The Mitford scandal / Jessica Fellowes.

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    • Publication Information:
      First U.S. edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "In the third book in the Mitford Murders series, lady's maid Louisa Cannon accompanies Diana Mitford into a turbulent late 1920s Europe. The year is 1928, and after the death of a maid at a glamorous society party, fortune heir Bryan Guinness seizes life and proposes to eighteen-year-old Diana, most beautiful of the six Mitford sisters. The maid's death is ruled an accident, and the newlyweds put it behind them to begin a whirlwind life zipping between London's Mayfair, chic Paris and hedonistic Berlin. Accompanying Diana as her lady's maid is Louisa Cannon, as well as a coterie of friends, family and hangers on, from Nancy Mitford to Evelyn Waugh. When a second victim is found in Paris in 1931, Louisa begins to see links with the death of the maid two years previously. Now she must convince the Mitford sisters that a murderer could be within their midst . . . all while shadows darken across Europe, and within the heart of Diana Mitford herself"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references.
    • ISBN:
      9781250316806
      1250316804
    • Accession Number:
      2019044598
    • Accession Number:
      on1122721189
      1122721189
    • Accession Number:
      fay.681000
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      FELLOWES, J. The Mitford scandal. First U.S. edition. [s. l.]: Minotaur Books, 2020. ISBN 9781250316806. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.681000. Acesso em: 14 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Fellowes J. The Mitford Scandal. First U.S. edition. Minotaur Books; 2020. Accessed August 14, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.681000
    • APA:
      Fellowes, J. (2020). The Mitford scandal (First U.S. edition.). Minotaur Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Fellowes, Jessica. 2020. The Mitford Scandal. First U.S. edition. A Mitford Murders Mystery: 3. Minotaur Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.681000.
    • Harvard:
      Fellowes, J. (2020) The Mitford scandal. First U.S. edition. Minotaur Books (A Mitford murders mystery: 3). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.681000 (Accessed: 14 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Fellowes, J 2020, The Mitford scandal, First U.S. edition., A Mitford murders mystery: 3, Minotaur Books, viewed 14 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Fellowes, Jessica. The Mitford Scandal. First U.S. edition., Minotaur Books, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.681000.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Fellowes, Jessica. The Mitford Scandal. First U.S. edition. A Mitford Murders Mystery: 3. Minotaur Books, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.681000.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Fellowes J. The Mitford scandal [Internet]. First U.S. edition. Minotaur Books; 2020 [cited 2020 Aug 14]. (A Mitford murders mystery: 3). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.681000

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1

Resourceful lady's maid Louisa Cannon returns along with the six fascinating Mitford sisters in another authentic Golden Age–style mystery (after Bright Young Dead, 2018). Based on actual events at the turbulent end of the 1920s in Europe, the story takes the reader from young Diana Mitford's marriage to brewery heir Bryan Guinness and into her betrayal of him when she falls under the sway of Sir Oswald Mosley and becomes an acolyte of Adolph Hitler. A young housemaid dies at a glamorous society party the night of Bryan's proposal, and the circumstances of a second death two years later in Paris lead Louisa to believe there is a connection between the two crimes and that the murderer might be found within the midst of their coterie of Bright Young Things, including Diana's ardent admirer Evelyn Waugh. Fellowes is the author of the best-selling Downton Abbey books—and the niece of Downton Abbey's creator, Julian Fellowes—and this series is perfect for devotees who need something to tide them over until the next Downton film. Fans of Downton ladies' maid Anna, in particular, will relish the story of Louisa and her romantic interest, Detective Sergeant Guy Sullivan. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1

Resourceful lady's maid Louisa Cannon returns along with the six fascinating Mitford sisters in another authentic Golden Age–style mystery (after Bright Young Dead, 2018). Based on actual events at the turbulent end of the 1920s in Europe, the story takes the reader from young Diana Mitford's marriage to brewery heir Bryan Guinness and into her betrayal of him when she falls under the sway of Sir Oswald Mosley and becomes an acolyte of Adolph Hitler. A young housemaid dies at a glamorous society party the night of Bryan's proposal, and the circumstances of a second death two years later in Paris lead Louisa to believe there is a connection between the two crimes and that the murderer might be found within the midst of their coterie of Bright Young Things, including Diana's ardent admirer Evelyn Waugh. Fellowes is the author of the best-selling Downton Abbey books—and the niece of Downton Abbey's creator, Julian Fellowes—and this series is perfect for devotees who need something to tide them over until the next Downton film. Fans of Downton ladies' maid Anna, in particular, will relish the story of Louisa and her romantic interest, Detective Sergeant Guy Sullivan. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2019 November #2

Heavy-handed foreshadowing mars bestseller Fellowes's third mystery featuring the real-life Mitford family (after 2018's Bright Young Dead). In 1928, two years after former criminal Louisa Cannon left the employ of the Mitfords, for whom she worked as a nursery maid, Louisa returns to service with the Guinness family. Louisa crosses paths with her now grown former charges, Nancy and Diana Mitford, at a party her employers are hosting in London, which ends tragically with a servant falling to her death in an apparent accident. After Diana marries Bryan Guinness in 1929, Louisa joins her as a ladies' maid, a job that takes her to Paris, where she runs across her sometime love interest, Det. Sgt. Guy Sullivan, who's on the trail of another servant, who disappeared after working in the Guinness home the night of the fatal gala. While in Paris, one of Bryan's friends dies, also apparently accidentally. More deaths follow. Thin characterizations, especially of Diana, who would go on to marry British fascist Oswald Mosley, don't enhance a lumbering plot. Series fans will be disappointed. Agent: Caroline Michel, Peters Fraser and Dunlop (U.K.). (Jan.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.