Friday, July 31, 2020

A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Murder (+ Giveaway)

I’m delighted today to be participating in author Dianne Freeman’s Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour for her newest release, A LADY’S GUIDE TO MISCHIEF AND MURDER, the third installment in her Countess of Harleigh Mystery series.

 Doesn’t that book cover bring up all kinds of visions and intrigue?

A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Murder
By Dianne Freeman
*Historical Cozy Mystery
*3rd in Series - A Countess of Harleigh Mystery
*Publisher: Kensington (July 28, 2020)
*Hardcover: 288 pages
*ISBN-10: 1496716930
*ISBN-13: 978-1496716934
*Digital ASIN: B07ZPL4VT2

In Dianne Freeman’s charming Victorian-era mystery series, Frances Wynn, the American-born Countess of Harleigh, finds her sister’s wedding threatened by a vow of vengeance.

London is known for its bustle and intrigues, but the sedate English countryside can host—or hide—any number of secrets. Frances, the widowed Countess of Harleigh, needs a venue for her sister Lily’s imminent wedding, away from prying eyes. Risings, George Hazleton’s family estate in Hampshire, is a perfect choice, and soon Frances, her beloved George, and other guests have gathered to enjoy the usual country pursuits—shooting, horse riding, and romantic interludes in secluded gardens.

But the bucolic setting harbors a menace, and it’s not simply the arrival of Frances’s socially ambitious mother. Above and below stairs, mysterious accidents befall guests and staff alike. Before long, Frances suspects these “accidents” are deliberate, and fears that the intended victim is Lily’s fiancĂ©, Leo. Frances’s mother is unimpressed by Lily’s groom-to-be and would much prefer that Lily find an aristocratic husband, just as Frances did. But now that Frances has found happiness with George—a man who loves her for much more than her dowry—she heartily approves of Lily’s choice. If she can just keep the couple safe from villains and meddling mamas.

As Frances and George search for the culprit among the assembled family, friends, and servants, more victims fall prey to the mayhem. Mishaps become full-blooded murder, and it seems that no one is safe. And unless Frances can quickly flush out the culprit, the peal of wedding bells may give way to another funeral toll. . ..

A LADY'S GUIDE TO MISCHIEF AND MURDER is available to purchase at the following links:

Meet the Author:

Author Dianne Freeman
Dianne Freeman is the acclaimed author of the Countess of Harleigh Mystery series. She is an Agatha Award and Lefty Award finalist, as well as a nominee for the prestigious Mary Higgins Clark Award from Mystery Writers of America.

She spent thirty years working in corporate accounting and finance and now writes full-time. Born and raised in Michigan, she and her husband now split their time between Michigan and Arizona.

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  1. I really like the setting and context for this one, Mason. And it sounds like an interesting plot, too. It's enough to make you wonder if there's anywhere that's really safe...


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