Friday, February 3, 2023

Friday Memes: Of Manners and Murder by Anastasis Hastings

 Happy Friday everybody!

Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Rose City ReaderThe Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

It should be known from the beginning, I am no flibbertigibbet. Nor am I inclined to the sorts of vapors which often envelop my half-sister Sephora and cause her to swoon - usually when there is an attractive young man in the vicinity to offer assistance.
Friday 56:
Lilac Lane was a narrow street in a remote corner of Bayswater in the west of London. As I arrived, a gaggle of children played in the road, three skinny cats streaked by, a sleeping dog opened one eye to assess me then went instantly back to his slumbers.
This week I am spotlighting Of Manners and Murder by Anastasia Hastings from my review stack. Here is the description of this historical mystery.
Of Manners and Murder is the first in the delightful new Dear Miss Hermione mystery series from Anastasia Hastings.

1885: London, England. When Violet's Aunt Adelia decides to abscond with her newest paramour, she leaves behind her role as the most popular Agony Aunt in London, "Miss Hermione," in Violet's hands.

And of course, the first letter Violet receives is full, not of prissy pondering, but of portent. Ivy Armstrong is in need of help and fears for her life. But when Violet visits the village where the letters were posted, she finds that Ivy is already dead.

She'll quickly discover that when you represent the best-loved Agony Aunt in Britain, both marauding husbands and murder are par for the course.


  1. Flibbertigibbet.... LOL.... Happy weekend!

  2. Oh I think I would love this! Adding it to my wishlist! Happy Reading!

  3. Mark also highlighted this one today, you all are book twins! It does sound interesting, I hope you enjoy it. Have a great weekend!

  4. I saw this mentioned on another blog and knew it was a book for me. I just love that opening! Thank you for sharing! I hope you have a great weekend!


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