A Grave Matter (A Lady Darby Mystery)
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If you'd like to get the additional items you've selected to qualify for this offer, close this window and add these items to your cart. Buy only this item Close this window -. Report item - opens in a new window or tab. Trevor gave Kiera some much needed advice and made Kiera ask herself some hard questions. Ultimately, Trevor was a great addition, and I hope that we get to see more of him in subsequent books. Kiera has come such a long way from book one where she was hesitant and so obviously coming out of a disturbing relationship with her first husband.
She recognizes that she enjoys investigative work and she even seems less bothered by the snide comments others to and about her and her past as a illustrator of anatomy. I also liked how Kiera is also moving forward with her life.
Happily for me, there is a lot of movement on the romance front for Kiera and Gage. Secrets are revealed, motives are questioned and decisions are made, of which I will say no more. A Grave Matter was another excellent addition to the Lady Darby series.
For me, the strongest element was the changes to Kiera as a character. I found the tone to be very similar to the Lady Darby series. The second series that I have to recommend is Sebastian St. Well, yes, yes I am. There is something so similar in the writing style of these two series, and they both have such strong character development that keeps you coming back for the next installment. The murders themselves are interesting and have been inspired from real historical events.
And maybe more importantly, they are a fun way to spend a few hours :O Jan 02, Caz rated it it was amazing Shelves: aar , dead-tree , mystery-thriller , arc , romance I've given this an A- at AAR, so 4. Lady Keira Darby is the widow of a renowned physician and anatomist who married her solely for her talents as an artist.
Too tight-fisted to pay for someone to illustrate his anatomical textbooks, he forced Keira to watch and draw his human dissections. But the familiarity she had gained with the workings of the human body, combined with her quick wittedness and keen eye, made her ideally placed to help solve a murder investigation in which she was a suspect in The Anatomist's Wife.
In A Grave Matter , as in the two previous books, Keira works to solve a mystery alongside the handsome and enigmatic enquiry agent, Sebastian Gage, a man who confuses, intrigues, frustrates, and attracts her in equal parts.
She is still mourning her friend and wrestling with the nature of her feelings towards Gage, from whom she parted in Edinburgh on uncertain terms. She has become very withdrawn from those around her — even her brother, to whom she is fairly close — and worse still, is unable to find solace in the art she so loves.
A skilled portraitist, she has not completed a painting since her return from Edinburgh, and is finding it increasingly difficult to even pick up a paintbrush or to even want to paint, something which only adds to her grief and frustration.
Her uncle also asks her to send for Gage, who, it seems, is still in Edinburgh, despite his declared intention of returning to London. Ms Huber has once more penned an engagingly complex mystery. He suspects the desecration at Drysburgh may follow the same pattern, so now he and Keira are faced with something rather more devious than a simple grave robbery.
While I — as, I suspect, is true for many others — read this book as much for the on-going romance as for the mystery element, I do enjoy the way the author weaves the two threads together. But the romance is never allowed to overshadow the mystery, which makes for a greater realism in the story as a whole.senjouin-renkai.com/wp-content/map12.php
A Grave Matter (Lady Darby Mystery #3) by Anna Lee Huber
A Grave Matter is very well written, although a few Americanisms slip through — eg. Gage is as gorgeous a hero as ever, and I was delighted to see him opening up a little. Anyone who has enjoyed the previous books in this series is certain to enjoy A Grave Matter , yet there is enough detail about past events to make it work fairly well as a standalone for anyone picking this up without having read the others. I enjoyed it very much and will probably embark upon re-read of the series so far in order to get my Gage fix while awaiting book four!
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Jul 25, Maren rated it it was ok Shelves: This book felt like being a bridesmaid in a wedding line: You're introduced to a huge number of people who you don't really know or care about talking to. And as soon as they walk away from you, you forget their name.
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While reading this book, I actually became bored. I had a few complaints about the other two books in this series, but I never felt bored. So there were too many new and uninteresting characters that Kiera and Gage had to interview one by one. But I also felt like our old, favorite This book felt like being a bridesmaid in a wedding line: You're introduced to a huge number of people who you don't really know or care about talking to.
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But I also felt like our old, favorite, returning characters were missing some of their spark. They failed to capture my sympathy like they did in the previous books. Maybe I'm just ready for Kiera to heal emotionally--not much time has passed in the world of the story, but three whole books of being sad about her terrible marriage to Lord Darby is enough. Two books of that was, apparently, my limit. I'm ready to move on. Two scenes I really enjoyed were the painting of Gage scene and the Bonnie Brock carriage scene.
The rest of the book kind of plodded along, one measly hint at a time. It was probably realistic for how real life investigations typically go, but why should fake life be boring, too?