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T.E. Kinsey, A QUIET LIFE IN THE COUNTRY

This is a mystery set in 1910 featuring Lady Hardcastle and her maid Flo Armstrong. What makes this story an unusual example of the English country house mystery is that it is told in the first person from the point of view of the maid.  The dialogue is also exceptionally witty.  Flo is an enchanting character who plays well off of her somewhat eccentric employer.  There is also the usual menagerie of village personalities.

The plot is intriguing, if a bit convoluted toward the end, and Flo and her employer are charming enough to keep the reader interested to the final conclusion.  If you like historical cozies, this is definitely the book for you.

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