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Death Comes to Bath

(Kurland St. Mary Mystery #6)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  732 ratings  ·  105 reviews
On a visit to Bath, Major Sir Robert Kurland and Lady Lucy Kurland discover that the English spa town is not beneficial to everyone's health . . .

After Sir Robert's injury from the battle of Waterloo begins troubling him again, his wife Lucy insists they relocate from the village of Kurland St. Mary to Bath, along with her sister Anna, so that Robert can take the waters a
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Hardcover, 266 pages
Published December 24th 2018 by Kensington
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Jenny The author seems to view time as *very* flexible. The book is taking place a few months after the last book. And then as far as dinner with Sir Willia…moreThe author seems to view time as *very* flexible. The book is taking place a few months after the last book. And then as far as dinner with Sir William, it was supposed to be in a few days, but then when the dinner occurred, it had been 2 weeks already. 🤷‍♀️(less)
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Gail C.
Nov 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Step back in time to Regency England with Death Comes to Bath by Catherine Lloyd and join Lord and Lady Kurland as they travel to Bath, England to seek treatment for his leg that was injured in the Battle of Waterloo. This is the sixth in “A Kurland St. Mary Mystery” series and my introductory read to the books. The story is a complete mystery of its own and it is not necessary to have read the previous books in the series. There may be some secondary character development, or some exploration o ...more
Ceki
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
A very cute historical cozy mystery. Lucy did seem a bit too Mary Sue for my taste but I liked the author's effort to spice up romance and I must say this is probably the most romantic book in the series. The ending seemed also a bit rushed in a weird way but overall it is a humorous and interesting read that I'd recommend to all cozy mystery fans. I hope the sequel is in works!
Barbara Rogers
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Series: A Kurland St. Mary Mystery #6
Publication Date: 12/18/18

Close your eyes, breathe deeply, relax and move back in time with this masterfully written historical romantic mystery. The descriptions of places and people along with the authenticity of the era make you feel as if you are right there, meeting the people, smelling the aromas of the baths and touring the town of Bath.

Major Sir Robert Kurland was grievously injured during the battle of Waterloo. His leg was completely shattered and
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Lauren
Mar 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Death Comes to Bath
3.5 Stars

Sir Robert and Lady Lucy Kurland travel to Bath for the treatments and investigate the murder of a new acquaintance, Sir William Benson, whose abominable family all wanted him dead.

While the culprit is predictable and the motivation straightforward, it is the characterization that really makes the story shine. Each member of Sir William's despicable family is drawn in vivid detail, and this adds depth and intrigue to the rather mundane mystery.

Lucy and Robert's marr
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Rebecca
Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
The mystery was okay, but the personal aspects more than compensated for it. I'm loving this series now.
Ellen
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to Netgalley, I had the opportunity it’s read what I consider the best in this mystery series. In the sixth installment, Sir Robert and Lucy travel to Bath for the healing waters for Robert’s health. While in Bath, Sir Robert befriends Sir William Benson, who ends up murdered by someone in his very obnoxious and grabby family. Lucy and Robert become immersed in the family’s feuds to solve the murder. Lucy’s sister, Anna, and Penelope, Sir Robert’s former fiancée, add dimension to the stor ...more
Susan in NC
Dec 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great fun, and one of my favorite entries in this Regency series. Sir Robert Kurland and his wife, Lucy, have come to Bath so he can continue healing from complications from wounds he received at Waterloo.

A cantankerous, outspoken neighbor, Sir William Benson, is also partaking of the water cures for his health; having been knighted for his trade successes in Yorkshire, he has decided opinions about his disappointing sons, step-sons, and beautiful second wife. Sir Robert, reminded of his own Yor
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Sophia
Audio Review

I spotted this series a little while ago and just now had the chance to give it a go. I love reading books from the English Regency period and adding in a mystery becomes icing on the cake.

This was obviously a series that had been out for a while and, as I discovered, while listening, it probably would have worked much better getting it in order since the romance, family, and friend relationships developed over the course of the series.

Now, that said, the mystery was restricted to
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JoAn
Feb 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mystery
I really love this series by Ms. Lloyd and I am always waiting for the next one to be available at my local library. A cozy mystery with very likable characters and a murder that has Robert and Lucy on the trail of another killer. The secondary characters really add dimension to this story as the Benson family are amazingly dysfunctional throughout the book. Penelope Fletcher being pregnant and forcing herself into excursion to Bath was often amusing and also tiresome. She really does need someo ...more
Amanda
Sep 29, 2020 rated it liked it
very cute historical cozy mystery. I've definitely missed out of some developments in the series, but I found this caper enjoyable
Julie Parks
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: general-fiction
I have almost absolutely no experience with historical fiction so my opinion might not be as helpful as others, but residing in Bath (my obvious reason for requesting to read this book - and, while we're on it, huge thanks to Kensington Books for the opportunity to read this in exchange for my honest review) IT WAS MY ABSOLUTE PLEASURE.

This story felt like a fragile piece that's been carefully crocheted together with threads of research and abundant imagination.

The characters were vivid and fant
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Jacqie
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: didnt-finish
I was in the mood for a light mystery, and I like Regency-era England books, so gave it a try.

If you are in the mood for a very light mystery with very obvious villains, plus perhaps a dash of romance, this might be fine. I thought I would be fine with it, but the villains were too obvious in their mustache twirling- actually laughing and clapping when hearing about the murder victim- and the main characters felt cookie-cutter to me. Stubborn gentleman, smart, managing wife. It was decidedly meh
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Mystica
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sir Robert and Lady Lucy Kurland are taking the waters at Bath for the sole purpose of Sir Robert recovery from a war wound which he got whilst at Waterloo. Lucy wants to help him out and the house taken for three months seems to be a good option.

Bath however is not good for everyone and their immediate neighbours, whom they know are struck by the first disaster the death of Sir William. There is a Lady William and her two sons, there are three sons from his first marriage and the ensuing battle
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Heather
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is one of my favorite series and these books are true comfort reads. I love visiting with Sir Robert and Lady Kurland on their adventures. The Bath setting was beautifully done. I enjoyed the well-drawn characters of Sir William's malevolent family. Untangling the murder was an enjoyable pastime.
Daniele
Dec 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2018
I enjoyed this sixth entry in the series. Death Comes to Bath is the first book in the series that I have read, and I had no trouble navigating the characters or story. The pace is good, the early nineteenth century era interesting, and the mystery well thought out.
Cathy
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book so much even though the bad guy was sooo obvious and I guessed who it was almost right away.
Kathleen Schilling
Jan 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
The mystery was very interesting. I had a feeling about the villain, but there were enough twists and turns that I enjoyed the mystery. Looking forward to the next installment.
Eve
Jul 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 1800-1900, mystery, crime
Death Comes to Bath is a quaint cozy mystery. I enjoyed it, except for the overuse of italics to stress words, which became quite distracting.
Eileen Lynx
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I enjoy reading about the Regency time period.
Laurie
Apr 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the sixth in the Kurland St. Mary mysteries! I have enjoyed reading them. The mysteries are great and the solutions, satisfying!
QNPoohBear
Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sir Robert and Lucy have been married three years now and been through a lot together. Now they face another crisis as Robert’s old wound becomes infected. Dr. Fletcher manages to save both Robert’s life and his leg but Lucy prescribes a few months in Bath so her beloved Robert can get back on his feet again. She brings along her younger sister Anna in hopes of finding a husband for the girl. Dr. Fletcher and his VERY pregnant – and cranky- wife tag along too. Shortly after arriving in Bath the ...more
OpenBookSociety.com
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Death Comes to Bath
Kurland St. Mary Mystery #6
By Catherine Lloyd
ISBN#9781496702128
https://www.catherine-lloyd.com/
Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele

Synopsis:

On a visit to Bath, Major Sir Robert Kurland and Lady Lucy Kurland discover that the English spa town is not beneficial to everyone’s health . . .

After Sir Robert’s injury from the battle of Waterloo begins troubling him again, his wife Lucy insists they relocate from the village of Kurland St. M
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Helen Howerton
Dec 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Unscrupulous, unlikable characters and troublesome illnesses figure large in Death Comes to Bath, the latest Kurland St. Mary mystery by Catherine Lloyd. This one is set in 1822. Sir Robert and Lady Lucy have come to the famous spa town because he is in need of the town’s healing waters, in recovery from an injury and subsequent operation. Alas, soon enough the medicinal properties of the city prove the undoing of a neighbor; drowning will do that to a person. And since Robert and Lucy have met ...more
Katie
Aug 21, 2019 rated it liked it
This suffered from the same malaise that has affected several of the books in the series - the details! She does a great job creating atmosphere, fun characters (both new and old), and an engaging drama that’s played out for us. But she tends to drop the ball on the details, and considering mystery novels are supposed to hinge on clues sprinkled throughout the text, it’s hard to know what’s a clue and what’s a mistake.

The book is supposed to take place just a short time after the previous novel
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Susan
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When I saw this mystery listed, I couldn't wait to request it. I enjoy well written historical mysteries and this one had the added fact that it's set in Bath, one of my favorite cities. The period is just after the Battle of Waterloo and Sir Robert and Lady Lucy Kurland have come to stay in Bath so Sir Robert can partake of the healing properties of the Roman Baths to help with the damage to his leg from the war. They rent a house and soon met their neighbors, a complex group of people comprisi ...more
Scilla
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story is from the early 1800's in England. I enjoyed this classic crime very much. Sir Robert Kurland has an infection in his leg wound from Waterloo, and his doctor friend from the war, Patrick Fletcher, lances it and removes some fabric stuck in the wound. As the wound is healing, Fletcher convinces Sir Robert and Lady Lucy to go to Bath to bath in the hot waters. Robert finally goes along with the idea; Lucy brings her sister Anna to keep her company; and Patrick brings his pregnant wife ...more
Pamela
Dec 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After Sir Robert Kurland’s doctor lances a swelling at the wound site, his physician recommends that he spend at least three months taking the waters at Bath. Sir Robert is reluctant to be away from his estate to say the least. His wife, Lady Lucy, takes matters into her own hands and makes all the arrangements, including renting a house, for their travels to Bath. They meet their particularly unattractive next door neighbor, Sir William Benson, almost upon their arrival. Sir Robert likes the ma ...more
Dallass
I’ve been waiting for my library to purchase this for quite a while, and was so excited to receive an email letting me know I could read it through OverDrive.

Once again the Kurland’s are dragged into a murder mystery when Sir Robert’s new acquaintance, Sir William Benson, is found dead in the hot baths after threatening to change his will hours before. His family is dysfunctional, his doctor incompetent, his much younger wife seems to be a neurotic mess, and her sons are rebellious and in debt.
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Kathleen
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This 6th outing is really the best so far and the ending lets me feels certain there will be a seventh! Woo Hoo! Thanks #NetGalley#CatherineLloy#KensingtonBooks for this ARC which I just devoured.

"On a visit to Bath, Major Sir Robert Kurland and Lady Lucy Kurland discover that the English spa town is not beneficial to everyone's health . . ."

Sir Robert and wife Lucy traveled to Bath to heal any aftereffects of his war wound, on their doctor's advice. Dr. Patrick Fletcher and his wife Penelope an
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Catherine Lloyd was born just outside London, England, into a large family of dreamers, artists, and history lovers. She completed her education with a master’s degree in history at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, and uses the skills she gained there to research and write her historical mysteries. Catherine currently lives in Hawaii with her husband and youngest daughter..

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Kurland St. Mary Mystery (8 books)
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