Behind the Shattered Glass by Tasha Alexander…a review

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I don’t know about you but I love the characters in a story ‘below the stairs’ as much as the main characters in stories such as Downton Abbey and Upstairs, Downstairs and of course in all of Alexander’s  ‘Lady Emily Mysteries’.  This author has always given her best sellers, writers, best selling authors, Victorian, mysteryreaders a little taste of the servants’ lives surrounding her main characters: investigators, Emily and Colin Hargreave.
But in Behind the Shattered Glass we get to walk behind the ‘green baize door’ and join the servants in the kitchen.  And what wonderful characters they are!

This is a tangled murder mystery and I think, one of Alexander’s best.  A beautiful country home, love is in the air, and the rich aristocrats are doing what rich aristocrats do; shooting, drinking, dancing seducing, riding, and sleuthing.

 

Only this author would have the murder victim crashing through the French doors to fall at the feet of our heroine and then have the unmitigated gall to bleed all over the Persian rug!  She is very tongue in cheek and I’m not certain if it’s suppose to be funny….but alas, I have an odd funny bone.

To get the full enjoyment from these Lady Emily mysteries read them in order as there is a strong story line from book to book.
Highly recommended.

Did you miss my interview with this charming and intriguing author?  Click here 

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