Dancing with Death

Dancing with Death

Dancing with Death Introducing chef sleuth Nell Drury in the first of a delightful series of s traditional country house mysteries The fashionable Bright Young Things from London have descended on Wychbourne C

  • Title: Dancing with Death
  • Author: Amy Myers
  • ISBN: 9780727886859
  • Page: 341
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Introducing chef sleuth Nell Drury in the first of a delightful series of 1920 s traditional country house mysteries 1925 The fashionable Bright Young Things from London have descended on Wychbourne Court, the Kentish stately home of Lord and Lady Ansley, for an extravagant fancy dress ball followed by a midnight Ghost Hunt and Chef Nell Drury knows she s in for a bIntroducing chef sleuth Nell Drury in the first of a delightful series of 1920 s traditional country house mysteries 1925 The fashionable Bright Young Things from London have descended on Wychbourne Court, the Kentish stately home of Lord and Lady Ansley, for an extravagant fancy dress ball followed by a midnight Ghost Hunt and Chef Nell Drury knows she s in for a busy weekend What she doesn t expect to encounter is sudden, violent death When a body is discovered in the minstrels gallery during the Ghost Hunt, Nell finds herself caught up in the police investigation which follows As the darker side of the Roaring Twenties emerges and it becomes increasingly clear that at least one person present that night has a sinister secret to hide, Nell determines to unmask the killer among them Could the Wychbourne Ghosts hold the key to the mystery

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    Oh, I'm so disappointed. This book looked and seemed so good, but alas I couldn't find myself getting into the story and towards the end did I find myself pretty bored.Now, the book did feel promising in the beginning, but somewhere along the way when Miss Marple Eh I mean Nell started to investigate the case because the lady of the house trusts her to be able to talk to the servants, the family, and guest and find out the truth about the murder. Yeah, because the chef is the obvious person to [...]

    I simply adored Amy Myers’ series featuring father and daughter Peter and Georgia Marsh, who solve cold cases that are decades old. I gobbled up all eight books in this series, and the final book in this series, Murder in Abbot's Folly, came five long years ago! How I’ve longed for another one!I could never really warm to Myers’ classic car sleuth Jack Colby, so you can imagine how thrilled I was to see Myers embarking on a new series. Chef — not cook! — Nell Drury has managed to make [...]

    Nell Drury - chef working at Wychbourne Court, a large stately home in Kent - is persuaded to lead a party round the house on a ghost hunt. The ghost hunt takes place after a party with many guests and to Nell, something of an onlooker, it seems like a recipe for disaster. There is already tension between a group of young people involved and when murder crashes into the middle of the ghost hunt it just seems to confirm Nell's premonitions.Unwillingly Nell finds herself involved in the police inv [...]

    Dancing with Death by Amy Myers.1925. The fashionable Bright Young Things from London have descended on Wychbourne Court, the Kentish stately home of Lord and Lady Ansley, for an extravagant fancy dress ball followed by a midnight Ghost Hunt – and Chef Nell Drury knows she’s in for a busy weekend. What she doesn’t expect to encounter is sudden, violent death. When a body is discovered in the minstrels’ gallery during the Ghost Hunt, Nell finds herself caught up in the police investigatio [...]

    Although Nell Drury has only been chef at Lord Ansley's home for a short time, she's endeared herself to Lady Ansley and to the Lord's eccentric sister, who is obsessed with ghosts. When a guest at the ball in their country house is found murdered during a ghost tour, Scotland Yard arrives, but Lady Ansley asks Nell to investigate on her own, as she can win the confidence of the servants, who may know something. While Nell shares some of her ideas with handsome Detective Inspector Melbray, Scotl [...]

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Severn House Publishers for an advance copy of Dancing With Death, a cosy country house murder mystery set in 1925, featuring chef Nell Drury.It is all go at Wychbourne Court in Kent as Lord and Lady Ansley prepare to host a weekend for neighbours and their children's friends, bright young people down from London. The ball will culminate in a ghost hunt through the house but it all goes wrong when chef and leader of one of the groups of ghost hunters, Nell Dru [...]

    This cosy mystery is a thoroughly enjoyable, engrossing read. Myers evokes the period well as steady, sensible and very ambitious Nell Drury, working at Wychbourne Hall as Chef, suddenly finds herself confronted with a violent murder of one of the guests. While it might have seemed unlikely that a young woman would land a prize post like this, due to the shortage of young men after the ravages of WWI, this was a time when a generation of women had an opportunity for a career – so long as they [...]

    Dancing with Death is an excellent period cozy that takes the form of a classic manor house murder mystery.  During a house party Ghost Hunt, a guest is found murdered.  As the suspects number among the fashionable elite, scandal must be minimized.  Naturally, Lord and Lady Ansley have their doubts about the competency of the police.  As a result, Chef Nell Drury whose skill in the kitchen hides a sharp intellect and understanding of psychology, is asked by the family to look into matters. [...]

    An English country house mystery with the chef-as-detective is a new twist, though echoes of Downton Abbey abound (the dowager, a slightly rebellious and egalitarian youngest daughter, etc), and one wonders just why & how a busy chef would have time to investigate these things. The mystery was briskly plotted; the denouement, while truly entertaining in its presentation, was a bit lacking/ confusing in explanation (and I think had a mix-up in names at one point). Some of the characterization [...]

    Thanks to NetGalley for providing an advance copy in exchange for an honest review.A 1920's setting, cooking, old family houses, and ghosts? What's not to like.? Nell Drury is working as the Chef in a stately country home, but can't help being drawn into a murder investigation. After all she did actually trip over the body. As with all cozies, the setting and characters will make or break the story. This book has both covered with brilliant detail. The details about the running of a kitchen and [...]

    It has been too long since the last mystery from Amy Myers and this is a great start to what I hope will be a long series. Set in 1925, Nell Drury is the daughter of a costermonger who is now a French trained chef in a stately home. During a fancy dress ball and ghost hunt, a murder occurs and Nell is drawn into the investigation. Full of dark series, all of the feel of the Roaring 20's and maybe a ghost? What more could you want. I want another in this series, please.My thanks to the publisher [...]

    A fun mystery. I enjoyed this, and I actually liked that the Inspector was the one to solve the mystery. Too often in cozy mysteries it's the amateur detective who one-ups the police. I liked that that wasn't the case with this. As a side-note, Nell Drury and Inspector Melbray belong together!!!!!!!!I'll look forward to more in this series!

    This author has written several other series which I haven't read, but now I'm a fan. Good writing, good mystery

    This is a classic English country house mystery set between the wars in the 1920s. If you enjoyed watching Downton Abbey as much as I did, you will love this book. It features Nell Drury, the chef of Wychbourne Court, home of the eighth Lord Ansley and family. Nell trained under Escoffier and creates all kinds of wonderful dishes for family and for the many parties held at the house. All is well until the latest party where a glamorous guest is murdered during a ghost hunt put on by Lady Clarice [...]

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