A Legacy of Murder: A Kate Hamilton Mystery
by Connie Berry
A Legacy of Murder is an intriguing cozy mystery with multiple murders, extraordinary exhibition, boyfriend brouhaha, and a stately estate.
~The Avid Reader
I thoroughly enjoyed A Legacy of Murder, it had the right amount of dodgy suspects, an appealing storyline at just the right pace, a quirky feel overall, with a good mix of red herrings and clues, and characters that I felt that I could identify with.
~CAROLE’S BOOK CORNER
The story effectively captured the uncertainty and heartbreak of loving long-distance when matters of the heart seem to have no good choices. Also, despite the seriousness of the crimes, I can’t help but think that the author derived a certain amount of tongue in cheek satisfaction in writing the culprit, who I really didn’t catch until the very end, which is always appreciated.
~I Read What You Write
A Legacy of Murder by Connie Berry is another sophisticated book from this wonderful author . . . I am giving this book five stars and recommending it to anyone that loves cozy mysteries.
~Baroness’ Book Trove
A LEGACY OF MURDER is a multifaceted mystery with events of the past coming back to haunt the present and future. Plotting as exquisite as the antiques involved and a variety of characters make this atmospheric mystery one you won’t want to put down.
~Cozy Up With Kathy
A Legacy of Murder was a brilliant addition to marvelous, compulsive series and it was the perfect book to curl up with on a chilly autumn weekend along with a steaming mug of hot chocolate!
~Brianne’s Book Reviews
A Legacy of Murder is well-plotted and engaging, with layered characters and a lovely English village setting. The writing voice (delightfully enhanced by the first person narrative) wraps you in a warm hug, the descriptions, and word choices at times nearly poetic as they flow easily off the page.
~Reading Is My SuperPower
A fantastic mystery that will keep you entertained while sneaking in clues. The setting added just the right touch to go with the characters.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
A Legacy of Murder is a thoroughly engrossing mystery with no shortage of lively characters, dead bodies, mysterious circumstances, and plausible murder suspects. The author has a real talent for character and setting development, and interweaving the past and the present.
~Book Club Librarian
Deft and realistic characterization, a well-crafted plot, and a talent for conveying both setting and atmosphere put Connie Berry’s A Legacy of Murder firmly in my Top 5 Mysteries list for 2019.
~The Bookwyrm’s Hoard
What a great second episode in the life of Kate Hamilton and this was a book that leaves you wanting more and more.
~A Wytch’s Book Review Blog
I’m not joking when I say I’ve found a new must-follow series! Connie Berry’s A Legacy of Murder is one of the best cozy mysteries I’ve read for the year… and I read a lot of them!
~The Cozy Pages
This is a great story for fans of British mystery, rich with description. Kate is very thorough and dedicated, often dealing with conflictual feelings . . .
~Christa Reads and Writes
About A Legacy of Murder
A Legacy of Murder: A Kate Hamilton Mystery
2nd in Series
Crooked Lane Books (October 8, 2019)
Hardcover ~336 Pages
Digital ASIN: B07NKQDYM3
American antique dealer Kate Hamilton’s Christmastime jaunt to a charming English village leads to an investigation of a missing ruby…and a chain of murders.
It’s Christmastime and antiques dealer Kate Hamilton is off to visit her daughter, Christine, in the quaint English village of Long Barston. Christine and her boyfriend, Tristan, work at stately-but-crumbling Finchley Hall. Touring the Elizabethan house and grounds, Kate is intrigued by the docent’s tales of the Finchley Hoard, and the strange deaths surrounding the renowned treasure trove. But next to a small lake, Kate spies the body of a young woman, killed by a garden spade.
Nearly blind Lady Barbara, who lives at Finchley with her loyal butler, Mugg, persuades Kate to take over the murdered woman’s work. Kate finds that a Burmese ruby has vanished from the legendary Blood-Red Ring, replaced by a lesser garnet. Were the theft and the woman’s death connected?
Kate learns that Lady Barbara’s son fled to Venezuela years before, suspected of murdering another young woman. The murder weapon belonged to an old gardener, who becomes the leading suspect. But is Lady Barbara’s son back to kill again? When another body is found, the clues point toward Christine. It’s up to Kate to clear her daughter’s name in Connie Berry’s second Kate Hamilton mystery, a treasure for fans of traditional British mysteries.
About Connie Berry
Like her protagonist, Connie Berry was raised in the antiques trade. After teaching theology for twenty-five years, she took up writing mysteries featuring high-end antiques and the legacy of the past. Connie loves history, cute animals, travel with a hint of adventure, and all things British. She lives in Ohio with her husband and adorable dog, Millie.
Author Links: Website –www.connieberry.com
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