Laetitia Rodd, aged fifty-two, is the widow of an archdeacon. Η αντίθεση στα κοινωνικά στρώματα δίνεται σε μικρότερη δόση απ΄ότι στον Ντίκενς, αλλά τα σημεία που αποτυπώνουν τα πνιγηρά ήθη, τις προκαταλήψεις και τα στερεότυπα τα γερά ριζωμένα στην βικτωριανή κοινωνία, θα έλεγα πως έρχονται πλησιέστερα στο ύφος του μεγάλου μυθιστοριογράφου! Many twists along the way add to the suspense. Η Kate Saunders, εμφανώς επηρεασμένη από ομότεχνούς της όπως η Agatha Cristie, μας ταξίδεψε στο χώρο και στο χρόνο, πλάθοντας μια άκρως ενδιαφέρουσα ιστορία που δημιούργησε στο μυαλό μας εικόνες, και που μας παρέσυρε σ' έναν κόσμο μυστηρίου, βάζοντάς μας στα παπούτσια της ηρωίδας της και προσκαλώντας μας να πορευτούμε μαζί της λύνοντας από κοινού ένα μεγάλο μυστήριο. Αν προσθέσετε σ΄αυτό και τη μεγάλη της αγάπη για περιπέτεια και δράση, έχετε ήδη σχηματίσει ένα μέρος της εικόνας της. Hugely enjoyable' James Runcie, author of 'The Grantchester Mysteries' Mrs Laetitia Rodd is the impoverished widow of an Archdeacon, living modestly in Hampstead with her landlady Mrs Bentley. Well, this book did that for me - I only hope Kate Saunders is hard at work on Mrs.
Blackbeard, meanwhile, is portrayed as methodical and plodding; he makes no sudden leaps of insights and instead must let the facts tell him how to get to a solution. It was a perfectly pleasant read that got awfully complicated by the end, but it never really grabbed me. I did wonder, with all his money, why he didn't help his sister out a bit more other than by gi I am vacillating between 3 stars and 3. She has written numerous books for adults and children, including the bestselling Night Shall Overtake Us, and her follow on to E Nesbit's Five Children and It stories, Five Children on the Western Front, which won the Costa Children's Book Award in 2014. Early in the novel, Letty claims that she only cares for facts. It is also a story about love and both the good and the bad things it can make people do. The main theme of this is the double standards towards the actions of women.
Letty soon finds herself investigating not only Mrs. Is this, like, early fanfiction? Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? I had figured out the perpetrator about half way through the book but it was enjoyable to read how Letty, Fred and Blackbeard would uncover the truth, given they only had questioning and intuition to aid their investigations. I absolutely enjoyed this novel from first page to last. Το βιβλίο «Έγκλημα στην οικογένεια του Σερ Τζέιμς» της Kate Saunders είναι ένα αστυνομικό μυθιστόρημα εποχής με φόντο το Βικτωριανό Λονδίνο. Her brother, Frederick Tyson, is a criminal barrister living in the neighboring village of Highgate with his wife and ten children.
Great length, great main character. Fred contacts Letty about a promising case involving Sir James and Lady Calderstone; with names like that, both siblings reason that the case may lead to a big payday. Once one gets used to the practice, it becomes less off-putting; but for any reader for whom a round bracket signals the start of a qualifying or explanatory word or phrase, it seems a wholly unnecessary distraction. I am vacillating between 3 stars and 3. His thoughtless, greedy wife, however, doesn't allow him to support his sister and wants only to use her as an unpaid governess who, instead, chooses to live indepedently with her landlady - how many of us have chosen strangers over family members who have been less than supportive? Though she is initially tasked with digging up dirt on a potentially scandalous marriage partner for the son of Sir James, owner of Wishtide, she takes such a kind, quiet, and respectful approach to the investigation that she soon has everyone involved thanking her for her courtesy and discretion.
It's a pleasure to read about older women as protagonist in these Victorian era mysteries. From a professional perspective, I was slightly horrified by Laetitia's brother's insider trading activity, in response to Sir James' situation. I liked the setting, the characters and the storyline. A Dickensian glow pervades this immensely satisfying novel. Readers who relish the puzzle of a well-done Victorian-set mystery with a resourceful female detective will take pleasure in this series launch by a prolific British author and journalist. Set in Victoria-era England, the story is told by Mrs. Historical mysteries are my favorite genre, and this sounded so appealing - well-researched, well-written, great characters, humor, historical accuracy, a very appealing heroine, exciting pace and gripping mystery - almost too good to be true! Sir James Calderstone, head of the Calderstone family of Wishtide in Lincolnshire, has a problem and needs someone discreet to investigate.
Basically, she's investigator Paul Drake to her criminal attorney brother's Perry Mason. Think Lark Rise To Candleford. Finally, a word must be said about writing style. It is a marriage James vehemently wishes to discourage. Σημαντικό ρόλο παίζουν και οι εμπλεκόμενοι στην ιστορία αυτή, σε όποιο στρατόπεδο κι αν αυτοί ανήκουν, με την συγγραφέα να έχει δημιουργήσει ολοκληρωμένους και άρτια δομημένους χαρακτήρες, οι οποίοι διακρίνονται για την ρεαλιστικότητα και την αυθεντικότητά τους.
Gammon, one of 3 so-called wives, who stayed loyal to her abusive drunkard of a partner. I was left with the wanting to try her mincemeat pie after the glowing description of it. Compared to many of my goodreads friends, I'm old. Living in Hampstead with her confidante and landlady, Mrs. As an elite event planner, Margot's rubbed elbows with the cream of Chicago society and made elegance and glamour her business.
Hard to keep up with so many characters, but overall a good clean interesting story. To me, they stay good for at least like twelve of them. Rodd, a plate of cookies and a good pot of Assam. Η Kate Saunders, εμφανώς επηρεασμένη από ομότεχνούς της όπως η Agatha Cr Το φετινό καλοκαίρι η αστυνομική λογοτεχνία είχε την τιμητική της, με τις παραλίες να είναι γεμάτες με αναγνώστες του είδους, που επέλεξαν για συντροφιά τους πληθώρα τίτλων του είδους. Laetitia Rodd, aged fifty-two, is the widow of an archdeacon. When Frederick brings to her attention a case involving the son of the well-respected, highly connected Sir James Calderstone, Laetitia sets off for Lincolnshire to take up a position as the family's new governess--quickly making herself indispensable.
I never felt involved, or moved by anything I read, but neither did I ever contemplate not finishing this read. Laetitia Rodd, aged fifty-two, is the widow of an archdeacon. His only son, Charles, was set on marrying a lady who he believed was most unsuitable. Among his personal effects is an unopened letter addressed to Sofia. I particularly enjoyed Letty's letters home to her companion, Mary. Frederick finds the cases, and Laetitia solves them using her arch intelligence, her iron discretion, and her immaculate cover as an unsuspecting widow. Readers who relish the puzzle of a well-done Victorian-set mystery with a resourceful female detective will take pleasure in this series launch by a prolific British author and journalist.