Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Period Comedy..A Good One

Unnatural Fire: A Countess Ashby De LA Zouche Mystery Unnatural Fire: A Countess Ashby De LA Zouche Mystery by Fidelis Morgan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A former mistress of King Charles II, fallen on hard times, is forced to become a hack for a local Scandal Sheet,,in cahoots with her former Maid...they are given a "case" to follow a supposedly Errant Husband..and
The Games Begin..

And here is where i give my Warning:
This book is a wonderful Comedy of Manners..a Satire..Slapstick Glorious...surrounding a not-bad Mystery...Ms Morgan is an expert in Restoration Comedy..and it shows...I loved this book for the Comedy (I needed a good laugh)..but the Mystery isn't/wasn't bad

Don't be mislead by the Mystery Tag...read this book if you enjoy a good story..if you like good period pieces..if you are CURIOUS...you will not be disappointed.


Book Dilettante said...

Comedy of manners and satire appeal to me, just as much as the mystery genre! Sound like a fun book.
Book Dilettante

Myckyee said...

This sounds great! Another for my TBR list!