Bellfield Hall, Or, The Observations of Miss Dido Kent

Bellfield Hall, Or, The Observations of Miss Dido Kent

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1805. An engagement party is taking place for Mr Richard Montague, son of wealthy landowner Sir Edgar Montague, and his fiancee Catherine. During a dance with his beloved, a strange thing happens: a man appears at Richard's shoulder and appears to communicate something to him without saying a word. Instantly breaking off the engagement, he rushes off to speak to his father, never to be seen again. Distraught with worry, Catherine sends for her spinster aunt, Miss Dido Kent, who has a penchant for solving mysteries. Catherine pleads with her to find her fiance and to discover the truth behind his disappearance. It's going to take a lot of logical thinking to untangle the complex threads of this multi-layered mystery, and Miss Dido Kent is just the woman to do it.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2010, c2008
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780312562946
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY
Characteristics: 300 p. ; 22 cm


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Told mostly through letters, this book is the first in a series about Miss Dido Kent, a thirty-something spinster during the Regency period in England who happens to be very good as solving crimes! If you enjoy this book, there are sadly only four (so far!) in the series.

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Apr 02, 2013

Uneasy mix, the author seemed to be looking for a blend of Jane Austen and Agatha Christie. She didn't find it.

mrsgail5756 Jun 27, 2012

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.

readtoday Jul 05, 2011

Anna Dean crafts a good Victorian mystery. There are clues, a murder, suspense, and a cast of characters easily identifiable. Dido Kent is an interesting character who is not afraid to ask the questions that may very well put her own life in danger. Think the sequel will be worth reading as well.

Sep 28, 2010

Another sleuthing spinster that solves the problems and mysteries of those around her who can't seem to behave themselves. It is an easy read, light but it still held my attention.

Mar 04, 2010

The first chapter could probably be reduced to a single sentence, and the extraneous description omitted.


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