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Murder at Kensington Palace

(Wrexford & Sloane #3)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  5,157 ratings  ·  474 reviews
Wrexford and Sloane must unravel secrets within secrets—including a few that entangle their own hearts—when they reunite to solve a string of shocking murders that have horrified Regency London...

Though Charlotte Sloane’s secret identity as the controversial satirical cartoonist A.J. Quill is safe with the Earl of Wrexford, she’s ill prepared for the rippling effects shar
Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published September 24th 2019 by Kensington Books
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Gail C.
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A thoroughly satisfying read on in so many ways, MURDER AT KENSINGTON PALACE by Andrea Penrose is a well-plotted mystery that takes place during the Regency period. It is filled with unconventional Regency characters crafted so well it is easy to picture them as you read and compels you to care about their success. These characters are complex, with a deep commitment to seeing justice done and caring for those people who become part of their world.
The plot is complex and well constructed, pullin
Sep 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the third in Andrea Penrose's Wrexford and Sloane Regency mystery series. It's not necessary to have read the first two to enjoy this one, because Penrose gives enough catch-up information that you'll understand the characters' arc well enough. That said, it's not a bad idea to read the first two. They are interesting and at the moment are even on sale.

Our two main characters/sleuths are (1) widow Charlotte Sloane, who makes her living as anonymous cartoonist and political satirist A.J.
Sep 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm loving this series more and more with each new book.
This one has a very intricate mystery. So much research must go into these books. I find myself writing down things and looking them up when I'm finished a reading session. I've learned so much from the stories.
All our favorite characters are back. Raven and Hawk are growing up and into little gentlemen. They're starting to develop individual characters rather than just being two street urchins.
Charlotte and Wrexford's relationship is prog
Dec 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
We finally get Wrex and Charlotte to admit (or something similar...LOL) their feeling for each other! Yeah!!! Obviously, because of their characters, they're not sure what the other thinks and are unsure about what the other feels, so nothing is definitely solved, but I have hope! LOL

Also Charlotte's story and the how and why she became who's she now!

Here she must re-enter the world she left, but without disclosing that she's the (in)favmous AJ Quill!

I loved how the author made that work and how
Sep 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-thriller, aar, arc
I've given this a B+ at AAR, so that's 4.5 stars.

In Murder at Kensington Palace, the third book in Andrea Penrose’s Wrexford and Sloane series, the author once again sets an intriguing, well-conceived mystery against the backdrop of the scientific discovery and innovation taking place during the Regency era while also continuing to explore the shifting relationship between Mrs. Charlotte Sloane (aka satirist A.J. Quill) and the darkly sardonic Earl of Wrexford.  As the pair work together to
Barbara Rogers
Series: A Wrexford & Sloane Mystery #3
Publication Date: 9/24/19
Number of Pages: 304

Yet another book in the Wrexford & Soane series that I couldn’t put down once I’d started reading. I mean, really, when you have science, art, murder, and romance all in one lively, compelling, intricately woven story you just absolutely cannot put it down. You COULD read this as a stand-alone, but I wouldn’t recommend it simply because the first two books lay the groundwork for the relationship between the main c
4.5 stars.

This series is addictive!
The romance is starting here too, lovely ☺️😍.
But there’s only one book already published after this, then I have to wait! 😩.

Oh I don’t care, on to book #4 soon! 😘

Barb in Maryland
3.5 stars for the third outing with widow Charlotte Sloane and the Earl of Wrexford.

The blurb gives a nice idea of the basic plot, so I'll skip a recap of the action.

What I liked:
The mystery was clever, with a school of red herrings strewn about to befuddle the reader. The science element, which was essential to the plot, was the hot-topic of the era: electricity! The reader gets a nice refresher course on the early efforts to generate, in a laboratory setting, this force of nature.
There is gro
Judy Lesley
Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for an e-galley of this novel.

Although this is the third book in the Wrexford and Sloane series it is the first one I've read and I had no problems slotting all the background information into place to feel right up to the mark with the characters. A thumbs up to the author for accomplishing that feat seamlessly. The lesser characters in this series are really quite endearing and I enjoyed getting to know the Weasels, Raven and Hawk the wards of Charlo
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, historical
Murder at Kensington Palace by Andrea Penrose was an excellent addition to this series. Ms. Penrose's writing is descriptive with not only the scenery of London and it's environs but of the characters themselves. Charlotte and Wrexford are a formidable duo when it comes ferreting out clues from all levels of London's inhabitants. I enjoyed every minute within this book and I hoped there will be more to come in this series. ...more
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Kiki Z
Oct 03, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wish I liked this series more than I do. The mysteries are always multi-layered and interesting, if sometimes overwrought, but the characters aren't great. They are prone to apprehension and constant questioning of their lives and choices. Charlotte is staid and coldly logical until she's not all of a sudden. She'll do nothing terribly foolish until the end of the book for drama. Wrexford loses his temper way too easily. He's supposedly an intelligent man of science but he often jumps to concl ...more
Merry Jewelhound
The third in the series and I totally enjoyed it. Good mystery and interesting secondary characters. It was a fun read that kept me interested. The romance is moving along but this is mainly a mystery series.
Jude: The Epic Reader
I really like the side characters, the different variety reminds me of a TV show especially with a surgeon and a detective being a part of the cast. I love the two boys and I hope they stay happy this entire series. Wrexford and Sloane are super cute already but I'm ready to get the romance started, officially. ...more
The Lit Bitch
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I stumbled on this series a couple of years ago and instantly fell in love. I loved how sassy and sardonic Wrexford is and even if Mrs Sloane is overly pig headed at times, she’s independent and sassy and I can’t get enough of them together!

Reading these books is always such a delight. There is clearly this romantic tension between Wrexford and Charlotte Sloane, but it doesn’t overtake the prime focus of the books which is the murder mystery.

Because of that I think it makes the romance so much m
Aug 09, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Andrea Penrose added more secondary characters that surrounds the life of Earl of Wrexford and Charlotte Sloane in this third installment of her historical mystery series, Wrexford & Sloane.

When the victim and the accused murderer are both people from Charlotte's past, she no longer afford to stay in the shadow if she wants to help setting the innocent free. So Charlotte has to step back into the society. Because of that we get to know her cousin and her grand-aunt. Also, two other NEW acquaint
The mystery started with a murder about 2 weeks after the adventure of Book 2. Whether he wants it or not, Wrexford has to use his connection to investigate because the victim was someone close to Mrs Sloane.

I love every part of the series. The characters & their relationships, the infancy of science, the historical setting...At this point, I don't care if the author decides to write 50 books for the series, I'll read all of them!

Lady Wesley
Another mystery with a touch of romance with Lady Charlotte and the Earl. On to the next installment.
Nov 01, 2021 rated it liked it
This reading experience was not enjoyed as much as earlier books in series so I will be dropping out...too much melodrama for me as well as "silly science".

Library Loan
May 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Isn’t it wonderful when an author can develop characters to a point where just one line can have your heart singing or aching for them? There were so many quiet moments in this book that were complete gems (Wrex giving Charlotte some legal papers, Charlotte sharing a snack with Alice, the boys brining tea, Raven trying not to be excited about a new job, Charlotte daydreaming about Wrexford, “m’lady is a m’lady?”…) and they were rarely part of the investigation, which was fascinating in and of it ...more
Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
4.5 stars - Another great instalment of this Regency Murder Mystery series which incorporates evocative descriptions of the age, compelling mystery and two intriguing central characters in Wrexford and Sloane. Can't wait for the next one. ...more
Mar 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oy, as if I need another historical mystery with romantic elements to follow, but this cross-genre is appealing to me … so, here I go again with Andrea Penrose’s Wrexford and Sloane Regency-set, slow-burn romance and mystery series. Add this to the pile with Harris’s St. Cyr, Raybourn’s Speedwell, and Ashley’s Holloway.

Murder At Kensington Palace is the series third and I’m sorry I didn’t read the first two. The present volume was so satisfying, however, that it made me an insta-fan and regretfu
Aug 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Though Charlotte Sloane’s secret identity as the controversial satirical cartoonist A.J. Quill is safe with the Earl of Wrexford, she’s ill prepared for the rippling effects sharing the truth about her background has cast over their relationship. She thought a bit of space might improve the situation. But when her cousin is murdered and his twin brother is accused of the gruesome crime, Charlotte immediately turns to Wrexford for help in proving the young man’s innocence. Though she finds the br
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Tense times with this engaging duo!

It didn't take long for me to be up to my eyebrows in this the third Wrexford and Sloane mystery.
A particularly gruesome murder has Charlotte reaching back into her past and going to a place she'd resolutely put behind her. Wrexford as always is an immense support in such a very Wrexford way that I've come to love.
Just to recap, usually the Earl of Wrexford and Charlotte Sloane and their small circle of unlikely and very likeable characters are drawn into the
This was fun. Charlotte finally comes out to society as Lady Charlotte after her beloved cousin Cedric Chittendon is brutally murdered and his twin brother Nicholas is accused of murder. We meet some engaging new characters, Lady Cordelia and Lady Peale most notably. Charlotte’s found family is growing and are very supportive of her in a difficult time. Of course this includes Wrexford and Charlotte’s growing friendship and their largely unspoken feelings for one another. The mystery was interes ...more
Oct 24, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first time time I read Andrea Penrose's Wrexford and Sloane series was around 2019/20. I fell in love with the Historical Mystery genre and tried out so many super authors and series after that it is only now that I managed to come back to this series again. And it is as good - or even better than I remembered! There are lots of historical mysteries set in the regency period - I have read and enjoyed so many of them - but this stands apart - maybe because the background of science, new disco ...more
Cara Putman
Jun 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this one! Although I will say it's dangerous to be in the Beau Monde ;-) ...more
Karen (Living Unabridged)
Third in the series. A good but not great mystery, which for me is how this series tends to go. I was going to give this 3 stars (my usual, default rating), but after writing my thoughts out, I've demoted it to 2.

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Barbara Senteney
Oct 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very enjoyable story of Lady Charlotte, whose cousin is accused of killing his twin brother for jealousy and financial gain, she can't imagine her sweet cousin being capable of such an act. Charlotte has been living incognito as A J Quille an artist , so she can have the life she wants instead of the one she was born to. Meanwhile her cousin is rotting in a cell grieving the loss of his brother and closest friend.

This is filled with luxurious balls, and the elite rich, such as the Duke and Duch
A fun, solid series with just enough romantic tension to keep things moving forward. I think that the words "quirk" and "snick" should be kept to one or two per novel. They seem to occur two or three times per chapter whenever Wrexford shows up. ...more
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Andrea Penrose is the USA Today bestselling author of Regency-era historical fiction, including the acclaimed Wrexford & Sloane mystery series, as well as Regency romances written under the names Cara Elliott and Andrea Pickens. Published internationally in ten languages, she is a three-time RITA Award finalist and the recipient of numerous writing awards, including two Daphne Du Maurier Awards fo ...more

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