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Έγκλημα στην οικογένεια του σερ Τζέιμς site Book City 3,5 5 Read Author Kate Saunders Thomashillier.co.uk This was a very enjoyable Victorian murder mystery in what appears to be a new series Our sleuth is a middle aged widow, Laetitia Rodd Letty , living in reduced circumstances whose brother Fred, a barrister pays her to help investigate his cases His current case involves a wealthy family, the Calderstones whose son Charles wants to marry a woman his parents feel certain has a shady past Acting as a governess to the Calderstone daughters at Wishtide, Letty soon discovers that both the parents have secrets and someone is blackmailing Sir James Calderstone The plot is quite complex with secrets dating back many years and several murders ensuing after Letty starts her investigations Letty is a lovely character, very charming and able to find out information Finally, I happened upon the first book of an excellent Victorian mystery series just weeks after publication, instead of playing catch up when the author gets a head start of several years on me.Letitia Rodd is the widow of a curate and lives in reduced circumstances in a rundown section of London Her brother is a successful attorney who gets her cases as a discreet investigator for pay to supplement her income It seems a 52 year old widow dressed in black can go a lot of places and ask a lot of questions without raising any suspicions Pair that with a great women s intuition and a logical mind, and voila , a perfect little mystery with lots of Victorian era details She is helped by her landlady, Mary, the elderly owner of her rental home, who once rented rooms to Keats, and knows how to boil confusing facts down to their essence.The au Compared to many of my goodreads friends, I m old Even so, I have a thing for YA paranormal romance It s my absolute favorite genre and, given a choice, I will always choose it first.That being said, I ve also always had a thing for tv shows like Murder She Wrote, Matlock and Perry Mason I guess I ve always been an old soul That must be why I absolutely LOVED this book Set in Victoria era England, the story is told by Mrs Rodd, a widow who is intelligent, intuitive and independent Her brother is a criminal barrister, with wealthy and influential friends, who employs his sister s talents by placing her undercover as a governess for the daughters of one such friend, so she can get to the bottom of the mystery surrounding their son s love interest.Mrs Rodd is a proper lady Her manners are impeccable She tries to see the good in everyone and everything, showing kindess to all, regardless of their social status or lack thereof I really loved seeing how she maneuvered effortlessly through the customs of that time, in which women were basically second class citizens, always managing to boldly speak her mind without offending.The story was well written and engagi Set in 1850, this novel introduces us to Laetitia Rodd a widow who lives in reduced circumstances with Mrs Mary Bentley her previous tenants included Keats Laetitia Rodd has moved out from her beloved brother, Frederick Tyson s house Fred is one of London s most celebrated criminal barristers, but he is also the father of ten children, with another on the way, and childless, widowed sisters are too often expected to act as nurse or governess for Laetitia s liking One way in which Laetitia does help her brother, is in the management and prevention of scandal So, when a note arrives saying, Dear Letty, a matter has arisen she wastes no time in jumping in his coach and heading to his house Sir James Calderstone, head of the Calderstone family of Wishtide in Lincolnshire, has a problem and needs someone discreet to investigate His son, Charles, wants to make a bad marriage and Sir James wishes it to be prevented at all costs Charles is independently wealthy, so does not need his father s approval, but the lady in question will not marry What a treat of story wrapped in its pages I found the characters to be well developed, the story to flow smoothly, and the layers built into the mystery thick enough to leave a surprise at the end The Secrets of Wishtide is my first introduction to Kate Saunders and her clever heroine, Laetitia Rodd What a terrific way to be introduced as we delve into the first layer of the mystery set in Victorian England in 1850 Laetitia Letty Rodd, the widow of a beloved archdeacon, has not been left with a comfortable stipend Teetering on the edge of poverty and frugality, she is determined not to end up as the poor female relation turned nursemaid to her brother Frederick s brood of children She cannot allow her sister in law that satisfaction She loves her brother, Frederick Tyson, prominent criminal barrister and eagerly helps him with the cases he consults her on The money she makes from consulting helps a bit too Fred brings her a new case which requires a delicate handling of matters that only a woman has Wealthy coal industrialist, Sir James Calderstone has a most distressing family matter that needs to be handled with all manner of discretion His twenty one year old son, Charles, has fallen in love with a most unsuitable woman Mrs Helen Orme is a widow with an unclear past Charles is determined to tear the family apart in his pursuit of he I am vacillating between 3 stars and 3.5 stars for The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders.It was a perfectly pleasant read that got awfully complicated by the end, but it never really grabbed me I never felt involved, or moved by anything I read, but neither did I ever contemplate not finishing this read I liked Laetitia and her landlady, Mrs Benson Letty s brother Freddy, I blew hot and cold on I did wonder, with all his money, why he didn t help his sister out a bit other than by giving her cases to solve, subsidise her living I generally liked the Calderstones and Inspector Blackbeard But as I said, the story did become unnecessarily complicated and I felt, also quite unrealistic.Also the title.Wishtide is the country house of the Calderstones, and features only in the first part of the story Although the Calderstones do have a few secret This book brings together a number of my literary loves Victorian England Crime and detection Literary allusions, and A companion to take me through the story.It s the kind of recipe that it is easy get very wrong, and so I was delighted to find that Kate Saunders gets it very right.Laetitia Rodd was the widow of an archdeacon, and, with limited means, she had taken lodgings with Mrs Mary Bentley, and they had become good friends.She had been offered a home by her brother, Frederick Tyson He was one of London s most celebrated criminal barristers, but was is also the father of ten children, with another expected, and his wife was a little inclined to see Laetitia as a poor relation and to expect her to take on the role of nurse of governess rather often She loved the children, she was sorry that she had none of her own, and so she made diplomatic excuses and moved out.Fred understood, and he did what he could to help her He knew that ladies could move in circles that gentlemen could not, and that they could find out things that no gentleman could ever find out for himself And so, from time to time, he called on her services for work she described as Management and Prevention of Scandal That role suited her well She was what my mother would call a people person , and at fifty two, with many years as a minister s wife behind her she had the life experience as well as the good sense to deal with whatever was required

About the Author: Kate Saunders

Kate Saunders born 1960 is an English author, actress, and journalist The daughter of the early public relations advocate Basil Saunders and his journalist wife Betty n e Smith , Saunders has worked for newspapers and magazines in the UK, including The Sunday Times, Sunday Express, Daily Telegraph, She, and Cosmopolitan.She has also been a regular contributor to radio and television, with appe

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