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Tell Me No Lies

(Lady Dunbridge Mystery #2)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Miss Fisher meets Downton Abbey in Tell Me No Lies, part of the critically acclaimed Lady Dunbridge Mystery series from New York Times bestselling author Shelley Noble.

Rise and shine, Countess, you're about to have a visitor.

Lady Dunbridge was not about to let a little thing like the death of her husband ruin her social life. She's come to New York City, ready to take the dazzling world of Gilde/>Rise
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published November 5th 2019 by Forge
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Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-mystery
I enjoyed every moment, every page in this book so much. The great marriage between cozy-mystery and historical fiction. This is my first Shelley Noble let alone historical cozies, but this certainly won’t be my last. I would go so far as to say I fell in love with this book. I’m definitely going to explore more into this sub genre.

First and foremost, the setting captured my imagination straight away; a destitute Countess who fled to America from England but supported by a mysterious anonymous
May 14, 2019 rated it liked it
1907 Manhattan and Philomena Amesbury, Dowager Countess of Dunbridge is drawn into investigating the death of the heir to a financial empire.

As a fan of historical mysteries, I was really looking forward to reading this. The writing transports the reader back to a dynamic Manhattan social scene at the beginning of the twentieth century. The mystery itself was very intriguing as were many of the hints, red-herrings, and sub-plots. That being said, because the plot is so packed with various sub-p
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
TELL ME NO LIES by Shelley Noble
The Second Lady Dunbridge Mystery

Free of the constraints of British High Society Lady Philomena Dunbridge is happy with her new life in New York City. A late night turns into an early morning when her host of the night before arrives before breakfast requesting her help. Another guest has had an unfortunate "accident" and is dead. Thrilled to look into matters Phil soon determines the young man was murdered, and powers higher than expected want t
Kathy Martin
Sep 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The second Philomena Amesbury, Dowager Countess of Dunbridge mystery sees her settled in a suite at the new Plaza Hotel along with her maid and butler. Her bill is being footed by a mysterious organization who wants to use her to investigate various things. She calls her contact Mr. X and he is a total man of mystery and master of disguises.

This case begins when she is called in by some new friends to help them figure out what to do about the murder of a young man who was a suitor for their dau
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Originally published at Reading Reality

I picked up Tell Me No Lies because I really enjoyed the first book of Lady Dunbridge’s adventures, Ask Me No Questions. And yes, I sense a theme in those titles and I’m wondering where it goes from here. The (presumably) original Oliver Goldsmith quote, from his play She Stoops to Conquer, just say “Ask me no questions, and I’ll tell you no fibs.” Close enough.

So, here we have the delicious fun of Tell Me No Lies. And it is definitely delicio
May 16, 2019 rated it liked it
This is the second book in the Lady Dunbridge mystery series. This book works as a stand alone. The mystery was good with many red-herrings. I would have liked to see more interaction between Phil and her butler. I felt it would have been a stronger book with more character development.
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In Tell Me No Lies, the second book in the Lady Dunbridge mystery series, author Shelley Noble reprises her winning formula of spinning a tale with the most irresistible elements: Gilded-Age Manhattan high society, romance, rogues, scandal, intrigue, and delicious gossip.

Since relocating to New York City, Lady Philomena Dunbridge has proven herself to be a trustworthy and resourceful confidant—one to whom wealthy women turn when they find themselves or their families at risk of scand
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lady Philomena, Countess of Dunbridge returns to New York City after the death of her husband and is ensconced in a suite in the Plaza Hotel. Her title is her entre into Manhattan’s high society. While she’s been amused, she’s becoming bored. Then she has an early morning visitor who is asks her to involve herself in dealing with the untimely and unseemly death of a steel magnate’s heir. Her visitor is more worried that the death of the heir could cause a financial panic on Wall Street than he i ...more
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lady Phil Dundridge is a British countess living in New York during the Gilded Age. She is clever, worldly - and a gifted amateur detective. When a young society man is killed and stuffed down a laundry chute, Phil becomes involved in solving the mystery.

I wanted to read this book from the description that compared it to Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries and Downton Abbey. It certainly did not disappoint! I absolutely loved the beautiful glimpse of Gilded Age New York. The period detail
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Sep 12, 2019 rated it liked it
solid 3 1/2 stars for me. Downton Abbey takes over New York City with an Agatha Christie type female detective. Lady Phil has come to New York for the summer and it is turning out to be interesting as she is asked to help a friend whose daughter's debutante party is tainted with the murder of the daughter's intended. Phil and her staff of butler and lady's maid (both of whom are well equipped to care for their boss both at home and in her professional capacity) begin sleuthing to find the killer ...more
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It's the first book I read in this series and won't surely be the last.
I loved the engrossing, entertaining plot with a well researched historical background and a lot of humour.
The cast of characters is well developed and interesting and I had no issue with them even if I didn't read the previous instalment.
The mystery is solid and it kept me guessing.
An excellent read, highly recommended.
Many thanks to the publisher and Edelweiss for this ARC, all opinions are min
Philomena Amesbury, Lady Dunbridge helped solve the murder of her friend's husband and that makes her a somewhat more likely person for financier Luther Pratt to come to when a young man is murdered at his home. The night before, Phil had gone to a party at his house and met Perry Fauks, heir to the Copper, Coal and Steel fortune. This morning, he is dead.
The immediate suspect is Perry's valet but the death is being quickly hushed up amd Phil wonders why. Add in a friend from England who w
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The Lady Dunbridge mysteries are so enjoyable. The story was excellent and the characters are so interesting. I look forward to the next one!
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Shelley Noble is a multi published fiction author whose books have been translated into seven languages. She writes women’s fiction as Shelley Noble and is also the author of several amateur sleuth mystery series, written as Shelley Freydont.

A former professional dancer and choreographer, she most recently worked on the films, Mona Lisa Smile and The Game Plan. She also consults on var

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