A Quiet Life in the Country
The Amazon writeup starts: Lady Emily Hardcastle is an eccentric widow with a secret past. Florence Armstrong, her maid and confidante, is an expert in martial arts. The year is 1908 and they’ve just moved from London to the country, hoping for a quiet life.
Now, that paragraph sparked my interest and I certainly did enjoy the mystery. I especially liked the main characters, two ladies, one the lady, and the other her maid/servant/friend. While politely, or sassily (is that a word?) charging through the book, they manage to move into a new home, meet the locals, and, party, and quite incidentally, ah, but that would be telling it out of order.
First they was the body in the woods. Dead, of course. Then the police were completely off track. What were Lady Hardcastle and Flo to do?
As they investigate further, into rural rivalries and resentment, they discover secrets and intrigue. Suspects abound. Before the caper is all over, the lady and Flo discover one thing for sure. There is no such thing as a quiet life in the country.
I gave this five stars.