April 8, 2016

Death Sits Down To Dinner by Tessa Arlen - Review

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review

Published: March 29, 2016
Number of pages: 320
Genre: Historical Fiction
Series: Lady Monfort Mystery #2

Filled with deceptions both real and imagined, Death Sits Down to Dinner is a delightful Edwardian mystery set in London.

Lady Montfort is thrilled to receive an invitation to a dinner party hosted by her close friend Hermione Kingsley, the patroness of England’s largest charity. Hermione has pulled together a select gathering to celebrate Winston Churchill’s 39th birthday. Some of the oldest families in the country have gathered to toast the dangerously ambitious and utterly charming First Lord of the Admiralty. But when the dinner ends, one of the gentlemen remains seated at the table, head down among the walnut shells littering the cloth and a knife between his ribs.

Summoned from Iyntwood, Mrs. Jackson helps her mistress trace the steps of suspects both upstairs and downstairs as Hermione’s household prepares to host a highly anticipated charity event. Determined to get to the bottom of things, Lady Montfort and Mrs. Jackson unravel the web of secrecy surrounding the bright whirlwind of London society, investigating the rich, well-connected and seeming do-gooders in a race against time to stop the murderer from striking again.

What did I think of this book:
There is nothing more that I love than a historical mystery, so I was happy to get to read this book. Along with I have read the first book and really enjoyed it. This author does a good job making you really feel the historical aspect of this story. Her descriptions are very good and you can really tell what she is trying to get across. I also liked seeing what Lady Montfort was up to in this installment of the series. I can only imagine the turmoil that was caused by finding a dead body at Winston Churchill's birthday celebration. I like how Lady Montfort and Mrs. Jackson worked together. Each of the characters in this book were entertaining in their own right. Which I think helped the story to move along nicely. The author gives us enough twists that she keeps you guessing right up until the end. I am looking forward to the next book in this series. 

Abouth the author:
TESSA ARLEN, the daughter of a British diplomat, had lived in or visited her parents in Singapore, Cairo, Berlin, the Persian Gulf, Beijing, Delhi and Warsaw by the time she was sixteen. She came to the U.S. in 1980 and worked as an H.R. recruiter for the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee for the 1984 Olympic Games, where she interviewed her future husband for a job. DEATH OF A DISHONORABLE GENTLEMAN is Tessa’s first novel. She lives in Bainbridge Island, Washington.

For more information please visit Tessa Arlen’s website. Read Tessa Arlen’s blog at Redoubtable Edwardians. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, andGoodreads.

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