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Danger at Thatcham Hall (Thatcham Hall Mysteries)

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Come inside this English country house where mystery and murder lurk. 
Join ambitious lawyer Nelson Roberts, embittered by war, jilted by his fiancée, and trusting no one, as he aims to make his name solving the mysterious thefts and violence at Thatcham Hall, a country house in Victorian England. 
Olivia Martin, headstrong and talented, will stop at nothing to overcome the
Kindle Edition, 282 pages
Published July 3rd 2015 by The Wild Rose Press, Inc (first published January 1st 2015)
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John Hennessy
Dec 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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If An Independent Woman was an enjoyable debut, Danger at Thatcham Hall is the former's much improved sibling, with great character development and real sense of mystery and danger that elevated the book into something that Agatha Christie might have been proud of.

High praise, perhaps. But the setting of Victorian England can be mismanaged in some tales I have read. The author clearly knows the setting well and every little detail has been poured over, thought about, and included in the story fo
N.A. Granger
Aug 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the second of Frances Evesham’s Thatcham Hall Mysteries, 19th Century historical mystery romances set in Victorian England. It continues the story begun in An Independent Woman, in which Philomena, a woman from a lower class escaped London dressed as a boy, meets, falls in love with and later marries Hugh, Lord Thatcham. In this second novel, Olivia Martin, a thoroughly headstrong but impoverished young woman, is looking forward with dread to life as a governess and music teacher to supp ...more
Aug 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Having only just read (and loved) An Independent Woman by Frances Evesham, I found myself immediately buying Danger at Thatcham Hall. Although following the stories of entirely different characters, we're still treated with Lord Thatcham and Philomena as minor characters in the tale. This helps to welcome us into the fold of Thatcham Hall again, and reassures us that our much-loved characters from the previous novel are doing well, and still very much in love. Despite this, Danger at Thatcham Ha ...more
Vanessa Wester
Jul 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was lucky enough to be contacted by the author, and given a copy of this book for review. I really enjoyed it and got immersed in this Victorian world, with a strange death setting the scene for the brief encounter between the two main characters, Nelson and Olivia.

I have been a huge fan of crime fiction in the past (I have a lot of Agatha Christie books!) and had not read a book like it in a long time. Overall, I thought it was a fantastic read. Extremely well-written, with well thought-out c
Luccia Gray
Aug 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Frances Evesham has taken us back to Thatcham Hall, a large country estate in Victorian England, to encounter and solve more mysteries and encounter sweet romance.
Danger at Thatcham Hall is easy to love if you enjoy well-written, entertaining, moving, exciting, and romantic, crime novels, set in Victorian England. It was easy for me to love. Victorian England is my favourite place, so it was a joy to spend several hours wandering around the English countryside, solving crimes.
On this occasion, t
Barb Taub
Aug 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
In John Bowen’s talk filmed at Horace Walpole’s miniature gothic Strawberry Hill—birthplace of the gothic novel—the Professor of 19th century literature at the University of York lists the essential elements of the gothic genre. Danger at Thatcham Hall, Frances Evesham’s latest novel, provides a seamless illustration of each point:

A proper gothic requires its heroine to be transported to a strange place, such as a wilderness or prison. When Olivia Martin’s father dies leaving his wife and daught
Aileen  (Ailz) Grist
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
2nd of 2 (so far) murder mysteries set at Thatham Hall in the 19th Century. Good fun reading
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
now i am hooked. This was such a great, easy and creative book. i was hooked after the first page.

The characters were easy to fall in love with and follow, along with the story. the author made the mental visions so easy and vivid of the surroundings and the characters actions felt so real.

i would highly recommend this author and this book.
Elizabeth Lloyd
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Olivia Martin, impetuous 19 year old heroine of “Danger at Thatcham Hall” shares many characteristics with Jane Austen’s Elizabeth Bennett. She is forthright and courageous and too intelligent to fall in love with every handsome young man she meets.

Early in the first chapter, Olivia finds herself marooned in the alien world of “the Countryside” with an unnerving stranger and tales of maimed animals and a possible murder. She longs to return to London to follow her dreams of success in music but
Ted Tayler
Aug 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
"High quality Victorian drama"

I take my hat off to writers who research their subject in such detail as this. The reader is transported to a time in history that is so foreign to us today. The countryside around Thatcham Hall and its inhabitants, whether above or below stairs; the setting, the mode of dress, the language and social mores are all perfectly described. Subtle references to political, social and industrial events and the significant changes so prevalent in mid-nineteenth century Eng
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