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September 27, 2023

Murder by Invitation by Verity Bright ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

The King's birthday and the whole village of Little Buckford is excited for the celebration if only the chairman wouldn't be piling on more jobs on top of the long to-do lists the committee already has to contend with. When the chairman turns up dead is it personal or anti-royalist? Lady Eleanor Swift has her work cut out for her in discovering the murderer. Thankfully she has the ever-present help of her impeccable butler Clifford but also her very handsome fiance Chief Inspector Hugh Seldon has been tasked to lead the investigation.

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book cover of cozy mystery Murder by Invitation by Verity Bright
September 2023; Bookouture; 978-1837907168
audio, ebook, print (320 pages); cozy mystery

Murder by Invitation
 is book 15 in Verity Bright's Lady Eleanor Swift Mystery series. But you don't need to read the previous books to enjoy this one.

If you have been a long-time reader of this series, then you are in for a real treat particularly if you have been wanting to see more of Hugh. I think this is the most we have seen of Hugh and Eleanor together (I didn't read the first few books in the series, so I'm not sure if he had a bigger role in them or not) and it is absolutely wonderful. 

Hugh, Eleanor, and Clifford work really well together. Since Hugh has decided to stop fighting Eleanor on her sleuthing, there are some really fun scenes with them. Of course, we still get the great banter between Clifford and Eleanor. Hugh also seems more relaxed than usual.

We get hints of what their future married life will be like, but we also see that there is a lot they need to discuss about the future. Now that they aren't butting heads about criminal investigations, I foresee some aggravation around blending their lives together. One thing they won't have to worry about - the village has readily accepted Hugh as Eleanor's future husband - despite him suspecting them all of murder!

If you are looking for a fun read, then pick up this book.

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Donna Huber is an avid reader and natural encourager. She is the founder of Girl Who Reads and the author of how-to marketing book Secrets to a Successful Blog Tour

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