The Resource Death comes to London, Catherine Lloyd

Death comes to London, Catherine Lloyd

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Death comes to London
Title
Death comes to London
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Catherine Lloyd
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eng
Summary
Leaving their father's rectory, two sisters set out for the social season in London only to end up investigating the poisoning of a dowager countess
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Review
  • Set in 1817, Lloyd’s engaging follow-up to 2013’s Death Comes to the Village takes Lucy Harrington and her younger sister, Anna, from their home in tiny Kurland St. Mary to London. There they hope to find a suitable husband for Anna through the patronage of their uncle, the Earl of Clavelly. Meanwhile, their irascible neighbor, Maj. Robert Kurland, receives a letter from the Prince Regent, who wishes to make him a baronet for his heroism at the Battle of Waterloo. Robert dislikes the prospect of such official recognition, but in the end he follows the Harrington sisters to London, where he soon runs into an old army colleague, Lieutenant Broughton. When Broughton’s sharp-tongued grandmother and wastrel brother die under suspicious circumstances after the grandmother is accused of jewel theft, Robert and Lucy investigate. Regency fans will find plenty to like, though some readers may be disappointed by a paltry array of suspects. Agent: Deidre Knight, Knight Agency. (Dec.) --Staff (Reviewed October 27, 2014) (Publishers Weekly, vol 261, issue 43, p)
  • The London season promises more than husband-hunting for an accomplished amateur sleuth. Lucy Harrington and her lovely sister Anna are heading to London, where they hope to meet more eligible bachelors than the charming village of Kurland St. Mary can provide. Helpful as Lucy has been to Maj. Robert Kurland, who still hasn't quite recovered from the badly broken leg he acquired at Waterloo, he doubts that she'll find a man willing to tolerate her independent personality. Much to his dismay, Kurland himself is summoned to London, where the prince regent is awarding him a baronetcy for his heroism. Soon enough, he and Lucy are involved in another mystery that suddenly blossoms at Almack's Assembly Rooms, a social club where the dowager Countess of Broughton—the grandmother of Lt. Broughton, the army friend Kurland is staying with—drops dead after drinking some orgeat. Broughton himself has been exhibiting symptoms of poisoning, and his younger brother has been acting strangely. Lady Bentley has accused the Broughton family of stealing some valuable rubies, and when she drowns in a boating accident and Broughton is on the scene, the mystery turns even darker. Broughton, who's deeply interested in scientific research, deplores the herbal recipes his grandmother concocted, one of which may well have been the source of the poison that killed her and sickened him and his brother. Lucy and Kurland team up to investigate the complicated crime while pursuing their contentious relationship. Lucy's second case (Death Comes to the Village, 2013) is a pleasant combination of Regency romance and mystery that evokes fond memories of Georgette Heyer, even if it can't match her charm or depth of characterization.(Kirkus Reviews, December 15, 2014)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10356627
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lloyd, Catherine
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lloyd, Catherine
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True
Series statement
Kurland St. Mary mysteries
Series volume
0002
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  • Soldiers
  • Poisoning
  • Murder
  • Great Britain
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Death comes to London, Catherine Lloyd
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9780758287359
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(pbk.)
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Death comes to London, Catherine Lloyd
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9780758287359
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Specific material designation
regular print

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