A Picture of Murder
Late October 1909, and the season of ghouls and things that go bump in the night has descended on the village of Littleton Cotterell.
Lady Hardcastle and her trusted lady’s maid, Florence, find themselves hosting a colourful cast of actors whose spooky moving picture, The Witch’s Downfall, is being shown to mark Halloween. But things take a macabre turn when the first night...more
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Our two leading ladies are as entertaining as ever and we find out quite a lot about their past lives when they were spying for King and country. Lady Hardcastle calls Flo "tiny servant" and Flo is equally rude back and it is all very funny. I also enjoy the fact that th ...more
This is the latest cozy mystery featuring Lady Emily Hardcastle and her lady's maid & partner in investigation, Florence Armstrong. The time is October 1909 in the village of Littleton Cotterell, England. On Halloween, th ...more
It is late in 1909 and the moving pictures are coming to Littleton Cotterell! It’s Halloween and the choice of films to be shown is timely. Mr. Nolan Cheatham is the director/producer and with him he has brought the three stars of his latest production, The Witches’ Downfall. After a fire in Lady Farley-Stroud’s kitchen, the four movie people are staying with Lady Emily Hardcastle and Florence Armstrong’s home. In spite of the Hughes’ protestors outside the church hall, there is a crowd f ...more
The story, as always, was curious and captivating (can’t put it down!) ...more
By: T. E. Kinsey
Amazon Publishing UK
Lady Hardcastle and Florence Armstrong are back and better than ever. This is the fourth book in the Lady Hardcastle Mystery series. The novel opens up on All Hallows’ Eve. Ghosts and ghouls are abound in Littleton, Cotterell. A film producer, Mr. Cheetham, and his film crew arrive at town, at the perfect time, to show their moving picture, The Witch’s Downfall. Things go awry though when one of the film’s actors is found dead and kil ...more
Littleton Cotterill is gearing up for its first moving picture festival and through an unfortunate accident Lady Hardcastle is hosting the "film folk", director Nolan Cheetham and three of his cast. The film, The Witch's Downfall is mostly well received wih several notable exceptions so when a c ...more
I enjoy the Lady Hardcastle mysteries for the fun turn of the century historical setting, for the lively, quirky character ...more
The author loses a star for telling the whole Armstrong/Hardcastle meeting story again. I understand about needing to bring new readers up to speed, but it seemed like padding. Perhaps it is set-up for the next adventure, but still.
Cute mystery otherwise. Enjoyed the chemistry, both as part of the mystery and the characters. Still a bit convoluted.
It's late October and with the advent of Halloween and Guy Fawkes Night, their friend and neighbor, Lady ...more
I absolutely love this series on audio (I pre-ordered before I read the ARC), so I recently just finished listening to it in that format as w ...more
received a copy of this book from the publisher, Thomas & Mercer, and the author via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Actual rating of 3.5 stars.
Lady Hardcastle and her hand maid Flo Armstrong are living a quiet life in Littleton Cotterell, a small village near Gloucestershire in England. A moving picture festival has been invited to the village and the townsfolk are incredibly excited to see wh ...more
In fact, I have read all of the series and in this book the reader learns the history of how Lady Emily Hardcastle and her maid, Florence Armstrong, first met and the adventures they had in the past. Both of them are well equipped to solve mysteries, defend themselves and most of all be wonderfully witty.
A small group of actors who perform in a film become guests at Lady Hard ...more
This is my favorite book of the series. It's the unexpected meets the unexpected. This would be a complicated story to describe. The .Ian characters are Lady Hardcastle and her maid. They are wonderful characters for a PBS/ Series. I related to films like Larkrise to Candleford, Downton Abby , and other shows to give me a visual image of the characters in the story. I could imagine the role of the cook in Downton Abby to be similar to the cook that works for Lady HardCastle..
The seri ...more