An Old Money Murder in Mayfair by Sara Rosett is a delightful Golden Age style mystery set in 1920s London, featuring the charming and resourceful Olive Belgrave. The story starts with Olive being invited by her friend Gigi to stay at her family’s Mayfair townhouse to meet Gigi’s grandmother, the Dowager Duchess. The old lady is said to fear for her life and Gigi hopes that Olive will be able to ease her fears. However, when Olive talks to the Dowager, she denies any such concerns, leaving Olive with little to investigate.
The story is full of witty dialogue, clever twists, and interesting characters. The author does an excellent job of portraying the era, with its glamorous parties, eccentric personalities, and societal norms. The setting is vividly described, and the attention to detail is impeccable, making it easy for readers to imagine themselves in the story.
Olive is a delightful protagonist, with her sharp mind and independent spirit. She is determined to solve the case and bring the real killer to justice, even if it means going against the wishes of the aristocracy. The other characters are equally interesting, and their motives and secrets keep the plot engaging.
The romance subplot between Olive and Jasper adds an extra layer of enjoyment to the story. Their banter and chemistry are entertaining, and their growing relationship adds a touch of warmth to the mystery.
An Old Money Murder in Mayfair is a delightful and engaging mystery that is sure to please fans of the Golden Age genre. The plot is well-crafted, the characters are interesting and likable, and the setting is atmospheric. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a charming and entertaining read.
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