Death of an Unsung Hero (Lady Montfort Mystery #4) Read Online Free - Lady Montfort and her pragmatic housekeeper Mrs. Jackson investigate a murder of a WWI officer with amnesia in the 20th-century English countryside.
Building on the success of her last three mysteries in the same series, Tessa Arlen returns us to the same universe in Death of an Unsung Hero with more secrets, intrigue, and charming descriptions of the English countryside.
In 1916, the world is at war and the energetic Lady Montfort has persuaded her husband to offer the dower house to the War Office as an auxiliary hospital for officers recovering from shell-shock with their redoubtable housekeeper Mrs. Jackson contributing to the war effort as the hospital’s quartermaster.
Despite the hospital’s success, the farming community of Haversham, led by the Monfort’s neighbor Sir Winchell Meacham, does not approve of a country-house hospital for men they consider to be cowards. When Sir Evelyn Bray, one of the patients, is found lying face down in the garden with his head bashed in, both Lady Montfort and Mrs. Jackson have every reason to fear that the War Office will close their hospital. Once again the two women unite their diverse talents to discover who would have reason to murder a war hero suffering from amnesia.
|Title||:||Death of an Unsung Hero (Lady Montfort Mystery #4)|
|Number of Pages||:||302 pages|
April 06, 2018
Review to follow.
March 27, 2018
I’ve had the pleasure of reading all but one of the books in the Lady Montford Mystery series and they have all been wonderful reads. I love watching how Arlen’s writing has evolved over the series so far and this book was such a pleasure to read!
This book really stood out to me as the best in th...
April 14, 2018
4.5 stars - I love this series, it just gets better and better! This story opens in 1916 - WWI is raging, and Lord and Lady Montfort have converted the dower house on their estate to a hospital for officers suffering from “shell-shock”, what we now call PTSD. Mrs. Jackson, Lady Montfort’s houseke...
March 10, 2018
Series: Lady Montford Mystery #4
Publication Date: 3/13/18
Well, their carefully guarded secret is out. Lady Montford and Mrs. Jackson solve mysteries, and they are very good at it! Everyone knows and smiles about it, but our erstwhile investigators aren’t aware that everyone knows. So, it is enter...
March 29, 2018
I never caught Downton Abbey fever, but I do find that slice of history interesting. For fans of the TV series, however, Death of an Unsung Hero would be a must read. Set in on an English manor in the early 1900's, this story revolves around a country hospital where WWI soldiers come to be heal...
February 03, 2018
Death of an Unsung Hero by Tessa Arlen was a fascinating mystery set in England during World War I. Although this is the first book I have read in this series, I had no problems as Ms. Arlen provided the background of each of the characters and there were only slight references to the previous bo...
March 13, 2018
Lady Montfort is quickly becoming one of my favorite series. As with the others in the series, this book too is well written, and well researched. The two main characters, Lady Montfort and Mrs. Jackson are wonderful. They're not young, they have believable connections, and more importantly when...
November 13, 2017
Arlen's series, the Lady Montford Mysteries, is a sheer delight, and this new story is the best yet. Arlen aptly mixes upstairs and downstairs at a critical period of societal flux. Lady Montford and her capable partner, housekeeper Mrs. Jackson, are now involved in the new role of the dower hous...
April 15, 2018
First book I have read in this series. This one is set in mid-WW1, in a "Downton Abbey" world, where officers with shell shock are being treated in the Dower House. Murder of one of them, in the straited situation of few qualified policemen, as well as few servants & farm workers, provides ch...
March 19, 2018
I gave this book four stars because the author always manages to surprise me in solving the mystery detailed so well in this book. I was positive I had solved “who done it” before I was even halfway through the book. In fact, I was slightly bored and feeling superior because I thought this partic...