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A Tincture of Murder (Lord Danvers Mystery #4)

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Lord and Lady Danvers—everyone’s favorite Victorian sleuths— accept an extraordinary new challenge that combines murder, madness, and a famed 19th century murder trial that British and American lawyers still talk about today.

The case begins when several of the destitute women who took refuge at The Magdalen House—an “Asylum for Po
Kindle Edition, 95 pages
Published November 30th 2012 by Greenbrier Book Company
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Lisa Johnson
Jan 31, 2013 Lisa Johnson rated it really liked it
Title: A Tincture of Murder (A Lord Danvers Mystery #4)
Author: Donna Fletcher Crow
Pages: 164
Year: 2012
Publisher: Greenbrier Book Company
Donna Fletcher Crow doesn’t disappoint in the latest Lord Danvers mystery. The story takes place mostly set in the Magdalen House, a charitable home for “wayward women”. If you like historical British mysteries, you won’t want to miss this one. Even if this isn’t your favorite genre, the book is still worth reading as you will definitely learn something from Do
Jan 16, 2013 Sheila rated it really liked it
It’s interesting to read this novel at the same time as watching Downton Abbey on TV. Both recreate the divided society of England's recent past convincingly, with pleasing characters and mysterious plots. And both are high on my list of favorites.

Donna Fletcher Crow’s A Tincture of Murder starts with a terrifying scene that shocked and startled me, not having read any reviews before starting the book. But life goes on, successfully, and a deeper, more shocking darkness awaits, not in the halls
Jan 12, 2013 Christy rated it really liked it
A Tincture of Murder is a very cute mystery set in England during the mid 1800's. Though this is the first Lord Danvers mystery I have read, I did not feel that I was missing too much by hopping in on the fourth book. I could still appreciate the characters and the mystery.

Fredrick, Lord Davers brother, is a reverend in the very poor section of London and has set up a house to help women of ill repute who have become pregnant. The women start dying and Freddie believes foul play is involved. Si
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This was Donna Fletcher Crows fourth Lord Danvers Victorian True-Crime Mystery. I found it interesting and well written. Ms. Crow did a lot of research and there was much detail as to how things were at the time this case took place.

I found the book invigorating which made me want to know who the murderer was and why they were doing it. I personally was surprised by who and why they committed the crime. Believe me it was the last person you would suspect. You will ask yourself, what do a fire ,
Dec 30, 2012 Lisa rated it liked it
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I thought the book started off slow and there were a few typos but nothing really distracting. It picked up quickly for me and I enjoyed trying to figure out the mystery. I also liked the characters and the way the book weaved in real events of the time and social justice issues. Overall I enjoyed the book and look forward to reading the other books in the series.
Jan 19, 2013 Karen rated it liked it
This book was okay, but not great. It was good enough to keep me reading. I think I would have liked it better if the story was more fleshed out. A number of times I wanted to read more about an event in the story but it would skip ahead in the story. I would have like to have read more of what was left unsaid. It did have some engaging and likable characters.
SC Skillman
May 13, 2013 SC Skillman rated it it was amazing
Loved it! The author vividly evokes the noisome streets and alleys of Victorian York, and gives a strong sense of the deprivations of the poor and marginalised of that time. She contrasts this with the lifestyle of the wealthy aristocrats. Add to this a good crime mystery round a serial poisoner, and also an insight into a true Victorian murder trial. Highly recommended for lovers of this genre.
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The ending was somewhat anti-climatic.
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Donna Fletcher Crow is the author of 35 books, mostly novels dealing with British history. The award-winning GLASTONBURY, The Novel of Christian England is her best-known work, an Arthurian grail search epic covering 15 centuries of English history. A VERY PRIVATE GRAVE, book 1 in the Monastery Murders series is her reentry into publishing after a 10 year hiatus. THE SHADOW OF REALITY, a romantic ...more
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