Please join Tessa Arlen as she tours with HF Virtual Book Tours for Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman, from January 5-February 6.
Publication Date: January 6, 2015
Formats: eBook, Hardcover
Lady Montfort has been planning her annual summer costume ball for months, and with scrupulous care. Pulling together the food, flowers and a thousand other details for one of the most significant social occasions of the year is her happily accepted responsibility. But when her husband’s degenerate nephew is found murdered, it’s more than the ball that is ruined. In fact, Lady Montfort fears that the official police enquiry, driven by petty snobbery and class prejudice, is pointing towards her son as a potential suspect.
A Party for Winston, the second book in the series to be released in January 2016.
A joy to read such a well constructed mystery. Arlen seems to have found her forte in the historical mystery genre.
Truly a delightful mystery set in early 1900’s England, prior to The Great War. The myriad of twists will keep your attention until the end. Stellar writing with wonderful detail.
Arlen certainly performed due diligence in research, plenty of references scattered throughout the narrative regarding popular literature and authors of the time, suffragettes King Edward’s consorts, Ballet Russes, class division and much more. The cultural and historical innuendo adds dimension. The reader will feel submerged in the Edwardian era.
The stodgy and stuffy privileged characters are colorful and full of secrets. Each character adding their own flavor to the already rich narrative. Clementine and Jackson merge their imagination and intellect to create a marvelous sleuthing duo. Class separates them, team work unites them, sharing a keen sense of people, these two ladies are a sheer pleasure. Arlen deftly and skillfully inserts dry sarcastic humor, and you’ll find yourself chuckling more than once.
A well crafted elegant mystery among the social gentry, enthralling, you’ll be on your toes until the very end. Notable debut from Arlen, I anxiously await her next installment in this sophisticated series. Mystery lovers take note, you’ll want to add to your TBR.
About the Author
TESSA ARLEN, the daughter of a British diplomat, had lived in or visited her parents in Singapore, Cairo, Berlin, the Persian Gulf, Beijing, Delhi and Warsaw by the time she was sixteen. She came to the U.S. in 1980 and worked as an H.R. recruiter for the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee for the 1984 Olympic Games, where she interviewed her future husband for a job. DEATH OF A DISHONORABLE GENTLEMAN is Tessa’s first novel. She lives in Bainbridge Island, Washington.
Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman Blog Tour Schedule
Monday, January 5
Review at Reading the Past
Review at Back Porchervations
Review & Giveaway at Mina’s Bookshelf
Tuesday, January 6
Review & Giveaway at Unshelfish
Review & Giveaway at The Maiden’s Court
Wednesday, January 7
Review & Giveaway at To Read, Or Not to Read
Spotlight at The Never-Ending Book
Thursday, January 8
Review at Buried Under Books
Friday, January 9
Review at Mel’s Shelves
Guest Post on The Writing Desk
Interview at Back Porchervations
Saturday, January 10
Review at With Her Nose Stuck in a Book
Monday, January 12
Review at Flashlight Commentary
Tuesday, January 13
Review at Girl Lost in a Book
Spotlight & Giveaway at Let Them Read Books
Wednesday, January 14
Review & Giveaway at The Book Binder’s Daughter
Thursday, January 15
Spotlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past
Friday, January 16
Spotlight at Just One More Chapter
Monday, January 19
Review at Beth’s Book Book
Tuesday, January 20
Review at The Lit Bitch
Spotlight & Giveaway at Peeking Between the Pages
Wednesday, January 21
Spotlight & Giveaway at Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus More
Thursday, January 22
Review at Musings of a Bookish Kitty
Monday, January 26
Review at A Literary Vacation
Spotlight at CelticLady’s Reviews
Tuesday, January 27
Review & Giveaway at The True Book Addict
Wednesday, January 28
Review at A Book Geek
Thursday, January 29
Spotlight at What Is That Book About
Saturday, January 31
Review & Giveaway at The Calico Critic
Monday, February 2
Review at Book Nerd
Tuesday, February 3
Spotlight at I Heart Reading
Thursday, February 5
Review at Layered Pages
Friday, February 6
Guest Post & Giveaway at Historical Fiction Connection
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