Thursday, 30 August 2018

Primrose and the Dreadful Duke (Garland Cousins, #1) by Emily Larkin, 2018








An irrepressible duke, a bookish spinster, a devious murderer … Regency house parties have never been so hazardous!

Oliver Dasenby is the most infuriating man Primrose Garland has ever known. He may be her brother’s best friend, but he has an atrocious sense of humour. Eight years in the cavalry hasn’t taught him solemnity, nor has the unexpected inheritance of a dukedom.

But when Oliver inherited his dukedom, it appears that he also inherited a murderer…

Oliver might be dreadfully annoying, but Primrose doesn’t want him dead. She’s going to make certain he survives his inheritance—and the only way to do that is to help him catch the murderer!

A Baleful Godmother novel.



Review 


A fun, lighthearted mystery with a sprinkling of suspense and magic.

I liked this book a lot as the characters were so much fun. I loved the banter and teasing that went on between Primrose and Oliver. Prim's brother Rhodes was also very likeable and I want to read his story when it come out.
I enjoyed the fact that there were two people causing acts of violence which meant that there were two mysteries for Primrose and Oliver to solve. It made very entertaining reading.

Having not read any of the author's work before, I wasn't sure about Primrose's ability to 'translocate.' I felt that the story was brilliant enough without this facet and it didn't add anything to the story. I think I would have preferred the book without this magical element although I will happily continue with the series as it is published.


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