The first book in the Manor Cat series and a new author for me. The story is easy to read and very formulaic of a gothic novel. I realize the major turn early but there are several other turns. I did enjoyed the book and look forward to the next book.
It is 1912 England is in period where the economy has slack off. The Bates family is in trouble and might loose the Estate. The answer the heir must wed a wealthy heiress and an American Annabelle Clarke heiress and her maid Jane arrive at the Manor for a house party. Jane adopted a black and white cat on the ship. He is intelligent cat and quickly becomes a favorite with Lady Cecilia and is allowed the run of the Manor. Patrick, the heir to the Estate is a botanist growing poisonous plants to learn about them.
At the ball to welcome Annabelle to the Manor a guest collapses, and he was poison by an herb making Patrick a suspect in the murder. Lady Cecilia and Jane set out to clear Patrick's name. Are they successful. The ending is unique. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK.

Disclosure: Thanks to Berkeley for a copy through NetGalley. The opinions expressed are my own.

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1 Response to #LADY TAKES THE CASE by Eliza Casey

  1. lghiggins says:

    I don’t do much with Gothic, but with the cat emphasis, it sounds like a series you will really enjoy!

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