An utterly charming cozy mystery with a strong female lead and a twisty tale of murder and blackmail.
Lady Felicity has a refreshingly modern outlook on life and there is nothing more likely to spur a woman on than a man repeatedly telling her she can't do something. I could feel Felicity's frustration at being put in a box and held back and so I delighted in watching her outsmart and prove the men wrong.
Alex, the new journalist in town, is likeable and supportive of Felicity. Their chemistry added fun to the story. I also liked Felicity's brother. His attitude to Felicity reporting on the murder comes from the perspective of an overprotective and caring brother rather than from any malice. I would like to see more of him in the series.
This was a clever mystery that kept me guessing and entertained. A series I will definitely be following from here on out.