Death Comes to the Village (Kurland St. Mary Mystery #1)

Death Comes to the Village (Kurland St. Mary Mystery #1)

Regency-set historical mystery, first in new series. A wounded soldier and a rector's daughter discover strange goings-on in the sleepy village of Kurland St. Mary in Catherine Lloyd's charming Regency-set mystery debut. Major Robert Kurland has returned to the quiet vistas of his village home to recuperate from the horrors of Waterloo. However injured his body may be, his m Regency-set historical mystery, first in new series. A wounded soldier and a rector's daughter discover strang...

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Title:Death Comes to the Village (Kurland St. Mary Mystery #1)
Author:Catherine Lloyd
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:075828733X
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:282 pages pages

Death Comes to the Village (Kurland St. Mary Mystery #1) Reviews

  • Jennifer
    Jan 06, 2015

    Death Comes to the Village 4 Stars Confined to bed while recovering from injuries sustained at the Battle of Waterloo, Major Robert Kurkland awakens one night and observes something strange from his window. When a young girl vanishes from the village, Kurkland enlists the aid of th...

    The mystery aspect of the story is nice enough, though it was still somewhat obvious to a discerning reader who the culprit is. Characterization had the hero more complex than the heroine, who seemed to be a male-weary person without much else to recommend her than the care she bestows...

    I got this free from Firstreads. here is my honest review. Serene and cozy village life in early 1800's Kurland St Mary's England? Hardly, as items are going missing in local homes and businesses, and two local girls seemed to have gone missing. Major Robert Kurland has just recentl...

    Nice cozy mystery but too many anachronisms for me to really enjoy it. The main characters behaved in ways that simply would not have been done during the Regency period. The most glaring examples are Miss Lucy Harrington running directly into Major Kurland's bedroom several times and ...

    3.5 stars This cozy historical mystery, set in England, has a little bit of a Regency romance feel. Lucy, the rector's daughter, and Robert, a magistrate and wounded soldier, notice some thievery and strange goings-on in the village. With a young woman disappearing, and the men...

    A very good first historical/cozy with a very well-plotted mystery. If you're the type that wants a dead body ASAP, you're going to be disappointed, but if you enjoy a good mystery regardless of when the body drops, give this one a try. Full review: http://jenn.booklikes.com/post/89...

    Major Robert Kurland was wounded at the Battle of Waterloo and for several months he's been cooped up in his home near the village of Kurland St. Mary attended by his faithful butler and batman. One night he wakes to the moonlight streaming in his window and at the risk of his health, ...

    (This is a review of the audiobook.) ????? I quiet enjoyed this first in the series, but man-oh-man, did the narrator read this one sllllllowly. I had to speed it up to 1.5 times and it was still slow. Still, loved this small town mystery and the budding relationship betw...

    Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Can't wait for book two. I listened to this one on audio and recommend that format. ...

    Super into these. Very, very much into these. I mean, I had a few twinges of supreme annoyance (okay, perhaps surpressed rage) over how her entire family seems to take Lucy to granted, while simultaneously insulting her (particularly her father), but I got over it. This is obviousl...

    I do love historical (cozy) mysteries, there is just something about the slow pace of the story, the characters who have to act within their social time frame, that appeals to me. Major Robert Kurland has come home from Waterloo with a severely broken leg, and is recuperating at home...

    What a pleasant surprise this was! I can count the number of historical cozies I've read on one hand and certainly don't remember ever having read one set in the Regency period, but after Death Comes to the Village, I'll definitely be interested in checking out more. Part of the ap...

    I love a good cozy mystery and I really loved the regency setting. Historical cozies are my my absolute favorite. It is a shame that this particular mystery just seemed to plod along at a snail's pace. It is the first book is the first book in the Kurland St Mary Mystery series and ...

    Wonderful read! One of those rare mysteries where a body doesn't appear until close to the end. ...

    I really enjoyed this mystery, it was not too gorey or gruesome and it was not weighed down by the historical setting. If you enjoy the "Maisie Dobbs" books then I would recommend this one as well. ...

    Mystery set in an interesting period- 1816, just after the Continental War- so we have a wounded warrior with a touch of ptsd and the threat of demobbed soldiers roaming the countryside with no jobs. The wounded Major and the vicar?s eldest daughter are the main characters/detective...

    In keeping with my recent mystery affliction, I've moved to a more cozy setting in Death Comes to the Village. Major Robert Kurland has returned home to Kurland St. Mary bedridden from the battle of Waterloo. When he witnesses a furtive man moving a heavy load in the dead of night, his...

    This was a fun and satisfying introduction to a new series for me, and I look forward to reading future installments. Lucy Harrington, the vicar's daughter in Kurland St. Mary, is smart, efficient, hard-working; her widowed father cares more for hunting and enjoying the comforts of lif...

    This one is going on my keeper shelf. I didn?t know anything about this book when I picked it up, and for full disclosure, let me add the copy I read was a free copy. I am so glad I read it. It combines Regency England and cozy mysteries. The book captured my attention on the fir...

    Few things are more pleasant than a village graced with a good church, a good priest and a good pub. - John Hillaby In the village of Kurland St. Mary, the pleasantries derive from the rector's daughter, Miss Lucy Harrington. She cares for her widowed father, her four siblings, and ...

    I received this book from netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to netgalley.com, Kensington books, and Catherine Lloyd. Major Robert Kurland has returned home from the battle of Waterloo and it is Miss Lucy Harrington's duty as the rector's daughter to help him ...

    I just love this series! I am rereading them on audio to freshen my memory for the new book that comes out Tuesday. Within the 3 books in the series so far, there has been slow but meaningful development between the main characters of Lucy and Robert. Lucy is a strong and very grou...

    I listened to the audiobook of this and found the narration very enjoyable. It's a quaint cosy mystery with a difference: the story takes place in the early 19th century, just after the Battle of Waterloo. Oh what a difficult and frustrating life most women must have had at that pe...

    This was sweet and frothy. The setting (post-Napolianic war English countryside) was terrific, the plot reasonably interesting (not riveting, mind you), and the characters...let's say promising. There simply must be another book before I can commit any further, but this is a good start...

    Major Robert Kurland probably would have died from his injuries at Waterloo if it wasn't for the vicar's eldest daughter Lucy Harrington, who nursed him devotedly. He should be recuperating by now, but his legs are slow to heal, and he's bored. When he sees something mysterious from hi...

    A nice little cozy English mystery novel set in Kurland St. Mary, England. Lucy Harrington, the rector's daughter, gathers your admiration and pity early in the book for dutiful and exploited role she must play in her household with her father, who is a less-athan-admirable rector. How...

    This delightful book reminds me of Georgette Heyers in style. It takes place just after Waterloo. The scion of the main family was injured in action. He see an unusual incident from his bed. Objects are missing from local gentry's homes. Two maids are missing. The oldest daughter of th...

    In this novel the author creates excellent characters, believable dialogue, and an interesting conundrum to be solved. Much in the style of Georgette Heyer, Lloyd does a good job of capturing the society of the time, including the frustrations of women with the strictures and expectati...

    I had a fun, quick time with this cozy historical. The mystery itself wasn't the most intriguing aspect (in fact, we're not sure there is a murder for quite awhile). Still, the characters of Major Kurland and Lucy Harrington are fleshed out well - and not as stereotypical as I might ha...

  • Susan in NC
    May 14, 2015

    Death Comes to the Village 4 Stars Confined to bed while recovering from injuries sustained at the Battle of Waterloo, Major Robert Kurkland awakens one night and observes something strange from his window. When a young girl vanishes from the village, Kurkland enlists the aid of th...

    The mystery aspect of the story is nice enough, though it was still somewhat obvious to a discerning reader who the culprit is. Characterization had the hero more complex than the heroine, who seemed to be a male-weary person without much else to recommend her than the care she bestows...

    I got this free from Firstreads. here is my honest review. Serene and cozy village life in early 1800's Kurland St Mary's England? Hardly, as items are going missing in local homes and businesses, and two local girls seemed to have gone missing. Major Robert Kurland has just recentl...

    Nice cozy mystery but too many anachronisms for me to really enjoy it. The main characters behaved in ways that simply would not have been done during the Regency period. The most glaring examples are Miss Lucy Harrington running directly into Major Kurland's bedroom several times and ...

    3.5 stars This cozy historical mystery, set in England, has a little bit of a Regency romance feel. Lucy, the rector's daughter, and Robert, a magistrate and wounded soldier, notice some thievery and strange goings-on in the village. With a young woman disappearing, and the men...

    A very good first historical/cozy with a very well-plotted mystery. If you're the type that wants a dead body ASAP, you're going to be disappointed, but if you enjoy a good mystery regardless of when the body drops, give this one a try. Full review: http://jenn.booklikes.com/post/89...

    Major Robert Kurland was wounded at the Battle of Waterloo and for several months he's been cooped up in his home near the village of Kurland St. Mary attended by his faithful butler and batman. One night he wakes to the moonlight streaming in his window and at the risk of his health, ...

    (This is a review of the audiobook.) ????? I quiet enjoyed this first in the series, but man-oh-man, did the narrator read this one sllllllowly. I had to speed it up to 1.5 times and it was still slow. Still, loved this small town mystery and the budding relationship betw...

    Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Can't wait for book two. I listened to this one on audio and recommend that format. ...

    Super into these. Very, very much into these. I mean, I had a few twinges of supreme annoyance (okay, perhaps surpressed rage) over how her entire family seems to take Lucy to granted, while simultaneously insulting her (particularly her father), but I got over it. This is obviousl...

    I do love historical (cozy) mysteries, there is just something about the slow pace of the story, the characters who have to act within their social time frame, that appeals to me. Major Robert Kurland has come home from Waterloo with a severely broken leg, and is recuperating at home...

    What a pleasant surprise this was! I can count the number of historical cozies I've read on one hand and certainly don't remember ever having read one set in the Regency period, but after Death Comes to the Village, I'll definitely be interested in checking out more. Part of the ap...

    I love a good cozy mystery and I really loved the regency setting. Historical cozies are my my absolute favorite. It is a shame that this particular mystery just seemed to plod along at a snail's pace. It is the first book is the first book in the Kurland St Mary Mystery series and ...

    Wonderful read! One of those rare mysteries where a body doesn't appear until close to the end. ...

    I really enjoyed this mystery, it was not too gorey or gruesome and it was not weighed down by the historical setting. If you enjoy the "Maisie Dobbs" books then I would recommend this one as well. ...

    Mystery set in an interesting period- 1816, just after the Continental War- so we have a wounded warrior with a touch of ptsd and the threat of demobbed soldiers roaming the countryside with no jobs. The wounded Major and the vicar?s eldest daughter are the main characters/detective...

    In keeping with my recent mystery affliction, I've moved to a more cozy setting in Death Comes to the Village. Major Robert Kurland has returned home to Kurland St. Mary bedridden from the battle of Waterloo. When he witnesses a furtive man moving a heavy load in the dead of night, his...

    This was a fun and satisfying introduction to a new series for me, and I look forward to reading future installments. Lucy Harrington, the vicar's daughter in Kurland St. Mary, is smart, efficient, hard-working; her widowed father cares more for hunting and enjoying the comforts of lif...

  • Hannah
    May 07, 2014

    Death Comes to the Village 4 Stars Confined to bed while recovering from injuries sustained at the Battle of Waterloo, Major Robert Kurkland awakens one night and observes something strange from his window. When a young girl vanishes from the village, Kurkland enlists the aid of th...

    The mystery aspect of the story is nice enough, though it was still somewhat obvious to a discerning reader who the culprit is. Characterization had the hero more complex than the heroine, who seemed to be a male-weary person without much else to recommend her than the care she bestows...

    I got this free from Firstreads. here is my honest review. Serene and cozy village life in early 1800's Kurland St Mary's England? Hardly, as items are going missing in local homes and businesses, and two local girls seemed to have gone missing. Major Robert Kurland has just recentl...

    Nice cozy mystery but too many anachronisms for me to really enjoy it. The main characters behaved in ways that simply would not have been done during the Regency period. The most glaring examples are Miss Lucy Harrington running directly into Major Kurland's bedroom several times and ...

    3.5 stars This cozy historical mystery, set in England, has a little bit of a Regency romance feel. Lucy, the rector's daughter, and Robert, a magistrate and wounded soldier, notice some thievery and strange goings-on in the village. With a young woman disappearing, and the men...

    A very good first historical/cozy with a very well-plotted mystery. If you're the type that wants a dead body ASAP, you're going to be disappointed, but if you enjoy a good mystery regardless of when the body drops, give this one a try. Full review: http://jenn.booklikes.com/post/89...

    Major Robert Kurland was wounded at the Battle of Waterloo and for several months he's been cooped up in his home near the village of Kurland St. Mary attended by his faithful butler and batman. One night he wakes to the moonlight streaming in his window and at the risk of his health, ...

    (This is a review of the audiobook.) ????? I quiet enjoyed this first in the series, but man-oh-man, did the narrator read this one sllllllowly. I had to speed it up to 1.5 times and it was still slow. Still, loved this small town mystery and the budding relationship betw...

    Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Can't wait for book two. I listened to this one on audio and recommend that format. ...

    Super into these. Very, very much into these. I mean, I had a few twinges of supreme annoyance (okay, perhaps surpressed rage) over how her entire family seems to take Lucy to granted, while simultaneously insulting her (particularly her father), but I got over it. This is obviousl...

    I do love historical (cozy) mysteries, there is just something about the slow pace of the story, the characters who have to act within their social time frame, that appeals to me. Major Robert Kurland has come home from Waterloo with a severely broken leg, and is recuperating at home...

    What a pleasant surprise this was! I can count the number of historical cozies I've read on one hand and certainly don't remember ever having read one set in the Regency period, but after Death Comes to the Village, I'll definitely be interested in checking out more. Part of the ap...

  • Heather
    Feb 15, 2017

    Death Comes to the Village 4 Stars Confined to bed while recovering from injuries sustained at the Battle of Waterloo, Major Robert Kurkland awakens one night and observes something strange from his window. When a young girl vanishes from the village, Kurkland enlists the aid of th...

    The mystery aspect of the story is nice enough, though it was still somewhat obvious to a discerning reader who the culprit is. Characterization had the hero more complex than the heroine, who seemed to be a male-weary person without much else to recommend her than the care she bestows...

    I got this free from Firstreads. here is my honest review. Serene and cozy village life in early 1800's Kurland St Mary's England? Hardly, as items are going missing in local homes and businesses, and two local girls seemed to have gone missing. Major Robert Kurland has just recentl...

    Nice cozy mystery but too many anachronisms for me to really enjoy it. The main characters behaved in ways that simply would not have been done during the Regency period. The most glaring examples are Miss Lucy Harrington running directly into Major Kurland's bedroom several times and ...

    3.5 stars This cozy historical mystery, set in England, has a little bit of a Regency romance feel. Lucy, the rector's daughter, and Robert, a magistrate and wounded soldier, notice some thievery and strange goings-on in the village. With a young woman disappearing, and the men...

    A very good first historical/cozy with a very well-plotted mystery. If you're the type that wants a dead body ASAP, you're going to be disappointed, but if you enjoy a good mystery regardless of when the body drops, give this one a try. Full review: http://jenn.booklikes.com/post/89...

    Major Robert Kurland was wounded at the Battle of Waterloo and for several months he's been cooped up in his home near the village of Kurland St. Mary attended by his faithful butler and batman. One night he wakes to the moonlight streaming in his window and at the risk of his health, ...

    (This is a review of the audiobook.) ????? I quiet enjoyed this first in the series, but man-oh-man, did the narrator read this one sllllllowly. I had to speed it up to 1.5 times and it was still slow. Still, loved this small town mystery and the budding relationship betw...

    Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Can't wait for book two. I listened to this one on audio and recommend that format. ...

    Super into these. Very, very much into these. I mean, I had a few twinges of supreme annoyance (okay, perhaps surpressed rage) over how her entire family seems to take Lucy to granted, while simultaneously insulting her (particularly her father), but I got over it. This is obviousl...

    I do love historical (cozy) mysteries, there is just something about the slow pace of the story, the characters who have to act within their social time frame, that appeals to me. Major Robert Kurland has come home from Waterloo with a severely broken leg, and is recuperating at home...

    What a pleasant surprise this was! I can count the number of historical cozies I've read on one hand and certainly don't remember ever having read one set in the Regency period, but after Death Comes to the Village, I'll definitely be interested in checking out more. Part of the ap...

    I love a good cozy mystery and I really loved the regency setting. Historical cozies are my my absolute favorite. It is a shame that this particular mystery just seemed to plod along at a snail's pace. It is the first book is the first book in the Kurland St Mary Mystery series and ...

    Wonderful read! One of those rare mysteries where a body doesn't appear until close to the end. ...

  • ❂ Jennifer
    May 07, 2014

    Death Comes to the Village 4 Stars Confined to bed while recovering from injuries sustained at the Battle of Waterloo, Major Robert Kurkland awakens one night and observes something strange from his window. When a young girl vanishes from the village, Kurkland enlists the aid of th...

    The mystery aspect of the story is nice enough, though it was still somewhat obvious to a discerning reader who the culprit is. Characterization had the hero more complex than the heroine, who seemed to be a male-weary person without much else to recommend her than the care she bestows...

    I got this free from Firstreads. here is my honest review. Serene and cozy village life in early 1800's Kurland St Mary's England? Hardly, as items are going missing in local homes and businesses, and two local girls seemed to have gone missing. Major Robert Kurland has just recentl...

    Nice cozy mystery but too many anachronisms for me to really enjoy it. The main characters behaved in ways that simply would not have been done during the Regency period. The most glaring examples are Miss Lucy Harrington running directly into Major Kurland's bedroom several times and ...

    3.5 stars This cozy historical mystery, set in England, has a little bit of a Regency romance feel. Lucy, the rector's daughter, and Robert, a magistrate and wounded soldier, notice some thievery and strange goings-on in the village. With a young woman disappearing, and the men...

    A very good first historical/cozy with a very well-plotted mystery. If you're the type that wants a dead body ASAP, you're going to be disappointed, but if you enjoy a good mystery regardless of when the body drops, give this one a try. Full review: http://jenn.booklikes.com/post/89...

  • Susan
    May 13, 2014

    Death Comes to the Village 4 Stars Confined to bed while recovering from injuries sustained at the Battle of Waterloo, Major Robert Kurkland awakens one night and observes something strange from his window. When a young girl vanishes from the village, Kurkland enlists the aid of th...

    The mystery aspect of the story is nice enough, though it was still somewhat obvious to a discerning reader who the culprit is. Characterization had the hero more complex than the heroine, who seemed to be a male-weary person without much else to recommend her than the care she bestows...

    I got this free from Firstreads. here is my honest review. Serene and cozy village life in early 1800's Kurland St Mary's England? Hardly, as items are going missing in local homes and businesses, and two local girls seemed to have gone missing. Major Robert Kurland has just recentl...

    Nice cozy mystery but too many anachronisms for me to really enjoy it. The main characters behaved in ways that simply would not have been done during the Regency period. The most glaring examples are Miss Lucy Harrington running directly into Major Kurland's bedroom several times and ...

    3.5 stars This cozy historical mystery, set in England, has a little bit of a Regency romance feel. Lucy, the rector's daughter, and Robert, a magistrate and wounded soldier, notice some thievery and strange goings-on in the village. With a young woman disappearing, and the men...

    A very good first historical/cozy with a very well-plotted mystery. If you're the type that wants a dead body ASAP, you're going to be disappointed, but if you enjoy a good mystery regardless of when the body drops, give this one a try. Full review: http://jenn.booklikes.com/post/89...

    Major Robert Kurland was wounded at the Battle of Waterloo and for several months he's been cooped up in his home near the village of Kurland St. Mary attended by his faithful butler and batman. One night he wakes to the moonlight streaming in his window and at the risk of his health, ...

    (This is a review of the audiobook.) ????? I quiet enjoyed this first in the series, but man-oh-man, did the narrator read this one sllllllowly. I had to speed it up to 1.5 times and it was still slow. Still, loved this small town mystery and the budding relationship betw...

    Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Can't wait for book two. I listened to this one on audio and recommend that format. ...

    Super into these. Very, very much into these. I mean, I had a few twinges of supreme annoyance (okay, perhaps surpressed rage) over how her entire family seems to take Lucy to granted, while simultaneously insulting her (particularly her father), but I got over it. This is obviousl...

    I do love historical (cozy) mysteries, there is just something about the slow pace of the story, the characters who have to act within their social time frame, that appeals to me. Major Robert Kurland has come home from Waterloo with a severely broken leg, and is recuperating at home...

    What a pleasant surprise this was! I can count the number of historical cozies I've read on one hand and certainly don't remember ever having read one set in the Regency period, but after Death Comes to the Village, I'll definitely be interested in checking out more. Part of the ap...

    I love a good cozy mystery and I really loved the regency setting. Historical cozies are my my absolute favorite. It is a shame that this particular mystery just seemed to plod along at a snail's pace. It is the first book is the first book in the Kurland St Mary Mystery series and ...

    Wonderful read! One of those rare mysteries where a body doesn't appear until close to the end. ...

    I really enjoyed this mystery, it was not too gorey or gruesome and it was not weighed down by the historical setting. If you enjoy the "Maisie Dobbs" books then I would recommend this one as well. ...

    Mystery set in an interesting period- 1816, just after the Continental War- so we have a wounded warrior with a touch of ptsd and the threat of demobbed soldiers roaming the countryside with no jobs. The wounded Major and the vicar?s eldest daughter are the main characters/detective...

    In keeping with my recent mystery affliction, I've moved to a more cozy setting in Death Comes to the Village. Major Robert Kurland has returned home to Kurland St. Mary bedridden from the battle of Waterloo. When he witnesses a furtive man moving a heavy load in the dead of night, his...

    This was a fun and satisfying introduction to a new series for me, and I look forward to reading future installments. Lucy Harrington, the vicar's daughter in Kurland St. Mary, is smart, efficient, hard-working; her widowed father cares more for hunting and enjoying the comforts of lif...

    This one is going on my keeper shelf. I didn?t know anything about this book when I picked it up, and for full disclosure, let me add the copy I read was a free copy. I am so glad I read it. It combines Regency England and cozy mysteries. The book captured my attention on the fir...

    Few things are more pleasant than a village graced with a good church, a good priest and a good pub. - John Hillaby In the village of Kurland St. Mary, the pleasantries derive from the rector's daughter, Miss Lucy Harrington. She cares for her widowed father, her four siblings, and ...

    I received this book from netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to netgalley.com, Kensington books, and Catherine Lloyd. Major Robert Kurland has returned home from the battle of Waterloo and it is Miss Lucy Harrington's duty as the rector's daughter to help him ...

    I just love this series! I am rereading them on audio to freshen my memory for the new book that comes out Tuesday. Within the 3 books in the series so far, there has been slow but meaningful development between the main characters of Lucy and Robert. Lucy is a strong and very grou...

    I listened to the audiobook of this and found the narration very enjoyable. It's a quaint cosy mystery with a difference: the story takes place in the early 19th century, just after the Battle of Waterloo. Oh what a difficult and frustrating life most women must have had at that pe...

    This was sweet and frothy. The setting (post-Napolianic war English countryside) was terrific, the plot reasonably interesting (not riveting, mind you), and the characters...let's say promising. There simply must be another book before I can commit any further, but this is a good start...

    Major Robert Kurland probably would have died from his injuries at Waterloo if it wasn't for the vicar's eldest daughter Lucy Harrington, who nursed him devotedly. He should be recuperating by now, but his legs are slow to heal, and he's bored. When he sees something mysterious from hi...

  • Andrea Guy
    Nov 25, 2013

    Death Comes to the Village 4 Stars Confined to bed while recovering from injuries sustained at the Battle of Waterloo, Major Robert Kurkland awakens one night and observes something strange from his window. When a young girl vanishes from the village, Kurkland enlists the aid of th...

    The mystery aspect of the story is nice enough, though it was still somewhat obvious to a discerning reader who the culprit is. Characterization had the hero more complex than the heroine, who seemed to be a male-weary person without much else to recommend her than the care she bestows...

    I got this free from Firstreads. here is my honest review. Serene and cozy village life in early 1800's Kurland St Mary's England? Hardly, as items are going missing in local homes and businesses, and two local girls seemed to have gone missing. Major Robert Kurland has just recentl...

    Nice cozy mystery but too many anachronisms for me to really enjoy it. The main characters behaved in ways that simply would not have been done during the Regency period. The most glaring examples are Miss Lucy Harrington running directly into Major Kurland's bedroom several times and ...

    3.5 stars This cozy historical mystery, set in England, has a little bit of a Regency romance feel. Lucy, the rector's daughter, and Robert, a magistrate and wounded soldier, notice some thievery and strange goings-on in the village. With a young woman disappearing, and the men...

    A very good first historical/cozy with a very well-plotted mystery. If you're the type that wants a dead body ASAP, you're going to be disappointed, but if you enjoy a good mystery regardless of when the body drops, give this one a try. Full review: http://jenn.booklikes.com/post/89...

    Major Robert Kurland was wounded at the Battle of Waterloo and for several months he's been cooped up in his home near the village of Kurland St. Mary attended by his faithful butler and batman. One night he wakes to the moonlight streaming in his window and at the risk of his health, ...

    (This is a review of the audiobook.) ????? I quiet enjoyed this first in the series, but man-oh-man, did the narrator read this one sllllllowly. I had to speed it up to 1.5 times and it was still slow. Still, loved this small town mystery and the budding relationship betw...

    Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Can't wait for book two. I listened to this one on audio and recommend that format. ...

    Super into these. Very, very much into these. I mean, I had a few twinges of supreme annoyance (okay, perhaps surpressed rage) over how her entire family seems to take Lucy to granted, while simultaneously insulting her (particularly her father), but I got over it. This is obviousl...

    I do love historical (cozy) mysteries, there is just something about the slow pace of the story, the characters who have to act within their social time frame, that appeals to me. Major Robert Kurland has come home from Waterloo with a severely broken leg, and is recuperating at home...

    What a pleasant surprise this was! I can count the number of historical cozies I've read on one hand and certainly don't remember ever having read one set in the Regency period, but after Death Comes to the Village, I'll definitely be interested in checking out more. Part of the ap...

    I love a good cozy mystery and I really loved the regency setting. Historical cozies are my my absolute favorite. It is a shame that this particular mystery just seemed to plod along at a snail's pace. It is the first book is the first book in the Kurland St Mary Mystery series and ...

  • Heidi (Yup. Still here.)
    Oct 11, 2014

    Death Comes to the Village 4 Stars Confined to bed while recovering from injuries sustained at the Battle of Waterloo, Major Robert Kurkland awakens one night and observes something strange from his window. When a young girl vanishes from the village, Kurkland enlists the aid of th...

    The mystery aspect of the story is nice enough, though it was still somewhat obvious to a discerning reader who the culprit is. Characterization had the hero more complex than the heroine, who seemed to be a male-weary person without much else to recommend her than the care she bestows...

    I got this free from Firstreads. here is my honest review. Serene and cozy village life in early 1800's Kurland St Mary's England? Hardly, as items are going missing in local homes and businesses, and two local girls seemed to have gone missing. Major Robert Kurland has just recentl...

    Nice cozy mystery but too many anachronisms for me to really enjoy it. The main characters behaved in ways that simply would not have been done during the Regency period. The most glaring examples are Miss Lucy Harrington running directly into Major Kurland's bedroom several times and ...

    3.5 stars This cozy historical mystery, set in England, has a little bit of a Regency romance feel. Lucy, the rector's daughter, and Robert, a magistrate and wounded soldier, notice some thievery and strange goings-on in the village. With a young woman disappearing, and the men...

    A very good first historical/cozy with a very well-plotted mystery. If you're the type that wants a dead body ASAP, you're going to be disappointed, but if you enjoy a good mystery regardless of when the body drops, give this one a try. Full review: http://jenn.booklikes.com/post/89...

    Major Robert Kurland was wounded at the Battle of Waterloo and for several months he's been cooped up in his home near the village of Kurland St. Mary attended by his faithful butler and batman. One night he wakes to the moonlight streaming in his window and at the risk of his health, ...

    (This is a review of the audiobook.) ????? I quiet enjoyed this first in the series, but man-oh-man, did the narrator read this one sllllllowly. I had to speed it up to 1.5 times and it was still slow. Still, loved this small town mystery and the budding relationship betw...

    Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Can't wait for book two. I listened to this one on audio and recommend that format. ...

  • Lisa Kay
    Dec 04, 2016

    Death Comes to the Village 4 Stars Confined to bed while recovering from injuries sustained at the Battle of Waterloo, Major Robert Kurkland awakens one night and observes something strange from his window. When a young girl vanishes from the village, Kurkland enlists the aid of th...

    The mystery aspect of the story is nice enough, though it was still somewhat obvious to a discerning reader who the culprit is. Characterization had the hero more complex than the heroine, who seemed to be a male-weary person without much else to recommend her than the care she bestows...

    I got this free from Firstreads. here is my honest review. Serene and cozy village life in early 1800's Kurland St Mary's England? Hardly, as items are going missing in local homes and businesses, and two local girls seemed to have gone missing. Major Robert Kurland has just recentl...

    Nice cozy mystery but too many anachronisms for me to really enjoy it. The main characters behaved in ways that simply would not have been done during the Regency period. The most glaring examples are Miss Lucy Harrington running directly into Major Kurland's bedroom several times and ...

    3.5 stars This cozy historical mystery, set in England, has a little bit of a Regency romance feel. Lucy, the rector's daughter, and Robert, a magistrate and wounded soldier, notice some thievery and strange goings-on in the village. With a young woman disappearing, and the men...

    A very good first historical/cozy with a very well-plotted mystery. If you're the type that wants a dead body ASAP, you're going to be disappointed, but if you enjoy a good mystery regardless of when the body drops, give this one a try. Full review: http://jenn.booklikes.com/post/89...

    Major Robert Kurland was wounded at the Battle of Waterloo and for several months he's been cooped up in his home near the village of Kurland St. Mary attended by his faithful butler and batman. One night he wakes to the moonlight streaming in his window and at the risk of his health, ...

    (This is a review of the audiobook.) ????? I quiet enjoyed this first in the series, but man-oh-man, did the narrator read this one sllllllowly. I had to speed it up to 1.5 times and it was still slow. Still, loved this small town mystery and the budding relationship betw...

  • Phair
    Sep 20, 2017

    Death Comes to the Village 4 Stars Confined to bed while recovering from injuries sustained at the Battle of Waterloo, Major Robert Kurkland awakens one night and observes something strange from his window. When a young girl vanishes from the village, Kurkland enlists the aid of th...

    The mystery aspect of the story is nice enough, though it was still somewhat obvious to a discerning reader who the culprit is. Characterization had the hero more complex than the heroine, who seemed to be a male-weary person without much else to recommend her than the care she bestows...

    I got this free from Firstreads. here is my honest review. Serene and cozy village life in early 1800's Kurland St Mary's England? Hardly, as items are going missing in local homes and businesses, and two local girls seemed to have gone missing. Major Robert Kurland has just recentl...

    Nice cozy mystery but too many anachronisms for me to really enjoy it. The main characters behaved in ways that simply would not have been done during the Regency period. The most glaring examples are Miss Lucy Harrington running directly into Major Kurland's bedroom several times and ...

    3.5 stars This cozy historical mystery, set in England, has a little bit of a Regency romance feel. Lucy, the rector's daughter, and Robert, a magistrate and wounded soldier, notice some thievery and strange goings-on in the village. With a young woman disappearing, and the men...

    A very good first historical/cozy with a very well-plotted mystery. If you're the type that wants a dead body ASAP, you're going to be disappointed, but if you enjoy a good mystery regardless of when the body drops, give this one a try. Full review: http://jenn.booklikes.com/post/89...

    Major Robert Kurland was wounded at the Battle of Waterloo and for several months he's been cooped up in his home near the village of Kurland St. Mary attended by his faithful butler and batman. One night he wakes to the moonlight streaming in his window and at the risk of his health, ...

    (This is a review of the audiobook.) ????? I quiet enjoyed this first in the series, but man-oh-man, did the narrator read this one sllllllowly. I had to speed it up to 1.5 times and it was still slow. Still, loved this small town mystery and the budding relationship betw...

    Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Can't wait for book two. I listened to this one on audio and recommend that format. ...

    Super into these. Very, very much into these. I mean, I had a few twinges of supreme annoyance (okay, perhaps surpressed rage) over how her entire family seems to take Lucy to granted, while simultaneously insulting her (particularly her father), but I got over it. This is obviousl...

    I do love historical (cozy) mysteries, there is just something about the slow pace of the story, the characters who have to act within their social time frame, that appeals to me. Major Robert Kurland has come home from Waterloo with a severely broken leg, and is recuperating at home...

    What a pleasant surprise this was! I can count the number of historical cozies I've read on one hand and certainly don't remember ever having read one set in the Regency period, but after Death Comes to the Village, I'll definitely be interested in checking out more. Part of the ap...

    I love a good cozy mystery and I really loved the regency setting. Historical cozies are my my absolute favorite. It is a shame that this particular mystery just seemed to plod along at a snail's pace. It is the first book is the first book in the Kurland St Mary Mystery series and ...

    Wonderful read! One of those rare mysteries where a body doesn't appear until close to the end. ...

    I really enjoyed this mystery, it was not too gorey or gruesome and it was not weighed down by the historical setting. If you enjoy the "Maisie Dobbs" books then I would recommend this one as well. ...

    Mystery set in an interesting period- 1816, just after the Continental War- so we have a wounded warrior with a touch of ptsd and the threat of demobbed soldiers roaming the countryside with no jobs. The wounded Major and the vicar?s eldest daughter are the main characters/detective...

  • Andree
    Oct 26, 2017

    Death Comes to the Village 4 Stars Confined to bed while recovering from injuries sustained at the Battle of Waterloo, Major Robert Kurkland awakens one night and observes something strange from his window. When a young girl vanishes from the village, Kurkland enlists the aid of th...

    The mystery aspect of the story is nice enough, though it was still somewhat obvious to a discerning reader who the culprit is. Characterization had the hero more complex than the heroine, who seemed to be a male-weary person without much else to recommend her than the care she bestows...

    I got this free from Firstreads. here is my honest review. Serene and cozy village life in early 1800's Kurland St Mary's England? Hardly, as items are going missing in local homes and businesses, and two local girls seemed to have gone missing. Major Robert Kurland has just recentl...

    Nice cozy mystery but too many anachronisms for me to really enjoy it. The main characters behaved in ways that simply would not have been done during the Regency period. The most glaring examples are Miss Lucy Harrington running directly into Major Kurland's bedroom several times and ...

    3.5 stars This cozy historical mystery, set in England, has a little bit of a Regency romance feel. Lucy, the rector's daughter, and Robert, a magistrate and wounded soldier, notice some thievery and strange goings-on in the village. With a young woman disappearing, and the men...

    A very good first historical/cozy with a very well-plotted mystery. If you're the type that wants a dead body ASAP, you're going to be disappointed, but if you enjoy a good mystery regardless of when the body drops, give this one a try. Full review: http://jenn.booklikes.com/post/89...

    Major Robert Kurland was wounded at the Battle of Waterloo and for several months he's been cooped up in his home near the village of Kurland St. Mary attended by his faithful butler and batman. One night he wakes to the moonlight streaming in his window and at the risk of his health, ...

    (This is a review of the audiobook.) ????? I quiet enjoyed this first in the series, but man-oh-man, did the narrator read this one sllllllowly. I had to speed it up to 1.5 times and it was still slow. Still, loved this small town mystery and the budding relationship betw...

    Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Can't wait for book two. I listened to this one on audio and recommend that format. ...

    Super into these. Very, very much into these. I mean, I had a few twinges of supreme annoyance (okay, perhaps surpressed rage) over how her entire family seems to take Lucy to granted, while simultaneously insulting her (particularly her father), but I got over it. This is obviousl...

  • Lin Stepp
    Nov 12, 2014

    Death Comes to the Village 4 Stars Confined to bed while recovering from injuries sustained at the Battle of Waterloo, Major Robert Kurkland awakens one night and observes something strange from his window. When a young girl vanishes from the village, Kurkland enlists the aid of th...

    The mystery aspect of the story is nice enough, though it was still somewhat obvious to a discerning reader who the culprit is. Characterization had the hero more complex than the heroine, who seemed to be a male-weary person without much else to recommend her than the care she bestows...

    I got this free from Firstreads. here is my honest review. Serene and cozy village life in early 1800's Kurland St Mary's England? Hardly, as items are going missing in local homes and businesses, and two local girls seemed to have gone missing. Major Robert Kurland has just recentl...

    Nice cozy mystery but too many anachronisms for me to really enjoy it. The main characters behaved in ways that simply would not have been done during the Regency period. The most glaring examples are Miss Lucy Harrington running directly into Major Kurland's bedroom several times and ...

    3.5 stars This cozy historical mystery, set in England, has a little bit of a Regency romance feel. Lucy, the rector's daughter, and Robert, a magistrate and wounded soldier, notice some thievery and strange goings-on in the village. With a young woman disappearing, and the men...

    A very good first historical/cozy with a very well-plotted mystery. If you're the type that wants a dead body ASAP, you're going to be disappointed, but if you enjoy a good mystery regardless of when the body drops, give this one a try. Full review: http://jenn.booklikes.com/post/89...

    Major Robert Kurland was wounded at the Battle of Waterloo and for several months he's been cooped up in his home near the village of Kurland St. Mary attended by his faithful butler and batman. One night he wakes to the moonlight streaming in his window and at the risk of his health, ...

    (This is a review of the audiobook.) ????? I quiet enjoyed this first in the series, but man-oh-man, did the narrator read this one sllllllowly. I had to speed it up to 1.5 times and it was still slow. Still, loved this small town mystery and the budding relationship betw...

    Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Can't wait for book two. I listened to this one on audio and recommend that format. ...

    Super into these. Very, very much into these. I mean, I had a few twinges of supreme annoyance (okay, perhaps surpressed rage) over how her entire family seems to take Lucy to granted, while simultaneously insulting her (particularly her father), but I got over it. This is obviousl...

    I do love historical (cozy) mysteries, there is just something about the slow pace of the story, the characters who have to act within their social time frame, that appeals to me. Major Robert Kurland has come home from Waterloo with a severely broken leg, and is recuperating at home...

    What a pleasant surprise this was! I can count the number of historical cozies I've read on one hand and certainly don't remember ever having read one set in the Regency period, but after Death Comes to the Village, I'll definitely be interested in checking out more. Part of the ap...

    I love a good cozy mystery and I really loved the regency setting. Historical cozies are my my absolute favorite. It is a shame that this particular mystery just seemed to plod along at a snail's pace. It is the first book is the first book in the Kurland St Mary Mystery series and ...

    Wonderful read! One of those rare mysteries where a body doesn't appear until close to the end. ...

    I really enjoyed this mystery, it was not too gorey or gruesome and it was not weighed down by the historical setting. If you enjoy the "Maisie Dobbs" books then I would recommend this one as well. ...

    Mystery set in an interesting period- 1816, just after the Continental War- so we have a wounded warrior with a touch of ptsd and the threat of demobbed soldiers roaming the countryside with no jobs. The wounded Major and the vicar?s eldest daughter are the main characters/detective...

    In keeping with my recent mystery affliction, I've moved to a more cozy setting in Death Comes to the Village. Major Robert Kurland has returned home to Kurland St. Mary bedridden from the battle of Waterloo. When he witnesses a furtive man moving a heavy load in the dead of night, his...

    This was a fun and satisfying introduction to a new series for me, and I look forward to reading future installments. Lucy Harrington, the vicar's daughter in Kurland St. Mary, is smart, efficient, hard-working; her widowed father cares more for hunting and enjoying the comforts of lif...

    This one is going on my keeper shelf. I didn?t know anything about this book when I picked it up, and for full disclosure, let me add the copy I read was a free copy. I am so glad I read it. It combines Regency England and cozy mysteries. The book captured my attention on the fir...

    Few things are more pleasant than a village graced with a good church, a good priest and a good pub. - John Hillaby In the village of Kurland St. Mary, the pleasantries derive from the rector's daughter, Miss Lucy Harrington. She cares for her widowed father, her four siblings, and ...

    I received this book from netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to netgalley.com, Kensington books, and Catherine Lloyd. Major Robert Kurland has returned home from the battle of Waterloo and it is Miss Lucy Harrington's duty as the rector's daughter to help him ...

    I just love this series! I am rereading them on audio to freshen my memory for the new book that comes out Tuesday. Within the 3 books in the series so far, there has been slow but meaningful development between the main characters of Lucy and Robert. Lucy is a strong and very grou...

    I listened to the audiobook of this and found the narration very enjoyable. It's a quaint cosy mystery with a difference: the story takes place in the early 19th century, just after the Battle of Waterloo. Oh what a difficult and frustrating life most women must have had at that pe...

    This was sweet and frothy. The setting (post-Napolianic war English countryside) was terrific, the plot reasonably interesting (not riveting, mind you), and the characters...let's say promising. There simply must be another book before I can commit any further, but this is a good start...

    Major Robert Kurland probably would have died from his injuries at Waterloo if it wasn't for the vicar's eldest daughter Lucy Harrington, who nursed him devotedly. He should be recuperating by now, but his legs are slow to heal, and he's bored. When he sees something mysterious from hi...

    A nice little cozy English mystery novel set in Kurland St. Mary, England. Lucy Harrington, the rector's daughter, gathers your admiration and pity early in the book for dutiful and exploited role she must play in her household with her father, who is a less-athan-admirable rector. How...

  • Denise
    Nov 26, 2016

    Death Comes to the Village 4 Stars Confined to bed while recovering from injuries sustained at the Battle of Waterloo, Major Robert Kurkland awakens one night and observes something strange from his window. When a young girl vanishes from the village, Kurkland enlists the aid of th...

    The mystery aspect of the story is nice enough, though it was still somewhat obvious to a discerning reader who the culprit is. Characterization had the hero more complex than the heroine, who seemed to be a male-weary person without much else to recommend her than the care she bestows...

    I got this free from Firstreads. here is my honest review. Serene and cozy village life in early 1800's Kurland St Mary's England? Hardly, as items are going missing in local homes and businesses, and two local girls seemed to have gone missing. Major Robert Kurland has just recentl...

    Nice cozy mystery but too many anachronisms for me to really enjoy it. The main characters behaved in ways that simply would not have been done during the Regency period. The most glaring examples are Miss Lucy Harrington running directly into Major Kurland's bedroom several times and ...

    3.5 stars This cozy historical mystery, set in England, has a little bit of a Regency romance feel. Lucy, the rector's daughter, and Robert, a magistrate and wounded soldier, notice some thievery and strange goings-on in the village. With a young woman disappearing, and the men...

    A very good first historical/cozy with a very well-plotted mystery. If you're the type that wants a dead body ASAP, you're going to be disappointed, but if you enjoy a good mystery regardless of when the body drops, give this one a try. Full review: http://jenn.booklikes.com/post/89...

    Major Robert Kurland was wounded at the Battle of Waterloo and for several months he's been cooped up in his home near the village of Kurland St. Mary attended by his faithful butler and batman. One night he wakes to the moonlight streaming in his window and at the risk of his health, ...

    (This is a review of the audiobook.) ????? I quiet enjoyed this first in the series, but man-oh-man, did the narrator read this one sllllllowly. I had to speed it up to 1.5 times and it was still slow. Still, loved this small town mystery and the budding relationship betw...

    Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Can't wait for book two. I listened to this one on audio and recommend that format. ...

    Super into these. Very, very much into these. I mean, I had a few twinges of supreme annoyance (okay, perhaps surpressed rage) over how her entire family seems to take Lucy to granted, while simultaneously insulting her (particularly her father), but I got over it. This is obviousl...

    I do love historical (cozy) mysteries, there is just something about the slow pace of the story, the characters who have to act within their social time frame, that appeals to me. Major Robert Kurland has come home from Waterloo with a severely broken leg, and is recuperating at home...

    What a pleasant surprise this was! I can count the number of historical cozies I've read on one hand and certainly don't remember ever having read one set in the Regency period, but after Death Comes to the Village, I'll definitely be interested in checking out more. Part of the ap...

    I love a good cozy mystery and I really loved the regency setting. Historical cozies are my my absolute favorite. It is a shame that this particular mystery just seemed to plod along at a snail's pace. It is the first book is the first book in the Kurland St Mary Mystery series and ...

    Wonderful read! One of those rare mysteries where a body doesn't appear until close to the end. ...

    I really enjoyed this mystery, it was not too gorey or gruesome and it was not weighed down by the historical setting. If you enjoy the "Maisie Dobbs" books then I would recommend this one as well. ...

    Mystery set in an interesting period- 1816, just after the Continental War- so we have a wounded warrior with a touch of ptsd and the threat of demobbed soldiers roaming the countryside with no jobs. The wounded Major and the vicar?s eldest daughter are the main characters/detective...

    In keeping with my recent mystery affliction, I've moved to a more cozy setting in Death Comes to the Village. Major Robert Kurland has returned home to Kurland St. Mary bedridden from the battle of Waterloo. When he witnesses a furtive man moving a heavy load in the dead of night, his...

    This was a fun and satisfying introduction to a new series for me, and I look forward to reading future installments. Lucy Harrington, the vicar's daughter in Kurland St. Mary, is smart, efficient, hard-working; her widowed father cares more for hunting and enjoying the comforts of lif...

    This one is going on my keeper shelf. I didn?t know anything about this book when I picked it up, and for full disclosure, let me add the copy I read was a free copy. I am so glad I read it. It combines Regency England and cozy mysteries. The book captured my attention on the fir...

    Few things are more pleasant than a village graced with a good church, a good priest and a good pub. - John Hillaby In the village of Kurland St. Mary, the pleasantries derive from the rector's daughter, Miss Lucy Harrington. She cares for her widowed father, her four siblings, and ...

    I received this book from netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to netgalley.com, Kensington books, and Catherine Lloyd. Major Robert Kurland has returned home from the battle of Waterloo and it is Miss Lucy Harrington's duty as the rector's daughter to help him ...

    I just love this series! I am rereading them on audio to freshen my memory for the new book that comes out Tuesday. Within the 3 books in the series so far, there has been slow but meaningful development between the main characters of Lucy and Robert. Lucy is a strong and very grou...

  • Sarah
    Aug 14, 2016

    Death Comes to the Village 4 Stars Confined to bed while recovering from injuries sustained at the Battle of Waterloo, Major Robert Kurkland awakens one night and observes something strange from his window. When a young girl vanishes from the village, Kurkland enlists the aid of th...

    The mystery aspect of the story is nice enough, though it was still somewhat obvious to a discerning reader who the culprit is. Characterization had the hero more complex than the heroine, who seemed to be a male-weary person without much else to recommend her than the care she bestows...

    I got this free from Firstreads. here is my honest review. Serene and cozy village life in early 1800's Kurland St Mary's England? Hardly, as items are going missing in local homes and businesses, and two local girls seemed to have gone missing. Major Robert Kurland has just recentl...

    Nice cozy mystery but too many anachronisms for me to really enjoy it. The main characters behaved in ways that simply would not have been done during the Regency period. The most glaring examples are Miss Lucy Harrington running directly into Major Kurland's bedroom several times and ...

    3.5 stars This cozy historical mystery, set in England, has a little bit of a Regency romance feel. Lucy, the rector's daughter, and Robert, a magistrate and wounded soldier, notice some thievery and strange goings-on in the village. With a young woman disappearing, and the men...

    A very good first historical/cozy with a very well-plotted mystery. If you're the type that wants a dead body ASAP, you're going to be disappointed, but if you enjoy a good mystery regardless of when the body drops, give this one a try. Full review: http://jenn.booklikes.com/post/89...

    Major Robert Kurland was wounded at the Battle of Waterloo and for several months he's been cooped up in his home near the village of Kurland St. Mary attended by his faithful butler and batman. One night he wakes to the moonlight streaming in his window and at the risk of his health, ...

    (This is a review of the audiobook.) ????? I quiet enjoyed this first in the series, but man-oh-man, did the narrator read this one sllllllowly. I had to speed it up to 1.5 times and it was still slow. Still, loved this small town mystery and the budding relationship betw...

    Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Can't wait for book two. I listened to this one on audio and recommend that format. ...

    Super into these. Very, very much into these. I mean, I had a few twinges of supreme annoyance (okay, perhaps surpressed rage) over how her entire family seems to take Lucy to granted, while simultaneously insulting her (particularly her father), but I got over it. This is obviousl...

    I do love historical (cozy) mysteries, there is just something about the slow pace of the story, the characters who have to act within their social time frame, that appeals to me. Major Robert Kurland has come home from Waterloo with a severely broken leg, and is recuperating at home...

    What a pleasant surprise this was! I can count the number of historical cozies I've read on one hand and certainly don't remember ever having read one set in the Regency period, but after Death Comes to the Village, I'll definitely be interested in checking out more. Part of the ap...

    I love a good cozy mystery and I really loved the regency setting. Historical cozies are my my absolute favorite. It is a shame that this particular mystery just seemed to plod along at a snail's pace. It is the first book is the first book in the Kurland St Mary Mystery series and ...

    Wonderful read! One of those rare mysteries where a body doesn't appear until close to the end. ...

    I really enjoyed this mystery, it was not too gorey or gruesome and it was not weighed down by the historical setting. If you enjoy the "Maisie Dobbs" books then I would recommend this one as well. ...

    Mystery set in an interesting period- 1816, just after the Continental War- so we have a wounded warrior with a touch of ptsd and the threat of demobbed soldiers roaming the countryside with no jobs. The wounded Major and the vicar?s eldest daughter are the main characters/detective...

    In keeping with my recent mystery affliction, I've moved to a more cozy setting in Death Comes to the Village. Major Robert Kurland has returned home to Kurland St. Mary bedridden from the battle of Waterloo. When he witnesses a furtive man moving a heavy load in the dead of night, his...

    This was a fun and satisfying introduction to a new series for me, and I look forward to reading future installments. Lucy Harrington, the vicar's daughter in Kurland St. Mary, is smart, efficient, hard-working; her widowed father cares more for hunting and enjoying the comforts of lif...

    This one is going on my keeper shelf. I didn?t know anything about this book when I picked it up, and for full disclosure, let me add the copy I read was a free copy. I am so glad I read it. It combines Regency England and cozy mysteries. The book captured my attention on the fir...

    Few things are more pleasant than a village graced with a good church, a good priest and a good pub. - John Hillaby In the village of Kurland St. Mary, the pleasantries derive from the rector's daughter, Miss Lucy Harrington. She cares for her widowed father, her four siblings, and ...

    I received this book from netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to netgalley.com, Kensington books, and Catherine Lloyd. Major Robert Kurland has returned home from the battle of Waterloo and it is Miss Lucy Harrington's duty as the rector's daughter to help him ...

    I just love this series! I am rereading them on audio to freshen my memory for the new book that comes out Tuesday. Within the 3 books in the series so far, there has been slow but meaningful development between the main characters of Lucy and Robert. Lucy is a strong and very grou...

    I listened to the audiobook of this and found the narration very enjoyable. It's a quaint cosy mystery with a difference: the story takes place in the early 19th century, just after the Battle of Waterloo. Oh what a difficult and frustrating life most women must have had at that pe...

  • Lauren
    Mar 17, 2015

    Death Comes to the Village 4 Stars Confined to bed while recovering from injuries sustained at the Battle of Waterloo, Major Robert Kurkland awakens one night and observes something strange from his window. When a young girl vanishes from the village, Kurkland enlists the aid of th...

  • Linda
    Sep 20, 2013

    Death Comes to the Village 4 Stars Confined to bed while recovering from injuries sustained at the Battle of Waterloo, Major Robert Kurkland awakens one night and observes something strange from his window. When a young girl vanishes from the village, Kurkland enlists the aid of th...

    The mystery aspect of the story is nice enough, though it was still somewhat obvious to a discerning reader who the culprit is. Characterization had the hero more complex than the heroine, who seemed to be a male-weary person without much else to recommend her than the care she bestows...

    I got this free from Firstreads. here is my honest review. Serene and cozy village life in early 1800's Kurland St Mary's England? Hardly, as items are going missing in local homes and businesses, and two local girls seemed to have gone missing. Major Robert Kurland has just recentl...

    Nice cozy mystery but too many anachronisms for me to really enjoy it. The main characters behaved in ways that simply would not have been done during the Regency period. The most glaring examples are Miss Lucy Harrington running directly into Major Kurland's bedroom several times and ...

    3.5 stars This cozy historical mystery, set in England, has a little bit of a Regency romance feel. Lucy, the rector's daughter, and Robert, a magistrate and wounded soldier, notice some thievery and strange goings-on in the village. With a young woman disappearing, and the men...

    A very good first historical/cozy with a very well-plotted mystery. If you're the type that wants a dead body ASAP, you're going to be disappointed, but if you enjoy a good mystery regardless of when the body drops, give this one a try. Full review: http://jenn.booklikes.com/post/89...

    Major Robert Kurland was wounded at the Battle of Waterloo and for several months he's been cooped up in his home near the village of Kurland St. Mary attended by his faithful butler and batman. One night he wakes to the moonlight streaming in his window and at the risk of his health, ...

    (This is a review of the audiobook.) ????? I quiet enjoyed this first in the series, but man-oh-man, did the narrator read this one sllllllowly. I had to speed it up to 1.5 times and it was still slow. Still, loved this small town mystery and the budding relationship betw...

    Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Can't wait for book two. I listened to this one on audio and recommend that format. ...

    Super into these. Very, very much into these. I mean, I had a few twinges of supreme annoyance (okay, perhaps surpressed rage) over how her entire family seems to take Lucy to granted, while simultaneously insulting her (particularly her father), but I got over it. This is obviousl...

    I do love historical (cozy) mysteries, there is just something about the slow pace of the story, the characters who have to act within their social time frame, that appeals to me. Major Robert Kurland has come home from Waterloo with a severely broken leg, and is recuperating at home...

    What a pleasant surprise this was! I can count the number of historical cozies I've read on one hand and certainly don't remember ever having read one set in the Regency period, but after Death Comes to the Village, I'll definitely be interested in checking out more. Part of the ap...

    I love a good cozy mystery and I really loved the regency setting. Historical cozies are my my absolute favorite. It is a shame that this particular mystery just seemed to plod along at a snail's pace. It is the first book is the first book in the Kurland St Mary Mystery series and ...

    Wonderful read! One of those rare mysteries where a body doesn't appear until close to the end. ...

    I really enjoyed this mystery, it was not too gorey or gruesome and it was not weighed down by the historical setting. If you enjoy the "Maisie Dobbs" books then I would recommend this one as well. ...

  • SOS Aloha
    Jul 04, 2014

    Death Comes to the Village 4 Stars Confined to bed while recovering from injuries sustained at the Battle of Waterloo, Major Robert Kurkland awakens one night and observes something strange from his window. When a young girl vanishes from the village, Kurkland enlists the aid of th...

    The mystery aspect of the story is nice enough, though it was still somewhat obvious to a discerning reader who the culprit is. Characterization had the hero more complex than the heroine, who seemed to be a male-weary person without much else to recommend her than the care she bestows...

    I got this free from Firstreads. here is my honest review. Serene and cozy village life in early 1800's Kurland St Mary's England? Hardly, as items are going missing in local homes and businesses, and two local girls seemed to have gone missing. Major Robert Kurland has just recentl...

    Nice cozy mystery but too many anachronisms for me to really enjoy it. The main characters behaved in ways that simply would not have been done during the Regency period. The most glaring examples are Miss Lucy Harrington running directly into Major Kurland's bedroom several times and ...

    3.5 stars This cozy historical mystery, set in England, has a little bit of a Regency romance feel. Lucy, the rector's daughter, and Robert, a magistrate and wounded soldier, notice some thievery and strange goings-on in the village. With a young woman disappearing, and the men...

    A very good first historical/cozy with a very well-plotted mystery. If you're the type that wants a dead body ASAP, you're going to be disappointed, but if you enjoy a good mystery regardless of when the body drops, give this one a try. Full review: http://jenn.booklikes.com/post/89...

    Major Robert Kurland was wounded at the Battle of Waterloo and for several months he's been cooped up in his home near the village of Kurland St. Mary attended by his faithful butler and batman. One night he wakes to the moonlight streaming in his window and at the risk of his health, ...

    (This is a review of the audiobook.) ????? I quiet enjoyed this first in the series, but man-oh-man, did the narrator read this one sllllllowly. I had to speed it up to 1.5 times and it was still slow. Still, loved this small town mystery and the budding relationship betw...

    Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Can't wait for book two. I listened to this one on audio and recommend that format. ...

    Super into these. Very, very much into these. I mean, I had a few twinges of supreme annoyance (okay, perhaps surpressed rage) over how her entire family seems to take Lucy to granted, while simultaneously insulting her (particularly her father), but I got over it. This is obviousl...

    I do love historical (cozy) mysteries, there is just something about the slow pace of the story, the characters who have to act within their social time frame, that appeals to me. Major Robert Kurland has come home from Waterloo with a severely broken leg, and is recuperating at home...

    What a pleasant surprise this was! I can count the number of historical cozies I've read on one hand and certainly don't remember ever having read one set in the Regency period, but after Death Comes to the Village, I'll definitely be interested in checking out more. Part of the ap...

    I love a good cozy mystery and I really loved the regency setting. Historical cozies are my my absolute favorite. It is a shame that this particular mystery just seemed to plod along at a snail's pace. It is the first book is the first book in the Kurland St Mary Mystery series and ...

    Wonderful read! One of those rare mysteries where a body doesn't appear until close to the end. ...

    I really enjoyed this mystery, it was not too gorey or gruesome and it was not weighed down by the historical setting. If you enjoy the "Maisie Dobbs" books then I would recommend this one as well. ...

    Mystery set in an interesting period- 1816, just after the Continental War- so we have a wounded warrior with a touch of ptsd and the threat of demobbed soldiers roaming the countryside with no jobs. The wounded Major and the vicar?s eldest daughter are the main characters/detective...

    In keeping with my recent mystery affliction, I've moved to a more cozy setting in Death Comes to the Village. Major Robert Kurland has returned home to Kurland St. Mary bedridden from the battle of Waterloo. When he witnesses a furtive man moving a heavy load in the dead of night, his...

    This was a fun and satisfying introduction to a new series for me, and I look forward to reading future installments. Lucy Harrington, the vicar's daughter in Kurland St. Mary, is smart, efficient, hard-working; her widowed father cares more for hunting and enjoying the comforts of lif...

    This one is going on my keeper shelf. I didn?t know anything about this book when I picked it up, and for full disclosure, let me add the copy I read was a free copy. I am so glad I read it. It combines Regency England and cozy mysteries. The book captured my attention on the fir...

    Few things are more pleasant than a village graced with a good church, a good priest and a good pub. - John Hillaby In the village of Kurland St. Mary, the pleasantries derive from the rector's daughter, Miss Lucy Harrington. She cares for her widowed father, her four siblings, and ...

  • Beth
    Jan 20, 2014

    Death Comes to the Village 4 Stars Confined to bed while recovering from injuries sustained at the Battle of Waterloo, Major Robert Kurkland awakens one night and observes something strange from his window. When a young girl vanishes from the village, Kurkland enlists the aid of th...

    The mystery aspect of the story is nice enough, though it was still somewhat obvious to a discerning reader who the culprit is. Characterization had the hero more complex than the heroine, who seemed to be a male-weary person without much else to recommend her than the care she bestows...

    I got this free from Firstreads. here is my honest review. Serene and cozy village life in early 1800's Kurland St Mary's England? Hardly, as items are going missing in local homes and businesses, and two local girls seemed to have gone missing. Major Robert Kurland has just recentl...

    Nice cozy mystery but too many anachronisms for me to really enjoy it. The main characters behaved in ways that simply would not have been done during the Regency period. The most glaring examples are Miss Lucy Harrington running directly into Major Kurland's bedroom several times and ...

    3.5 stars This cozy historical mystery, set in England, has a little bit of a Regency romance feel. Lucy, the rector's daughter, and Robert, a magistrate and wounded soldier, notice some thievery and strange goings-on in the village. With a young woman disappearing, and the men...

    A very good first historical/cozy with a very well-plotted mystery. If you're the type that wants a dead body ASAP, you're going to be disappointed, but if you enjoy a good mystery regardless of when the body drops, give this one a try. Full review: http://jenn.booklikes.com/post/89...

    Major Robert Kurland was wounded at the Battle of Waterloo and for several months he's been cooped up in his home near the village of Kurland St. Mary attended by his faithful butler and batman. One night he wakes to the moonlight streaming in his window and at the risk of his health, ...

    (This is a review of the audiobook.) ????? I quiet enjoyed this first in the series, but man-oh-man, did the narrator read this one sllllllowly. I had to speed it up to 1.5 times and it was still slow. Still, loved this small town mystery and the budding relationship betw...

    Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Can't wait for book two. I listened to this one on audio and recommend that format. ...

    Super into these. Very, very much into these. I mean, I had a few twinges of supreme annoyance (okay, perhaps surpressed rage) over how her entire family seems to take Lucy to granted, while simultaneously insulting her (particularly her father), but I got over it. This is obviousl...

    I do love historical (cozy) mysteries, there is just something about the slow pace of the story, the characters who have to act within their social time frame, that appeals to me. Major Robert Kurland has come home from Waterloo with a severely broken leg, and is recuperating at home...

    What a pleasant surprise this was! I can count the number of historical cozies I've read on one hand and certainly don't remember ever having read one set in the Regency period, but after Death Comes to the Village, I'll definitely be interested in checking out more. Part of the ap...

    I love a good cozy mystery and I really loved the regency setting. Historical cozies are my my absolute favorite. It is a shame that this particular mystery just seemed to plod along at a snail's pace. It is the first book is the first book in the Kurland St Mary Mystery series and ...

    Wonderful read! One of those rare mysteries where a body doesn't appear until close to the end. ...

    I really enjoyed this mystery, it was not too gorey or gruesome and it was not weighed down by the historical setting. If you enjoy the "Maisie Dobbs" books then I would recommend this one as well. ...

    Mystery set in an interesting period- 1816, just after the Continental War- so we have a wounded warrior with a touch of ptsd and the threat of demobbed soldiers roaming the countryside with no jobs. The wounded Major and the vicar?s eldest daughter are the main characters/detective...

    In keeping with my recent mystery affliction, I've moved to a more cozy setting in Death Comes to the Village. Major Robert Kurland has returned home to Kurland St. Mary bedridden from the battle of Waterloo. When he witnesses a furtive man moving a heavy load in the dead of night, his...

    This was a fun and satisfying introduction to a new series for me, and I look forward to reading future installments. Lucy Harrington, the vicar's daughter in Kurland St. Mary, is smart, efficient, hard-working; her widowed father cares more for hunting and enjoying the comforts of lif...

    This one is going on my keeper shelf. I didn?t know anything about this book when I picked it up, and for full disclosure, let me add the copy I read was a free copy. I am so glad I read it. It combines Regency England and cozy mysteries. The book captured my attention on the fir...

    Few things are more pleasant than a village graced with a good church, a good priest and a good pub. - John Hillaby In the village of Kurland St. Mary, the pleasantries derive from the rector's daughter, Miss Lucy Harrington. She cares for her widowed father, her four siblings, and ...

    I received this book from netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to netgalley.com, Kensington books, and Catherine Lloyd. Major Robert Kurland has returned home from the battle of Waterloo and it is Miss Lucy Harrington's duty as the rector's daughter to help him ...

    I just love this series! I am rereading them on audio to freshen my memory for the new book that comes out Tuesday. Within the 3 books in the series so far, there has been slow but meaningful development between the main characters of Lucy and Robert. Lucy is a strong and very grou...

    I listened to the audiobook of this and found the narration very enjoyable. It's a quaint cosy mystery with a difference: the story takes place in the early 19th century, just after the Battle of Waterloo. Oh what a difficult and frustrating life most women must have had at that pe...

    This was sweet and frothy. The setting (post-Napolianic war English countryside) was terrific, the plot reasonably interesting (not riveting, mind you), and the characters...let's say promising. There simply must be another book before I can commit any further, but this is a good start...

  • Gennielc
    Feb 26, 2015

    Death Comes to the Village 4 Stars Confined to bed while recovering from injuries sustained at the Battle of Waterloo, Major Robert Kurkland awakens one night and observes something strange from his window. When a young girl vanishes from the village, Kurkland enlists the aid of th...

    The mystery aspect of the story is nice enough, though it was still somewhat obvious to a discerning reader who the culprit is. Characterization had the hero more complex than the heroine, who seemed to be a male-weary person without much else to recommend her than the care she bestows...

    I got this free from Firstreads. here is my honest review. Serene and cozy village life in early 1800's Kurland St Mary's England? Hardly, as items are going missing in local homes and businesses, and two local girls seemed to have gone missing. Major Robert Kurland has just recentl...

    Nice cozy mystery but too many anachronisms for me to really enjoy it. The main characters behaved in ways that simply would not have been done during the Regency period. The most glaring examples are Miss Lucy Harrington running directly into Major Kurland's bedroom several times and ...

    3.5 stars This cozy historical mystery, set in England, has a little bit of a Regency romance feel. Lucy, the rector's daughter, and Robert, a magistrate and wounded soldier, notice some thievery and strange goings-on in the village. With a young woman disappearing, and the men...

    A very good first historical/cozy with a very well-plotted mystery. If you're the type that wants a dead body ASAP, you're going to be disappointed, but if you enjoy a good mystery regardless of when the body drops, give this one a try. Full review: http://jenn.booklikes.com/post/89...

    Major Robert Kurland was wounded at the Battle of Waterloo and for several months he's been cooped up in his home near the village of Kurland St. Mary attended by his faithful butler and batman. One night he wakes to the moonlight streaming in his window and at the risk of his health, ...

    (This is a review of the audiobook.) ????? I quiet enjoyed this first in the series, but man-oh-man, did the narrator read this one sllllllowly. I had to speed it up to 1.5 times and it was still slow. Still, loved this small town mystery and the budding relationship betw...

    Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Can't wait for book two. I listened to this one on audio and recommend that format. ...

    Super into these. Very, very much into these. I mean, I had a few twinges of supreme annoyance (okay, perhaps surpressed rage) over how her entire family seems to take Lucy to granted, while simultaneously insulting her (particularly her father), but I got over it. This is obviousl...

    I do love historical (cozy) mysteries, there is just something about the slow pace of the story, the characters who have to act within their social time frame, that appeals to me. Major Robert Kurland has come home from Waterloo with a severely broken leg, and is recuperating at home...

    What a pleasant surprise this was! I can count the number of historical cozies I've read on one hand and certainly don't remember ever having read one set in the Regency period, but after Death Comes to the Village, I'll definitely be interested in checking out more. Part of the ap...

    I love a good cozy mystery and I really loved the regency setting. Historical cozies are my my absolute favorite. It is a shame that this particular mystery just seemed to plod along at a snail's pace. It is the first book is the first book in the Kurland St Mary Mystery series and ...

    Wonderful read! One of those rare mysteries where a body doesn't appear until close to the end. ...

    I really enjoyed this mystery, it was not too gorey or gruesome and it was not weighed down by the historical setting. If you enjoy the "Maisie Dobbs" books then I would recommend this one as well. ...

    Mystery set in an interesting period- 1816, just after the Continental War- so we have a wounded warrior with a touch of ptsd and the threat of demobbed soldiers roaming the countryside with no jobs. The wounded Major and the vicar?s eldest daughter are the main characters/detective...

    In keeping with my recent mystery affliction, I've moved to a more cozy setting in Death Comes to the Village. Major Robert Kurland has returned home to Kurland St. Mary bedridden from the battle of Waterloo. When he witnesses a furtive man moving a heavy load in the dead of night, his...

    This was a fun and satisfying introduction to a new series for me, and I look forward to reading future installments. Lucy Harrington, the vicar's daughter in Kurland St. Mary, is smart, efficient, hard-working; her widowed father cares more for hunting and enjoying the comforts of lif...

    This one is going on my keeper shelf. I didn?t know anything about this book when I picked it up, and for full disclosure, let me add the copy I read was a free copy. I am so glad I read it. It combines Regency England and cozy mysteries. The book captured my attention on the fir...

    Few things are more pleasant than a village graced with a good church, a good priest and a good pub. - John Hillaby In the village of Kurland St. Mary, the pleasantries derive from the rector's daughter, Miss Lucy Harrington. She cares for her widowed father, her four siblings, and ...

    I received this book from netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to netgalley.com, Kensington books, and Catherine Lloyd. Major Robert Kurland has returned home from the battle of Waterloo and it is Miss Lucy Harrington's duty as the rector's daughter to help him ...

    I just love this series! I am rereading them on audio to freshen my memory for the new book that comes out Tuesday. Within the 3 books in the series so far, there has been slow but meaningful development between the main characters of Lucy and Robert. Lucy is a strong and very grou...

    I listened to the audiobook of this and found the narration very enjoyable. It's a quaint cosy mystery with a difference: the story takes place in the early 19th century, just after the Battle of Waterloo. Oh what a difficult and frustrating life most women must have had at that pe...

    This was sweet and frothy. The setting (post-Napolianic war English countryside) was terrific, the plot reasonably interesting (not riveting, mind you), and the characters...let's say promising. There simply must be another book before I can commit any further, but this is a good start...

    Major Robert Kurland probably would have died from his injuries at Waterloo if it wasn't for the vicar's eldest daughter Lucy Harrington, who nursed him devotedly. He should be recuperating by now, but his legs are slow to heal, and he's bored. When he sees something mysterious from hi...

    A nice little cozy English mystery novel set in Kurland St. Mary, England. Lucy Harrington, the rector's daughter, gathers your admiration and pity early in the book for dutiful and exploited role she must play in her household with her father, who is a less-athan-admirable rector. How...

    This delightful book reminds me of Georgette Heyers in style. It takes place just after Waterloo. The scion of the main family was injured in action. He see an unusual incident from his bed. Objects are missing from local gentry's homes. Two maids are missing. The oldest daughter of th...

    In this novel the author creates excellent characters, believable dialogue, and an interesting conundrum to be solved. Much in the style of Georgette Heyer, Lloyd does a good job of capturing the society of the time, including the frustrations of women with the strictures and expectati...

    I had a fun, quick time with this cozy historical. The mystery itself wasn't the most intriguing aspect (in fact, we're not sure there is a murder for quite awhile). Still, the characters of Major Kurland and Lucy Harrington are fleshed out well - and not as stereotypical as I might ha...

    I loved the characters, the story, and the realistic setting of the time period. But the mystery was a bit simple (the mystery is usually secondary to the story to me, but when i keep saying "don't be stupid, it's that person" it brings me out of the story). I guess this is the author'...

  • Jaclyn
    Sep 02, 2014

    Death Comes to the Village 4 Stars Confined to bed while recovering from injuries sustained at the Battle of Waterloo, Major Robert Kurkland awakens one night and observes something strange from his window. When a young girl vanishes from the village, Kurkland enlists the aid of th...

    The mystery aspect of the story is nice enough, though it was still somewhat obvious to a discerning reader who the culprit is. Characterization had the hero more complex than the heroine, who seemed to be a male-weary person without much else to recommend her than the care she bestows...

    I got this free from Firstreads. here is my honest review. Serene and cozy village life in early 1800's Kurland St Mary's England? Hardly, as items are going missing in local homes and businesses, and two local girls seemed to have gone missing. Major Robert Kurland has just recentl...

    Nice cozy mystery but too many anachronisms for me to really enjoy it. The main characters behaved in ways that simply would not have been done during the Regency period. The most glaring examples are Miss Lucy Harrington running directly into Major Kurland's bedroom several times and ...

    3.5 stars This cozy historical mystery, set in England, has a little bit of a Regency romance feel. Lucy, the rector's daughter, and Robert, a magistrate and wounded soldier, notice some thievery and strange goings-on in the village. With a young woman disappearing, and the men...

    A very good first historical/cozy with a very well-plotted mystery. If you're the type that wants a dead body ASAP, you're going to be disappointed, but if you enjoy a good mystery regardless of when the body drops, give this one a try. Full review: http://jenn.booklikes.com/post/89...

    Major Robert Kurland was wounded at the Battle of Waterloo and for several months he's been cooped up in his home near the village of Kurland St. Mary attended by his faithful butler and batman. One night he wakes to the moonlight streaming in his window and at the risk of his health, ...

    (This is a review of the audiobook.) ????? I quiet enjoyed this first in the series, but man-oh-man, did the narrator read this one sllllllowly. I had to speed it up to 1.5 times and it was still slow. Still, loved this small town mystery and the budding relationship betw...

    Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Can't wait for book two. I listened to this one on audio and recommend that format. ...

    Super into these. Very, very much into these. I mean, I had a few twinges of supreme annoyance (okay, perhaps surpressed rage) over how her entire family seems to take Lucy to granted, while simultaneously insulting her (particularly her father), but I got over it. This is obviousl...

    I do love historical (cozy) mysteries, there is just something about the slow pace of the story, the characters who have to act within their social time frame, that appeals to me. Major Robert Kurland has come home from Waterloo with a severely broken leg, and is recuperating at home...

    What a pleasant surprise this was! I can count the number of historical cozies I've read on one hand and certainly don't remember ever having read one set in the Regency period, but after Death Comes to the Village, I'll definitely be interested in checking out more. Part of the ap...

    I love a good cozy mystery and I really loved the regency setting. Historical cozies are my my absolute favorite. It is a shame that this particular mystery just seemed to plod along at a snail's pace. It is the first book is the first book in the Kurland St Mary Mystery series and ...

    Wonderful read! One of those rare mysteries where a body doesn't appear until close to the end. ...

    I really enjoyed this mystery, it was not too gorey or gruesome and it was not weighed down by the historical setting. If you enjoy the "Maisie Dobbs" books then I would recommend this one as well. ...

    Mystery set in an interesting period- 1816, just after the Continental War- so we have a wounded warrior with a touch of ptsd and the threat of demobbed soldiers roaming the countryside with no jobs. The wounded Major and the vicar?s eldest daughter are the main characters/detective...

    In keeping with my recent mystery affliction, I've moved to a more cozy setting in Death Comes to the Village. Major Robert Kurland has returned home to Kurland St. Mary bedridden from the battle of Waterloo. When he witnesses a furtive man moving a heavy load in the dead of night, his...

  • Ronna
    Oct 10, 2013

    Death Comes to the Village 4 Stars Confined to bed while recovering from injuries sustained at the Battle of Waterloo, Major Robert Kurkland awakens one night and observes something strange from his window. When a young girl vanishes from the village, Kurkland enlists the aid of th...

    The mystery aspect of the story is nice enough, though it was still somewhat obvious to a discerning reader who the culprit is. Characterization had the hero more complex than the heroine, who seemed to be a male-weary person without much else to recommend her than the care she bestows...

    I got this free from Firstreads. here is my honest review. Serene and cozy village life in early 1800's Kurland St Mary's England? Hardly, as items are going missing in local homes and businesses, and two local girls seemed to have gone missing. Major Robert Kurland has just recentl...

  • Angela
    Dec 04, 2013

    Death Comes to the Village 4 Stars Confined to bed while recovering from injuries sustained at the Battle of Waterloo, Major Robert Kurkland awakens one night and observes something strange from his window. When a young girl vanishes from the village, Kurkland enlists the aid of th...

    The mystery aspect of the story is nice enough, though it was still somewhat obvious to a discerning reader who the culprit is. Characterization had the hero more complex than the heroine, who seemed to be a male-weary person without much else to recommend her than the care she bestows...

    I got this free from Firstreads. here is my honest review. Serene and cozy village life in early 1800's Kurland St Mary's England? Hardly, as items are going missing in local homes and businesses, and two local girls seemed to have gone missing. Major Robert Kurland has just recentl...

    Nice cozy mystery but too many anachronisms for me to really enjoy it. The main characters behaved in ways that simply would not have been done during the Regency period. The most glaring examples are Miss Lucy Harrington running directly into Major Kurland's bedroom several times and ...

    3.5 stars This cozy historical mystery, set in England, has a little bit of a Regency romance feel. Lucy, the rector's daughter, and Robert, a magistrate and wounded soldier, notice some thievery and strange goings-on in the village. With a young woman disappearing, and the men...

  • Tanya
    Jul 30, 2015

    Death Comes to the Village 4 Stars Confined to bed while recovering from injuries sustained at the Battle of Waterloo, Major Robert Kurkland awakens one night and observes something strange from his window. When a young girl vanishes from the village, Kurkland enlists the aid of th...

    The mystery aspect of the story is nice enough, though it was still somewhat obvious to a discerning reader who the culprit is. Characterization had the hero more complex than the heroine, who seemed to be a male-weary person without much else to recommend her than the care she bestows...

    I got this free from Firstreads. here is my honest review. Serene and cozy village life in early 1800's Kurland St Mary's England? Hardly, as items are going missing in local homes and businesses, and two local girls seemed to have gone missing. Major Robert Kurland has just recentl...

    Nice cozy mystery but too many anachronisms for me to really enjoy it. The main characters behaved in ways that simply would not have been done during the Regency period. The most glaring examples are Miss Lucy Harrington running directly into Major Kurland's bedroom several times and ...

    3.5 stars This cozy historical mystery, set in England, has a little bit of a Regency romance feel. Lucy, the rector's daughter, and Robert, a magistrate and wounded soldier, notice some thievery and strange goings-on in the village. With a young woman disappearing, and the men...

    A very good first historical/cozy with a very well-plotted mystery. If you're the type that wants a dead body ASAP, you're going to be disappointed, but if you enjoy a good mystery regardless of when the body drops, give this one a try. Full review: http://jenn.booklikes.com/post/89...

    Major Robert Kurland was wounded at the Battle of Waterloo and for several months he's been cooped up in his home near the village of Kurland St. Mary attended by his faithful butler and batman. One night he wakes to the moonlight streaming in his window and at the risk of his health, ...

    (This is a review of the audiobook.) ????? I quiet enjoyed this first in the series, but man-oh-man, did the narrator read this one sllllllowly. I had to speed it up to 1.5 times and it was still slow. Still, loved this small town mystery and the budding relationship betw...

    Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Can't wait for book two. I listened to this one on audio and recommend that format. ...

    Super into these. Very, very much into these. I mean, I had a few twinges of supreme annoyance (okay, perhaps surpressed rage) over how her entire family seems to take Lucy to granted, while simultaneously insulting her (particularly her father), but I got over it. This is obviousl...

    I do love historical (cozy) mysteries, there is just something about the slow pace of the story, the characters who have to act within their social time frame, that appeals to me. Major Robert Kurland has come home from Waterloo with a severely broken leg, and is recuperating at home...

    What a pleasant surprise this was! I can count the number of historical cozies I've read on one hand and certainly don't remember ever having read one set in the Regency period, but after Death Comes to the Village, I'll definitely be interested in checking out more. Part of the ap...

    I love a good cozy mystery and I really loved the regency setting. Historical cozies are my my absolute favorite. It is a shame that this particular mystery just seemed to plod along at a snail's pace. It is the first book is the first book in the Kurland St Mary Mystery series and ...

    Wonderful read! One of those rare mysteries where a body doesn't appear until close to the end. ...

    I really enjoyed this mystery, it was not too gorey or gruesome and it was not weighed down by the historical setting. If you enjoy the "Maisie Dobbs" books then I would recommend this one as well. ...

    Mystery set in an interesting period- 1816, just after the Continental War- so we have a wounded warrior with a touch of ptsd and the threat of demobbed soldiers roaming the countryside with no jobs. The wounded Major and the vicar?s eldest daughter are the main characters/detective...

    In keeping with my recent mystery affliction, I've moved to a more cozy setting in Death Comes to the Village. Major Robert Kurland has returned home to Kurland St. Mary bedridden from the battle of Waterloo. When he witnesses a furtive man moving a heavy load in the dead of night, his...

    This was a fun and satisfying introduction to a new series for me, and I look forward to reading future installments. Lucy Harrington, the vicar's daughter in Kurland St. Mary, is smart, efficient, hard-working; her widowed father cares more for hunting and enjoying the comforts of lif...

    This one is going on my keeper shelf. I didn?t know anything about this book when I picked it up, and for full disclosure, let me add the copy I read was a free copy. I am so glad I read it. It combines Regency England and cozy mysteries. The book captured my attention on the fir...

  • Paula
    Oct 27, 2013

    Death Comes to the Village 4 Stars Confined to bed while recovering from injuries sustained at the Battle of Waterloo, Major Robert Kurkland awakens one night and observes something strange from his window. When a young girl vanishes from the village, Kurkland enlists the aid of th...

    The mystery aspect of the story is nice enough, though it was still somewhat obvious to a discerning reader who the culprit is. Characterization had the hero more complex than the heroine, who seemed to be a male-weary person without much else to recommend her than the care she bestows...

    I got this free from Firstreads. here is my honest review. Serene and cozy village life in early 1800's Kurland St Mary's England? Hardly, as items are going missing in local homes and businesses, and two local girls seemed to have gone missing. Major Robert Kurland has just recentl...

    Nice cozy mystery but too many anachronisms for me to really enjoy it. The main characters behaved in ways that simply would not have been done during the Regency period. The most glaring examples are Miss Lucy Harrington running directly into Major Kurland's bedroom several times and ...

    3.5 stars This cozy historical mystery, set in England, has a little bit of a Regency romance feel. Lucy, the rector's daughter, and Robert, a magistrate and wounded soldier, notice some thievery and strange goings-on in the village. With a young woman disappearing, and the men...

    A very good first historical/cozy with a very well-plotted mystery. If you're the type that wants a dead body ASAP, you're going to be disappointed, but if you enjoy a good mystery regardless of when the body drops, give this one a try. Full review: http://jenn.booklikes.com/post/89...

    Major Robert Kurland was wounded at the Battle of Waterloo and for several months he's been cooped up in his home near the village of Kurland St. Mary attended by his faithful butler and batman. One night he wakes to the moonlight streaming in his window and at the risk of his health, ...

    (This is a review of the audiobook.) ????? I quiet enjoyed this first in the series, but man-oh-man, did the narrator read this one sllllllowly. I had to speed it up to 1.5 times and it was still slow. Still, loved this small town mystery and the budding relationship betw...

    Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Can't wait for book two. I listened to this one on audio and recommend that format. ...

    Super into these. Very, very much into these. I mean, I had a few twinges of supreme annoyance (okay, perhaps surpressed rage) over how her entire family seems to take Lucy to granted, while simultaneously insulting her (particularly her father), but I got over it. This is obviousl...

    I do love historical (cozy) mysteries, there is just something about the slow pace of the story, the characters who have to act within their social time frame, that appeals to me. Major Robert Kurland has come home from Waterloo with a severely broken leg, and is recuperating at home...

    What a pleasant surprise this was! I can count the number of historical cozies I've read on one hand and certainly don't remember ever having read one set in the Regency period, but after Death Comes to the Village, I'll definitely be interested in checking out more. Part of the ap...

    I love a good cozy mystery and I really loved the regency setting. Historical cozies are my my absolute favorite. It is a shame that this particular mystery just seemed to plod along at a snail's pace. It is the first book is the first book in the Kurland St Mary Mystery series and ...

    Wonderful read! One of those rare mysteries where a body doesn't appear until close to the end. ...

    I really enjoyed this mystery, it was not too gorey or gruesome and it was not weighed down by the historical setting. If you enjoy the "Maisie Dobbs" books then I would recommend this one as well. ...

    Mystery set in an interesting period- 1816, just after the Continental War- so we have a wounded warrior with a touch of ptsd and the threat of demobbed soldiers roaming the countryside with no jobs. The wounded Major and the vicar?s eldest daughter are the main characters/detective...

    In keeping with my recent mystery affliction, I've moved to a more cozy setting in Death Comes to the Village. Major Robert Kurland has returned home to Kurland St. Mary bedridden from the battle of Waterloo. When he witnesses a furtive man moving a heavy load in the dead of night, his...

    This was a fun and satisfying introduction to a new series for me, and I look forward to reading future installments. Lucy Harrington, the vicar's daughter in Kurland St. Mary, is smart, efficient, hard-working; her widowed father cares more for hunting and enjoying the comforts of lif...

    This one is going on my keeper shelf. I didn?t know anything about this book when I picked it up, and for full disclosure, let me add the copy I read was a free copy. I am so glad I read it. It combines Regency England and cozy mysteries. The book captured my attention on the fir...

    Few things are more pleasant than a village graced with a good church, a good priest and a good pub. - John Hillaby In the village of Kurland St. Mary, the pleasantries derive from the rector's daughter, Miss Lucy Harrington. She cares for her widowed father, her four siblings, and ...

    I received this book from netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to netgalley.com, Kensington books, and Catherine Lloyd. Major Robert Kurland has returned home from the battle of Waterloo and it is Miss Lucy Harrington's duty as the rector's daughter to help him ...

  • Mary - Buried Under Romance
    Nov 27, 2013

    Death Comes to the Village 4 Stars Confined to bed while recovering from injuries sustained at the Battle of Waterloo, Major Robert Kurkland awakens one night and observes something strange from his window. When a young girl vanishes from the village, Kurkland enlists the aid of th...

    The mystery aspect of the story is nice enough, though it was still somewhat obvious to a discerning reader who the culprit is. Characterization had the hero more complex than the heroine, who seemed to be a male-weary person without much else to recommend her than the care she bestows...

  • Aurian Booklover
    Nov 28, 2013

    Death Comes to the Village 4 Stars Confined to bed while recovering from injuries sustained at the Battle of Waterloo, Major Robert Kurkland awakens one night and observes something strange from his window. When a young girl vanishes from the village, Kurkland enlists the aid of th...

    The mystery aspect of the story is nice enough, though it was still somewhat obvious to a discerning reader who the culprit is. Characterization had the hero more complex than the heroine, who seemed to be a male-weary person without much else to recommend her than the care she bestows...

    I got this free from Firstreads. here is my honest review. Serene and cozy village life in early 1800's Kurland St Mary's England? Hardly, as items are going missing in local homes and businesses, and two local girls seemed to have gone missing. Major Robert Kurland has just recentl...

    Nice cozy mystery but too many anachronisms for me to really enjoy it. The main characters behaved in ways that simply would not have been done during the Regency period. The most glaring examples are Miss Lucy Harrington running directly into Major Kurland's bedroom several times and ...

    3.5 stars This cozy historical mystery, set in England, has a little bit of a Regency romance feel. Lucy, the rector's daughter, and Robert, a magistrate and wounded soldier, notice some thievery and strange goings-on in the village. With a young woman disappearing, and the men...

    A very good first historical/cozy with a very well-plotted mystery. If you're the type that wants a dead body ASAP, you're going to be disappointed, but if you enjoy a good mystery regardless of when the body drops, give this one a try. Full review: http://jenn.booklikes.com/post/89...

    Major Robert Kurland was wounded at the Battle of Waterloo and for several months he's been cooped up in his home near the village of Kurland St. Mary attended by his faithful butler and batman. One night he wakes to the moonlight streaming in his window and at the risk of his health, ...

    (This is a review of the audiobook.) ????? I quiet enjoyed this first in the series, but man-oh-man, did the narrator read this one sllllllowly. I had to speed it up to 1.5 times and it was still slow. Still, loved this small town mystery and the budding relationship betw...

    Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Can't wait for book two. I listened to this one on audio and recommend that format. ...

    Super into these. Very, very much into these. I mean, I had a few twinges of supreme annoyance (okay, perhaps surpressed rage) over how her entire family seems to take Lucy to granted, while simultaneously insulting her (particularly her father), but I got over it. This is obviousl...

    I do love historical (cozy) mysteries, there is just something about the slow pace of the story, the characters who have to act within their social time frame, that appeals to me. Major Robert Kurland has come home from Waterloo with a severely broken leg, and is recuperating at home...

  • QNPoohBear
    Dec 04, 2014

    Death Comes to the Village 4 Stars Confined to bed while recovering from injuries sustained at the Battle of Waterloo, Major Robert Kurkland awakens one night and observes something strange from his window. When a young girl vanishes from the village, Kurkland enlists the aid of th...

    The mystery aspect of the story is nice enough, though it was still somewhat obvious to a discerning reader who the culprit is. Characterization had the hero more complex than the heroine, who seemed to be a male-weary person without much else to recommend her than the care she bestows...

    I got this free from Firstreads. here is my honest review. Serene and cozy village life in early 1800's Kurland St Mary's England? Hardly, as items are going missing in local homes and businesses, and two local girls seemed to have gone missing. Major Robert Kurland has just recentl...

    Nice cozy mystery but too many anachronisms for me to really enjoy it. The main characters behaved in ways that simply would not have been done during the Regency period. The most glaring examples are Miss Lucy Harrington running directly into Major Kurland's bedroom several times and ...

    3.5 stars This cozy historical mystery, set in England, has a little bit of a Regency romance feel. Lucy, the rector's daughter, and Robert, a magistrate and wounded soldier, notice some thievery and strange goings-on in the village. With a young woman disappearing, and the men...

    A very good first historical/cozy with a very well-plotted mystery. If you're the type that wants a dead body ASAP, you're going to be disappointed, but if you enjoy a good mystery regardless of when the body drops, give this one a try. Full review: http://jenn.booklikes.com/post/89...

    Major Robert Kurland was wounded at the Battle of Waterloo and for several months he's been cooped up in his home near the village of Kurland St. Mary attended by his faithful butler and batman. One night he wakes to the moonlight streaming in his window and at the risk of his health, ...

  • Betty
    Feb 23, 2014

    Death Comes to the Village 4 Stars Confined to bed while recovering from injuries sustained at the Battle of Waterloo, Major Robert Kurkland awakens one night and observes something strange from his window. When a young girl vanishes from the village, Kurkland enlists the aid of th...

    The mystery aspect of the story is nice enough, though it was still somewhat obvious to a discerning reader who the culprit is. Characterization had the hero more complex than the heroine, who seemed to be a male-weary person without much else to recommend her than the care she bestows...

    I got this free from Firstreads. here is my honest review. Serene and cozy village life in early 1800's Kurland St Mary's England? Hardly, as items are going missing in local homes and businesses, and two local girls seemed to have gone missing. Major Robert Kurland has just recentl...

    Nice cozy mystery but too many anachronisms for me to really enjoy it. The main characters behaved in ways that simply would not have been done during the Regency period. The most glaring examples are Miss Lucy Harrington running directly into Major Kurland's bedroom several times and ...

    3.5 stars This cozy historical mystery, set in England, has a little bit of a Regency romance feel. Lucy, the rector's daughter, and Robert, a magistrate and wounded soldier, notice some thievery and strange goings-on in the village. With a young woman disappearing, and the men...

    A very good first historical/cozy with a very well-plotted mystery. If you're the type that wants a dead body ASAP, you're going to be disappointed, but if you enjoy a good mystery regardless of when the body drops, give this one a try. Full review: http://jenn.booklikes.com/post/89...

    Major Robert Kurland was wounded at the Battle of Waterloo and for several months he's been cooped up in his home near the village of Kurland St. Mary attended by his faithful butler and batman. One night he wakes to the moonlight streaming in his window and at the risk of his health, ...

    (This is a review of the audiobook.) ????? I quiet enjoyed this first in the series, but man-oh-man, did the narrator read this one sllllllowly. I had to speed it up to 1.5 times and it was still slow. Still, loved this small town mystery and the budding relationship betw...

    Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Can't wait for book two. I listened to this one on audio and recommend that format. ...

    Super into these. Very, very much into these. I mean, I had a few twinges of supreme annoyance (okay, perhaps surpressed rage) over how her entire family seems to take Lucy to granted, while simultaneously insulting her (particularly her father), but I got over it. This is obviousl...

    I do love historical (cozy) mysteries, there is just something about the slow pace of the story, the characters who have to act within their social time frame, that appeals to me. Major Robert Kurland has come home from Waterloo with a severely broken leg, and is recuperating at home...

    What a pleasant surprise this was! I can count the number of historical cozies I've read on one hand and certainly don't remember ever having read one set in the Regency period, but after Death Comes to the Village, I'll definitely be interested in checking out more. Part of the ap...

    I love a good cozy mystery and I really loved the regency setting. Historical cozies are my my absolute favorite. It is a shame that this particular mystery just seemed to plod along at a snail's pace. It is the first book is the first book in the Kurland St Mary Mystery series and ...

    Wonderful read! One of those rare mysteries where a body doesn't appear until close to the end. ...

    I really enjoyed this mystery, it was not too gorey or gruesome and it was not weighed down by the historical setting. If you enjoy the "Maisie Dobbs" books then I would recommend this one as well. ...

    Mystery set in an interesting period- 1816, just after the Continental War- so we have a wounded warrior with a touch of ptsd and the threat of demobbed soldiers roaming the countryside with no jobs. The wounded Major and the vicar?s eldest daughter are the main characters/detective...

    In keeping with my recent mystery affliction, I've moved to a more cozy setting in Death Comes to the Village. Major Robert Kurland has returned home to Kurland St. Mary bedridden from the battle of Waterloo. When he witnesses a furtive man moving a heavy load in the dead of night, his...

    This was a fun and satisfying introduction to a new series for me, and I look forward to reading future installments. Lucy Harrington, the vicar's daughter in Kurland St. Mary, is smart, efficient, hard-working; her widowed father cares more for hunting and enjoying the comforts of lif...

    This one is going on my keeper shelf. I didn?t know anything about this book when I picked it up, and for full disclosure, let me add the copy I read was a free copy. I am so glad I read it. It combines Regency England and cozy mysteries. The book captured my attention on the fir...

    Few things are more pleasant than a village graced with a good church, a good priest and a good pub. - John Hillaby In the village of Kurland St. Mary, the pleasantries derive from the rector's daughter, Miss Lucy Harrington. She cares for her widowed father, her four siblings, and ...

    I received this book from netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to netgalley.com, Kensington books, and Catherine Lloyd. Major Robert Kurland has returned home from the battle of Waterloo and it is Miss Lucy Harrington's duty as the rector's daughter to help him ...

    I just love this series! I am rereading them on audio to freshen my memory for the new book that comes out Tuesday. Within the 3 books in the series so far, there has been slow but meaningful development between the main characters of Lucy and Robert. Lucy is a strong and very grou...

    I listened to the audiobook of this and found the narration very enjoyable. It's a quaint cosy mystery with a difference: the story takes place in the early 19th century, just after the Battle of Waterloo. Oh what a difficult and frustrating life most women must have had at that pe...

    This was sweet and frothy. The setting (post-Napolianic war English countryside) was terrific, the plot reasonably interesting (not riveting, mind you), and the characters...let's say promising. There simply must be another book before I can commit any further, but this is a good start...

    Major Robert Kurland probably would have died from his injuries at Waterloo if it wasn't for the vicar's eldest daughter Lucy Harrington, who nursed him devotedly. He should be recuperating by now, but his legs are slow to heal, and he's bored. When he sees something mysterious from hi...

    A nice little cozy English mystery novel set in Kurland St. Mary, England. Lucy Harrington, the rector's daughter, gathers your admiration and pity early in the book for dutiful and exploited role she must play in her household with her father, who is a less-athan-admirable rector. How...

    This delightful book reminds me of Georgette Heyers in style. It takes place just after Waterloo. The scion of the main family was injured in action. He see an unusual incident from his bed. Objects are missing from local gentry's homes. Two maids are missing. The oldest daughter of th...

  • Kathleen
    Nov 06, 2014

    Death Comes to the Village 4 Stars Confined to bed while recovering from injuries sustained at the Battle of Waterloo, Major Robert Kurkland awakens one night and observes something strange from his window. When a young girl vanishes from the village, Kurkland enlists the aid of th...

    The mystery aspect of the story is nice enough, though it was still somewhat obvious to a discerning reader who the culprit is. Characterization had the hero more complex than the heroine, who seemed to be a male-weary person without much else to recommend her than the care she bestows...

    I got this free from Firstreads. here is my honest review. Serene and cozy village life in early 1800's Kurland St Mary's England? Hardly, as items are going missing in local homes and businesses, and two local girls seemed to have gone missing. Major Robert Kurland has just recentl...

    Nice cozy mystery but too many anachronisms for me to really enjoy it. The main characters behaved in ways that simply would not have been done during the Regency period. The most glaring examples are Miss Lucy Harrington running directly into Major Kurland's bedroom several times and ...

    3.5 stars This cozy historical mystery, set in England, has a little bit of a Regency romance feel. Lucy, the rector's daughter, and Robert, a magistrate and wounded soldier, notice some thievery and strange goings-on in the village. With a young woman disappearing, and the men...

    A very good first historical/cozy with a very well-plotted mystery. If you're the type that wants a dead body ASAP, you're going to be disappointed, but if you enjoy a good mystery regardless of when the body drops, give this one a try. Full review: http://jenn.booklikes.com/post/89...

    Major Robert Kurland was wounded at the Battle of Waterloo and for several months he's been cooped up in his home near the village of Kurland St. Mary attended by his faithful butler and batman. One night he wakes to the moonlight streaming in his window and at the risk of his health, ...

    (This is a review of the audiobook.) ????? I quiet enjoyed this first in the series, but man-oh-man, did the narrator read this one sllllllowly. I had to speed it up to 1.5 times and it was still slow. Still, loved this small town mystery and the budding relationship betw...

    Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Can't wait for book two. I listened to this one on audio and recommend that format. ...

    Super into these. Very, very much into these. I mean, I had a few twinges of supreme annoyance (okay, perhaps surpressed rage) over how her entire family seems to take Lucy to granted, while simultaneously insulting her (particularly her father), but I got over it. This is obviousl...

    I do love historical (cozy) mysteries, there is just something about the slow pace of the story, the characters who have to act within their social time frame, that appeals to me. Major Robert Kurland has come home from Waterloo with a severely broken leg, and is recuperating at home...

    What a pleasant surprise this was! I can count the number of historical cozies I've read on one hand and certainly don't remember ever having read one set in the Regency period, but after Death Comes to the Village, I'll definitely be interested in checking out more. Part of the ap...

    I love a good cozy mystery and I really loved the regency setting. Historical cozies are my my absolute favorite. It is a shame that this particular mystery just seemed to plod along at a snail's pace. It is the first book is the first book in the Kurland St Mary Mystery series and ...

    Wonderful read! One of those rare mysteries where a body doesn't appear until close to the end. ...

    I really enjoyed this mystery, it was not too gorey or gruesome and it was not weighed down by the historical setting. If you enjoy the "Maisie Dobbs" books then I would recommend this one as well. ...

    Mystery set in an interesting period- 1816, just after the Continental War- so we have a wounded warrior with a touch of ptsd and the threat of demobbed soldiers roaming the countryside with no jobs. The wounded Major and the vicar?s eldest daughter are the main characters/detective...

    In keeping with my recent mystery affliction, I've moved to a more cozy setting in Death Comes to the Village. Major Robert Kurland has returned home to Kurland St. Mary bedridden from the battle of Waterloo. When he witnesses a furtive man moving a heavy load in the dead of night, his...

    This was a fun and satisfying introduction to a new series for me, and I look forward to reading future installments. Lucy Harrington, the vicar's daughter in Kurland St. Mary, is smart, efficient, hard-working; her widowed father cares more for hunting and enjoying the comforts of lif...

    This one is going on my keeper shelf. I didn?t know anything about this book when I picked it up, and for full disclosure, let me add the copy I read was a free copy. I am so glad I read it. It combines Regency England and cozy mysteries. The book captured my attention on the fir...

    Few things are more pleasant than a village graced with a good church, a good priest and a good pub. - John Hillaby In the village of Kurland St. Mary, the pleasantries derive from the rector's daughter, Miss Lucy Harrington. She cares for her widowed father, her four siblings, and ...

    I received this book from netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to netgalley.com, Kensington books, and Catherine Lloyd. Major Robert Kurland has returned home from the battle of Waterloo and it is Miss Lucy Harrington's duty as the rector's daughter to help him ...

    I just love this series! I am rereading them on audio to freshen my memory for the new book that comes out Tuesday. Within the 3 books in the series so far, there has been slow but meaningful development between the main characters of Lucy and Robert. Lucy is a strong and very grou...

    I listened to the audiobook of this and found the narration very enjoyable. It's a quaint cosy mystery with a difference: the story takes place in the early 19th century, just after the Battle of Waterloo. Oh what a difficult and frustrating life most women must have had at that pe...

    This was sweet and frothy. The setting (post-Napolianic war English countryside) was terrific, the plot reasonably interesting (not riveting, mind you), and the characters...let's say promising. There simply must be another book before I can commit any further, but this is a good start...

    Major Robert Kurland probably would have died from his injuries at Waterloo if it wasn't for the vicar's eldest daughter Lucy Harrington, who nursed him devotedly. He should be recuperating by now, but his legs are slow to heal, and he's bored. When he sees something mysterious from hi...

    A nice little cozy English mystery novel set in Kurland St. Mary, England. Lucy Harrington, the rector's daughter, gathers your admiration and pity early in the book for dutiful and exploited role she must play in her household with her father, who is a less-athan-admirable rector. How...

    This delightful book reminds me of Georgette Heyers in style. It takes place just after Waterloo. The scion of the main family was injured in action. He see an unusual incident from his bed. Objects are missing from local gentry's homes. Two maids are missing. The oldest daughter of th...

    In this novel the author creates excellent characters, believable dialogue, and an interesting conundrum to be solved. Much in the style of Georgette Heyer, Lloyd does a good job of capturing the society of the time, including the frustrations of women with the strictures and expectati...

  • Susan Dunn
    Feb 28, 2015

    Death Comes to the Village 4 Stars Confined to bed while recovering from injuries sustained at the Battle of Waterloo, Major Robert Kurkland awakens one night and observes something strange from his window. When a young girl vanishes from the village, Kurkland enlists the aid of th...

    The mystery aspect of the story is nice enough, though it was still somewhat obvious to a discerning reader who the culprit is. Characterization had the hero more complex than the heroine, who seemed to be a male-weary person without much else to recommend her than the care she bestows...

    I got this free from Firstreads. here is my honest review. Serene and cozy village life in early 1800's Kurland St Mary's England? Hardly, as items are going missing in local homes and businesses, and two local girls seemed to have gone missing. Major Robert Kurland has just recentl...

    Nice cozy mystery but too many anachronisms for me to really enjoy it. The main characters behaved in ways that simply would not have been done during the Regency period. The most glaring examples are Miss Lucy Harrington running directly into Major Kurland's bedroom several times and ...