A Bride’s Guide to Marriage and Murder (A Countess of Harleigh Mystery) by Dianne Freeman

A Bride’s Guide to Marriage and Murder
(A Countess of Harleigh Mystery)

by Dianne Freeman

I would definitely recommend this book (and this series, too!) to anyone who loves a good mystery!
~Just another teen reading books

The storyline and characters kept me turning the pages! And now my wish list hast increased! Adding the previous books to my list!
~My Reading Journey’s

Love and laughter add joy to a complex mystery rich in period detail in A BRIDE’S GUIDE TO MARRIAGE AND MURDER. I absolutely love this series and can’t wait for the next book in the series to see what happens next!
~Cozy Up With Kathy

Clever dialogue, witty retorts, and family drama make this story a winner
~Reading, Writing, and a Stich-Metric

If I might slip into writer-geek mode for a moment, from setting to character dynamics, the ofttimes formal writing to the patterns of speech, everything just clicked. A Bride’s Guide to Marriage and Murder felt thoughtfully planned and executed. I’m definitely a new fan of this series.
~Mysteries With Character

About A Bride’s Guide to Marriage and Murder

A Bride’s Guide to Marriage and Murder (A Countess of Harleigh Mystery)
Historical Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
Setting – Victorian England
Kensington (June 28, 2022)
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 304 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1496731611
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1496731616
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09HRC11G9

Frances Wynn, the American-born Countess of Harleigh, returns in Dianne Freeman’s charming, lighthearted mystery series set in Victorian England, and finds her wedding day overshadowed by murder . . .


On the eve of her marriage to George Hazelton, Frances has a great deal more on her mind than flowers and seating arrangements. The Connors and the Bainbridges, two families of American robber barons, have taken up residence in London, and their bitter rivalry is spilling over into the highest social circles. At the request of her brother, Alonzo, who is quite taken with Miss Madeline Connor, Frances has invited the Connor family to her wedding. Meanwhile, Frances’s mother has invited Mr. Bainbridge, and Frances fears the wedding may end up being newspaper-worthy for all the wrong reasons.


On the day itself, Frances is relieved to note that Madeline’s father is not among the guests assembled at the church. The reason for his absence, however, turns out to be most unfortunate: Mr. Connor is found murdered in his home. More shocking still, Alonzo is caught at the scene, holding the murder weapon.


Powerful and ruthless, Connor appears to have amassed a wealth of enemies alongside his fortune. Frances and George agree to put their wedding trip on hold to try and clear Alonzo’s name. But there are secrets to sift through, not just in the Bainbridge and Connor families, but also in their own. And with a killer determined to evade discovery at any cost—even if it means taking another life—Frances’s first days as a newlywed will be perilous indeed . . .


About Dianne Freeman

Dianne Freeman is the acclaimed author of the Countess of Harleigh Mystery series. She is an Agatha Award and Lefty Award winner, as well as a finalist for the prestigious Mary Higgins Clark Award from Mystery Writers of America. After thirty years of working in corporate accounting and finance, she now writes full-time. Born and raised in Michigan, she and her husband split their time between Michigan and Arizona. Visit her at www.DiFreeman.com.

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