Even first-time readers will be able to easily enter Dean’s Regency world of the fourth entry Dido Kent mystery. The characters, especially smart, strong Dido, are written with such depth and personality, it is easy to feel like they are friends. The suspense starts from the very first chapter and leads to a satisfying conclusion.

Miss Dido Kent has displeased her family and as punishment, she must accompany her wealthy, hypochondriac aunt to her family home. However, when Dido and Aunt Manners arrive at Charcombe Manor, Dido finds out that a wealthy heiress has disappeared. She is determined to find out who the culprit is, especially when the man accused seems quite innocent to her. (MINOTAUR, Aug., 336 pp., $25.99)
Reviewed by: 
Robyn Bonavita