Thursday, June 12, 2014

Great Escapes Book Tours Book Review: A Sense Of Entitlement

A Sense of Entitlement
(A Hattie Davish Mystery)

Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Kensington (June 24, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0758276389
ISBN-13: 978-0758276384
Traveling secretary and dilettante detective Hattie Davish is bringing her talents to a small New England town whose wealthy residents have more secrets than they do money. . .
When Hattie Davish’s job takes her to Newport, Rhode Island, she welcomes the opportunity for a semi-vacation, and perhaps even a summer romance. But her hopes for relaxation are dashed when she learns that members of the local labor unions are at odds with Newport’s gentry. Amidst flaring tensions, an explosion rocks the wharf. In the ensuing turmoil, Mr. Harland Whitwell, one of Newport’s most eminent citizens, is found stabbed to death, his hands clutching a strike pamphlet. All signs point to a vengeful union member bent on taking down the aristocracy, but Hattie starts digging and finds a few skeletons in the closets of the impeccable Whitwell mansion. As she strikes down the whispers spilling out of Newport’s rumor mill, she’ll uncover a truth more scandalous than anyone imagined–and a killer with a rapacious sense of entitlement. . .


Review:  I love historical mysteries, and the Hattie Davish series is looking to be become one of my favorites.This is the third installment of the series and I guarantee that you'll want to read the other two if you are just starting here. 

Hattie is a smart spunky girl. She's part secretary, part private investigator.

It takes place in Newport, land of the super rich, and Hattie is working for Mrs. Mayhew, because her employer has been called back to England on personal matters.

Life at Rose Mont occasionally feels like an episode of Downton Abbey (Only with American uber rich). I actually think some of the characters in Newport are snobbier (is that a word) than those on Downton! Mrs. Mayhew is really quite the character.

Hattie, is a real no nonsense girl. I love how she keeps lists of the questions she wants answered in the cases.

Oh and there's a touch of romance involved too. I loved Walter, but his mother not so much.

The mystery involves one of the prominent members of Newport society and the start of unionization. And just when you think the case is solved, something else happens. I have to say, I never wanted a character to be the murderer as much as I did in this book, and when it wasn't that character, I was slightly let down, but all in all the mystery was very satisfying.

If you are looking for a mystery and love historical fiction as well, this is definitely a series for you.

Rating: 5 flowers

About The Author
Loan_Wilsey_headshotHardin-Baylor, Texas A&M University-Commerce and most recently, Iowa State University, publishing in several scientific peer-reviewed journals. A Lack of Temperance, her first novel and first in the Hattie Davish Mysteries series, was the #1 bestselling historical mystery on She is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. A Sense of Entitlement, the third in the series, is due out in June. Anna lives in a Victorian farmhouse near Ames, Iowa with her inquisitive four year old, her old yellow dog and her very funny, very patient husband, where she is happily working on Hattie’s next adventure.
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