Behind the Shattered Glass

Behind the Shattered Glass

Book - 2013
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Anglemore Park is the ancestral home of Lady Emily Hargreaves husband Colin. But the stately calm of country life is destroyed when their neighbor, the Marquess of Montagu, bursts through the French doors from the garden and falls down dead in front of the shocked gathering. But who has a motive for murdering the young aristocrat? The lovely cousin who was threatened by his engagement, the Oxford friend he falsely accused of cheating, the scheming vicars daughter he shamelessly seduced or the relative no one knew existed who appears to claim the Montagu title? Who is the mysterious woman seen walking with him moments before he was brutally attacked? The trail takes readers into the gilded world of a British manor house and below stairs to the servants who know all the secrets. One familys hidden past and a forbidden passion are the clues to a puzzle only Lady Emily can solve.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2013
ISBN: 9781250024701
Branch Call Number: FIC Alex
Characteristics: 288 pages ; 25 cm


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Aug 07, 2016

This series featuring Lady Emily Hargreave as the sleuth is my mystery "brain candy". Not great literature, but a very enjoyable series with good mysteries and character development. Recommend. Start with the first in the series. Bookwoman & AbbyTabby

Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Nov 22, 2015

I think this series is strongest when it's set in England, and this installment certainly supports that point of view, as this is possibly my favorite book in the series to date. I thought the mystery was interesting, and I really liked the upstairs-downstairs feel to the whole thing, thanks to a storyline involving one of the housemaids. (I did find it totally amusing how, in true 19th century British aristocrat fashion, Emily's motherhood seems to have little effect on her life.)

Oct 24, 2015

Finally an entry in the series that measured up to the first two books (Lady Emily should stay in England). Confusing yet believable, this one had me guessing until the end.

Aggie3 Nov 05, 2014

Another good book in the Lady Emily series. Enjoyed it thoroughly. Well written with twists and turns. Thumbs up.

Dec 04, 2013

I found the characters in this book easier to follow than the rest. I like the underlying story of the servants that flows alongside the main plot and connects at the end.

Nov 19, 2013

Lady Emily mysteries are always enjoyable and this one is no exception. Well done except for the occasional lapse into phrases more likely to be heard in the 21st century than the 19th.


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