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Lady Violet Goes for a Gallop: The Lady Violet Mysteries, Book Six Paperback – November 28, 2021
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Lady Violet has decided that life in noisy, crowded, busy London is simply not her cup of tea. Her search for a rural property to purchase must be set aside when she learns that Hugh St. Sevier has been accused of murder. Worse, the handsome physician is doing nothing to aid those trying to exonerate him.
Though it requires out-smarting the magistrate, enlisting the aid of Sebastian, Marquess of Dunkeld, and literally poking around in the undergrowth, Violet is determined to prove her friend’s innocence–with or without St. Sevier’s cooperation. Solving the crime also means Violet must face a few of her own demons, and find peace with a past that has proven even more vexatious than this most challenging mystery!
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- Publisher : Grace Burrowes Publishing (November 28, 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 276 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1956975101
- ISBN-13 : 978-1956975109
- Item Weight : 1.06 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.63 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #116,126 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Each book can be read as a stand alone, but I’ve enjoyed the progression of character development so much across the six books available so far, that I’d recommend starting at the beginning so you don’t miss a single twist or turn, as well as enjoying Lady Violet’s development into one of the most fascinating characters since Agatha Christie set pen to paper.
Was it the writing style change from her normal third person to first person? Perhaps it was a series focused on one character rather than a family group? Was it the main character's personality? Maybe the repeating themes of missing persons? The odd love triangle? I struggle to put my finger on it, but the further through the series I got, the less it seemed like I was reading Grace Burroughs. Maybe the departure from the normal style just isn't my cup of tea.
I obviously liked the books enough to buy all six. I appreciate that the author releases books more frequently than most and am grateful that I don't have to wait years between books, but I wonder if her publisher is trying to push her into serialization of one story over several months, breaking what normally be a good-sized, well-written book into five or six torturously drawn out novellas; with this series being the result of an author trying to compromise to avoid this sad marketing ploy. I've already dropped a few authors I previously enjoyed for this reason, most notably, Stephanie Bond.
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Ms Burrowes' imaginative use of similes and comparisons adds to the entertainment. Her style is quite different from her other series. She promises more developments and further volumes focusing on Violet, Hugh and Sebastian...and I suppose we have to add Ann too now. I wonder what will happen to the new generation, Sebastian's rather elusive daughter, Fiona and the as yet unborn baby. Oh yes, there is much more to discover and I am looking forward to it!