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The Mitford Murders: A Mystery (The Mitford Murders, 1) (original 2017; edição 2018)

por Jessica Fellowes (Autor)

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It's 1920, and Louisa Cannon dreams of escaping her life of poverty in London. Louisa's salvation is a position within the Mitford household at Asthall Manor, in the Oxfordshire countryside. There she will become nursemaid, chaperone and confidante to the Mitford sisters, especially sixteen-year-old Nancy, an acerbic, bright young woman in love with stories. But then a nurse, Florence Nightingale Shore, goddaughter of her famous namesake, is killed on a train in broad daylight, and Louisa and Nancy find themselves entangled in the crimes of a murderer who will do anything to hide their secret.--Amazon.… (mais)
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Título:The Mitford Murders: A Mystery (The Mitford Murders, 1)
Autores:Jessica Fellowes (Autor)
Informação:Minotaur Books (2018), Edition: First Edition, 432 pages
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I could hardly finish. It read like a Nancy Drew Book. I have the others in the series and probably will take a stab at the others some day, but not in the near future. I am disappointed. I expected so much more. ( )
  Pat_Bunk_Malecki | Apr 10, 2021 |
The Mitford Murders - Fellows
Audio performance by Rachel Atkins
3 stars

Louisa Cannon escapes poverty and abuse by becoming an (unlikely) nursery maid to the famous Mitford family. She is close in age to the 16 year-old Nancy Mitford who becomes her (even more unlikely) friend and companion in amateur detection. I liked the setting of this book, 1919 England, but I couldn’t buy into the fictional use of the historical family. The Mitfords were interesting enough in reality. I might have enjoyed the book more if I’d known nothing at all about the real family. As it was, the pacing was slow with many situations, including the murder, overly contrived. I’m not inspired to read more of the series. ( )
  msjudy | Feb 18, 2021 |
Jessica Fellowes’s The Mitford Murders is the first book in what is now a well-established four-book series involving the real-life Mitford family. This first book is set in and around London shortly after World War I, “the war to end all wars,” has failed miserably at doing anything remotely like that.

The mystery novel’s central characters are Louisa Cannon, a young woman desperate to escape the poverty of her London life, and the teen-aged Nancy Mitford, eldest of the six Mitford sisters who would all go on to achieve some combination of fame and notoriety in the following decades. Nancy, in fact, became a successful novelist. Half (more than half?) the fun of The Mitford Murders is getting a look at what life in the household may have been like while Nancy was still somewhere between innocent teen and young woman.

Louisa, running from her abusive uncle, makes her London escape by landing a position in the Oxfordshire home of the Mitfords as assistant to the children’s nanny. Nancy immediately sees Louisa as a confidante she can trust rather than as a chaperone, and their relationship turns into a strong friendship of two equals. Things go well for the pair, and will continue to do so as long as Louisa can keep her uncle from discovering her whereabouts. But then everything changes when nurse Florence Nightingale Shore (goddaughter of the famous Florence Nightingale) is murdered in a train and Nancy, who considers herself a first-rate amateur sleuth, and Louisa start pushing around the edges of the investigation. With some help from the young cop who is infatuated by Louisa, they start to make some dangerous people very uncomfortable, and that is never a good thing.

I experienced The Mitford Murders as an audiobook, and I’m glad I did it that way because I discovered one of my new favorite audiobook narrators in Rachel Atkins. Atkins is quite the storyteller, and her talent of seamlessly flipping from accent to accent, along with her voice inflection and flair, helped make the various characters seem real - and easily identifiable.

Bottom Line: I am not a big fan of the cozy genre, and even though this one - perhaps because it is based on a real-life unsolved murder - is a little rougher around the edges than many cozies are, I almost certainly would not have enjoyed it as much if I had flipped its pages for myself. And that complicates my overall rating of The Mitford Murders a bit. Overall, I rate this a 4-star book, the average of 5 stars for its narration and 3 stars for its plot. ( )
  SamSattler | Jan 24, 2021 |
The author's uncle is Julian Fellowes, the creator, writer and executive producer of Downtown Abbey and Jessica was the writer of the "official companion books". It's not surprising that her first novel is a mystery that involves upstairs and downstairs characters and takes place from 1920 - 1921.

The famous Mitford family is used for "upstairs" even though the plot doesn't need a famous family, it just needs one that is aristocratic. The crime is based on an actual murder, the unsolved murder of Florence Nightingale Shore, the goddaughter of the famous nurse. FNS is also a war nurse having served in the Boer War and in WWI.

A young woman is hired by the Mitford family as a nursery maid and she becomes involved in solving the mysterious murder along with a young man who is a railroad policeman. It's a good mystery and the writing is fine although I think it could have been shorter than it's 420 pages. ( )
  clue | Mar 7, 2019 |
With the haunting trenches of WWI in the backdrop, Fellowes mixes fact and fiction, and turns dreadful historical events and characters into a palpitating thriller. The tone is right: balancing cozy murder without diminishing the after-shock of the war and the people who fought it, nurses and soldiers alike.
I thoroughly enjoyed the read and would recommend it as a perfect vacation read. ( )
  Cecilturtle | Jul 29, 2018 |
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It's 1920, and Louisa Cannon dreams of escaping her life of poverty in London. Louisa's salvation is a position within the Mitford household at Asthall Manor, in the Oxfordshire countryside. There she will become nursemaid, chaperone and confidante to the Mitford sisters, especially sixteen-year-old Nancy, an acerbic, bright young woman in love with stories. But then a nurse, Florence Nightingale Shore, goddaughter of her famous namesake, is killed on a train in broad daylight, and Louisa and Nancy find themselves entangled in the crimes of a murderer who will do anything to hide their secret.--Amazon.

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