On a visit to Bath, Major Sir Robert Kurland and Lady Lucy Kurland discover that the English spa town is not beneficial to everyone's health . . .
After Sir Robert's injury from the battle of Waterloo begins troubling him again, his wife Lucy insists they relocate from the village of Kurland St. Mary to Bath, along with her sister Anna, so that Robert can take the waters and recover.
At the Roman baths, Robert befriends an elderly and pugnacious businessman, Sir William Benson, ennobled by the Crown for his service to industry. Their acquaintance is short-lived, however, when the man is found drowned in the baths. Robert vows to find his killer, with Lucy's aid.
The members of Sir William's family seem the most obvious suspects to benefit from the wealthy man's death, but his will has gone missing. To deduce who sent Sir William to a watery grave, Robert and Lucy must investigate with the utmost discretion—before they too find themselves in over their heads . . .
Outstanding Praise for Catherine Lloyd and her Kurland St. Mary Mysteries!
Death Come to the School
“Enjoyable . . . The liveliness of Lloyd’s many secondary characters and the marital tensions arising from Lucy’s fertility woes add richness to the well-plotted puzzle.”
Death Comes to Kurland Hall
“The third in this charming Regency series has a darker side."
"Lloyd is an expert on all things early 19th-century England and it shows. This engaging book ends with a twist readers won't see coming."
"A saucy tale of love and murder, Regency style.”
Death Comes to London
“Excellent historical detail, delightfully flawed lead characters, and the doings of the season make for entertaining reading. M. C. Beaton fans will enjoy this series.”
“A pleasant combination of Regency romance and mystery that evokes fond memories of Georgette Heyer.”
Death Comes to the Village
“Lloyd combines a satisfying mystery with plenty of wit and character development.”
“A Regency Rear Window whose chair-bound hero and the woman who civilizes him generate sparks worthy of Darcy and Elizabeth.”
“A delightful debut . . . Readers will hope death returns soon to Kurland St. Mary.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)