Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Great Escapes Book Tours Book Review: Tell Me No Lies

Tell Me No Lies: A Lady Dunbridge Novel

by Shelley Noble

About Tell Me No Lies

Historical Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Forge Books (November 5, 2019)
Hardcover: 368 pages
ISBN-10: 0765398745
ISBN-13: 978-0765398741
Kindle ASIN: B07LF6FR2L

Miss Fisher meets Downton Abbey in Tell Me No Lies, part of the critically acclaimed Lady Dunbridge Mystery series from New York Times bestselling author Shelley Noble.
Rise and shine, Countess, you’re about to have a visitor.

Lady Dunbridge was not about to let a little thing like the death of her husband ruin her social life. She’s come to New York City, ready to take the dazzling world of Gilded Age Manhattan by storm. The social events of the summer have been amusing but Lady Phil is searching for more excitement---and she finds it, when an early morning visitor arrives, begging for her help. After all, Lady Phil has been known to be useful in a crisis. Especially when the crisis involves the untimely death of a handsome young business tycoon.
His death could send another financial panic through Wall Street and beyond.
With the elegant Plaza Hotel, Metropolitan Museum of Art and the opulent mansions of Long Island’s Gold Coast as the backdrop, romance, murder, and scandals abound. Someone simply must do something. And Lady Dunbridge is happy to oblige.

Review: I've read most of Shelley's contemporary novels and I have to say that Tell Me No Lies ranks right up there. If you love Rhys Bowen's style mysteries, you'll love this series too. Its the perfect mix of historical fiction and cozy mystery. This is the second book in the series, but don't worry you can dive right in

Set in the early 1900s, we meet Lady Dunbridge a destitute widow that has fled to New York and now she finds herself investigating the death of a young businessman who was the suitor for a friend's daughter.

There's a lot going on in Phil's life, a little romance, possibly a love triangle because Mr. X and the detective I think have a thing for her. She's definitely a modern lady or perhaps a merry widow would be a better description.

What starts out as just a murder of a young rich man, turns into something much more as Phil and her friends start investigating. There are so many possible reasons that someone might want Perry dead and a business dealing that isn't on the up and up. Lots of red herrings and loads of intrigue that will keep the reader guessing until the very end.

This was a delightful mystery that will keep the pages turning from start to finish with all the fun characters! I can't wait for more.

Rating: 5 flowers

About Shelley Noble

Shelley Noble is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary women’s fiction. (Beach Colors, Whisper Beach, Lighthouse Beach.) And the author of the Lady Dunbridge Gilded Age  Manhattan mysteries. Tell Me No Lies is the latest of the series.

She has written eighteen amateur sleuth and historical mystery novels and novellas as Shelley Freydont. (The Sudoku Murders,  Celebration Bay mysteries, The Gilded Age Newport mysteries.

A former professional dancer and choreographer, Shelley lives at the Jersey shore where she loves to discover new beaches and indulge her passion for lighthouses, vintage carousels, and the past.

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