My rating: 4 of 5 stars
As always I enjoy reading Georgette Heyer, as her writing reminds me of Jane Austen. This book, although not as great as The Grand Sophy, was an enjoyable read. By most accounts it is a mystery with a dollop of romance. With a descriptive narrative, the author draws you into the regency era where someone is trying to murder the Quiet Gentleman, an Earl, though a series of “accidents”. He is on the outs with his half-brother, who was treated as the rightful heir. As one would assume, the murderer is driven by jealousy. The plot thickens and twists as outsiders get more confused. The secondary characters are well written, adding to the plot and showing the Earl’s intelligence and grace in a grander light.
All in all, an enjoyable and relaxing book to read over a weekend.
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