Friday, August 17, 2018

Friday Memes: As Death Draws Near by Anna Lee Huber

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It began with a letter. Or perhaps, more accurately, a messenger. Though I suppose it's pointless to quibble over such a triviality.
Friday 56:
Reverend Mother appeared equally relieved by my ready acceptance of her decision. "We noted any details as best we could, but I'm afraid there wasn't much. Though perhaps we did not know what to look for."
This week I am featuring As Death Draws Near by Anna Lee Huber. This is the fifth in the Lady Darby Mystery series. Here is the description from Amazon:
In this historical mystery from the national bestselling author of A Brush with Shadows, Lady Kiera Darby and Sebastian Gage get tangled in a dangerous web of religious and political intrigue.

July 1831. In the midst of their idyllic honeymoon in England’s Lake District, Kiera and Gage’s seclusion is soon interrupted by a missive from her new father-in-law. A deadly incident involving a distant relative of the Duke of Wellington has taken place at an abbey south of Dublin, Ireland, and he insists that Kiera and Gage look into the matter.

Intent on discovering what kind of monster could murder a woman of the cloth, the couple travel to Rathfarnham Abbey school. Soon a second nun is slain in broad daylight near a classroom full of young girls. With the sinful killer growing bolder, the mother superior would like to send the students home, but the growing civil unrest in Ireland would make the journey treacherous.

Before long, Kiera starts to suspect that some of the girls may be hiding a sinister secret. With the killer poised to strike yet again, Kiera and Gage must make haste and unmask the fiend, before their matrimonial bliss comes to an untimely end...


  1. This sounds like a great read! Gotta love historical mysteries. :D

  2. Ooh, I love historical mysteries! This one sounds awesome! Happy reading! :)

  3. Looks like you've been hooked by this series. Hope you continue to enjoy it. Does the dynamic change now that they are married?

  4. Ooooo....this sounds GOOD.

    Love the cover too.

    Have a great weekend.

  5. I don't read a lot of historical fiction, but I love the look and sound of this one. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  6. I don't know how I missed this series--I'm adding it to my TBR list.

  7. Not my usual fare... hope you love it! Happy weekend!

  8. The two quotes are intriguing and the plot sounds like something I'd really get into. I'll have to look it up. Thanks!

  9. I love historical mysteries. Hope this is a good one!

  10. I don't usually read this genre, but I've been curious about this author.

  11. I saw another book by this author only yesterday and that too sounded very good. I do hope I can track this author down. This book too new to me. Thanks for the review.

  12. I really like the beginning of this book! :)

  13. I just read the latest book in the series though I hadn't read any of the others and I absolutely loved it. This one looks like fantastic!


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