Lady Beatrice’s sleuthing skills are required again when a family friend receives dead animals alongside threatening notes to cancel their high profile wedding. The situation escalates when the personal chef is found dead too…
For Richer, For Deader is the second book to feature Lady Beatrice. I have previously reviewed the first book Spruced Up For Murder.
It was lovely to be reuinted with Lady Beatrice and her business partner Perry Juke. They are in the process of refurbishing a property for a family friend in the lead up to a big society wedding. But someone wants to stop the wedding from going ahead and leaves dead animals with threatening notes. Bea’s nemesis DCI Fitzwilliam is called upon to rule out any threat to the Royal Family and they clash horns once more.
The first human murder (after at least 4 deceased animals) happens about a quarter of the way through. The victim is the personal chef of the groom’s family. I was surprised and intrigued as I expected the death to be someone from the family. This spurred my interest as I tried to work out the motive and culprit along with Bea and Perry.
The writing style is warm and easy to read. I was once again immersed in the fictional royals’ lives and the murder investigation. There were plenty of suspects and clues for me to follow alongside the sleuthing pair. The antagonism between Bea and Fitzwilliam contrasts wonderfully with her friendship with Perry.
For Richer, For Deader is a warm and enjoyable cosy murder mystery. I love this series and can’t wait for the next book next month!
For Richer, For Deader
Is the Wedding Between Sir Hewitt Willoughby-Franklin’s Step-Daughter and Billionaire’s Son Off?
Rumours are that the recent death of Kelley Lindsell (29), the personal chef of tycoon Rudy (68) and Sheri Trotman (65) at Sir Hewitt’s Fawstead Manor country estate in Fenshire, has spooked Sybil Bransgrove (36) so badly she’s considering cancelling her nuptials.
Meanwhile the bride and her mother, Lady Grace (61), are being supported by family friend Lady Beatrice (36), the Countess of Rossex, who, alongside her business partner Perry Juke, is currently managing the project to refurbish the Manor House and Lodge on the estate.
Not again! Now that Lady Grace has asked Lady Beatrice to liaise with the police during the investigation into Kelley’s death, she’ll have to cooperate with boorish Detective Chief Inspector Richard Fitzwilliam whether she likes it or not. Her only relief will be solving the murder with the help of her friends Perry and Simon and her dog Daisy to get rid of him faster. But with so many wedding party guests staying on-site, any one of them could be the killer. Can they find out who it is before Sybil calls off the wedding…
Hello. I’m Helen Golden. I write British contemporary cozy whodunnits with a hint of humour. I live in small village in Lincolnshire in the UK with my husband, my step-daughter, her two cats, our two dogs, sometimes my step-son, and our tortoise.
After my recent job came to a natural end I had the opportunity to follow my dreams and start writing. It’s very early in my life as an author, but so far I’m loving it.
It’s crazy busy at our house, so when I’m writing I retreat to our caravan (an impulsive lockdown purchase) which is mostly parked on our drive. When I really need total peace and quiet, I take it to a lovely site about 15 minutes away and hide there until my family runs out of food or clean clothes