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my name is Catherine LLoyd and I’m very pleased to tell you all that I’m writing a series of Regency set mysteries for Kensington Publishing!
The third book, DEATH COMES TO KURLAND HALL, will be available November 24, 2015.
As wedding bells chime in Kurland St. Mary, a motley group of visitors descends on the village—and with a murderer on the prowl, some of them may not be returning home…
Lucy Harrington has returned to Kurland St. Mary to help with her friend Sophia Giffin’s wedding. But her homecoming is made disagreeable by the presence of Major Robert Kurland, whose bungled proposal has ruffled Lucy’s composure, and a meddling widow who has designs on her father, the village rector.
Wary of the cloying Mrs. Chingsford from the start, Lucy has doubts about the busybody’s intentions with her father. But everyone else seems to think they make an ideal match—until the courtship is curtailed when Mrs. Chingsford is found dead at the bottom of a staircase. It’s clear that it wasn’t an accident, and in hopes of finding the culprit, Lucy and Robert call a truce and begin scrutinizing the wedding guests.
But the widow left behind plenty of enemies, and when one of them is the next to turn up dead, Lucy and Robert discover that the truth is far more scandalous than anyone could have imagined…
Praise for DEATH COMES TO THE VILLAGE and DEATH COMES TO LONDON
DEATH COMES TO LONDON
“London’s social season is the setting for this second outstanding Kurland St. Mary mystery set in Regency England. The intricacies of the time period and the social proprieties add great entertainment. Lloyd’s characters are compelling and endearing. Major Kurland is a man dealing with his war injuries while Lucy, the rector’s eldest daughter, strives to find her place in a society that values beauty over intelligence. The relationship between Lucy and Major Kurland continues to grow through mutual respect and admiration and the two prove to be an impressive crime-solving duo.”
— 4.5 Stars! RT Book Reviews
“Engaging…Regency fans will find plenty to like.” —Publishers Weekly
“Excellent historical detail, delightfully flawed lead characters, and the doings of the season make for entertaining reading. M.C. Beaton fans will enjoy this series.” —Booklist
“This historical series debut set in 1816 Regency England is a skillfully crafted mystery […] The details of village life lend authenticity to the story and the evolving relationship between amateur sleuth Lucy and Major Kurland provides great entertainment. Lucy’s internal struggles with family duties and wishes for her future create a compelling picture of a young woman trying to find the courage to stand up for herself.”
— 4.5 Stars and a TOP PICK! RT Book Reviews
“Readers will hope that death returns soon to Kurland St. Mary.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Lloyd combines a satisfying mystery with plenty of wit and character development.” —Booklist
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