Founded by photographer and creative Andy Mueller in 1997, The Quiet Life is an inspiring lifestyle clothing company that is full of art, music, photography and outdoor activities. This is a historically set mystery by a modern author. Taking place prior to 1909 our main, and recurring, characters are Lady Hardcastle and her maid Florence Anderson. Before long, there is another murder at the engagement party, as well as a missing jewel, and both Lady Emily and Florence are thrown into an exciting and challenging case. If that was it, I didn't get it. By the time I finished the book I was hungry for more of the adventures of Lady Emily and Florence and more about their lives in India and China. Lastly, I would be remiss if I did not extend a shout-out to narrator Elizabeth Knowelden, who did a very fine job, indeed.
If that was it, I didn't get it. Beneath that surface, though, are two women who have lived a life of adventure and danger and have formed a unique bond. The joy of this book is less about the murder s and more about tantalizing the reader with Emily and Flo's backstory, as on page 61 when Flo casually drops this showstopper about her antecedents The life of a circus child was lived in cheerful chaos. We are introduced to a fairly large group of 'regulars' who will populate the subsequent books. They thought it was going to be a little boring, but that didn't happen. In fact, I purchased the first two books as I was sure that I would want to read the second one. I worked a special ed job for a week and loved it.
At first, I was moving through it pretty fast and then it slowed down for me. However I'm glad I did. . Its been awhile since I read one, so I think I missed it. Baking fresh stuff will be a fun treat for now but without the frezzer, zuchinni bread won't happen much in February. Kinsey portrayal of her characters and the way they intertwined with each other throughout the book. I am going to take advantage of the low temperatures tomorrow and bake some zuchinni bread.
However, it is the relationship between Lady Emily and Florence that is the pièce de résistance of A Quiet Life in the Country. However, it did not happen Lady Hardcastle became involved with the small rural community. Kinsey has written a good, puzzling, multi-layered mystery that gives you a real feel fo I'm not quite sure what I expected when I plunked down my money and downloaded A Quiet Life in the Country. I will stick with xanga. I found myself giggling away at some of the things they said. Shortly after their arrival, the two go for a stroll in the nearby woods and discover a body hanging from a tree.
Kinsey has written a good, puzzling, multi-layered mystery that gives you a real feel for village life out in the English countryside at the turn of the last century. 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. 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. The secrets and lies that came to the surface pointed to only one thing for Lady Hardcastle and Flo — their desire for a quiet life in the country was not about to come to fruition any time soon… A Quiet Life in the Country is the 1st in the Lady Hardcastle Mysteries by T. Basil, thyme, spearmint, apple mint, rosemary, onion and garlic chives all snipped and ready for the food dehydrator. Their relationship is a little different from the norm and Armstrong has hidden depths. That is what they want; for us to need them.
The joy of this book is less about the murder s and more about tantalizing the reader with Emily and Flo's backstory, as on page 61 when Flo casually drops this showstopper about her antecedents The life of a circus child was lived in cheerful chaos. So much for the quiet life. I enjoyed this lovely mystery so much that as soon as I finished it I re-read it. Armstrong is scarcely a deferential servant, and Lady Hardcastle is no die-away lady. I almost wanted the past stories hinted about, rather than the present mystery. I chuckled and truly enjoyed a lot.
The third main character, was the Inspector Sunderland. This was better written than most books of this type but it didn't quite work for me. I won this book from the Goodreads Giveaways. Lady Hardcastle and Miss Armstrong have a mysterious past together where they had many exciting, dangerous adventures and each time this past is discussed, it's far more interesting than the mystery of who killed the corpse in the woods. Also, Lady Hardcastle got involved in the investigation of the death of a young man she found in the woods. It's a perfect little escape. These past few months I have felt myself slip into a deep depression.
I am sure there are inconsistencies in the accuracy of what a woman could do during this time period, of which I am aware but choose to overlook, and just enjoy the cozy mystery for which it is. With verve they begin to run rings around the local gentry and constabulary, charming some with their eccentric ways and terrifying others. Lady Emily Hardcastle is an eccentric widow with a secret past. But it was when a dead body was discovered in the wo 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 staff. It worked, I am intrigued and interested in them, and plan to read more of this series to find out more about their past lives and adventures. And I was informed that even trying to appeal to the zoning committee would be expensive and useless.
And their more than Lady and Ladies maid. Also, Lady Hardcastle got involved in the investigation of the death of a young man she found in the woods. The author has taken the country house drama and used the ideas from the game Cleudo or the play The Mousetrap and has added humour to the mix. Revised edition: This edition of A Quiet Life In The Country includes editorial revisions. However, it did not happen Lady Hardcastle became involved with the small rural community. However, it did not happen Lady Hardcastle became involved with the small rural community.