A Study in Death

A Study in Death

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"Scotland, 1831. After a tumultuous courtship complicated by three deadly inquiries, Lady Kiera Darby is thrilled to have found both an investigative partner and a fiancU in Sebastian Gage. But with her well-meaning-and very pregnant-sister planning on making their wedding the event of the season, Kiera could use a respite from the impending madness. Commissioned to paint the portrait of Lady Drummond, Kiera is saddened when she recognizes the pain in the baroness's eyes. Lord Drummond is a brute, and his brusque treatment of his wife forces Kiera to think of the torment caused by her own late husband. Kiera isn't sure how to help, but when she finds Lady Drummond prostrate on the floor, things take a fatal turn. The physician called to the house and Lord Drummond appear satisfied to rule her death natural, but Kiera is convinced that poison is the real culprit. Now, armed only with her knowledge of the macabre and her convictions, Kiera intends to discover the truth behind the baroness's death-no matter what, or who, stands in her way . . ."
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2016, c2015
Edition: Berkley Prime Crime mass-market ed
ISBN: 9780425281246
Branch Call Number: M HUB
Characteristics: viii, 322 p. ;,18 cm

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maipenrai
Dec 05, 2016

(The fourth book in the Lady Darby Mystery series)

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nidofito
Dec 06, 2015

It was good to go back. With an apt title, the story was much of a study where we see how women of different status have to compromise, live through their choices, and their marriages, for better and for worse. I am a little sad to see a UST (which was so delicious in this series) become a RST, and tbh, I'm kinda ready for this series to end. The romance (that is decidedly in the backseat) has lost its appeal (just a teeny tiny bit) ever since the impending marriage though I still love Gage and Kiera to bits.

What? I'm fickle. Sue me.

Anyways, I think I would like a fresh new series by Huber to love and obsess. Just a thought.

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