An English spa town is not beneficial to everyone’s health in this Regency-era mystery by the author of Death Comes to the School.
After Major Sir Robert Kurland’s injury from the battle of Waterloo begins troubling him again, his wife Lady 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…
Praise for Death Comes to Bath
“Well-crafted…. The couple’s complementary investigative skills shine in a plot that balances colorful characters and lively action.”—Publishers Weekly
“An amusing combination of Regency mores, romantic aspirations, and a clever mystery makes this one of Lloyd’s best.”—Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Catherine Lloyd and her Kurland St. Mary Mysteries:
DEATH COMES TO THE NURSERY
"Lloyd supplies a well-judged mix of domestic dramas and high-society intrigue." —Publishers Weekly
DEATH COMES 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." —Publishers Weekly
DEATH COMES TO KURLAND HALL
"The third in this charming Regency series has a darker side." —Library Journal
"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." —Mystery Scene
"A saucy tale of love and murder, Regency style." —Kirkus Reviews
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." —Booklist
"A pleasant combination of Regency romance and mystery that evokes fond memories of Georgette Heyer." —Kirkus Reviews
"Engaging. . . . Regency fans will find plenty to like." —Publishers Weekly
DEATH COMES TO THE VILLAGE
"Lloyd combines a satisfying mystery with plenty of wit and character development." —Booklist
"A Regency Rear Window whose chair-bound hero and the woman who civilizes him generate sparks worthy of Darcy and Elizabeth." —Kirkus Reviews
"A delightful debut…Readers will hope death returns soon to Kurland St. Mary." —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)