Friday, April 29, 2016

The Case of the Dotty Dowager by Cathy Ace

The Case of the Dotty Dowager by Cathy Ace is an amusing British cozy mystery. This is the first in a planned series featuring the WISE Women Detective Agency.  These female detectives are WISE because they are from Wales, Ireland, Scotland and England respectively. Henry Twyst, the eighteenth duke of Chellingworth, discreetly employs the detective agency to discover whether his mother, the Dowager Duchess, actually saw a corpse in her dining room. Has the Duchess gone senile? One of the WISE detectives is a family friend, the Honorable Christine Wilson-Smythe, who just so happens to be the only daughter of a Viscount and Viscountess. Christine and her friends discover what really happened that night in the Duchess’ dining room. This book is a clever beginning to a fun and entertaining genre series.