Death sits down to dinner #2
- 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
- 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)
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|Breckenridge Public Library||M ARL (Text)||33500012257556||Main||Available||-|
|Fosston Public Library||M ARL (Text)||33500012257549||Main||Available||-|
|Hallock Public Library||ARL (Text)||35500005778764||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781250052506
- ISBN: 1250052505
- ISBN: 9781466854284
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2016.
|General Note:||A Thomas Dunne book.|
|Summary, etc.:||"Filled with deceptions both real and imagined, Death Sits Down to Dinner is a delightful Edwardian mystery set in London. Lady Montfort is thrilled to receive an invitation to a dinner party hosted by her close friend Hermione Kingsley, the patroness of England's largest charity. Hermione has pulled together a select gathering to celebrate Winston Churchill's 39th birthday. Some of the oldest families in the country have gathered to toast the dangerously ambitious and utterly charming First Lord of the Admiralty. But when the dinner ends, one of the gentlemen remains seated at the table, head down among the walnut shells littering the cloth and a knife between his ribs. Summoned from Iyntwood, Mrs. Jackson helps her mistress trace the steps of suspects both upstairs and downstairs as Hermione's household prepares to host a highly anticipated charity event. Determined to get to the bottom of things, Lady Montfort and Mrs. Jackson unravel the web of secrecy surrounding the bright whirlwind of London society, investigating the rich, well-connected and seeming do-gooders in a race against time to stop the murderer from striking again"--|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 May #2
Lady Montfort and her intrepid housekeeper, Mrs. Jackson, puzzle out a locked-room mystery in their second adventure (following Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman, 2015) set in Edwardian England. At a dinner party for Winston Churchill in 1913, Lady Montfort finds the stabbed body of Sir Reginald Cholmondeley, a pompous man infamous for bragging about his patronage of the Chimney Sweep Boys charity. The hostess, Hermione Kingsley, pretends the murder did not happen in her dining room and avoids interacting with the police. Her companion, Miss Gaskell, becomes very sick and unavailable. Lady Montfort offers Mrs. Jackson's services to help with a looming charity event, knowing that her housekeeper will use the opportunity to investigate. Arlen effectively uses historical detailâthe looming war with Germany, the beginnings of the British air force, the Downton Abbey mix of servants and gentryâboth to evoke the era and to connect to the murder plot. Fans of of British historical mysteries will enjoy this smart story. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.
TESSA ARLEN is the author of Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman. She is the daughter of a British diplomat, and had lived in or visited her parents in Singapore, Berlin, the Persian Gulf, Beijing, Delhi and Warsaw by the time she was sixteen. She came to the U.S. in 1980 and worked as an H.R. recruiter for the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee for the 1984 Olympic Games, where she interviewed her future husband for a job. She lives in Bainbridge Island, Washington.
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