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Dread Murder (Major Mearns and Sergeant Denny #2)

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In the court of King George IV, Major Mearns---an old dog of war and veteran of Willington's army---is the guardian of Windsor Castle. Some would call him a spy; he calls himself a "watcher." Working with his close friend, the resourceful Sergeant Denny, the pair maintain a cool facade behind which they go about their duties quietly and unnoticed.

Unnoticed, that is, until...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published April 17th 2007 by Minotaur Books (first published March 23rd 2006)
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A great ambience of Windsor Castle where Major Mearns and Sergeant Denny are guardians, or as they call themselves, watchers - who report to Lord Castlereagh.

Unidentified body parts arrive addressed to Major Mearns and this starts a hunt for who the victim is and how he ended up in pieces.

Young Charlie, a wanderer from London, turns up to assist and with a whole host of characters flitting in and out of the pages, the mystery deepens when a murder takes place, followed by two others.

As in all go...more
Sandra Strange
I wanted something lighter to lift my mood after chemotherapy and Gladstone and Disraeli heaviness. I had read this author's Coffin mysteries earlier, so I picked this one up. It's a historical mystery set in Georgian England (18th C), George IV's court, to be exact. It was ok, but not a great read.
Takes place in Windsor, England during the reign of King George IV. A fairly decent murder mystery - but not nearly as immersive as Allyn's 'The Cavalier of the Apocalypse'. Interesting twist regarding historic identity of a key character, revealed at the end of the book.
Not the most riveting of reads, it was ok
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Gwendoline Williams Butler (aka Jennie Melville)

Gwendoline Williams was born on 19th August 1922 in South London, England, UK, daughter of Alice (Lee) and Alfred Edward Williams, her younger twin brothers are also authors. Educated at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, where she read History, and later lectured there. On 16th October 1949, she married Dr Lionel Harry Butler (1923-1981), a professor of me...more
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