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The Black Cat Murders: A Cotswolds Country House Murder (Heathcliff Lennox Book 2) Kindle Edition
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Kindle CustomerSally Hutcheson 5 stars
Excellent Mystery Don't pick up unless you have time to read it all She does not give away "who done it" until the very end and it still makes sense. I love her characters and hopes she finds time to write a lot more books.
Kindle Customer 5 stars
Fast paced mysteryVery well written and fast paced. A very good page turner. Did not see the end coming. Highly recommend this series. I read book three before this in error which led to a small bit of confusion but no real problem.
Kindle CustomerKathryn Loewenstein
What fun this book was! Delightful story...kept me laughing at times and thoroughly entertained. Really if one wants an entertaining mystery, this is it! Hope everyone will enjoy this book as much as I did!
Cat100 5 stars
Terrific cozy English house mystery!I absolutely loved this book! It was really hard to put down. The characters were all so great. I can't get enough of the old fashioned English house party mystery.
Kindle Customer 5 stars
An Agatha or Dorothy Sayres style that I thought went out of fashion In these days Well done, satisfying, wanting the next one! I will heartedly recommend. Puzzle without gore, depressive scenes, or bodily fluids. Well done!
Vicki Oliver 5 stars
Well done second mystery with Heathcliff Lennox Karen Baugh Menuhin's second mystery with WWI veteran Heathcliff Lennox is perfect for fans of traditional detective mysteries. The waning life of post-war England is spot on--the loyal servants, some of whom served as bat men in the war, the ambiance of old crumbling manor houses, the dialogue--all make the book a delightful read. Mr. Fogg, Lennox's sweet dog, is joined by Mr. Tubbs, an orphaned cat. Inspector Swift re-appears, much to both men's dismay. Ms. Menuhin has a way of incorporating touches of Downtown Abbey with war details along with humor. I read this book via Kindle Unlimited but have added it permanently to my library for re-reading again (and again).
About the Author
Along with my family, my friends, my dog, and my cat.
At age 60 I decided to write. I don't know why but suddenly the stories came pouring out along with the characters.
Eccentric uncles, stalwart butlers, idiosyncratic servants, machinating Countesses, Mr Fogg the dog, and the hapless Major Heathcliff Lennox at the center of it all.
Suddenly a whole world built itself upon the page and I just followed along.
I've lived an itinerant life, always on the move having grown up in the military. My two sons are Jonathan and Sam Baugh, married to Laura and Wendy, respectively. Grandchildren are Scarlett, Hugo, Charlie, Joshua and Isabella Rose. We are infinitely fortunate in each other.
My dear husband is Krov Menuhin, ex-US Special Forces, and documentary filmmaker. He is the eldest son of the violinist, Yehudi Menuhin.
- ASIN : B07R4M6DBP
- Publisher : Little Dog Publishing; 1st edition (April 28, 2019)
- Publication date : April 28, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 627 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 314 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,833 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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"tastefully" done. Really, none of the characters in this series are likeable in the least, they are all just very shallow people.
Several characters from the first book make a reappearance, but each book is stand alone so if you haven't read it don't worry. If you like your mysteries with a little humor, I recommend that book as well.
He can describe the natural world and its beauty in glorious terms, from the lovely progression of the sun as it sets, to glistening, dewy spider webs. However, when describing anything else, his favorite word is "whatnot." For instance, a laden tea tray contains cups, saucers and whatnot--and a desk is strewn with pens, ink and whatnot.
Lennox's go-to word to describe men's and women's clothing, writing paper, tea pots (and whatnot) is "cream" colored, with green thrown in for outdoor clothing.
His love for his spaniel, Mr. Fogg, and kitten, Mr. Tubbs, is even more endearing.
Lennox is brusque, too loud, and hopelessly tongue-tied around women.
He makes these mysteries so much more fun.
This episode concerns an opera company, a previously unknown Gainsborough portrait, the notorious Black Cat Club, and a family of Texans complete with pistols and string ties (and whatnot). The plot comes with a bushel of red herrings and death by soprano. What more could you want?
Major Lennox arrives at Bloxford Hall to celebrate the wedding of his childhood friend. However, he also has a hidden agenda: to investigate a rather mysterious death of an opera singer, who was squashed by a soprano when the stage trap door gave way and both artists fell down.
The Black Cat Murders is a well-written mystery story with an engaging plot. The author uses first-person narration, so it is through the eyes of Major Lennox that readers follow the events and meet the other characters (among whom there are two pets, Major Lennox's dog and - of course! - a black cat). The language is a pleasure to read and the novel is spiced with a touch of humour. It is a perfect book for fans of traditional detective stories. I sincerely hope there will soon be the third one in this series!
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The musical aspects are well done ( !) as are botanical areas. My only gripe is that I still don't like Lennox ..either with or without dog and kitten . Against that I found the character of Miss Busby to be really well portrayed. This can certainly be read as a stand alone book and is good value.
I hope Lennox finds himself a young lady very soon. Maybe she could have a dog too? Please keep them coming.