The third book in the Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgin Mystery series.
Eliza is looking forward to getting dressed up in her new togs for four society weddings, one of which she is a bridesmaid and another is her cousin Inspector Jack Shaw’s wedding.
For Henry Higgins, weddings are a dull affair and he could do without them, even his nieces wedding…until the deaths start to occur.
With missing Indian temple treasures, an American lady sharp shooter and a dangerous visit to London’s East End. Can Eliza and Henry untangle the maze of clues to uncover the murderer…before they become the next victims?
This was my first taste of the Doolittle and Higgins mysteries, and I must admit that I found it delightful and amusing. It is well packed with twists and turns, a good set of characters, well plotted and written.
I will be looking to read the earlier books and future books in this series.
D.E. Ireland is the pseudonym of authors Meg Mims and Sharon Pisacreta
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. Published by Grainger Press and downloaded via NetGalley.
Although Eliza still refuses to marry Freddy Eynsford Hill, everyone around her seems headed for the altar. Not only is her cousin Inspector Jack Shaw about to wed his sweetheart, but Freddy’s younger sister Clara is engaged, along with the niece of Henry Higgins. Another blushing bride is the sixty-year-old Duchess of Carbrey, who plans to marry a handsome fellow half her age. But when the groom is found dead, a jealous mistress is blamed for the murder. However, the death may also be connected to the stolen treasure of an Indian temple.
Disaster strikes next at Jack and Sybil’s wedding. Soon after, the wedding reception of Higgins’s niece takes a lethal turn. Someone is targeting bridegrooms, and the wedding of Freddy’s sister is next. Before another bridal bouquet is tossed, Higgins and Eliza must track down the killer. Otherwise, Clara’s bridegroom – and perhaps the bride herself – may be murdered before they can get to the church on time.