Death at the Dance

Verity Bright

A masked ball, a dead body, a missing diamond necklace and a suspicious silver candlestick? Sounds like a case for Lady Eleanor Swift!

England, 1920. Lady Eleanor Swift, adventurer extraordinaire and reluctant amateur detective, is taking a break from sleuthing. She’s got much bigger problems: Eleanor has two left feet, nothing to wear and she’s expected at the masked ball at the local manor. Her new beau Lance Langham is the host, so she needs to dazzle.

Surrounded by partygoers with painted faces, pirates, priests and enough feathers to drown an ostrich, Eleanor searches for a familiar face. As she follows a familiar pair of long legs up a grand staircase, she’s sure she’s on Lance’s trail. But she opens the door on a dreadful scene: Lance standing over a dead Colonel Puddifoot, brandishing a silver candlestick, the family safe wide open and empty.

Moments later, the police burst in and arrest Lance for murder, diamond theft and a spate of similar burglaries. But Eleanor is convinced her love didn’t do it, and with him locked up in prison, she knows she needs to clear his name.

Something Lance lets slip about his pals convinces Eleanor the answer lies close to home. Accompanied by her faithful sidekick Gladstone the bulldog, she begins with Lance’s friends – a set of fast driving, even faster drinking, high-society types with a taste for mischief. But after they start getting picked off in circumstances that look a lot like murder, Eleanor is in a race against time to clear Lance’s name and avoid another brush with death…

Fans of Agatha Christie, T E Kinsey and Downton Abbey will adore this tremendously fun cozy whodunnit, full of mystery, murder and intrigue!

Readers absolutely adore Death at the Dance!

This second book in the Lady Eleanor Swift series was worth the wait!! It was an excellent visit once again with people that felt like old friends. I can’t wait until the next book in the series is ready to read. Verity Bright has created endearing characters that you want to spend time with again and again.’ NetGalley Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

A fun-loving read that I think we ALL need right nowThe perfect escape from this crazy world we’re living inKept me wanting more and more… If you need a bit of an escape, or need something to cuddle up with on the couch, grab this! Definitely looking forward to the following instalments in this series!’ Goodreads Reviewer

I adore this series I am head over heels for Lady Swift and her investigative adventures. This book is perfect for Sunday afternoon reading to escape into a fabulously written English mystery story. Cannot wait for more Lady Swift.’ Sarah in Readerland ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

It is billed as “an addictive historical cozy” and I can attest that I am now addicted.’ Goodreads Reviewer

Fun read! This was the first time I’ve read this author and I must say I enjoyed it! This was a fun cozy mystery… I will definitely read more from this author!’ Goodreads Reviewer

A masked ball in the 1920s with a side of murder? Just what I wanted!Strange & Random Happenstance ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I loved this cozy mystery. The characters were wonderful. The book was suspenseful, but still so cozy and charming. I loved it so much!The Heartland Chronicle ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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