As Miss Lucy Harrington, daughter of the village rector, and Major Sir Robert Kurland plan their nuptials, the major is beginning to wonder if he’ll ever hear wedding bells. He’s seen complex military campaigns that involved less strategy, and he’s finding Lucy’s meddling family maddening.
When the body of Ezekiel Thurrock, the church verger, is discovered crushed by a stone gargoyle that has fallen from the bell tower, the tragic death strikes a somber note and the wedding is delayed. But the evidence suggests this was no accident, and Lucy wonders if bad blood at the village fair had anything to do with the man’s mysterious demise, since there was much bitterness over Ezekiel’s prizewinning vegetables.
As Lucy and Robert uncover long-standing village feuds, the town’s dark secrets begin to take their toll and the couple soon finds they too are in grave danger . . .
Outstanding Praise for Catherine Lloyd and her Kurland St. Mary Mysteries!
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)