WHEN MAIDENS MOURN
This elegant Regency mystery series continues with a seventh wonderful book. The soldier turned sleuth and lord is a fascinating character who sweeps the reader into the story. The English countryside descriptions, witty charm of the hero and emotional connection between Sebastian and his new wife — a strong, independent woman — are all superb.
Gabrielle Tennyson is discovered dead, drifting in a boat at the site of a destroyed castle she believed was Camelot. More, Gabrielle was the best friend of Hero Jarvis, Sebastian’s new wife. Also missing are Gabrielle’s young cousins. As Sebastian and Hero investigate the murder and look for the cousins, they travel through London and the countryside. Soon they’re in danger from powerful men threatened by their investigation as well as a mysterious stranger. (OBSIDIAN, Mar., 352 pp., $24.95)