Death Comes to the Fair by Catherine Lloyd
I’ve enjoyed this historical mystery series from the start, and each book is better than the last. In Death Comes to the Fair, Robert is impatiently awaiting his wedding to Miss Lucy. Acting as a judge at the harvest fair’s vegetable contest, Robert awards most of the prizes to Ezekial Thurrock, angering many villagers. When Thurrock is later found dead, Lucy begins to suspect that his death wasn’t an accident. Was he killed by an angry villager? Or is his death connected to a decades old feud?
The suspenseful plot was enjoyable and tricky; there’s a whole village of suspects, including the victim’s brother, whose claims against the Kurland land and the story behind it were a great subplot. The plot unwound steadily up to an action packed ending, where Lucy proves herself a resourceful and stubborn woman, and I look forward to watching how Robert and Lucy spar once married – and their future investigations!
This book can be read as a standalone, or as an entry into the series, but I definitely recommend starting from the beginning, as there are some plot threads that run through the books.
Overall, Death Comes to the Fair is an excellent historical mystery that I definitely recommend to fans of historical and/or regency era mysteries.
Thank you to Kensington Books and Netgalley for providing an advance copy of the book in return for my honest review
|Series: Kurland St. Mary #4
Rating:★★★★ 5 stars
Publisher: Kensington Books
Publication Date: Nov. 29, 2016
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Reviewer: Tam (Mystereity Reviews)