[KINDLE] ❂ Face Down in the Marrow-Bone Pie ❆ Kathy Lynn Emerson – Motyourdrive.co.uk

  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • Face Down in the Marrow-Bone Pie
  • Kathy Lynn Emerson
  • English
  • 14 May 2017
  • 9781575665467

10 thoughts on “Face Down in the Marrow-Bone Pie

  1. says:

    3.5 stars

  2. says:

    I think several of these categories need revisions like one half humor , or double strong women , or double historical really far back there.Susanna, Lady Appleton, is a very strong minded woman She is married to a man who is a diplomat in the English court and is frequently away on court business, even out of the country, for months at a time Now that she has whipped her husband s estate into shape, she has time on her hands, until word comes that the steward of her husband s childhood home has died under mysterious circumstances Of course, Susanna decides she needs to go there, see what needs to be done on the estate, and find out what happened to the steward and why Her husband doesn t agree, but he s leaving for France Well, well.Susanna goes to the estate and starts bringing it up to her standards, and also starts finding out what happened to the steward There is some serious interference, but Susanna doesn t concede defeat She intends to find out exactly what happened and why and who did it, and she will put the estate to rights So there This was a very entertaining book, with lots of interesting points about life in the Elizabethan period in rural England, and a real pleasure to read I am looking forward to the next book in the series to see what Lady Susanna gets up to and whether or not her husband has any better luck in restraining her in that one I certainly recommend this book to anyone who likes historical mysteries.

  3. says:

    I wanted to give this 3.5 stars I like Susanna, but as another reviewer said, the men are awful I know the time period means the idea that women were silly, dull dimwits who should be ruled over by men, but surely every male didn t agree so much

  4. says:

    Another strong woman in history novel wrapped around mystery story thingy.

  5. says:

    Face Down in the Marrow Bone Pie by Kathy Lynn Emerson is the first book of the Lady Susanna Appleton mystery series, set in 1559 England Susanna is an intelligent, quick witted, well educated woman with a curiosity for knowledge and a talent for organization qualities not greatly admired by chauvinistic males in the 16th century Sir Robert, Susanna s husband, frequently travels to France on diplomatic and or covert missions for Queen Elizabeth, while Susanna ably manages their estate in Kent She is an expert on poisons, writing an herbal to advise on the use of safe vs deadly herbs When steward John Bexwith of Robert s ancestral home in Lancashire dies while eating a marrow bone pie, Susanna suspects it was poisoned Sir Robert wants her to ignore the steward s death and remain at their estate in Kent Susanna is bored she waits until he s off on a political trip to France, then heads for Lancashire with a few loyal servants The Appleton property is a wreck clearly mismanaged for years Rather than feeling discouraged, Susanna is invigorated by the challenge to restore the property, something to do to hold her interest The locals are afraid to work for her rumor is a ghost caused Bexwith s death Of course Susanna does not believe in ghosts She decides to find out exactly what happened that night In her efforts to find the former servants, she gets very little help, mostly hindrance, from Grimshaw, the estate lawyer Residents of the neighboring property, Denholm Hall, initially seem to offer friendship, but Susanna soon recognizes discrepancies in what they tell her vs what she learns from her own investigations After Susanna is lured into a trap and badly injured, finding the truth is imperative to save herself What sets this book apart from a typical cozy mystery is the political and religious climate that sets the backdrop and provides the motivation for the intrigue Denholm Hall Sir Robert The Catholic Queen Mary is no longer in power, replaced by Elizabeth I Former subjects of the Catholic Queen have converted at least publicly to survive Any history or practice of Catholicism is carefully hidden, for political expedience.

  6. says:

    This is a light, moderately pleasant read It s predictable and not very deep, but I liked the protagonist detective, Lady Appleton, and the way she was determined to investigate a suspicious death despite her husband s disapproval I didn t like the husband at all All of the men in this book were unlikeable to various degrees.

  7. says:

    Mystery brain candy I like the 16th century heroine and setting enough to seek out the second Face Down book when it comes out in November 2000 A bit predictable, but fun, and I had to look up some of the Elizabethan terms, so some minor mental exercise occurred.

  8. says:

    2.5 stars This is a cozy mystery set in 15th century England It was just ok, if that I didn t care about any character I wasn t impressed by any character I almost gave up on it at 60% The ending was predictable but decent there was just too much tedium to get there.

  9. says:

    The mystery wasn t deeply intriguing Not really an enormous number of suspects or clues However, the history felt authentic, and was interesting enough to keep me reading Will look at the next in the series.

  10. says:

    First in a series that takes place in mid 1500 s and it gets 5 stars from me Great read with interesting characters, intrigue, humor and story Definite recommend

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