Saturday, September 18, 2021



When Lady Elenor Swift is invited back to her old boarding school by her favorite teacher Mrs. Wadsworth, to give a speech, she never expected to be back on the case.  Lady Elenor is wandering the hallways reminiscing of her time spent at the school.  She wanders into the library and discovers a dead body.  But, wait is that, no, it couldn’t be….Mrs. Wadsworth? Chief Inspector Hugh Seldon is called to the school, but the incident is kept quiet as to not upset the other students.  Murder was not immediately determined. But after little investigation, it is soon determined that murder was the cause of death. So, Lady Eleanor is Mrs. Wadsworth’s temporary replacement in the classroom, but also decides to investigate on her own to find out what happened to her friend. She feels like she owes it to her friend, Mrs. Wadsworth, to find out who murdered her and why. 

The 1920’s setting and Elenor’s investigative instinct is so much fun to read.  I really enjoyed the plot twist and not knowing who the culprit was until the very end.  I thoroughly enjoyed this cozy mystery series.  I love the writing style of this author.  

Thank you Verity Bright for such a wonderful addition to this series.  This entertaining and exciting story, makes this book unputdownable.  It is definitely a must read and I highly recommend this series.



Rating: 5 out of 5.
Author:  Verity Bright
Publisher: Bookouture 
Publication Date: September 14, 2021 
Pages: 266 
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Pages: 266 
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When Lady Swift is invited to her old school, she walks through familiar classrooms, finds her favourite books in the library… and surely that’s not a body? Time for a lesson in murder!

Autumn, 1921. Lady Eleanor Swift is invited to her old school, St Mary’s, as a guest speaker. Her favourite teacher, Mrs Wadsworth, has asked that Eleanor talk about her intrepid travels around the globe – travelling the Silk Road by bicycle, crossing the Himalayas and even befriending the Maharaja of India. But in the circumstances, perhaps it would have been a good idea to talk about her career as a daring detective…

Because no sooner has Eleanor brushed up on her times tables then she is greeted by terrible news: Mrs Wadsworth has been murdered. Eleanor is utterly devastated but she owes it to her dearest teacher to find out who killed her and why. So, alongside Gladstone the bulldog, it’s best paw forward to track down a villain.

But when the art teacher is also found dead, Eleanor is sure someone is trying to do away with the people who taught her everything. As Eleanor delves into possible motives, she discovers a clue in the most unlikely place: her mother’s old school diary. Does the route to the murderer lie within a secret passageway her mother uncovered? Can Eleanor nail the culprit in time or is the killer coming for her next? 


Verity Bright is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing partnership that has spanned a quarter of a century. Starting out writing high-end travel articles and books, they published everything from self-improvement to humour, before embarking on their first historical mystery. They are the authors of the fabulous Lady Eleanor Swift Mystery series, set in the 1920s.

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