A Study in Death



From The National Bestselling Author Of A Grave Matter Comes The Latest Riveting Mystery Featuring A Most Unusual And Romantic Judith Rock Sleuth Scotland, After A Tumultuous Courtship Complicated By Three Deadly Inquiries, Lady Kiera Darby Is Thrilled To Have Found Both An Investigative Partner And A Fianc In Sebastian Gage But With Her Well Meaning And Very Pregnant Sister Planning On Making Their Wedding The Event Of The Season, Kiera Could Use A Respite From The Impending MadnessCommissioned To Paint The Portrait Of Lady Drummond, Kiera Is Saddened When She Recognizes The Pain In The Baroness S Eyes Lord Drummond Is A Brute, And His Brusque Treatment Of His Wife Forces Kiera To Think Of The Torment Caused By Her Own Late HusbandKiera Isn T Sure How To Help, But When She Finds Lady Drummond Prostrate On The Floor, Things Take A Fatal Turn The Physician Called To The House And Lord Drummond Appear Satisfied To Rule Her Death Natural, But Kiera Is Convinced That Poison Is The Real CulpritNow, Armed Only With Her Knowledge Of The Macabre And Her Convictions, Kiera Intends To Discover The Truth Behind The Baroness S Death No Matter What, Or Who, Stands In Her WayA Study in Death

Anna Lee Huber is the Daphne award winning author of the national bestselling Lady Darby Mysteries, the Verity Kent Mysteries, the Gothic Myths series, and the forthcoming anthology The Deadly Hours She is a summa cum laude graduate of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she majored in music and minored in psychology She currently resides in Indiana with her family and is hard at work on her next novel Visit her online at www.annaleehuber.com.

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 336 pages
  • A Study in Death
  • Anna Lee Huber
  • English
  • 14 April 2017

10 thoughts on “A Study in Death

  1. says:

    I ve given this a B at AARThis is the fourth book in Anna Lee Huber s series of historical mysteries featuring Lady Keira Derby and her gorgeous but enigmatic partner in investigation, Sebastian Gage At the end of A Grave Matter the previous book in this series , readers were at last treated to the thing that many of us have been waiting for since

  2. says:

    I really do adore this series and it seems to be getting better and better as it goes, which is always a bonus Love these two sleuthing people so much

  3. says:

    A Study in Death4 StarsEager to escape her sister s obsessive wedding plans, Lady Kiera Darby gladly accepts a commission to paint Lady Drummond s portrait Kiera soon realizes that the Baroness is suffering psychological and perhaps even physical abuse at her husband s hands So when Lady Drummond is discovered writhing in agony, Kiera suspects foul play and is determined to uncover the truth no matter where it may lead her Warning There are significant spoilers for books 1 3 in this installm A Study in Death4 StarsEager to escape her sister s obsessive wedding plans, Lady Kiera Darby gladly accepts a commission to paint Lady Drummond s portrait Kiera soon realizes that the Baroness is suffering psychological and perhaps even physical abuse at her husband s hands So when Lady Drummond is discovered writhing in agony, Kiera suspects foul play and is determined to uncover the truth no matter where it may lead her Warning There are significant spoilers for books 1 3 in this installment It is also recommended that the series be read in order so as not to miss out on the excellent character development.Kiera and Sebastian have taken their slow burn romance to the next level, but there are still outstanding issues between them, such as Sebastian s secretive nature and overprotective tendencies as well as Kiera s need to retain her independence and be accepted as an equal Nevertheless, the love they share and the support they give to one another is key to overcoming all other obstacles and their relationship is definitely going in the right direction.The case is intriguing and there are several compelling suspects That said, my suspicions regarding one character in particular ultimately turned out to be accurate, and it is possible to figure out the culprit, if not the actual motive, which is rather convoluted.The secondary characters all add nuance to the story and enrich the plotting and characterization The irrepressible Bonnie Brock is a fascinating antagonist and it is clever of Huber to include him as his presence opens up new avenues of investigation that neither Sebastian nor Kiera would have access to without him Sebastian s autocratic father, Lord Gage, is another new addition and his confrontations with Kiera are a highlight of the book Finally, the portrayal of Kiera s sister s high risk pregnancy is very realistic and leads to some truly intense moments.In sum, a well written and entertaining historical mystery series and I m eager to read the next one when it comes out next month

  4. says:

    Such an amazing series Stayed up late last night to finish I can t stop reading listening

  5. says:

    This is the fourth book in the Lady Darby Series Its a historical mystery and there are only five books.

  6. says:

    This is also an interesting murder mystery story in the Lady Darby series Huber s plots are dark, sinister and suspenseful a good combination for a book of this genre She carefully plans and executes the story well with interesting turns and twists In this installment too, there is no exception I was fully engaged with the story throughout the read.In addition to the murder mystery plot, Huber works out on the lives and relationships of the recurring characters providing the reader with a This is also an interesting murder mystery story in the Lady Darby series Huber s plots are dark, sinister and suspenseful a good combination for a book of this genre She carefully plans and executes the story well with interesting turns and twists In this installment too, there is no exception I was fully engaged with the story throughout the read.In addition to the murder mystery plot, Huber works out on the lives and relationships of the recurring characters providing the reader with a bonus story to the bargain From the very first installment I liked Lady Darby and Sebastian Gage Their flawed characters, tensed emotions and their relationship struggle made them real characters that reader can relate to With each installment, they have grown on me Even the recurring characters are so likable that I feel homely with them In this installment, a new character, only known by name in previous installments, makes his appearance and it is none other than Sebastian s father, Lord Gage It was quite interesting to witness his hostility towards Lady Darby and her unflinching determination to stand up to him However, with the disapproval of Lord Gage and with three near death escapes, Lady Darby comes out victorious to finally wed Sebastian Gage I m really enjoying this series Anna Lee Huber is doing a great job

  7. says:

    Love this series, love the hero and can t wait for the next installment.For those who haven t read the first three, you shouldn t be reading recaps of this book unless you want to be thoroughly spoiled If you have read the first three, you have a good idea of what s involved and I don t need to waste my time with it All in all, a nice little murder mystery,developments on the Gage and Kiera relationship and a fewhints about Gage s mysterious past When does the next one come out Ki Love this series, love the hero and can t wait for the next installment.For those who haven t read the first three, you shouldn t be reading recaps of this book unless you want to be thoroughly spoiled If you have read the first three, you have a good idea of what s involved and I don t need to waste my time with it All in all, a nice little murder mystery,developments on the Gage and Kiera relationship and a fewhints about Gage s mysterious past When does the next one come out Kindle copy obtained via library loan

  8. says:

    Crackling with tension and rising suspense, this series continues to capture me A clever, strong, and yet vulnerable lady artist and a gentleman inquiry agent solving murders and struggling to solve the mystery of each other at the same time I love this series and look forward to each fresh installment.A Study in Death is fourth of the Lady Darby series This is a series that builds the character and relationship plot threads with each book so does not do well when read out of order.Kiera and Crackling with tension and rising suspense, this series continues to capture me A clever, strong, and yet vulnerable lady artist and a gentleman inquiry agent solving murders and struggling to solve the mystery of each other at the same time I love this series and look forward to each fresh installment.A Study in Death is fourth of the Lady Darby series This is a series that builds the character and relationship plot threads with each book so does not do well when read out of order.Kiera and Sebastian are engaged But, if she thought admitting her love and accepting a new man s offer would be the hard part, she finds that trusting in his love and pushing away her fear is as strong as ever Alana s pregnancy has grownfraught with danger and she gets put on bedrest even as her husband drifts further away and focuses on his work and the responsibilities of his estate and his political activities But when both situations have Kiera ready to burst, one of her portrait subjects dies suddenly and, though physician and husband both believe its apoplexy, Kiera can t accept that Her intuition tells her to dig deeper and Gage trusts that and steps up to investigate beside her Interference comes from all sides including a surprising and unwelcome newcomer on the scene and even the detecting pair themselves are starting to fall out when Gage tells her to avoid dangerous aspects of the inquiry and Kiera bristles up and forges ahead.Someone doesn t want the investigation to continue and it may mean Kiera s life and not just a shredded reputation.If I thought Kiera s angsty wavering would be over after the I love you s and decision to marry Gage in the last book, this one taught me that it was not smooth sailing yet Kiera is a fiery woman and is driven by her impulses and her fears just as much as a finely honed instinct, learned skills, and a bright intellect She is having wedding jitters in the worst way and her past is rearing its ugly head at every turn It was painful to see her lashing out at Gage as a result This heroine struggles so hard and works through these things She is reactionary because of her past, but being with Gage is slowly teaching her to either let it go or find the inner strength to power through stuff and she is teaching him to open up and trust her with his painful past They are a beautiful couple and I loved where things ended in this one.The mystery was secondary to Kiera s relationship crises, but the mystery becomes the vehicle to showing her and Gage s relationship in a good light even when they get acrimonious now and then They have different strengths even when Kiera pulls a few stubborn stupids that put them in unnecessary harm because she gets so determined and impatient to get to the truth Even though I was rolling my eyes at her choices, I do love when a certain Edinburgh criminal makes an appearance or two so I let it ride Kiera is the one who connects the dots though the culprit isn t hard to guess It s the motive that stumped me until nearly the reveal.All in all, this was another deep feeling, suspenseful book in a fabulous series Those who love authentic historical backdrop, amazingly drawn characters, sizzling low burn romance, and a good murder mystery then give this series a go

  9. says:

    The Meridian library provided a copy of this book Thanks to them for all you do.The fourth book of the Lady Darby mysteries is another good tale with numerous two and turn Keira has accepted Sebastian Gage s marriage proposal.The,look brings new support ing characters to the tale Gate s Father, Lord Gage does not like Keira and tries to change Gage Keira is present when Lady Drummond expires and feels it is murder, the doctor disagreed and signs the funeral papers with death by Apoplexy Ama The Meridian library provided a copy of this book Thanks to them for all you do.The fourth book of the Lady Darby mysteries is another good tale with numerous two and turn Keira has accepted Sebastian Gage s marriage proposal.The,look brings new support ing characters to the tale Gate s Father, Lord Gage does not like Keira and tries to change Gage Keira is present when Lady Drummond expires and feels it is murder, the doctor disagreed and signs the funeral papers with death by Apoplexy Amanla is planning an elaborate social wedding for her sister until she is about to loose the baby Bonnie Brock Kincaid, the head boss of the criminal organization enters the story Keira needs to find an answer before she fellow Lady Drummond in death

  10. says:

    A Study in Death is the fourth installment in Huber s Lady Darby historical mystery series and just so happens to be one of my most anticipated reads of the summer I ve really enjoyed the series to date and was ready to dive into this one and while I certainly enjoyed this one, I have to admit to being a tiny bit disappointed.Having read the previous three books I was well aware of Kiera s progress from insular artist to a confident investigator and I really appreciated the character growth tha A Study in Death is the fourth installment in Huber s Lady Darby historical mystery series and just so happens to be one of my most anticipated reads of the summer I ve really enjoyed the series to date and was ready to dive into this one and while I certainly enjoyed this one, I have to admit to being a tiny bit disappointed.Having read the previous three books I was well aware of Kiera s progress from insular artist to a confident investigator and I really appreciated the character growth that was conveyed in the previous three novels Unfortunately for me, A Study in Death seemed a tad repetitive, covering much of the internal conflict that Kiera experienced in the previous book Don t get me wrong, I still really like the character of Kiera, but I don t think there was much change in her in this book and I think that could have been better compensated by a stronger mystery In A Study in Death Lady Darby is investigating the probable murder of Lady Drummond, who s portrait Kiera was commissioned to paint Naturally, Kiera enlists the help of her new fiance and seasoned investigator, Sebastian Gage Kiera is quick to turn her attention to Lady Drummond s husband, who is by all accounts a brute, forcing Kiera to revisit her own past and her relationship with her own abusive late husband No one is convinced that Lady Drummond was murdered, but Kiera is relentless and refuses to back down even when she is forced to consider a less obvious suspect for the murder.In addition to murder, Kiera is also dealing with her sister Alana s complicated and dangerous pregnancy as well as signs of stress in Alana s solid marriage Then there s Kiera s introduction to her future father in law, who is less than pleased with his son s engagement and has no problem sharing that fact with Kiera And on top of that, Gage still has not told Kiera the events that scarred him in Greece, something that Kiera was insistent on knowing in the previous book.So while the mystery was certainly central to A Study in Death, there was a lot of other stuff going on as well I, of course, enjoyed the character focused plot that has been so central to this series, but as I mentioned, I did feel that it was repetitive in this book In the previous book, Kiera struggled with her feelings for Gage She wasn t sure she could trust him and she was deeply affected by her relationship with her late husband While I didn t anticipate that Kiera would or should be unaffected by her past relationship, I was disappointed that she continued to bring up the same issues Kiera continued to leery of marriage in general and took it out on Gage most of the time, all the while demanding he tell her the secrets of his past For me, this repetitiveness makes me see A Study in Death asof a filler book in the series and I feel that the pace will pick up once readers are treated to Kiera and Gage s married life and seeing how these two interact with each other on a daily basis.Overall, A Study in Death was a good read, but I didn t think it was the best in the series The unique Lady Darby continues to impress and I will be back for the next book, I can only hope that Kiera and Gage s marriage will bring a much needed change in pace and tone to the series.Originally reviewed at The Book Adventures

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