More titles to consider

Shopping Cart

You're getting the VIP treatment!

Item(s) unavailable for purchase
Please review your cart. You can remove the unavailable item(s) now or we'll automatically remove it at Checkout.
itemsitem
itemsitem
Ratings and Book Reviews (9 34 star ratings
9 reviews
)

Overall rating

4.6 out of 5
34
5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star
22 11 1 0 0

Share your thoughts

You've already shared your review for this item. Thanks!

We are currently reviewing your submission. Thanks!

Complete your review

All Book Reviews

  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Engrossing - Excellent Read

    This well-crafted book is a wonderful blend of mystery and history and a romance between one of my favorite couples. The series just keeps getting better and better with each new addition to it. While this is the seventh book in the series, it can be read as a stand-alone. However, I highly recommend that you read the series in order – from the beginning – in order to learn more of Kiera’s history and see how far she’s come and to watch the romance between Kiera and Gage blossom. This book was so suspenseful that my heart was in my throat the whole time I was reading – and yet I couldn’t put it down. There is murder, resurrectionists, blackmail, social unrest and – well – a tad of fatigue and queasiness while dealing with the early days of pregnancy. As with all of the Lady Darby books, there are multiple things happening for Kiera and Gage to unravel. The ‘things’ in this book are only loosely related and each would be a good mystery on its own – but when you put all of them in one book – well – WOW! Kiera fled London a little over two years ago thanks to her first husband’s perfidy. Everyone thought Kiera was as guilty as her husband – just by association. After Kiera’s formal charges were dismissed, her brother and brother-in-law just barely managed to get her out of London before the incensed mobs attacked her. Now, she and Gage have returned for a visit and what raises its ugly head again? Resurrectionists! Everybody in society looks at Kiera and wonders – even outright accuses – her of being involved with them. Then, a body turns up in Mayfair – the heir to one of England’s oldest and most venerable titles. The murder was committed in a manner reminiscent of the resurrectionist murders that happened in Edinburgh a few years earlier. Then a second and third murder committed in the same manner. In the midst of the murder investigations and trying to assist with the resurrectionists trial, someone is blackmailing Kiera. The blackmailers are threatening to go to the papers and accuse Kiera of helping them and her husband. Kiera can’t let that happen because it wouldn’t be just her that it would ruin – Gage, Kiera’s sister, brother, brother-in-law, and unborn child would also suffer. When all is wrapped up, you will be surprised to find who the murderer is and the reasons for the murders. This is a wonderful read and I highly recommend it.
  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Thoroughly engaging read....

    In this series, Lady Darby has tried, unsuccessfully, to put her sordid past behind her but it had always followed her regardless. Although, after her last successful investigation and the recent marriage to her partner, Sebastian Gage, she had started to be grudgingly accepted by her peers. Never one to be a fool, Kiera knew that not everyone was pleased about her new circumstances, but she was willing to put up with some cold stares and whispered slights because overall that was better than what she had previously experienced. Unfortunately, when a recent case of body snatching brought Kiera’s mortifying past back into the limelight, both Kiera and Gage knew that they were going to have to figure out who was behind the crimes before the situation escalated to one of no return for Kiera.*** There was much to love while reading An Artless Demise! I really felt for Kiera’s character as her past came back to haunt her. It was most distressing to see her once again affected by a past that was in no way her fault but forced upon her by the shackles of her prior marriage to a monster. There was some true growth for Kiera as she navigated the backbiters and people who would love to see her brought low, which was lovely to see. In this book, she had to truly come to terms with her past in order to be able to look to her future and it was very heartwarming to meet her friends, both old and new, who were there to support her during this most distressing time. There was also quite the mystery behind the death’s that were whipping all of London into an uproar! It was the type of tale with twists and turns that will fully engage your imagination as the clues lead from one possibility to another. Overall, An Artless Demise was a thoroughly engaging read and left me excited about reading another installment in the Lady Darby Mystery series!*** This review is based on a complimentary book I received from Penguin Random House. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.
  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Tension filled Regency Adventure

    In this 5th book in the series the author perfectly captures both the tension of the political climate and the people and sites of the Regency time while creating believable characters and adventures. I love the rapport between the principal characters and am looking forward to future stories!
  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Delicious historical suspense

    An excellent addition to the Lady Darby series. Lady Darby and her husband Sebastian Gage head to London where Lady Darby has not been since she left under circumstances beyond her control. We get a look at the different classes of people in the 1830’s. The haves and the have nots. People just trying to survive. Parents unable to care for their children sending them away for a, hopefully, better life. The dregs of society preying on others. This book is just delicious! The mystery is one that had me stumped for a while, but it seemed to stump Gage and Keira even longer! I loved the interaction between Keira and Gage’s father. Perhaps understanding will eventually develop between them. If you haven’t read the Lady Darby series, you can certainly read this book as a stand-alone, but why deprive yourself of hours of reading enjoyment! Read the series!!
  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Excellent Read

    Another excellent Read. Enjoy all Lady Darby Mysteries.
34

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices:

  • DESKTOP
  • eREADERS
  • IOS
  • ANDROID
  • TABLETS
  • WINDOWS