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Lady Takes the Case

(Manor Cat Mystery #1)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  16 ratings  ·  11 reviews
When a dinner party turns deadly, the feisty Lady Cecilia Bates and intuitive cat Jack are on the case, in this first entry to an exciting new historical-mystery series.

England 1912. Danby Hall is the only home Lady Cecilia Bates has ever known. Despite the rigid rules of etiquette and her mother the Countess of Avebury's fervent desire to see her married off, Lady Cecilia can't imagi/>England
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Kindle Edition, 302 pages
Expected publication: November 26th 2019 by Berkley
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    Barbara Rogers
    Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Series: Manor Cat Mystery #1
    Publication Date: 11/26/19
    Number of Pages: 304
    *** 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 ***

    This book covers a lot of firsts – I believe it is the first book by the author, it is the first book in this series and it is my first read by this author. I have to admit I was a bit hesitant to request this book because I wasn’t sure if I was going to get a talking, magical cat or – well – something else. Happily, it turns out it is just a normal cat doing n
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    Betty
    Jul 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    The first book in the Manor Cat series and a new author for me. The story is easy to read and very formulaic of a gothic novel. I realize the major turn early but there are several other turns. I did enjoyed the book and look forward to the next book.
    It is 1912 England is in period where the economy has slack off. The Bates family is in trouble and might loose the Estate. The answer the heir must wed a wealthy heiress and an American Annabelle Clarke heiress and her maid Jane arrive at the
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    Minx
    I received an ARC of this novel courtesy of Berkley Prime Crime in exchange for an honest and voluntary review. Will post full review closer to publication date of November 26, 2019.
    Kat
    3.5 stars out of 5

    ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

    Lady Takes the Case is a charming, but formulaic cozy mystery set in England in 1912. Set in the ancestral home of the aristocratic Bates family, the Bates family has fallen on harder times as of late, and are in danger of losing their home if they do not wed either Cecilia, or her brother, Patrick, to someone with money. During a dinner party held in honour of Annabel Clark, a young, rich, American heiress, one of the party guests sudde/>Lady/>ARC
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    Debbie
    Nov 14, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: historical, mystery
    "Lady Takes the Case" is a historical mystery set in 1912 in England. I enjoyed the main characters, but there were so many loose ends and vague explanations that I was left baffled and unsatisfied by the end. For example, they found several suspicious bottles (and other apparent clues) that were never explained. The woman that showed up at the very end never explained where she had been. A character who was drunk in one scene managed to shoot an arrow with superb accuracy just minutes later. A ...more
    Homerun2
    Nov 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: first-reads
    3.5 stars

    This likable debut of a historical cozy series is set in pre World War I England. Lady Cecilia Bates and her brother Patrick and parents live in a grand but fading estate called Danby. Cecilia and Patrick need to marry well to insure the survival of their home.

    An acquaintance has suggested Annabel Clarke, a rich American heiress, might be the answer. Patrick is a botanist and neither he nor Cecilia is terribly interested in society and the London season. Soon Ann
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    Jessi
    Cecelia knows there's something wrong at Danby. Paintings and other knock knacks have gone missing but no one is kicking up a fuss. Plus, it's just expensive to be in the upper classes of England these days. Her parents are trying to get her married off (lovingly, but there is still pressure) and they've invited am American heiress to a house party in the hopes that she will fall in love with Cecelia's brother, Patrick.
    There is a brief moment of horror when the ship the heiress is on sinks
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    Katie
    I received this ARC from NetGalley and I am glad they shared it with me because I passed a very pleasant Sunday afternoon reading it. I won’t restate what the book is about since that will be done by others. It doesn’t take long to read and I enjoyed the storyline although I was caught by surprise in the end. I was wondering why it was called a Manor Cat Mystery. Is it because cats are cute and it will draw more people in to read the book? I never got the sense that the cat was the main characte ...more
    Elissa
    Sep 13, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
    This is a fun historical cozy mystery. Set in 1912, Lady Cecilia's mothers marital attentions have shifted onto Cecelia's brother, Patrick. When one of the guests dies in the middle of a dinner meant to introduce a wealthy American heiress to Patrick Lady Cecilia sets out to make sure her brother, with his interest in botany isn't arrested as a poisoner. Danby Hall is a wonderful setting and the characters are charming. The mystery was easily worked out but I look forward to see what is next fro ...more
    Brenda Freeman
    Nice entry into the Victorian cozy genre. Lady Cecelia is not the one her parents are trying to match up this time, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t expected to not participate in the festivities. The mystery begins when her dinner partner ends up dead.
    Jen
    Jul 24, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Disappointingly little about Jack, the "Manor Cat," but not bad for a cozy.
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