Five reasons I'm giving Five Stars to:
The Verity Kent Mysteries by Anna Lee Huber.
1. The Setting - These mysteries unfold in 1919,
just as the Great War comes to an end. The war - with
its tragedies, heroics and secrets - colors all the books.
2. The Protagonist - Verity Kent is a superwoman of
her time - she saw action as a Secret Service agent
during the war, has been solving complicated mysteries
ever since, and is always the cleverest, most observant
person in the room. And she is gorgeous and buys her
cloths in Paris, all at the tender age of 23. But she is
strong and fun and human and I don't hold this
overachieving against her.
3. The Plots - The books have a feel of the classic
British murder mysteries with intricate plots, plenty
of twists and turns, and a lovely mix of mayhem
and social observation.
4. The Toys - Verity 'married well' so beside
the dresses from Paris there are swanky cars,
country estates, society parties, jazzy nightclubs, and all
the glamorous trimmings of the bright young things
of the era.
5. In short - If you like your murder mysteries set
against an interesting historical background, with
attractive characters, plenty of energy and a little
romance, this could well be series for you.
(This is a series best read in order, if possible).
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