Ask Me No Questions: A Lady Dunbridge Mystery by Shelley Noble
About the Book
Historical Cozy Mystery
Forge Books (October 16, 2018)
Hardcover: 352 pages
Digital ASIN: B078X2BSDR
From New York Times bestselling author Shelley Noble, Ask Me No Questions is the first in the Lady Dunbridge Mystery series featuring a widow turned sleuth in turn-of-the-twentieth century New York City.
A modern woman in 1907, Lady Dunbridge is not about to let a little thing like the death of her husband ruin her social life. She’s ready to take the dazzling world of Gilded Age Manhattan by storm.
From the decadence of high society balls to the underbelly of Belmont horse racing, romance, murder, and scandals abound. Someone simply must do something. And Lady Dunbridge is happy to oblige.
About the Author
SHELLEY NOBLE is the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling Author of women’s fiction. )BEACH COLORS, WHISPER BEACH, LIGHTHOUSE BEACH,)
As SHELLEY FREYDONT she writes cozy mysteries.(CELEBRATION BAY FESTIVAL MYSTERIES, THE SUDOKU MYSTERIES) and the Newport Gilded Age Mysteries beginning with A GILDED GRAVE an RT Reviewer’s Choice nominee for Best Historical Mystery of 2015 and Macavity Finalist.
ASK ME NO QUESTIONS is the first of a Manhattan Gilded Age series and written as Shelley Noble.
A former professional dancer and choreographer, Shelley lives at the Jersey shore and loves to discover new lighthouses and vintage carousels.Author Links
Ask Me No Questions by Shelley Noble
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Review of ASK ME NO QUESTIONS by Shelly Noble
(A Lady Dunbridge Mystery)
I view the delightfully independent and free-thinking Lady Dunbridge as the Edwardian English version of Victoria Woodhull, the 19th century American who advocated free love, founded a newspaper, and campaigned for the U.S. Presidency in 1872. Both were “quite the woman,” and both captured a certain spirit which now seems almost blasé, but for their times were truly “off the beaten path,” and more likely to plunge each into scandal and worse trouble, than to achieve their goals. Yet they each persevered.
Lady Dunbridge's much older husband (who acquired her in an arranged marriage) has passed, but why should that derail her life? Her father decides she must return home and live as a dowager, or live in her parents' home, or be exiled to a doddering mad kinswoman in the wilds of Yorkshire. Not any of these for Lady Dunbridge; she's off to America, where her first stop finds her American friend Bev, and Bev's newly-deceased (as of the moment) husband. Suicide? Murdered by his latest mistress? Or something much more mysterious? Lady Dunbridge doesn't think much of the local police detective; she has a much higher opinion of her own intelligence and deductive abilities. As Sherlock might opine, “The game is indeed afoot.”
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