“I’m hoping things will be… well, not normal, but definitely quieter now that I’m home. I’m glad to be back.”Jessica Baker, A Most Fashionable Murder
Title: A Most Fashionable Murder
Series: A Lady Thea Mystery (Book 3)
Author: Jessica Baker
Genres: Historical Fiction, Cozy Mystery
Pages: 139 (Kindle)
Published: July 12th, 2022
My Rating: ★★★★★
Read: 6/25/2022 – 6/29/2022
Happy Publication Day!
It’s always a treat getting to visit Lady Thea’s world. Each book has been more charming than the last. We return now to Fletcher’s, now owned by Molly, and in true Lady Thea fashion, things go amiss. At least this time she’s got a team behind her.
I love the friendships and relationships in this series, particularly James and Thea’s. Their connection is built upon more in this book. And then there’s Thea’s somewhat vague relationship with Thayne that’s been a treat to watch evolve since this first book. The chemistry of all of them is superb.
It was interesting to finally see Thea at home. This is the first of her books to be featured in London. Being home doesn’t ground her at all, which makes this mystery as fascinating as the others she’s investigated. An added bonus in these stories are the fashions of the time, and with Fletcher’s involved, this book surpasses the others in this category.
As always, such a wonderful story. I look forward to whatever Jessica Baker writes next.
Likes & Dislikes
What I liked:
- Once more I must point out the fashion. This isn’t an area I usually pay much attention to but I am a sucker for the clothing worn during the Victorian and Edwardian eras (the latter is featured here).
- Again, as I mentioned before, the friendships. There’s Molly and Thea’s friendship which has now shifted from that of Lady and maid to more equal footing. Then there’s Wilhelmina and Thea, new but close friends after the harrowing experiences they’ve shared together. There’s James and Thea and their complicated connection. And, of course, Thea and Thayne and the ambiguity that goes along with their acquaintanceship. We also get some hints of James and Wilhelmina’s budding friendship…
- The crossover with Murder, I Spy by Lynn Morrison.
- The cats!
What I didn’t like:
- I would have loved for it to have been longer.
- Not enough interaction with Thea and Thayne, though the story was not centered around them… but they are just so cute together.
I think I’ve pretty much covered it all. This book was a lovely conclusion to the Lady Thea Mystery series. I’m looking forward to my paperback copy arriving so I can take proper pictures!