Genre: Cozy Mystery
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 319
Date of Publication: August 31, 2022
My Rating: 4 Stars
Death Down the Aisle is the eleventh book in the thoroughly entertaining Lady Eleanor Swift cozy mystery series. Eleanor‘s good friend, Constance Granger, is getting married in just a week‘s time to Lord Peregrine Davencourt. As wedding preparations are underway, Peregrine is not only being charged with breach of contract, but woman that he was supposedly t previously engaged to, Daisy Granger, turns up dead, and he is arrested for her murder. Constance pleads with Eleanor to prove Peregrine’s innocence while desperately hoping that the wedding can take place as planned.
Eleanor, along with her faithful butler Clifford, and her trusty bulldog Gladstone are on the case. She is determined to prove Peregrine’s innocence. But shockingly, there is yet another murder. In this delightful read, not only do we have Eleanor and the rapport that she has with Clifford, there’s also a growing attraction that she has for DCI Hugh Seldon. Hugh is happy that Eleanor can step in where needed in this investigation and knows how adept she is at asking just the right questions.
This is a fun and witty historical cozy mystery for readers who enjoy the exploits of talented amateur sleuths. Eleanor is a true pleasure, and I love how she defies convention, all while Clifford constantly tries to remind her of her role as a proper Lady. It is also quite enjoyable to see how sometimes Clifford is one step ahead of Eleanor and how the pair make a good team when it comes to solving the most difficult of crimes. This wonderful series gets better as each book is released, and I am already eager for book twelve, Murder in an Irish Castle, set to release in November.
Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
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