1777: In the throes of the Revolutionary War, Landon Mansion is commandeered by British Lord Butcher Bedford. He stabs Lucy Tarelton who spurned his king and his love leaving her to die in her father's arms. Now: After the day's final tour, docent Allison Leigh makes her rounds while locking up and finds a colleague slumped over Bedford's desk, impaled on his own replica bayonet. Resident ghosts may be the stock-in-trade of stately Philadelphia homes, but Allison a noted historian is indignant at the prospect of ghost hunters investigating this apparent murder. Agent Tyler Montague knows his haunting and his history. But while Allison is skeptical of the newcomer, a second mysterious murder occurs. Has Butcher Bedford resurfaced Or is there another malevolent force at work in Landon Mansion Wary, yet deeply attracted, Allison has to trust in Tyler and work with him to discover just what uninvited guest dead or alive has taken over the house. Or their lives could become history (from Goodreads)
This Krewe of Hunter series are my go to books when I want a guaranteed fun read. I always enjoy how the author mixes history, murder mystery and a small bit of romance. The stories move along nicely and I never get bored. Sometimes, I don’t want to cry, or have my stomach in knots from suspense or have bad dreams from something too graphic. All of those emotions can make for some very good reading. But when I simply want to be entertained, come to the end of a book and think “wasn’t that nice” - this is where I go.
Publish date: August 28, 2012.