Book two of the Mr Quayle Mystery series picks up where the first left off with the Unsworth family recovering from the devastation of murder…and unwittingly landing themselves in the middle of another murder mystery! The location …the gorgeous and interesting French Riveria. Multi-faceted characters with a multitude of motives abound!
It is a scintillating read, from start to finish, with wonderfully plausible and entertaining red herrings and a logical conclusion! Cosy historical Brit murder mystery at its best! It left me eager for the next! The dry humour is a particular delight! It’s a five out of five on the enJOYment scale and highly recommended.
I received a complimentary copy of the book from Victory Editing NetGalley Co-op through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
From the back cover:
“One murder was quite enough for this family!” Lady Constance declared. “Two starts to look like carelessness! And what happens when it’s three? Or four?”
France 1926. In the wake of murder and tragedy, Lord Unsworth and his family flee to the French Riviera in a desperate attempt to escape the ensuing scandal and find a few months of peace and solitude. But their hopes are soon dashed when Fanny joins a community of writers, artists, and anarchists, and Arthur unwittingly becomes entangled in a plot to catch an elusive international jewel thief.
And when Lord Unsworth’s old flame, Lady Rosaline Barrett De Marchi, is found dead in suspicious circumstances, the efficient Mr. Quayle finds himself once again called upon to save the family from ruin…
A Rather Dastardly Death is the second novel in the Mr. Quayle Mystery series.