My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Another excellent entry in a series that continues to enthrall. Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, has come to Shropshire to investigate clues as to his own origins and fulfill a deathbed promise to a friend. Of course, a dead body pops up and Devlin's called in by a young and inexperienced country magistrate for some expert help.
The peaceful village seethes with secrets, some related to Devlin's past, some connected to the work being done by his wife, some possibly linked to world affairs. It's a rousing good read, and I was kept guessing right up to the end "whodunnit?"
I highly recommend this series to readers who like solid historical research along with their murder mystery, and I eagerly await the next volume.
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