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An Unmentionable Murder (Manor House Mysteries #9)

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MEET ELIZABETH HARTLEIGH COMPTON. SHE'S THE HOUSE-RICH, MONEY-POOR KEEPER OF THE MANOR--AND KEEPER OF THE PEACE...

In WWII England, the quiet village of Sitting Marsh is faced with food rations and fear for loved ones. But Elizabeth Hartleigh Compton, lady of the Manor House, stubbornly insists that life must go on. Sitting Marsh residents depend on Elizabeth to make sure
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Mass Market Paperback, 217 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by Berkley Prime Crime
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Patricia
This is the final book in the Manor House series, following “Wedding Rows.” The action begins about 3 weeks after the conclusion of the previous novel and about 3 days into the Allied Invasion at Normandy in 1944.

Earl Monroe is gone – flying bomber runs in the Allied Invasion. The knickers are gone – stolen from the clothesline. And Martin is just plain gone – disappeared, gone. Then there’s the life that has gone out of the body of Clyde Morgan, who has just been found in the rubble of the burn
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Teddi
Last book in the series and I must say I am disappointed! Nothing was really wrapped up and an epilogue was sorely missed. Nothing was said about the 3 musketeers who have caused havoc in the last few books. what was Martin really doing when he disappeared? What happens to Polly and Sadie? Do Violet and Martin go to America? And why dies Elizabeth have to go to America? Why can't Earl stay in England instead?
Readers have become immersed in these people's lives over the course of 9 books and Kin
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Drebbles
Lady Elizabeth Hartleigh Compton has her hands full watching over the residents of Sitting Marsh, England, during World War II. She is worried about American Major Earl Monroe who, as a pilot, is fighting the war in the air. Elizabeth has other problems - her elderly butler, Martin, keeps disappearing for hours at a time and someone is stealing ladies knickers from clotheslines all over the village. Elizabeth soon has a bigger problem; a dead body is found when a munitions factory is torn down. ...more
Linda
I love the Manor House Mysteries by Kate Kingsbury. Lady Elizabeth is the lady of the manor in Sitting Marsh, England during WWII. American soldiers are stationed at the manor. In this book the butler has gone missing. Also, unmentionables have been stolen as they were drying on the clothes' line. The Major she loves has been hurt. On top of that a man's body has been found. Is it suicide or murder? There is a lot to keep you turning the pages. I enjoyed this book a lot.
cloudyskye
So this was the last one. I enjoyed the whole series more or less, as a "Foyle's War" fan it was quite a familiar atmosphere, and the author does deliver that. The ending seemed a bit rushed, as others have remarked, there are a few loose ends left. (view spoiler) ...more
Ann aka Iftcan
Mar 10, 2008 Ann aka Iftcan rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of the series and anyone who wants to feel good
Basically what this is is a "Finish" for the series. Kate Kingsbury wants to wrap things up neatly for us and this is the way she does it.

There is almost no mystery--and what there IS is just Lady Elizabeth deciding that there IS a mystery with no real evidence or even any serious hints that there is a mystery.

Still it was a "feel good" ending to the series and lets us know that all our favourite charcters are off to better lives with the ending of the war.
Scott
An almost perfect ending to a wonderful series. I would have preferred Earl stay with Elizabeth in Sitting Marsh at the Manor House. They would have made a great "Mr and Mrs North" Scottish style and have made a great new series. Oh we'll, it was still a great conclusion to a great series with all loose ends tied up.
Joyce
An okay cozy ( or cosy, since it's an English story). Didn't realize I was coming in at the end of a series, but it stands alone well enough. It starts out with what looks like a light, fluffy story line but soon goes into another, darker one.
Joshua Ian
3.5 stars. For those that like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they like. Or words to that effect. Luckily tis the sort of thing I like.
❂ Jennifer (reviews on BookLikes)
The last book in a very cozy series, this book wraps it all up relatively nicely.

Full review: http://jenn.booklikes.com/post/748772...
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Kate Kingsbury grew up in London, England, and at a very early age began telling stories to her school friends during the London Blitz of WW II while huddling in bomb shelters. Kate moved to the U.S. in the early sixties, and had passed her 50th birthday when she published her first book. Writing as Doreen Roberts, (her real name) she published 26 romance novels for Harlequin/Silhouette. In 1991 h ...more
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