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Book Review of British Manor Murder (Lucy Stone, Bk 23)

British Manor Murder (Lucy Stone, Bk 23)
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British Manor Murder is the 23rd installment in the Lucy Stone series. Lucy Stone is feeling depressed that her grandson is in Alaska with his parents, so with the encouragement of her husband Bill she agrees to accompany her best friend Sue Finch to England.

Sue has been invited by Perry, Earl of Wickham to visit his family estate, Moreton Manor for the Heads Up! Hat Festival. Upon arrival they discover the estate is falling into disrepair and as a result the family has opened up the majority of the mansion to the public in an effort to earn money for upkeep. Living with Perry is his sister Poppy and husband Gerald, and soon comes their demanding Aunt Millicent and ladies maid Harrison.

Soon after their arrival the twosome discover the body of a young man and an investigation into his death begins. Lucy and Sue really have nothing to do with the investigation, so really the murder takes a backstage to the plot which mostly revolves around the discord in Perry's family.

Definitely not one of my favorite Lucy Stone books. The thing that aggravated me the most about this book (and some of you may find this silly) - the cover depicts two corgis. The dogs in the book who are only briefly mentioned are a black and yellow lab named Monty and Churchy. I would think the author, her editor and cover designer would have noticed this huge discrepancy.

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