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  • Great Historical Mystery with gothic overtones

    Book Eight of the Lady Darby Series has the happy couple attending a Twelfth Night Event at the Duchess of Bowmont's Castle. The elite gathering, started earlier in the day with the heralding of Trumpets while each guest drew a role to play at the Event. The evening revelry soon descends into drunkenness and fissures appear beneath the jibing, prompting Lord Edward to do a ghost tour. The guests all are led into the basement with its damp, cold and rats. But the real terror lies in the catacombs under Kirkbryde Abbey and joined at the very far corner of the Castle by an opening in the stonework. Led deeper into the underground of gray stonework, and the ghost of a monk, the story takes a bizarre twist for the guests. Who is the new body placed there... that met such violence, for the the face has been chewed by Rats. Kiera, Lady Darby decides to help the family and pursue a murderer. I had these books recommended to me by a friend, who devoured them. I can see why... Anna Lee Huber writes with a deft touch and very eerie overtones. Who could resist all the elements of the aristocracy during the 1830's? The parties, costumes, love affairs and as an added spice- murder, start the book in the first four chapters. The tension builds as Lady Darby and her Husband Sebastian Gage track a murderer? This story has all the makings of the great Gothics of the 1970's. Who could resist unknown corpses, rats, underground catacombs, suspicious characters, and a tense build-up leading to the last page? My thanks to Netgalley and Berkley Publishing

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  • Historically accurate and I like that!

    I so love a historical author who does her due diligence regarding historical facts! I always learn something from Ms. Huber. Surrounded by family and friends getting ready to celebrate the new year, once again, Keira and Gage find themselves stumbling onto a dead body. Was it murder? Who is it? Why? Questions abound with no answers forthcoming. Tension is built as the reader follows Keira as she sleuths, even though she is pregnant. Gage is always wonderful to Keira and gives her the freedom she needs to collaborate with him and ultimately solve the mystery. The authors ability to weave a murder into the story is wonderful. Her dialogue allows you to be in the shoes of those speaking and feel the tension and danger. I love this series and can’t wait for the birth of their baby…hopefully in the next book!

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  • not that interesting and a boring story line.

    I have read all in this series but this last book I found very tedious. Way too much detail and the story line was not that interesting. Will not ready anymore.

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  • Engaging Series

    Ms Huber has written an engaging series with well-developed characters. She provides a fascinating historical picture of the times. The details of furniture, clothing, and food all help paint the picture of the culture of the day.

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  • Enjoyable historical mystery

    I’m a big fan of historical mysteries, and I also read a bit of historical romance, and I’ve had my eye on Anna Lee Huber’s Lady Darby series for a while, since it looked as if it might have a bit of both. So I’m quite thankful to the publisher for providing me with an ARC of the latest title in the series, A Stroke of Malice, in exchange for my honest review. I enjoyed reading this book very much, so much so that I read it in only three sessions. First, the plot kept me guessing, as it should in a murder mystery - and also made me think about how hard it could be to identify people before the days of DNA or fingerprints, or even photographs. Second, it was fun to see the portrayal of upper-nobility holiday celebrations, especially the Twelfth Night party. And, I also enjoyed the atmosphere of the spooky parts of the castle. And finally, although I hadn’t read any of the earlier titles in the series, enough background was provided so I could appreciate that Lady Darby has come through a lot to get to what seems like a pretty good place for her now, with a great husband, and pregnant with their first child. All-in-all, I enjoyed the book a lot, and I’m now more motivated to go back and read some of the earlier title in the series! Please note that I tend to be pretty conservative in awarding stars, only giving five stars to maybe one in thirty or forty books, the ones I think I’ll read and re-read and re-read again. So four stars is a great rating from me and means I really recommend a book. And my thanks again to Berkley/Edelweiss for the review copy!

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