Sunday, February 15, 2009
The Bloodied Cravat by Rosemary Stevens
The Bloodied Cravat
Rating 3.0 stars
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The arbiter of fashion attends the Duchess of York's birthday party. But when a guest is murdered-with one of the Duchess' hairpins-Beau must clear her name and find the culprit.
In this third Beau Brummell mystery, the story begins at Oatlands, The Duchess of York's country home. The Duchess is celebrating her birthday and Beau has bought a special present for her, one that his valet, Robinson, is bringing up in a separate carriage. Unfortunately, Robinson's carriage is set upon by highwaymen. The highwayman steal something precious to the Beau, something that, if brought to light, could ruin his life as well as The Duchess'.
The Bloodied Cravat was enjoyable, though not as good as books one and two in the series. Beau's a bit "off his game" in this story, though rightly so as what is happening to him. Once Mr Lavender and his daughter Lydia enter the story it picks up the pace again. I enjoy Beau's relationship with Lydia, and hope it continues in book 4.
I would still recommend The Bloodied Cravat for fans of Historical Mystery and Regency period enthusiasts.