Who's Sorry Now?
(A Lady Adelaide Mystery #2)
Paperback, 416 pages
Expected publication: June 1st 2019 by Poisoned Pen Press
A Russian prince. A wealthy heir. An impoverished earl's daughter. Which one will make an untimely exit from the London social scene?
Scotland Yard Detective Inspector Devenand Hunter finds himself in the middle of a series of upper-class deaths in London. Bright Young People are being extinguished in their favorite night spots, from a sleazy private jazz club to the Savoy ballroom. Dev knows just the person to help him navigate the treacherous society waters: Lady Adelaide Compton, a marquess' daughter and widow of a Great War hero. Unfortunately, he has put her in jeopardy once before, nearly leading him to turn in his warrant card.
But when her sister Cee is nearly one of the victims, Addie turns to Mr. Hunter, offering her help... and it soon becomes clear that the two of them working together again could lead to much more than merely solving crime.
I read somewhere they thought this book was akin to a Phryne Fisher Mystery. I somewhat agree. It is set in a similar time period yet this book has a ready made ghost following Addie around. He is her dead husband, Rupert and he shows up at all the most inopportune times.
I thought this book was okay. I wasn’t interested in the whodunit mystery. In fact, I don’t feel the author was too interested in it either. The book was filled with Addie and her exploits. There is a real interesting dynamic between herself and Detective Inspector Dev Hunter. And frankly, that relationship was the only thing that got me through the book.
I wish the mystery had been more compelling and kept my attention. Maybe I just wasn’t in the right mindset for this book and that is why I couldn’t connect with it. I wanted to love it more but it just didn’t happen for me.
I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.