Friday, May 15, 2020

Friday Memes: Murder at Rudhall Manor by Anya Wylde

Happy Friday everybody!
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"Miss Trotter, I hope you understand what an honour this is?

"Yes, Miss Summer," Lucy replied meekly.

"You will be stepping out into the world and leaving the comforts of this orphanage forever. You will be representing us, Miss Trotter, in an aristocratic family, and I hope you will do nothing to tarnish our good name."
Friday 56:
"This is for you."

Lucy abandoned the bag, wiped her hands on the side of her skirt and took the offered bundle.

It contained twenty candles tied together with a bit of twine.

Her eyes grew large. "Goodness. These are beeswax."
This week I am spotlighting Murder at Rudhall Manor by Anya Wylde. This author contacted me on Goodreads and offered me the book. I accepted because I do enjoy historical mysteries. Here is the description from Amazon:
A murder and a theft have been committed at Rudhall Manor. A box of jewels has vanished and Lord Sedley, a lusty old aristocrat, has been stabbed six times in the chest.

It is all very mysterious, and the Sedley family and the servants have decided that Miss Lucy Anne Trotter, a recently employed governess, is to blame for the unfortunate events.

The legendary and wickedly handsome Marquis, Lord William Adair, learns of the matter and decides to uncover the truth.

Lucy, however, has little faith in blue-blooded creatures—even if they possess dashing good looks— and, accompanied by two naughty pugs and a moody raven, decides to investigate and unmask the killer herself.

But the hunt for the killer turns out to be far more complicated than she anticipates—what with snooty servants, warts in odd places, mixed up love affairs, agitated chickens and dreadful disguises ruining her plans.

Soon she begins to wonder if, for once, she is in over her head….


  1. Leaving the comforts of the orphanage? Uuum, she probably doesn't mind as I don't believe orphanages were all that comfortable. This book sounds very appealing and I do like historical mysteries. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

  2. I would pick this up just cause there is a Pug on the cover... lol.... Happy weekend!! Stay safe!

  3. Murder at Rudhall Manor looks interesting, and I like the quotes. Enjoy your current read!

  4. With the title itself I am hooked. I like those settings.

  5. I like the sound of this one...and what a cute cover! Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE CLOSER YOU GET”

  6. How can you resist a book with a pug on the cover??


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