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Death Comes to Bath

(Kurland St. Mary Mystery #6)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  454 ratings  ·  84 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
Hardcover, 266 pages
Published December 24th 2018 by Kensington
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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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
Jul 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 1800-1900, crime, mystery
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.
Cathy Daniel
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.
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.
Laurie Way
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!
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
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: daniele

Death Comes to Bath
Kurland St. Mary Mystery #6
By Catherine Lloyd
Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele


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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have a long time love affair with the A Kurland St. Mary Mystery series and was thrilled to find the books continue to come. This recent installment takes the reader out of Kurland St. Mary and to the thrilling location of Bath!

Poor Sir Major Kurland’s injuries from the war have him in a fit of pique, similar to the first installment of the series, Death Comes to the Village. Sir Major Kurland and his wife, Lucy, are now three years married, as was the case in the prior installment, Death Come
Dec 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
3.75 stars

This sixth entry in this historical cozy series doesn't disappoint and would work fine as a standalone.

Sir Robert Kurland and wife Lucy are sojourning in Bath so Robert can take the waters to ease ongoing problems with an old war injury. They soon strike up a friendship with the plain-spoken and brusque Sir William Benson and his odd family. He has three sons, and also a second wife and her two sons and he doesn't appear to care for the company of any of them.

Matters come to a head wh
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
Oct 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This gem of a historical cozy mystery series shines in its sixth outing.

Amateur sleuths Sir Robert and wife Lucy have traveled to Bath on doctor's advice so that Sir Robert can regain his health after another bout with the lingering effects of his wounded leg. The couple is on better footing after the events of book five which revealed stressors in the marriage. Once in Bath, Sir Robert becomes acquainted with the blustery, wealthy Sir William who is soon murdered while visiting Bath's legendar
Jan 01, 2019 rated it liked it
I love this series by Catherine Lloyd featuring Lord and Lady Kurland, set in England in the 1820s. In this book, Sir Robert Kurland suffers problems from old war wounds (sustained at the Battle of Waterloo), and his physician recommends a stay in Bath. Robert and wife Lucy and her sister, Anna - who Lucy is hoping to reacquaint with a former suitor - travel to Bath, along with a very-pregnant Penelope Fletcher, the doctor's wife, and an old nemesis of Lucy's. In Bath, Robert befriends his neigh ...more
Ellen Fuoto
Dec 20, 2018 rated it liked it
I was disappointed in this latest addition to the Kurland St. Mary series. While the main and recurring characters were as lively and engaging as ever, the newly introduced characters involved in the mystery itself were barely believable, the villain was obvious (to me, anyway) by the midpoint of the book, and if the reader knows nothing about the historic city of Bath at the beginning of the book, that deficit won't be remedied by the end.
Then there's the problem of language. The author attemp
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another gift from a friend who reviewed this lovely book over at Criminal Element.

I loved my introduction to the Kirkland St. Mary Mystery series. Sort of an Agatha Christie aura to it with a Regency flavor of course. Sir Robert and his wife Lucy are delightful, so much so that I must find the first in this series to read of their meeting/courtship/marriage. They play off each other very well and are true partners in solving crime, making sure the bad guy gets his due, and enjoying the give and
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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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