THE MASTERFUL MR. MONTAGUE
If Amanda Quick-style historical mysteries are your guilty pleasure, then this latest Barnaby Adair adventure — filled with murder, secrets, red herrings and danger — will be your cup of tea. Readers will not find the high degree of sexual tension and depth of characterization in most Laurens novels here — juggling three couples is a challenge and added to a mystery even more so. The intriguing aspect of this novel is that the lead characters are all members of the rising gentry, and Laurens does a fine job of showing the changes in society during the era. Those who adore Adair and crew, and recall Montague from previous novels will take pleasure in this thriller.