As Death Draws Near

As Death Draws Near

A Lady Darby Mystery

eBook - 2016
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"The latest mystery from the national bestselling author of A Study in Death tangles Lady Kiera Darby and Sebastian Gage in a dangerous web of religious and political intrigue. July 1831. In the midst of their idyllic honeymoon in England's Lake District, Kiera and Gage's seclusion is interrupted by a missive from Kiera's new father-in-law. A deadly incident involving a distant relative of the Duke of Wellington has taken place at an abbey south of Dublin, Ireland, and he insists that she and Gage look into the matter. Intent on discovering what kind of monster could murder a woman of the cloth, the couple travels to Rathfarnham Abbey school. Soon, a second nun is slain in broad daylight near a classroom full of young girls. With the sinful killer growing bolder, the mother superior would like to send the students home, but the growing civil unrest in Ireland would make the journey treacherous. Before long, Kiera starts to suspect that some of the girls may be hiding a sinister secret. With the killer poised to strike yet again, Kiera and Gage must make haste and unmask the fiend before their matrimonial bliss comes to an untimely end.."-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2016
ISBN: 9780698181779
Branch Call Number: eBook--Adult
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May 12, 2018

Enjoyed overall. But I was struck early-on at the overuse of references to arched eyebrows, arch expressions, V-shaped brows, and curled lips. Maybe Huber attended a writer's workshop on facial expressions while crafting this particular novel!

Mar 23, 2017

I enjoy the interaction between the characters and the way they solve the mystery.

Dec 05, 2016

(The fifth book in the Lady Darby Mystery series)

Oct 20, 2016

Ahem, more please.

Loved the beautiful prose, the socio-political turmoil in Ireland, the perspective on female education in 19th century, and (drool) the couple: Kiera and Sebastian.

Sep 15, 2016

I enjoy the lady Darby mysteries... a few little annoyances (especially if you read them all like I have) her only expression is scowling. lol! and she does it far more often than not! Other than this, it's a pretty good historical mystery series.


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