Murder Most Fair Book Review
|Title:||Murder Most Fair|
|Author:||Anna Lee Huber|
|Published:||August 31, 2021, Kensington|
|No. of Pages:||386|
|Cover Price:||$9.99 Kindle|
For those who are fans of light historical thrillers, award winning and bestselling author, Anna Lee Huber, has released Book 5 in the Verity Kent Series,
Murder Most Fair. Like the previous books in the series, this is an excellent novel with plenty of historical facts that take readers back to post WW1. Lady Verity, (who worked for the secret service during the war and is from an aristocratic family) and her husband Sydney are visiting her family for the holidays when Verity’s adored great-aunt Ilse comes from Germany to recover her health. Great-Aunt Ilse brings her maid, and when her maid is found murdered, Verity and Sydney find themselves involved in a mystery as to why and who the murderer is. While investigating, Verity becomes endangered, since there are strangers in their small village, and the prejudice against Germans is so strong that a German stranger is automatically suspected of the murder.
Huber is an excellent storyteller, and the historical aspects are fascinating. She has captured the culture and feelings of people at the time and readers will actually feel like they are there living it. Verity, who as a lady would normally not get involved in something like this, uses her contacts at the Secret Service to get to the bottom of it. Huber also does a good job of developing her characters and they seem very real.
Although this novel is fairly light and contains no graphic violence, language, or sex, it should be categorized as a viable thriller rather than a fun cozy. There is ever-building suspense and serious scenarios that make this historical novel worth reading. The historical aspects are true to historical accounts; only the characters are fictional, so this is a novel that readers will learn of history from in addition to enjoying an excellent novel. Most readers will want to go back and read the previous novels in this series.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
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