Thursday, September 01, 2022



Lady Eleanore Swift is so happy that her old friend, Constance Grainger, is getting married to Lord Peregrine Davencourt.  Lady Eleanor is attending the wedding even though she isn’t a fan of large social events.  As a bridesmaid in the wedding, this is the one social event that she is looking forward to.  The wedding doesn’t go as planned when the groom is arrested for murder instead of meeting his new bride at the alter.  Constance pleads with Eleanor for help in clearing the groom’s name.  Lady Eleanor teams up with Detective Seldon to solve the case.  Eleanore thinks she knows who the culprit is until Constance’s father, Sir Grainger is attacked.  Another man is murdered and Lady Eleanor and Detective Seldon are running out of time and suspects.  

This story was so much fun, extremely captivating, and a rapid page turner.  The characters are absolutely delightful especially Lady Eleanor’s bull dog, Gladstone.  It was such a great part of the story to make Gladstone the plus one for Eleanor at the wedding.  It made me laugh out loud.  I loved the plot twists and turns as it definitely keeps you guessing until the very end.  This cozy mystery series is one of the best.  I find this series to be completely addictive and I look forward to the next book in the series.  Wonderful and enjoyable characters that feel like friends old and new.  I definitely recommend this book.

Thank you Verity Bright for such a wonderful addition to the Lady Eleanor Swift Mystery Series.  I really enjoyed this cozy mystery series and I highly recommend it.

Rating: 5 out of 5.



Author:  Verity Bright
Publisher: Bookouture 
Publication Date: August 31, 2022 
Pages: 292 
Buy on Amazon 

The society wedding of the decade has everything: the blushing bride, beautiful flowers… and the groom arrested before he can walk down the aisle? Thank goodness Lady Swift is on the guest list!

Lady Eleanor Swift isn’t normally one for grand social occasions, but who can resist a wedding? Especially when it’s her old friend, Constance Grainger, marrying the most eligible bachelor in town, Lord Peregrine Davencourt. Eleanor is taking Gladstone the bulldog as her plus one, with a smart new bowtie to match her bridesmaid’s dress.

But the big day is ruined when the groom is arrested for murder before he makes it to the altar. In a baffling twist, it turns out he was already engaged to the lovely Daisy Balforth, who has been found dead at the local inn with Lord Davencourt kneeling over her. The gossip pages will have a field day!

The distraught bride-to-be asks Eleanor to clear her fiancĂ©’s name, as she’s certain he wouldn’t hurt a fly. With help from handsome 
Detective Seldon, Eleanor examines the evidence. But she’s barely had time to write down her suspect list before Constance’s father is set upon by a bearded stranger on the golf course. Clearly there is more to this story than Eleanor first thought, but can she catch the real killer before the wedding turns into her wake?


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.


  1. Thanks so much for the lovely review, Caroline - so glad you enjoyed it.

    1. It was a wonderful book. Thank you for sharing your story. x