Lady Hardcastle Mystery Series

A Quiet Life in the Country

I have a new favorite mystery series!

If you had asked me several years ago if I enjoyed mystery books, I probably would have said no. Or at least not very many of them.

Author Charles Finch changed that though with his Charles Lenox mystery series. I love that series and it made me realize that you can have a good mystery story, without all the gory, graphic, and bloody details.

I shared my love of the Charles Lenox series on my site Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures and one of my readers suggested that I try the Lady Hardcastle books by T. E. Kinsey. I decided to give them a try and I have fallen in love with the Lady Hardcastle books.

Death Around the Bend

The Lady Hardcastle books are another fun mystery series, that contain good mystery without all the graphic details.

There are six books in the series so far. I just finished the fifth book and I hope the author writes more in this series.

The series takes place in England during the early 1900s. The main characters are an English widow and her maid.

In the Market for Murder

There is crime and murder, but the author turns it into a fun entertaining read.

Yes, there is some entertainment in these. They are not your serious hard core mystery books, which is probably why I like them so much.  And I have yet to guess the correct murdered until right before it is revealed. To me that makes it a great mystery book.

The Burning Issue of the Day

If you love graphic and scary details in your murder mysteries than this series probably isn’t for you. But if you love a good clean, entertaining, well-written mystery, give this series a try.

I have bought all of these on ebook because I love reading them on vacation or on car trips. I bought the fifth book for a weekend trip recently and read it in one day. It was an easy fun read perfect for vacations and summer reading.

The Lady Hardcastle Mystery Series In Order

Book 1- A Quiet Life in the Country

Book 2- In the Market for Murder

Book 3- Death Around the Bend

Book 4- A Picture of Murder

Book 5- The Burning Issue of the Day

Book 6- Death Beside the Seaside

Book 7 – The Fatal Flying Affair

2 thoughts on “Lady Hardcastle Mystery Series”

  1. I stumbled across mystery writer, Louise Penny. Like you, I said not for me. I am so glad that I did! On book 7 now! My only complaint is the language usage (lots of 4 letter words that I am uncomfortable with).

    • I have thought about reading Louise Penny, but haven’t yet. I guess I was afraid they were too graphic. Would you consider them a cozy mystery type of books? I might have to give one a try. Which one would you recommend starting with? Is it best to start with her first one?


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