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Preview — Murder at Kensington Gardens by Lee Strauss
Murder at Kensington Gardens
Murder's not a walk in the park . . .
War widow fashionista, Ginger Gold, makes a gruesome discovery while walking her dog, Boss, through Kensington Gardens. A woman of ill-repute is dead.
When Chief Inspector Basil Reed becomes a prime suspect, the blustery and often times pigheaded Superintendent Morris pulls him off the case. Ginger's not about to be pushed around by
I highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys cozy mysteries, quick reads or historical fiction!
When Ginger finds out the deceased, who died from a bite from a ...more
The plot centres round the murder of a well-established character in circumstances that I found unbelievably unlikely. The perpetrator was not difficult to spot and the detection here was pretty perfunctory.
Ginger’s relationship with Basil Reed, as well as her reaction to the situation he found himself in, is irritating and no longer intriguing.
Lee Strauss does it again with another well-written, fast-paced mystery! She continues to add surprising new venues and develop characters in interesting ways.
In this book we get to see Ginger put her experiences during the war to good use in her new position as a private investigator. We see her character develop to show that she is definitely more than a pampered lady who is absorbed by fashion and society. She shows that she is a hero to be reckoned ...more
Ginger is fearless as she investigates the murder at Kensington Gardens. The only difficulty is that the victim is the soon to be ex-wife of Basil Reed, her gentleman friend. Ginger manages to get herself into some very ...more
This one, as usual, was fast-paced which I like. I reduced the rating by a star, however, because I thought the whole story line with Emelia Reed ending up as a burlesque performer was a little far-fetched. Was this character quirk added so the reader (as well as Ginger and Basil) have another reason to dislike Emelia? Just did not ring true (to me, at ...more
Set in London in the 1920s on a walk in Kensington Gardens Ginger finds a body. The murder method is unusual: a poisonous snake bite and there are many twists and turns and another murder or two before the murderer is apprehended. This time Ginger must go to Harrods and to the burlesque clubs to solve the case.
Lee Strauss has Ginger ...more
Another easy read from Lee Strauss, with all the characters we have come to know and love from the previous novels in this series. I found this one a little more preposterous: Lady Ginger Gold is an amazing woman, but really, performing at a moment’s notice in a vaudeville act? That seemed a bit much, even for Ginger. The mystery in the story was mildly entertaining, but chiefly it’s the interactions among the characters that I find amusing and interesting. I’m moving on to ...more
The man grabbed her roughly by the arm. "We're not done."
As quick as lightning, Ginger swung her free fist under the man's arm and hammered his elbow. He cried out in pain.
"I'm so sorry, Mr. Phillips," Ginger said. "I lost my footing there."
The wit and sleuthing that were largely missing from the previous book was back in full force in book 6 of the Ginger Gold Mystery series. The stakes were high with Basil being a prime suspect, and it was interesting to have both Basil and ...more
Murder's not a walk in the park . . .War widow fashionista, Ginger Gold, makes a gruesome discovery while walking her dog, Boss, through Kensington Gardens. A woman of ill-repute is dead. When Chief Inspector Basil Reed becomes a prime suspect, the blustery and often times pigheaded Superintendent Morris pulls ...more
While this isn’t my favourite of Ginger Gold’s outings, there is still quite a bit of historical interest in the story as well as the murder mystery itself. We get to see Ginger in quite a different ...more
Romance lovers, however, will fair poorer with this one. As an avid reader, I was disappointed that we didn't get to experience that magical first moment of ...more
Lady Ginger Gold, finds the body of Emelia Reed, Inspector Basil Reed's estranged wife. A snake bite was the cause of death. Inspector Morris tells him he cannot work on the case. so Ginger and Basil go undercover to solve the murder of Emelia. Ginger finds out that Emelia worked at a Burlesque place , as a dancer called the NorthStar. Ginger gets a job at the NorthStar as Antoinette the Burlesque Dancer. Shady Characters and ...more
Ginger’s stories keep getting better and better. The tease of a romance brewing between our beloved war widow, fashionista, former Secret service and current Private Investigator Lady Ginger Gold and Chief Inspector Basil Reed comes to a screeching halt when the body of Basil’s soon-to-be-ex wife is discovered, and Basil find himself a suspect.
This book touches on emotional subjects beautifully, and twists our hearts is all the right ways. Ginger remains a ...more
Lady Ginger Gold and her accomplice American Haley Higgins, again become smack in the middle of another murder. This one takes us to the seedy part of London, as in the burlesque show of the North Star Club.
Ginger disguises herself as a french dancer, Antoinette, in order to get evidence!
The deceased was a dancer at the club.
Lee makes you believe you know who did it, only to surprise you with a different twist to the story.
Again I highly recommend ...more
Well researched and written by Ms. Strauss the antics of Lady Gold take a walk on the wild side in this installment. This murder is a little closer to her heart, but try as she might she has a difficult time convincing the bumbling Superintendent of Scotland Yard that she can help. Her training during the war has equipped her with an arsenal of skills not normally known by a woman of her standing. However she does seem to have trouble driving lol. She has a busy household, a ladies shop to ...more
This is another wonderful addition to an already excellent series. Ginger had discovered a dead body in Kensington Gardens, and it’s Emelia, the estranged wife of the Chief Inspector that she has feelings for. Despite being warned off by Basil’s boss she begins her investigation in a rather risqué ...more
The 6th Ginger Gold mystery continues Lee Strauss ' top notch writings. Ginger and Basil go undercover in a burlesque club where the estranged wife of Basil worked as a showgirl named Destiny. Who sicced the snake on the Inspector's wife and why is Basil all torn up about her death? Ginger does burlesque to track the killer down. Who's the real snake in the grass?
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