Murder at Maypole Manor

Wow What a book The first bit of the book was a little hard to follow there was just so much going on It continued with many many things happening at once but you sure couldn t say there was no

Wow. What a book! The first bit of the book was a little hard to follow, there was just so much going on. It continued with many, many things happening at once, but you sure couldn't say there was no action! Mysteries, murders, drugs, smuggling, kidnapping, imposters, thefts, multiple villains, reunions, more attempted murders, several different plotlines, some romance and a dodgy stuffed tiger and an unfaithful dog thrown in! Whew! I wasn't kidding when I said there was a lot going on!I liked the first two books a little more, but still enjoyed this one a lot, and I sure wasn't bored! hahaHighly recommend if your brain likes to multitask. ;)Good Murder at Maypole Manor Creat L.B. Hathaway are Book Lies, Spies, Film Stars and Murder New Year s Eve, 1921Posie has been asked to accompany Inspector Richard Lovelace of Scotland Yard on an undercover mission Their destination is a glittering New Year s Eve party at Maypole Manor, the clifftop home of Lord Robin Glaysayer Among the twelve guests are a famous film star, an artist, an Italian nobleman, a government spy an Lies, Spies, Film Stars and Murder New Year s Eve, 1921Posie has been asked to accompany Inspector Richard Lovelace of Scotland Yard on an undercover mission Their destination is a glittering New Year s Eve party at Maypole Manor, the clifftop home of Lord Robin Glaysayer Among the twelve guests are a famous film star, an artist, an Italian nobleman, a government spy and a clairvoyant.With a blizzard raging outside, when a killer strikes, the Inspector and Posie s skills are tested to breaking point as they try to find the murderer before he attacks again.But danger lurks at every corner just who exactly is the mysterious thirteenth house guest Why is Posie being singled out for special attention And will she ever see Alaric Boynton Dale ever again This is a classic Golden Age of Crime murder mystery which will appeal to fans of Agatha Christie and Downton Abbey Murder at Maypole Manor is the third book in the delightfully classic Posie Parker Mystery Series, although the novel can be enjoyed as a stand alone story in its own right If you love an action packed historical cozy crime with a feisty protagonist, download a sample or buy Murder at Maypole Manor now Other books by L.B Hathaway available on Murder Offstage A Posie Parker Mystery 1 The Tomb of the Honey Bee A Posie Parker Mystery 2 The Vanishing of Dr Winter A Posie Parker Mystery 4 To be the first to hear about L.B Hathaway s new releases sign up for the newsletter at lbhathawayFollow L.B Hathaway on Twitter LbHathaway. Cambridge educated, British born L.B Hathaway writes historical fiction and contributes to a number of popular history magazines and websites She worked as a lawyer at Lincoln s Inn in London for almost a decade before becoming a full time writer She brings her love of detective novels set in the Golden Age of Crime and an obsession with English history to her own writing.The Posie Parker series of cosy crime novels span the 1920s They each combine a core central mystery, an exploration of the reckless glamour of the age and a feisty protagonist who you would love to have as your best friend Her other interests, in no particular order, are very fast downhill skiing, theatre going, drinking strong tea, Tudor history, exploring castles and generally trying to cram as much into life as possible She lives in London and Switzerland with her husband and young family.. Popular Ebook Murder at Maypole Manor The entire book (except the epilogue) takes places on New Year's Eve, December 31, 1921, and into the following day. Things get pretty hectic as the plot moves along. It's a fun book altogether, and features some of the characters we've met before in the previous volumes of the series.Oh, the editing is very good. Didn't spot even one typo while reading, so that's golden.(view spoiler)[There were some anachronistic idioms and phrases scattered through the book, and at one point I started looking up some things in the Google ngram viewer... And Wikipedia. Two specific anachronisms that bothered me while reading were (1) Fred Astaire, because I'm such a fan, and (2) nylons. But it's all in good fun, and I don't know how many readers would even notice without being told. The historical notes at the end also exposed some other things the author took liberty with, but which I didn't know or notice; and it's nothing earth-shaking anyway... (hide spoiler)]

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  1. Cambridge educated, British born L.B Hathaway writes historical fiction and contributes to a number of popular history magazines and websites She worked as a lawyer at Lincoln s Inn in London for almost a decade before becoming a full time writer She brings her love of detective novels set in the Golden Age of Crime and an obsession with English history to her own writing.The Posie Parker series of cosy crime novels span the 1920s They each combine a core central mystery, an exploration of the reckless glamour of the age and a feisty protagonist who you would love to have as your best friend Her other interests, in no particular order, are very fast downhill skiing, theatre going, drinking strong tea, Tudor history, exploring castles and generally trying to cram as much into life as possible She lives in London and Switzerland with her husband and young family.

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  1. The entire book except the epilogue takes places on New Year s Eve, December 31, 1921, and into the following day Things get pretty hectic as the plot moves along It s a fun book altogether, and features some of the characters we ve met before in the previous volumes of the series.Oh, the editing is very good Didn t spot even one typo while reading, so that s golden view spoiler There were some anachronistic idioms and phrases scattered through the book, and at one point I started looking up som [...]


  2. Wow What a book The first bit of the book was a little hard to follow, there was just so much going on It continued with many, many things happening at once, but you sure couldn t say there was no action Mysteries, murders, drugs, smuggling, kidnapping, imposters, thefts, multiple villains, reunions, attempted murders, several different plotlines, some romance and a dodgy stuffed tiger and an unfaithful dog thrown in Whew I wasn t kidding when I said there was a lot going on I liked the first t [...]


  3. Posie Parker first the name put me off did they mean Nosy Parker or Nosy Rosie I suppose that maybe, it was suppose to be cute, perky, modern This is not the first book in the series, but the first that I have come across being I am a ROO , it didn t bother me much.So this PI, Posie, is alone for the New Year, living in her offices as the heat in her building is non existent, and her friends boy friend are all away for the holidays.She receives a call from Scotland Yard asking her help by posing [...]


  4. I stumbled upon L B Hathaway s books purely by accident, and I am pleased I did this book is 3 in the series, it describes a very cold snowy New Years at a remote mansion, what I like about this author is the way that you can get into the plot immediately it doesn t get boring at all, poor Posie is supposed to be inspector Lovelaces wife for the night in order for them to obtain some important plans, but as usual nothing is at it seems and no one is who they say, the characters are very diverse [...]


  5. OutstandingWhat a great read I think I loved every bit of this book, except the end That s because I didn t want it to end at all I love that Posie has Alerac And I m so happy that he loves her so much She s an amazing a wonderful character, and she didn t deserve what her partner in the detection business did too her What a wild crazy party this New Years Eve party was With murders, disguises at every turn almost everyone was pretending to be something or someone else I think if you love these [...]


  6. Keep reading I was a little skeptical of this series when I read the first book, but I liked it enough to read the second through Kindle Unlimited, and was so sad to put Posie Parker away at the end of that book that I bought that third Well, I m thoroughly hooked now Posie s totally dull love interest from book one is long gone, and I enjoy that while relationships do play a part in her life, the main focus is definitely on her work Give this book a go


  7. Who s whoA delightful tale about disguise, double agents, spies, drug dealers, and diamond mines No one is who they claimed to be bodies pile up in a blizzard, and an evil master mind collide in early morning hours A fast paced read.


  8. An Intriguing StoryThis Posie Parker story was even better than the last I need to read the next one and see if the Count catches up with Posie again.




  9. This book certainly kept you on your toesI enjoyed this book as I have enjoyed all the Posie Parker s mysteries It was hard to keep track of all the characters once the inspector and Rosie arrived at the mansion It took a while to get them all straight I did catch that Count Caspian de la Rosa was involved and wondered why Posie allowed herself to ignore her hunches in this respect.I like where Posie s relationship with Alaric is going and hope they are finally happy together.I am ready to read [...]


  10. A cozy mystery set in 1920s England where inclement weather leaves guests stranded at a country house party ought to be a winner for me However, this book was a mess and it s a complete mystery to me how this book has a 3.92 average rating I am than willing to suspend disbelief when reading fiction, but this book required too much of me in that capacity.You will enjoy this book if You see nothing wrong with the author explaining away gigantic plot holes with Posie had no idea how xyz could have [...]



  11. A cozy crime mingles with espionage in a classic isolated mansion.I ve been following Posie Parker a feisty private detective in the 1920 s along her adventures with pleasure, in Murder Offstage and The Tomb of the Honey Bee.Posie continues to be a consistent, well vocalized character who pines for her adventurous lover But luckily for us that doesn t stop her also looking for bad guys and generally being feisty.This was one of my favourite settings, the classic mansion in a snow storm with exot [...]


  12. Oh Posie Parker, how I love your crazy exploits L.B Hathaway s Posie Parker series has always been complete comfort reading for me and Murder at Maypole Manor is no exception Posie is facing a lonely New Year s Eve in London when the loveable Inspector Lovelace asks Posie to accompany him on an undercover operation A hush hush government operation will be taking place at the luxurious Maypole Manor and the Inspector and Posie are to make sure everything goes to plan But when a winter storm and m [...]


  13. I absolutely love this cosy crime series, and was honestly counting down the days before its release, and sneaking back to to check if it was out yet It didn t disappoint the third Posie Parker novel is set in on the cliffs near Dover, and the twists and turns just kept on coming I tried my best to eke it out, but I gobbled it up in two days SO good If you love Agatha Christie novels, then you ll love this series and they are very affordable at just 2.79 each I will be reading Book 4 next month [...]


  14. New Year s Eve NightmareWhen asked by Inspector Lovelace to pose as his wife for New Year s Eve, Posie readily accepts what seems like an easy task however, nothing is as it seems at Maypole Manor Before the inspector and Posie have a chance to get settled, Posie senses things aren t right unfortunately she IS right Book three in the Posie Parker series is as fast paced and delightful as the previous two Posie is always a step away from danger and following her is a real treat I highly recommend [...]


  15. I have loved all of the Posie Parker books This one was not quite as good as the previous two books The story seemed a bit too convoluted, with a couple of unnecessary characters whose only reason for being included seemed to be to muddy the waters Still, though, I like Posie, and look forward to reading the next book.


  16. Mostly I enjoyed reading this 3rd book of Posie Parker Mystery series But there were 2 things very annoying 1 Why did Posie suddenly start addressing Inspecter Lovelace sir It sounded unnatural 2 Too much sure as bread is was bread expression 23 times in this book.


  17. Good bookI truly enjoy the Posie Parker series BUT, the over use of sure as bread is bread is rather grating The characters are relatable and the plot twists keep you guessing.




  18. Made the mistake of reading Book 3 of a series first, so was lost for the entire book It was a bit slow but perhaps if I d read 1 and 2 it would have been better.







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