The author of this title was a Lady in Waiting to Queen Elizabeth. She, herself, has had a rather colorful life. Interestingly, Anne Glenconner has tried her hand at fiction and this is her second story, following on Murder on Mustique.
The novel’s protagonist is named Anne Coke which makes her feel a stand in for the author whose maiden name this was. Parts of the book take place when she was a child with a difficult governess. The story is fueled by what happens when Anne’s grandfather dies in 1950. Was it foul play? Trust Anne to find out in this atmospheric read whose Hall is a real place.
Many thanks to NetGalley and Mobius Books for this title. All opinions are my own.
Pub date: 11 November 2021