A Quiet Life in the Country

A Quiet Life in the Country

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Lady Emily Hardcastle is an eccentric widow with a secret past. Florence Armstrong, her maid and confidante, is an expert in martial arts. The year is 1908 and they’ve just moved from London to the country, hoping for a quiet life.

But it is not long before Lady Hardcastle is forced out of her self-imposed retirement. There’s a dead body in the woods, and the police are on the wrong scent. Lady Hardcastle makes some enquiries of her own, and it seems she knows a surprising amount about crime investigation…

As Lady Hardcastle and Flo delve deeper into rural rivalries and resentment, they uncover a web of intrigue that extends far beyond the village. With almost no one free from suspicion, they can be certain of only one fact: there is no such thing as a quiet life in the country.

Title:A Quiet Life in the Country
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    A Quiet Life in the Country Reviews

  • Phrynne

    A gentle, pleasant historical mystery, written in the manner of an Agatha Christie novel, with murder committed in the library and lots of upstairs/downstairs comings and goings. Lady Hardcastle and h...

  • Brenda

    Settled into their new country house, Lady Emily Hardcastle and her maid Florence Armstrong amused each other with the usual anecdotes of times past, while deciding whether to employ a couple more sta...

  • ??RoryReads??

    2.5 stars.I won this book from the Goodreads Giveaways.This is a cute, cozy mystery with two women sleuths, Lady Hardcastle and her maid/companion Miss Armstrong. It takes place in a small English vil...

  • Andrew

    I wasn't sure about choosing to read this title. However I'm glad I did.I need to be careful not to spoil the plot. So I'll ignore comment on the storyline and just comment on the writing.T.E. Kinsey ...

  • Susan

    It is 1908 and Lady Emily Hardcastle, and her maid, Florence Armstrong, have decided to settledown in a country house near the village of Littington Cotterill. It soon becomes apparent that neither ar...

  • Ingie

    Review written April 24, 20173.6 Stars - Cozy nicely told crime solving fiction. I chuckled and truly enjoyed a lot.Serial book #1A Quiet Life in the Country is the first in a cozy historical mystery ...

  • Jenny

    A Quiet Life In The Country is book one in the Lady Hardcastle Mysteries by T. E. Kinsey. Lady Hardcastle decided to move from London to the country for a quieter life. However, it did not happen Lady...

  • Sarah

    I am a very patient person, as a rule, but at nearly 30% I give up on this novel. It's slow paced and boring and I have so many other books to read. Light and fluffy historical cosy mystery that is su...

  • Dana Stabenow

    Emily, Lady Hardcastle and maid/paid companion/best friend/Jane of all trades Florence Armstrong (think Bunter in a skirt) move from London to the rural village of Chipping Bevington in pursuit of a q...

  • Terry Parrish

    Loved, loved, loved this book. Lady Hardcastle and Flo go together like bread and butter! And their more than Lady and Ladies maid. Their friends. I actually liked all of the secondary characters, too...