The Mitford Scandal is the third mystery in a series by Jessica Fellowes. Each features one of the six Mitford sisters. They were quite a group and well worth reading about in books like The Six.
Ms. Fellowes has done her research on the 1920s and 30s and the book is enhanced by what she has learned and shared. This entry is largely about Diana Mitford and her circle of “Bright Young Things.” In that circle were artists, writers and those living the high life. For example there are Lytton Strachey, Waugh and Dora Carrington. Settings include London, the British countryside, Italy and France. All are described well.
Diana, herself, marries young to an heir to the Guinness money. It is hard to realize that she is only 21 or so when she is the mother to two small children. She leads a glittering life. The reader learns that she meets and is intrigued by Oswald Moseley, a British Fascist. This adds further versimilitude to the story.
Oh, and of course there are murders. SPOILER: A maid, a wealthy man allergic to sesame, his wife and an actress. There is also a missing maid. How are these connected? You will need to read the book to find out.
Readers who are returning to the series will welcome spending time with Louisa and Guy, along with other members of the Mitford clan.
All in all, this was an enjoyable, moderately paced mystery that will be welcomed by fans of historical mysteries.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review.