique voices Each relative to their station in society and their various regional accents I am certainly no expert at all but Lady Emily Hardcastle has the upper crust voice and her personal maid and best friend, Florence Armstrong, Has I assume a hint of a Welsh accent She even sang a line Florence sings.The book takes place in 1909, mostly in a small village near Bristol In this second book of the series, Lady Hardcastle and Flo investigate a possible murder by poison of a hated local farmer, a theft
Super fun cosy mystery Lady Hardcastle Flo strike again ,20, ,, ,20, ,,2 , ,, Delightful and clever cozy. Book received from NetGalley.This is a cozy historical mystery set in Edwardian Britain The many mystery solvers are a Lady and her maid The upper class lady doesn t act like she s expected to, she s very no nonsense and has a mind of her own Her ladies maid is the same way and they both encourage each other to set the locals gossiping This is the second book in the series and while I really want to read the first one it s not necessary to read this book They have so