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A Question of Inheritance by Elizabeth Edmondson
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it was amazing
Recommended to Ivonne by: NetGalley
Recommended for: cozy lovers

Elizabeth Edmondson proves that her excellent debut novel, A Man of Some Repute, was no fluke with the sequel, A Question of Inheritance.

Set a few months later than A Man of Some Repute, it’s now December 1953, and Hugo Hawksworth and the late earl’s niece Freya Wryton managed to track down the new heir, a widowed American academic with two teenaged daughters. Seventeen-year-old Babs and 13-year-old Polly Fitzwarin, plucked from comfortable America to a post-war England still bothered with rationing and deprivation, bitterly resent living in drafty Selchester Castle. Almost as much as
13-year-old sister Georgia Hawskworth, who has been lodging at the castle with her brother, resents those she sees as intruders.

But domestic upset is the least of it. The late earl’s daughter, Lady Sonia Richmond, bitterly resents the new earl, Gus Fitzwarin, for depriving her of a king’s ransom from her plans to sell Selchester Castle to a posh hotel and auction off all of the contents. At the same time, Hugo, still working in intelligence at nearby Thorn Hall, comes to suspect that someone is trying to kill the new earl. Meanwhile, Hugo is drawn back into an old case having to do with looted art treasures in the chaotic days at the close of World War II.

Full of suspense and perilous scenes, A Question of Inheritance will keep you glued to your seat until you finish the very last page. Like A Man of Some Repute, which foreshadowed the mystery at the heart of A Question of Inheritance, this novel provides a clue to the mystery in the third novel in the series. Damn! Now I have to wait months — maybe a year — to find out more!

In the interest of full disclosure, I received this book from NetGalley and Thomas & Mercer in exchange for an honest review.
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October 5, 2015 – Shelved
October 5, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
October 8, 2015 – Started Reading
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