Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Nobody's Sweetheart Now: The First Lady Adelaide Mystery by Maggie Robinson

Lady Adelaide is having her first dinner party since the death of her husband.  It's not going too badly but then her staff tells about the nude dead body of a woman in one of the outbuildings.  She has her ex-husband at the dinner party...

Poisoned Pen Press and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It is being published today.

The murder is bad enough, but now she has Rupert's ghost to deal with, too.  Then they find the gardener is dead.  It appears to be a drug overdose, but he never used drugs.

The Inspector who is investigating thinks she might be a bit batty because he hears her arguing with herself.  (She's the only one that can hear Rupert.)  He thinks she's innocent, just stressed.  He works with her as they look over the guests at the dinner party.  She finds him attractive and even flirts a bit.  She has an old friend she grew up with who wants to marry her, but she's not attracted to him in that way.

The killer was a real surprise and Adelaide might have gotten shot if Rupert hadn't saved her.

This was a very good read and I hope Adelaide hooks up with the Inspector.

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