Narrator: Elizabeth Klett
Series: High Society Lady Detective #2
Published by the author on February 15, 2019
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Length: 7 hrs 55 mins
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September, 1923. Despite closing her first case, high society lady detective Olive Belgrave hasn't found a new client. She's taken a job as a hat model to pay for her poky boarding house room. But then a job offer comes her way--make discreet inquiries about a famous author who's disappeared.
Olive travels to the English countryside to hunt for the missing mystery author. But soon after she arrives in the sleepy village, a body is discovered. Then a second murder focuses the police's attention on Olive, and she must clear her name before the murderer pens a plot that frames her.
Olive Belgrave is forced to take a job as a hat model to pay her bills, despite closing her first case and trying to make it as a detective. But before she can start her new job a publisher offers her a new position. He wants her to go to the English countryside and make inquiries about his bestselling author, who has disappeared.
Olive travels to Blackburn Hall under the guise of a publishing house agent who is looking into a manuscript about etiquette. But soon after she arrives someone is murder, and in short order a second person dies. Olive must get to the bottom of things because the police suspect she’s a killer, although why I’m not sure. She really has little connection to any one in the town. Hadsworth is full of suspects though, and plenty of secrets. Rosett does a good job at providing historical details.
Full of interesting characters and a tightly woven mystery, I once again enjoyed following Olive’s adventure. She is a good detective and is not afraid to push her way into things to find the solution. I also appreciate the historical details.