Lady Fan Mysteries, No 1
September 6, 2011 / 0425242897
Historical Mystery / England / Georgian Period (1789)
by Brenda Weeaks
The Gilded Shroud is the first title in the Lady Fan mystery
series. The author is well known for her historical romances, so
expect a little romance with your mystery. Readers will note from
the start a mutual attraction between the dowager’s son and
her temporary companion.
When Lady Emily Fanshawe is found murdered the first suspect is
the last person she’d seen – her husband, the Marquis.
Now that he’s disappeared, it’s up to his mother the
Dowager Lady Polbrook and his brother Lord Francis Fanshawe (Fan)
to clear his name. They in turn find the Dowager’s temporary
Companion Ottilia Draycott’s ability to manipulate and investigate
indispensable. Ottilia (Tillie) is really the main character in
solving the murder and theft. She sees the stress on the family
and decides she must leave “no stone unturned; no time wasted.”
She must solve this murder to “ put the family and her employer
I think readers are going to enjoy this cozy historical mystery
series. The characters are interesting. And the mystery is solid.
The atmosphere and dialogue drew me in so quickly – I expected
to hear the sound of closing doors, ruffling dresses and whispering
servants. I was thinking about the storyline even when I wasn’t
reading it. The Gilded Shroud is a successful debut to
the Lady Fan series.
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