I enjoyed this cozy mystery. This being the third book of the Honeychurch Hall Mystery series. I would suggest you read the first two books first, then this one. You will get a better feeling for the characters and their lives.
As you turn the pages you will be on the edge of your seat with wonder as to what will happen next. Characters each have their distinct personalities, what with being British, and British they are. I found the book amusing at times, that smile will come on your face and I found myself chuckling at times. The author keeps the book light and airy with the humor interjected.
In this cozy mystery, the author gives you a little bit of carnival life, hidden bodies, a disappearing reporter, and oh, so much more. Follow the characters along with Katherine "Kat" Stanford and her mother, Iris in this well-developed story with oh so many, yet to be revealed secrets.
How would you like to live at Honeychurch Hall? Readers are in for such great descriptions of the characters, scenery and events, including researched history.
When antique dealer Kat Stanford stumbles upon the partially mummified body of a young woman in an abandoned wing at Honeychurch Hall, suspicion falls on those who had been living there many years ago. And it appears that the deceased had been murdered. Given her mother Iris’s checkered past, Kat is not surprised to learn that Iris knew the victim.
Meanwhile, the unexpected appearance of former lothario Bryan Laney sets female hearts aflutter. Despite the passing years, time has not dampened his ardor for Iris, but the feeling is not reciprocated.
With stories of hidden treasure and secret chambers, past and present collide. As Kat becomes embroiled once more in her mother’s mysterious and tumultuous bygone days, she comes to realize that life is never black and white, and sometimes it is necessary to risk your own life to protect the lives of the ones you love.