Book Review-A Dead Bore-Sheri Cobb South | Miki's Hope

Book Review-A Dead Bore-Sheri Cobb South

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Lady Fieldhurst's husband was murdered--but not by her although it seemed all the clues led one to beleive that. Bow Street Runner John Pickett managed to prove her inncense-if you haven't read book 1 in this series-the above will be more clear if you do!

Lady Fieldhurst was invited to spend the summer in rural Yorkshire--she traded in her black widow weeds for gray and accepted. Things are not always what they seem or how you would wish them to be. Then after a dinner party the vicar was found dead. Lady Fieldhurst suspected foul play and wrote to John Pickett to come and help investigate. He came and pretended to be the footman of Lady Fieldhurst. It was definitely not easy and there are some parts that will make you smile.

The culprit is finally uncovered-John does something you will not suspect of a Bow Street Runner--

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Eager to escape London following the scandal of her husband's death, Lady Fieldhurst accepts an invitation to spend the summer in rural Yorkshire as the guest of Sir Gerald and Lady Hollingshead. She soon discovers, however, that country life is not the panacea she had hoped for: tension reigns and tempers flare at Hollingshead Place, due in large part to Lady Hollingshead's ambitions for her daughter, a lovely young lady destined for a brilliant marriage in spite of her love for a penniless curate. When a dinner party ends with the death of the vicar--a kindly old soul whose only sin appears to be the authorship of a dull local history--Lady Fieldhurst suspects foul play and sends for Bow Street Runner John Pickett, with one stipulation: since she is a guest in the house, Picket must keep his connection to Bow Street a secret. Pickett obliges by presenting himself as her footman, complete with livery and powdered hair. But Pickett soon has his white-gloved hands full sifting through old secrets, uncovering hidden passions, and dealing with a demanding housekeeper--not to mention avoiding the younger daughter of the house, a precocious fourteen-year-old with a school girl infatuation for the faux footman. Then there is the problem of Lady Fieldhurst herself, at once an able assistant and an all too pleasant distraction... Read less

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

Amazon bestselling author Sheri Cobb South is the author of more than twenty books, including the Regency-set mystery series featuring Bow Street Runner John Pickett (recently featured on USAToday's HEA book blog) and the critically acclaimed Regency romance THE WEAVER TAKES A WIFE. Her works have been translated into half a dozen languages, released in audiobook and large-print editions, and recorded by the Library of Congress as part of its Books for the Blind program.

When she isn't writing, she enjoys reading, travel, needlework of all kinds, and singing in her church choir.

A native and longtime resident of Alabama, she recently moved with her husband to Colorado. For more information on Sheri and her books, visit her website at, "Like" her Facebook author page, and/or follow her on Twitter @shericobbsouth.

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