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July 1, 2024

Murder and Shenanigans Abound in Verity Bright's New Cozy Mystery Novel

by Donna Huber

Lady Eleanor Swift has been eagerly awaiting her trip in a hot air balloon to take in London’s amazing sights. But what she witnesses instead is a murder!

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book cover of cozy mystery novel Murder in Mayfair by Verity Bright
June 2024; Bookouture; 978-1835255698
audio, ebook, print (342 pages); cozy mystery

Lady Eleanor Swift is in London for the British Empire Exhibition in the 18th installment of Verity Bright's cozy mystery series. Murder in Mayfair can be read as a stand-alone novel if you haven't discovered this series before. For long-time fans like me, I think you will really enjoy the interactions between the characters.

Now that Eleanor and Chief Inspector Hugh Seldon are engaged, I'm loving the interactions between Hugh and her butler Clifford. Watching all three of them work together to solve the mysteries (yes, there's more than one!) is fun and has me looking forward to when Eleanor and Hugh are married.

If you have read my previous reviews of this series, then you know that I love the rest of Eleanor's staff affectionately referred to as "the ladies". I'm happy they make an appearance in this novel. It's brief but enjoyable. Speaking of brief appearances... Gladstone and Tompkins also show up for a few scenes.

While I love the characters, I think I was growing a little bored with the series. However, this book has reinvigorated me and I'm excited to see where it goes from here.

The mysteries are intriguing. Only Lady Swift would witness a murder from a hot air balloon. Solving the mystery involved a number of shenanigans that made it fun.

Buy Murder in Mayfair at Amazon

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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  1. Thanks for the review, Donna. There will be a lot more of the ladies and Hugh in the upcoming books :)