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April 1923. After a winter on the Amalfi Coast, Lady Violet Carlyle returns home for her little sister’s wedding. The last time Vi was with her family, she was the pauper daughter who needed to wed before she lost her chance. After the events of the holidays, Vi’s richer than Midas. When Violet meets her sister’s fiancé Violet knows something must be done. This is no lov April 1923. After a winter on the Amalfi Coast, Lady Violet Carlyle returns home for her little sister’s wedding. The last time Vi was with her family, she was the pauper daughter who needed to wed before she lost her chance. After the events of the holidays, Vi’s richer than Midas. When Violet meets her sister’s fiancé Violet knows something must be done. This is no love match or even a good match. Before she can stop the wedding, she finds herself embroiled in another murder investigation. Yet again, she and her family are the suspects. This time, instead of being a suspect, Chief Inspector Jack Wakefield knows she’s innocent. He’s not eyeing her for the crime, but she’s captured his attention. Can they find the killer, so they can explore what’s growing between them? And just how will her family react when they discover she’s falling for a Scotland Yard detective? Book TWO in The Violet Carlyle Mysteries. Are you ready for the roaring twenties? Not having money gave Violet a measure of freedom, she’s got to learn how to claim that independence once again. You’ll love Vi, her indulgent twin Vic, and their friends. You might even find your interest caught by Chief Inspector Jack Wakefield. For fans of Carola Dunn, Jacqueline Winspear, Georgette Heyer, and Lee Strauss. A light, cozy mystery with a fun peek into life in the life of a bright young thing. No swearing, graphic scenes, or cliffhangers. The Violet Carlyle Mysteries Book 1: Murder & the Heir Book 2: Kennington House Murder Book 3: Murder & The Folly Book 4: A Merry Little Murder (Coming November 2018) Book 5: Murder Among the Roses (Coming December 2018) Book 6: Murder in the Shallows (Coming January 2019)


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April 1923. After a winter on the Amalfi Coast, Lady Violet Carlyle returns home for her little sister’s wedding. The last time Vi was with her family, she was the pauper daughter who needed to wed before she lost her chance. After the events of the holidays, Vi’s richer than Midas. When Violet meets her sister’s fiancé Violet knows something must be done. This is no lov April 1923. After a winter on the Amalfi Coast, Lady Violet Carlyle returns home for her little sister’s wedding. The last time Vi was with her family, she was the pauper daughter who needed to wed before she lost her chance. After the events of the holidays, Vi’s richer than Midas. When Violet meets her sister’s fiancé Violet knows something must be done. This is no love match or even a good match. Before she can stop the wedding, she finds herself embroiled in another murder investigation. Yet again, she and her family are the suspects. This time, instead of being a suspect, Chief Inspector Jack Wakefield knows she’s innocent. He’s not eyeing her for the crime, but she’s captured his attention. Can they find the killer, so they can explore what’s growing between them? And just how will her family react when they discover she’s falling for a Scotland Yard detective? Book TWO in The Violet Carlyle Mysteries. Are you ready for the roaring twenties? Not having money gave Violet a measure of freedom, she’s got to learn how to claim that independence once again. You’ll love Vi, her indulgent twin Vic, and their friends. You might even find your interest caught by Chief Inspector Jack Wakefield. For fans of Carola Dunn, Jacqueline Winspear, Georgette Heyer, and Lee Strauss. A light, cozy mystery with a fun peek into life in the life of a bright young thing. No swearing, graphic scenes, or cliffhangers. The Violet Carlyle Mysteries Book 1: Murder & the Heir Book 2: Kennington House Murder Book 3: Murder & The Folly Book 4: A Merry Little Murder (Coming November 2018) Book 5: Murder Among the Roses (Coming December 2018) Book 6: Murder in the Shallows (Coming January 2019)

30 review for Kennington House Murder

  1. 5 out of 5

    JoAn

    I am enjoying this historical cozy mystery series. Although all of the characters are "bright young things" with too much time on their hands, they are a close knit group of friends who support each other through the drama. An easy read with only a few twists. I am enjoying this historical cozy mystery series. Although all of the characters are "bright young things" with too much time on their hands, they are a close knit group of friends who support each other through the drama. An easy read with only a few twists.

  2. 5 out of 5

    QNPoohBear

    3.5 stars Violet Carlyle and her twin brother Victor have been summoned by their stepmother. They are loathe to visit the family after such an agreeable holiday in Italy. They needed the sun and the break after the death of their beloved great-aunt. Now their little sister is getting married and Vi is shocked. Barely out of the school room, Isolde is far too young to marry, let alone a much older man she barely knows. Vi discovers Isolde's fiance may not be all he appears but Isolde's mother is i 3.5 stars Violet Carlyle and her twin brother Victor have been summoned by their stepmother. They are loathe to visit the family after such an agreeable holiday in Italy. They needed the sun and the break after the death of their beloved great-aunt. Now their little sister is getting married and Vi is shocked. Barely out of the school room, Isolde is far too young to marry, let alone a much older man she barely knows. Vi discovers Isolde's fiance may not be all he appears but Isolde's mother is insistent her daughter marry Mr. Danvers because he's rich. Vi tries to talk Isolde out of the marriage and just when she's achieved success in teaching Isolde to stand up for herself, Vi discovers the groom dead. Someone bashed him in the had with a candlestick! Vi is shocked but knows Jack and his boss at Scotland Yard will be able to solve the case... with a little help from her. I didn't enjoy this mystery as much as the first one. I was able to guess who and why in the middle of the story. I would think Vi could have figured it out on her own. I'm tired of every.single.book set in this time period featuring a sexual harassment/sexual assault scene. We know it happens, it's in the news A LOT these days. We know women had even less power 100 years ago than they do now. Horrible stuff happened and I don't want to read about it in fiction. I read for escape. On the plus side, at least this time the murder victim was a really, really horrible person. A note on historical and cultural accuracy. I noted some minor errors. Their speech doesn't always sound British and I kept thinking they were American, aside from the booze, or their mother was American. Vi seems to be buying clothing off-the-rack, yet she's well able to afford couture. She does buy one dress in progress and possibly another but she's also buying ready made clothing. Miss Fisher and Ginger Gold Murder at Feathers & Flair both have dress shops with couture AND ready made clothing for those who can't afford couture. Also, there's a lack of name dropping designers. The one major thing that stood out for me was calling Vi and Vic Lord and Lady Carlyle. Um no, that's their father and Eleanor. She's Lady Violet- that was correct in the first book. He's The Honorable Victor Carlyle or Mr. Carlyle. Their eldest brother is Lord Gerald Carlyle. Debrett's is online. Look it up! It takes two seconds. At least this author knows how to spell all right and use apostrophes. I like Vi and Vic a lot. I love how independent Vi is and how she looks after her brother and how he looks after her. He's protective of both his sisters and the rest of the family too. Vi is coming to terms with her feelings about Jack. They don't know each other very well yet and they're still exploring the relationship. Vi is reluctant to marry and give up her independence. I don't like how frivolously they spend their money on clothes and booze. They shouldn't travel to America. They wouldn't like it. No legal drinking. They would like the speakeasies and jazz music though. What I really love about Vi in this book is that she's taking Aunt Agatha's lessons and paying it forward as a benefactor to other girls. I think that's wonderful and exactly what she should do with her money. Aunt Agatha would approve. I liked getting to know the rest of the Carlyle family. Isolde is very young and sheltered. She doesn't know yet what she wants out of life. She's been under the thumb of her overbearing mother for her whole life, pushed into marrying a man she doesn't love just because he's rich. There's no reason for that because Isolde has 3 living brothers, a wealthy sister and a wealthy father. She's not the Bennet sisters and it's not 1804 anymore! Isolde is sweet and shy. She admires Violet a lot but shows some independence of spirit. The Earl is kind and loving but doesn't really express his caring in a traditional way. He doesn't know how to relate to his daughters. I tried to feel sorry for Eleanor but as she pushes Isolde on Mr. Danvers even knowing he's a villain and when she flat out lies to Vi's face about Lord Caryle's feelings about Vi seeing Jack, I gave up trying to like her. She's awful and nasty. Eleanor is the classic wicked stepmother. I liked the heir, Gerald. He's fun and funny but not as lazy or hot tempered as Vic. Jack is getting to know and trust Violet. They have an actual date here and some conversations. I'd dearly like to know if they have anything in common but we're just told what they discussed. He seems like an honorable man and Vi helps him loosen up. Inspector Barnes is his boss as Scotland Yard and technically the detective on the case. He trusts Jack. Mr. Fredericks, Vi and Vic's man of business, is excellent. He doesn't doubt Vi's intelligence and in return, she trusts him to invest her money wisely. Mr. Fredericks can spot a scam easily and Mr. Danvers raises red flags for him. Vi and Vic are lucky to have him! We are introduced to two precocious girls Violet tries to help. The two could not be more different. Anna Mathers, the daughter of a businessman, is protected, somewhat wealthy (but not compared to her school chums) and cared for, if not loved. Anna is funny and perceptive. Ginny, a street urchin, helps Vi recover something precious that was lost. Ginny is sharp and I think Violet is going to help her get off the streets and better her situation. The new characters are murder suspects and there are a lot of them. Mr. Danvers was not a nice man. He was running a Ponzi scheme that anyone with sense could spot a mile away. He was an old lecher who took advantage of innocent young women and got away with it. No one was sad when he died, not even his son. Hugo Danvers is a nasty man too. He is a despicable excuse for a human and preys on innocent young ladies just like his father. Markus Kennington, the brother of Lady Eleanor and Norman Eleanor's cousin, both have reason to want Mr. Danvers dead. They have invested heavily in his scheme and stand to lose a lot of money from it. Neither sounds particularly bright and they're inclined to dismiss a woman's intelligence because of her gender. Other suspects include Helen Mathers and her father. Helen is a woman scorned by Mr. Danvers and jealous of Isolde. She has a secret that I guessed right away. Her father worked for Mr. Danvers and is also an overprotective father. Mr. Mathers could have every reason for wanting Mr. Danvers dead. Mr. Gulliver and Mr. Higgins are major investors in Mr. Danvers's scheme. They were seen fighting with Danvers before the wedding and stand to lose everything. Hugo Danvers also invested in the scheme. Which one of them did in Mr. Danvers? content: gory dead body women insinuate they have been sexually harassed and pressured into doing something they probably didn't exactly consent to. Modern women doing things to stop babies from coming (birth control) hints a character tried to take their own life (view spoiler)[A character ends up pregnant and unmarried (hide spoiler)] I plan to continue the series in the future. My Kindle Unlimited subscription is coming to an end for right now.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Alison C

    Violet and Victor are returning home from Europe because younger sister Isolde is unexpectedly getting married; when they learn that her fiance is older than her father, fat and ugly, and quite clearly keeping company with another woman, they vow to do everything they can to derail the marriage. While on her wedding day, Isolde finally gets up the gumption to refuse to marry the man, the question is soon extremely moot as the scoundrel has been quite comprehensively murdered. But who among the a Violet and Victor are returning home from Europe because younger sister Isolde is unexpectedly getting married; when they learn that her fiance is older than her father, fat and ugly, and quite clearly keeping company with another woman, they vow to do everything they can to derail the marriage. While on her wedding day, Isolde finally gets up the gumption to refuse to marry the man, the question is soon extremely moot as the scoundrel has been quite comprehensively murdered. But who among the already-gathered wedding guests could have done it? Chief Inspector Jack Wakefield doesn’t suspect Violet this time, but her father is certainly in the frame, unless Violet can find out differently…. This is the second in this cozy series and suffers from all the flaws of the first, plus some. Aside from using Americanisms that a British aristocrat in 1920s England simply wouldn’t use, the writing itself is just extremely sloppy. For example, a great deal is made of the fact that Violet and Victor hire a cab to reach a particular London destination because they figure a cab driver would be more likely than themselves to be able to find the place, but after speaking with various people at that destination, they blithely pile into *their own car* to head off elsewhere. And, sorry, people in the 1920s were not “journaling” - certainly they *kept journals* and *wrote* in same, but the word was a noun, NOT a verb (shouldn’t be a verb now, according to me, but it definitely wasn’t one then). And, well, the whole tone of this book just comes off as rather poorly written fan-fic; it’s not worth a minute of your time. I’m angry with myself that I bought the *third* book in the series (it was cheap on kindle); unfortunately I can’t return it for a refund because I certainly won’t read it. Don’t waste your time with this series; I’m sorry I gave it even two tries!

  4. 4 out of 5

    MRS HILARY BARNES

    Bad editing! This is the second book in this series I have read, and again very bad editing has let it down. The story is fine but the editing does not do it justice. I will order the next one as I enjoy the characters; I just hope things will have improved......

  5. 4 out of 5

    Cathy G

    I really like this series, Violet Carlyle and her twin brother Victory are wild free, young people who really have never had to work for what they have, you see their father is an Earl. They are currently living in a beautiful home Victor inherited from their favorite Aunt Agatha. Victor got the house and lots of money, Violet got the business Agatha owned and lots of money. The money allowed them the freedom to be free from a not so nice stepmother who tries so hard to control them, Violet espe I really like this series, Violet Carlyle and her twin brother Victory are wild free, young people who really have never had to work for what they have, you see their father is an Earl. They are currently living in a beautiful home Victor inherited from their favorite Aunt Agatha. Victor got the house and lots of money, Violet got the business Agatha owned and lots of money. The money allowed them the freedom to be free from a not so nice stepmother who tries so hard to control them, Violet especially. Now their little sister is being forced to marry a 50 year old con man because stepmother thinks he is extremely wealthy (he is not). To make a long story short, he is murdered on the day of the wedding. Enter Jack, the handsome, smart, inspector Violet met while he was investigating Aunt Agatha's murder..there was a spark then and there is a spark now.. Together along with an older brother and some friends they rescue a kidnapped little sister and find the murderer. Reading book 3 now and will most probably read all books in the series.. Will Jack win over the wild and free Violet, how many more murders will they resolve together along with Victor for the twins are almost never far from one another.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Argum

    Lovely little series. The second entry finds us a few months after the first as the twins and friends return to London for their younger sister's wedding. They wrongly assumed that the groom would be an equally young man and that young love if approved by parents would be fine even if not their preference. They see their man of business and learn that the groom to be has come in and said the twins want to invest in his scheme and to release funds. They of course know nothing of this and are very Lovely little series. The second entry finds us a few months after the first as the twins and friends return to London for their younger sister's wedding. They wrongly assumed that the groom would be an equally young man and that young love if approved by parents would be fine even if not their preference. They see their man of business and learn that the groom to be has come in and said the twins want to invest in his scheme and to release funds. They of course know nothing of this and are very concerned for their sister. This only intensifies when they discover the groom is their father's age and publicly canoodling with another equally young woman. So the twins and friends including Jack Wakefield swing into action to try to halt the wedding. Their stepmother of course is all in favor and has Isolde convinced this is the best she can do. Then just before the wedding the man is killed. Vi feels responsible for revealing his financial scams in an effort to halt the wedding so they turn to investigating along with protecting and helping their sister. Big twist at the end I had not expected. Excited for the next one

  7. 4 out of 5

    Vintagebooklvr

    I really enjoyed the bonds of family seen in this book. Even though Vic and Vi have not been close to their younger sibling Isolde, partly because of age and partly because of Isolde's mother and the twin's step-mother, they unite with Isolde when they see what a horrible match this marriage would be. They were determined not to abandon her afterwards but would go travelling with her. All of them could get to know each other as adults. The story was solid. I thought that the circumstances that re I really enjoyed the bonds of family seen in this book. Even though Vic and Vi have not been close to their younger sibling Isolde, partly because of age and partly because of Isolde's mother and the twin's step-mother, they unite with Isolde when they see what a horrible match this marriage would be. They were determined not to abandon her afterwards but would go travelling with her. All of them could get to know each other as adults. The story was solid. I thought that the circumstances that revealed the murderer more crashed into them then the characters coming to a conclusion based on a preponderance of evidence. They had suspicions but no real proof until after the killer made his move and showed himself. I prefer the characters to figure it out instead of it being made known to them from outside circumstances or the killer revealing himself. Still, I will read more book in this series.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Krystyna

    A bit too melodramatic A good read, a bit over the top with the drama but the put downs she issued were amusing. Enjoyed getting a more personal view of her family and the characters involved. Their trip away has been curtailed by the news that her young stepsister is getting married. However they find out that the groom to be might be exaggerating his wealth, trying to part them from their money (in their absence), that he is old enough to be her father if not her grandfather, that he has set up A bit too melodramatic A good read, a bit over the top with the drama but the put downs she issued were amusing. Enjoyed getting a more personal view of her family and the characters involved. Their trip away has been curtailed by the news that her young stepsister is getting married. However they find out that the groom to be might be exaggerating his wealth, trying to part them from their money (in their absence), that he is old enough to be her father if not her grandfather, that he has set up a scheme that looks like a scam and that he has been dallying with another innocent. All their attempts to thwart the wedding are in vain but only the actual wedding day he is found with his head caved in. Who killed him? Was it due to the scam? Perhaps the father of the other woman? Or was it something else? Will they be able to find out? Plus what will she do about her growing feelings for Jack and the growing number of people she has taken under her wing?

  9. 5 out of 5

    Tony Hisgett

    After finishing the first book I wasn’t too impressed with the story, but I thought Violet had potential. I started this book in the hope that her new financial security would mean she would become the independently minded woman I was anticipating. Then Jack Wakefield turned up again, I nearly just gave up, the author didn’t even have the decency to allow her to get past the first two chapters before throwing in a man! Violet’s vacillating over her feelings for Jack was irritating, but I was very After finishing the first book I wasn’t too impressed with the story, but I thought Violet had potential. I started this book in the hope that her new financial security would mean she would become the independently minded woman I was anticipating. Then Jack Wakefield turned up again, I nearly just gave up, the author didn’t even have the decency to allow her to get past the first two chapters before throwing in a man! Violet’s vacillating over her feelings for Jack was irritating, but I was very pleased with the way she interacted with the other characters and in fact this was the best part of the book. It’s a real pity that the author didn’t believe a female character can stand on her own without being propped up by a ’strong’ man. The mystery part of the story was straightforward and it was fairly clear who was the perpetrator, but it did provided a good vehicle for following Violet. Without Jack I would happily given 4 or even 5 stars.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Helen Howerton

    It's awfully nice to have money -- and to know how to use it. Lady Violet has some breathing space now (although it's come at a price, which readers of the first novel in the series will know about). So, when her little sister is getting ready to make a Big Mistake, she's prepared to spend some of her inheritance to make sure that doesn't happen. Pretty soon, she doesn't have to worry about it -- but there's something else to worry about, namely, a murder. So Vi and her twin Victor are off to fi It's awfully nice to have money -- and to know how to use it. Lady Violet has some breathing space now (although it's come at a price, which readers of the first novel in the series will know about). So, when her little sister is getting ready to make a Big Mistake, she's prepared to spend some of her inheritance to make sure that doesn't happen. Pretty soon, she doesn't have to worry about it -- but there's something else to worry about, namely, a murder. So Vi and her twin Victor are off to find a killer, in the company of Inspector Jack Wakefield, in the Kennington House Murder. The dialog is crisp and in keeping with the time frame, the settings are well defined (and pretty fabulous), and I loved the characters that the author brings to life. There's a bit of a proofreading problem in the ereader edition, but while that was distracting, it wasn't enough to ruin my enjoyment of the plot and the author's attempt to bring readers a good story. Looking forward to the next in the series.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Lynda Calkins

    Murder at Kennington House This is the second book I have read in this series, and I couldn't wait for it to come out. This is just a sparkling series. The characters are sharply drawn and it's a delight to know them! I keep putting the book down because I don't want to finish it! it I'm drawn back all too soon. The twins are priceless, and the clothes are devine! Write fast, miss Byers. Murder at Kennington House This is the second book I have read in this series, and I couldn't wait for it to come out. This is just a sparkling series. The characters are sharply drawn and it's a delight to know them! I keep putting the book down because I don't want to finish it! it I'm drawn back all too soon. The twins are priceless, and the clothes are devine! Write fast, miss Byers.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    Vi, Vic and the gang are back and are a bit better than the first book. I can tell the author is honing her skills as the characters are a bit more defined, the ambiance is a tad better and over all the story is of a better quality. There are still one or two glairing mistakes that the editor should have caught but it is still pretty good. The story line isn't intricate or involved but the relationships between the characters are developing nicely. Not bad for a second try. Vi, Vic and the gang are back and are a bit better than the first book. I can tell the author is honing her skills as the characters are a bit more defined, the ambiance is a tad better and over all the story is of a better quality. There are still one or two glairing mistakes that the editor should have caught but it is still pretty good. The story line isn't intricate or involved but the relationships between the characters are developing nicely. Not bad for a second try.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Angela Bray

    Kept. my interest. Well this is book number3 in the series. It kept my interest. Curious as to the progression of Violet and Jack's relationship. Had some intriguing new characters which I hope will be included in future stories. So far the author has failed to do this with Violets maid Beatrice as well as her "rich young things" friends Will read the next book as it seems to be getting better. Kept. my interest. Well this is book number3 in the series. It kept my interest. Curious as to the progression of Violet and Jack's relationship. Had some intriguing new characters which I hope will be included in future stories. So far the author has failed to do this with Violets maid Beatrice as well as her "rich young things" friends Will read the next book as it seems to be getting better.

  14. 5 out of 5

    katherine otis

    Oh, to be a bright, young thing! Twists, turns, jazz, clothes, cocktails...what's not to adore? The twins are back for their little sister's wedding. What! A murder? Call Scotland Yard and hope Jack shows up! The decade is luscious and the romance is budding. Can't wait for the next book! Oh, to be a bright, young thing! Twists, turns, jazz, clothes, cocktails...what's not to adore? The twins are back for their little sister's wedding. What! A murder? Call Scotland Yard and hope Jack shows up! The decade is luscious and the romance is budding. Can't wait for the next book!

  15. 4 out of 5

    karen herrick

    In need of an editor! I liked the story, but stray or incorrect words were distracting. I had the feeling the author was in such a rush to finish the book, she just submitted it rather than taking the time to proofread--or re-read it at all. Hopefully, the author will take more time to proofread and make corrections to the next book as I have already pre-ordered it.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Julie Douglas

    Charming, but spoiled by sloppy writing/editing. Bad grammar, and again, in the UK then as now, we do not have Fall, we have Autumn. Always the downfall. It's a little thing, but it annoys. American spellings creeping in, Americanism creeping in to literature and being used inappropriately in period books. Charming, but spoiled by sloppy writing/editing. Bad grammar, and again, in the UK then as now, we do not have Fall, we have Autumn. Always the downfall. It's a little thing, but it annoys. American spellings creeping in, Americanism creeping in to literature and being used inappropriately in period books.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Eleanor Doherty

    The wonderful roaring twenties Besides keeping up with Violet and her twin brother keeping up with them working to solve a murder while you are kept guessing. Oh and learning so much about clothes life in the 1920's. This book is well worth reading. The danger they get into. A book well worth reading The wonderful roaring twenties Besides keeping up with Violet and her twin brother keeping up with them working to solve a murder while you are kept guessing. Oh and learning so much about clothes life in the 1920's. This book is well worth reading. The danger they get into. A book well worth reading

  18. 4 out of 5

    Dan Boggess

    The sampler alone has me hooked A very nice intro to another series by Beth Byers. Fast paced, clear, concise, engaging - what more could I want? I guess I could wish for more of this book and have two new (to me) series to enjoy. Oh, look, I can have my wish! It's like it's a second chance at even more fun stories! Thanks, Beth (aka Amanda) The sampler alone has me hooked A very nice intro to another series by Beth Byers. Fast paced, clear, concise, engaging - what more could I want? I guess I could wish for more of this book and have two new (to me) series to enjoy. Oh, look, I can have my wish! It's like it's a second chance at even more fun stories! Thanks, Beth (aka Amanda)

  19. 5 out of 5

    L Kate

    Loving it Book 2 in the series doesn’t disappoint with another good mystery, lots of great characters and action; and gosh I would love to be able to just go out and buy any beautiful 20’s-style dress, shoes and hat that caught my fancy. Just to try it out, you understand, I wouldn’t have anywhere to wear such glorious clothes.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kellye

    A fun little romp. It would be hard to follow if you hadn't read the first book however. This appears to be a series that you need to read in order. The characters are likeable, and even though I have easily figured out whodunnit in each book pretty easily, the storyline is more than a mystery and so I find myself interested to the very end. On to book 3... A fun little romp. It would be hard to follow if you hadn't read the first book however. This appears to be a series that you need to read in order. The characters are likeable, and even though I have easily figured out whodunnit in each book pretty easily, the storyline is more than a mystery and so I find myself interested to the very end. On to book 3...

  21. 5 out of 5

    Margaret SimpSon

    Kennington House Murder I have to admit that I really liked this book. It gave me more of an idea to know how women were treated in those days, even after getting the vote. The murder was something that could happen anywhere, but glad the girl was able to escape. I would love to read Violet and Victor's books as they sound interesting. Kennington House Murder I have to admit that I really liked this book. It gave me more of an idea to know how women were treated in those days, even after getting the vote. The murder was something that could happen anywhere, but glad the girl was able to escape. I would love to read Violet and Victor's books as they sound interesting.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Danielle Rose-West

    I really enjoyed the story and the characters. The book does need more editing, polishing and more research to eradicate errors. There was some modern speech that also needs removing. Nobody in the 1920's used the term what now? With the errors changed or removed, it would be an excellent book and would get far more stars from me. I really enjoyed the story and the characters. The book does need more editing, polishing and more research to eradicate errors. There was some modern speech that also needs removing. Nobody in the 1920's used the term what now? With the errors changed or removed, it would be an excellent book and would get far more stars from me.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Lucia C. Smolski

    Very enjoyable Of course there's murder! There's also romance, a who-dun-it puzzle and Violet being Violet. Violet sticks by her principles where women's rights are concerned but is still a woman. However, she's having a tough time dealing with her feelings for Jack. Good book with some interesting outcomes Very enjoyable Of course there's murder! There's also romance, a who-dun-it puzzle and Violet being Violet. Violet sticks by her principles where women's rights are concerned but is still a woman. However, she's having a tough time dealing with her feelings for Jack. Good book with some interesting outcomes

  24. 5 out of 5

    Sharen

    Another good book in the series Victor and Violet may be rich and nobility, but they are “bright young things” from the 20’s and fun to follow along with. Charming characters (except the evil doers doing evil deeds), witty conversations, and even though rich they are generous and kind to others. Follow along to the next book with me and enjoy.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Tiana Hadnt

    These are just enjoyable. They’re light and fluffy and still have heart. Violet and Victor are my favorite siblings. I haven’t read a twin relationship I’ve enjoyed more in a very long time. There friends are all bright young things, yes, but instead of just being flighty and pleasure seeking are also staunchly loyal and caring. Just a solidly good time.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Lynn Eakle

    Abfab, darlings! I’d be repeating myself if I extolled the same raves about the characters, etc. But really, what can I say except that I’m dying to know WHEN Jack will curl Violet’s toes, so to speak ;-D Oh, and did you notice the editor’s name? Perfect!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Diane

    Exciting Sequel! I continue to love 💘 the interaction between the twins and the growing romance between Violet and Jack. I'm rather fascinated with young Ginny and Anna. I hope to see more of each of them. Exciting Sequel! I continue to love 💘 the interaction between the twins and the growing romance between Violet and Jack. I'm rather fascinated with young Ginny and Anna. I hope to see more of each of them.

  28. 4 out of 5

    leonard rudnick

    Beth Byers has a new fan. Kennington House Murder is my kind of mystery. The Kennington House Murder is worthy of another read. I am looking forward to reading the next mystery in Beth Byers ,A Violet Carlyle series.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Kathy Holm

    Kensington House Murder Loved the story but loved more was the way the author connected with her reader in a personal and intimate way...I will definitely put this author at the head of my special book list❤️

  30. 5 out of 5

    Kitten Peters

    Excellent book I was enchanted with the characters in the first book about who was their to Aunt What he's vast sum of monies, and the 2nd book (this one), really holds your attention and you do not want to put the book down. I am off to read book three in this ser! Excellent book I was enchanted with the characters in the first book about who was their to Aunt What he's vast sum of monies, and the 2nd book (this one), really holds your attention and you do not want to put the book down. I am off to read book three in this ser!

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