Death Comes to Bath ((A Kurland St. Mary Mystery Book 6) by Catherine LLoyd (2018)
On a visit to Bath, Major Sir Robert Kurland and Lady Lucy Kurland discover that the English spa town is not beneficial to everyone's health . . . After Sir Robert's injury from the battle of Waterloo begins troubling him again, his wife Lucy insists they relocate from the village of Kurland St. Mary to Bath, along with her sister Anna, so that Robert can take the waters and recover.
At the Roman baths, Robert befriends an elderly and pugnacious businessman, Sir William Benson, ennobled by the Crown for his service to industry. Their acquaintance is short-lived, however, when the man is found drowned in the baths. Robert vows to find his killer, with Lucy's aid.
The members of Sir William's family seem the most obvious suspects to benefit from the wealthy man's death, but his will has gone missing. To deduce who sent Sir William to a watery grave, Robert and Lucy must investigate with the utmost discretion—before they too find themselves in over their heads . . .
This series is still a favourite of mine even though the previous title was just OK. The audio copies of these books have been very slow to be produced so I've stopped waiting on them and now buy the books to complete my collection.
I got a kick out of this one as I am fairly familiar with Bath and the places that Robert and Lucy frequented. I could visualise it all in my head.
The story this time round has a faster pace and doesn't drag in the way the previous book did. The mystery is very intriguing, the side characters are lively and eccentric and there's plenty of menace, danger and suspense to keep me hooked to the end.
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