A Question of Inheritance (A Very English Mystery #2) by Elizabeth Edmondson

A Question of Inheritance (A Very English Mystery #2)

December 1953Hugo Hawksworth is on the tail of rogue Cold War agents at a top-secret government facility, while back home at Selchester Castle they’re awaiting the arrival of the new Earl—an American, the long-lost son of the murdered Lord Selchester.The town of Selchester, rich in scandal and gossip, is unsure what to make of the Earl or his teenage daughters, but they know that his sharp-tongued half-sister, Lady Sonia, furious at being dep...

Details A Question of Inheritance (A Very English Mystery #2)

TitleA Question of Inheritance (A Very English Mystery #2)
Release DateOct 27th, 2015
PublisherThomas & Mercer
GenreMystery, Historical, Historical Fiction, Fiction

Reviews A Question of Inheritance (A Very English Mystery #2)

  • Ingie
    Review written January 19, 20163 1/2 Stars - Perfect audiobook for a girl with the flu. Another lighthearted cozy mystery set in the 50:sBook #2A Question of Inheritance is the second part in an modern 1950:s (non romance) mystery series I started a month ago with #1-A Man of Some Repute (3.5 stars). I listened to the 8:16 hours audiobook ver well narrated by Michael Page. Looking forward to new parts in the future. ******************************...
  • Leslie
    This is the second book in the A Very English Mystery series. You could probably read it as a stand alone but why would you. Again set in Selchester Castle and its environs Hugo Hawksworth returns but this time there is an 18th Earl and Lady Sonia's plans to sell the castle have collapsed. It has been revealed that the 17th Earl had a secret first marriage that resulted in a son, an American son. Gus and his daughters Lady Babs (Barbara) and Lady...
  • Ivonne Rovira
    Elizabeth Edmondson proves that her excellent debut novel, A Man of Some Repute, was no fluke with the sequel, A Question of Inheritance.Set a few months later than A Man of Some Repute, it’s now December 1953, and Hugo Hawksworth and the late earl’s niece Freya Wryton managed to track down the new heir, a widowed American academic with two teenaged daughters. Seventeen-year-old Babs and 13-year-old Polly Fitzwarin, plucked from comfortable A...
  • Debbie
    I received this book in exchange for an honest review.I was so excited to be able to read and review this book before it comes out next month! I absolutely loved the first one, (A Man of Some Repute), and had actually pre-ordered/bought this one already, to be honest! This sequel does not disappoint!It's Christmas at Selchester Castle, but all is not quiet. The new Earl has arrived from the United States with his two daughters, joining Mrs. Partr...
  • Tempo de Ler
    Com uma contextualização histórica muito interessante, Elizabeth Edmonson cria em A Intriga e a Herança um mistério bastante intrigante.Gus, simples cidadão americano, nunca sonhou acabar com passaporte, título e castelo inglês... mas foi exactamente isso que lhe aconteceu! É suposto que Gus e as filhas, Barb e Polly, se habituem a viver num castelo medieval numa Inglaterra pós-guerra em que os próprios habitantes ainda estão a tentar...
  • Christy
    A Question of Inheritance follows fairly closely on from A Man of Some Repute, with the empty space between the books revealing the shocking news that Lord Selchester had an heir in America. Strange things happen, some accidents appear a little bit too co-incidental and once again someone is murdered at the castle - it seems like a bit of an unlucky place! For a second time Hugo, with the help of his sister Georgia and Freya must use their invest...
  • Ink Drinker
    I found the prose less engaging than Edmonson's first novel in this series and even reread a significant portion of the novel due to fear I had missed pages (read on my Kindle), which I had not. The writing was really more of a screenplay than a novel and I found this unappealing. I also wondered at the protagonist: was it Freya or Hugo? The lack of definition in these characters was disappointing because they each have such potential, but neithe...
  • Maria Alice
    Gostei há semelhança de todos os livros desta autora, e posso dizer que já li todos, no entanto no final fiquei com a sensação que ainda poderia haver um outro livro para continuar a colecção selchester.... a ver vamos já que tanto quanto Seia a autora faleceu este ano com muita pena minha pois adoro a sua escrita e os seus enredos
  • Beachreader
    This is the second book in the series. The first was quite good, but this one had too many characters and a storyline that was difficult to follow. So much of the book was slow and boring. While the reocurring characters are likeable and interesting, the author doesn't know how to write a tight story around them.There will be no more from her on my reading list.
  • Kate
    Hugo, Georgia, and Freya are still in the castle but a new Earl is coming to take possession. The nasty Lady Sonia is also coming for Christmas and bringing a friend and an art dealer to check out some paintings she says are hers. Intrigue! Murder! Revenge! An excellent sequel, although I really wish I’d been able to read the novella that explains how we get from the end of book 1 to the beginning of this book 2, and there is One Large Dangling...
  • Isabel Keats
    Ha sido todo un descubrimiento esta autora. Y yo, como soy un poco obsesiva-compulsiva cuando encuentro a una autora que me gusta, he leído varias de sus novelas este verano.
  • Lee
    This is the second in the A Very English Mystery series. While I enjoyed this book, all the things that I found fault with in the first book of the series (A Man of Some Repute) unfortunately continued here.For example, there was the awkward introduction of regular/major characters in the first book. I assumed this wouldn’t be a problem with the second in the series, but Edmondson threw this theory out the window by inserting three more major f...
  • Damaskcat
    The new Earl of Selchester is due to arrive at the castle in time for Christmas. He is an American and never expected to inherit the title and everything that goes with it. Hugo Hawksworth and his sister Georgia have been lodging at the castle and fear that they will need to find a new home while Hugo continues to carry out top secret government work. Freya - who has been looking after the castle - has her own secrets to hide and she also fears s...
  • Julie
    There were many things about this book that I enjoyed tremendously. I like the characters, I love the setting and the cozy British writing style. But the kindle version, at least, which is what I read, didn't seem quite polished enough for publishing. There were lots of errors - words left out, repeated, etc. And after a long, slow detailed build to the climax, the ending seemed overly rushed and simplified. Overall a good read, but left me feeli...
  • Vicki
    I greatly enjoyed this and the first book in the series, and was saddened to find that the author died in January 2016 after a short battle with cancer. I was so looking forward to where this series would go. What a loss to the reading world, as well as to her family and friends. RIP Elizabeth Edmondson.. :(
  • Lara
    This book follows soon after the first book in the series. The new earl arrives and Hugh is asked to look into the background of a Russian diplomat. It's Christmas time and Sonia has another greedy scheme in the works, so she shows up for the holiday with two guests. Among the uncertainty faced by Hugh, Georgia, and Freya, there is scheming, a potential threat to the new earl, and a murder. This book has art sales and theft around the WWII period...
  • Laurel Hicks
    Haunted castle, romance, murder, two eligible bachelors, amateur sleuths, espionage, family, and quite good writing—this one has something for everyone. It’s the second of three books and should not be read until you read the first book.The series:1. A Man of Some Repute2. A Question of Inheritance 3. A Matter of Loyalty
  • Laura Hannaway
    *Thanks the NetGalley and the publisher*
  • Linda Baker
    A Question of Inheritance begins a few months after A Man of Some Repute in December 1953. Hugo Hawksworth and his sister, Georgia, along with Freya Wryton are still in residence at Selchester Castle; all three wonder what will happen to them upon the arrival of the long-lost heir. Housing is very scarce in post-war Britain and even though Freya is a cousin of the Selchester family she is afraid she will lose her much loved and convenient tower r...
  • Gail
    This is a continuation of the previous novel (A Man of Some Repute) and a novella. A new earl of Selchester has been discovered, the son of a hitherto unknown first marriage of the former, murdered earl. He comes from America with his two daughters to live in the castle and take responsibility for the lands and riches. The displaced Lady Sonia no longer inherits a great deal of money to add to her considerable fortunes and her nose is out of join...
  • Emily
    This book is a sequel to A Man of Some Repute. I enjoyed seeing some return characters and being introduced to new ones. The novel opens with Lord Selchester driving up to the Castle. I hadn't read the synopsis before I started reading so I was a bit confused for a little bit until I finally caught on that he is the next Earl, the son of Lord Selchester who was murdered in the first book. I liked it that the author reminded us subtly of what happ...
  • Nicole
    Very poorly edited. Chapter 5 has the sudden appearance of a main character who wasn't previously in the scene, but everyone acted like he'd always been there. There were also typos (maybe only in the kindle edition?)The book was authentic to the time, even being subtly anti-semitic (describing someone who was Jewish as dark, like another character, but "sallow"--ding, ding!) Subtle, because the characters were supposedly going to clear thefts by...
  • Vikas Datta
    Even better than the first with a host of new characters - some warmly engaging and a few despicable but there are surprises there too.... a satisfying though not very deep mystery but evokes the period very well..
  • Sarah Schattman
    E-book has been re-edited with happy resultsThe first couple of reviews I read reported egregious editing errors. I am happy to report these have been resolved. Good country house murder, solid characters, Commies and art works purloined by the Nazis. What's not to like?
  • Beverly Mccollum
    My review/rating is actually a 3.5. This is the second book in this series that I've read. Very enjoyable and an easy read. Liked the continuing characters living in a medieval castle in England. And the addition of stolen artworks from WWII was a nice touch. I'd recommend it.
  • Cyndie
    I've really enjoyed this series. The way it ended makes me think there will be another book, another mystery to solve. I hope so!Edit: I just saw she died earlier this year?!?! Oh no! I guess I'll never know what happened between a few of the characters. :-(
  • Stephanie
    Interesting characters and believable story. Story moved along quickly to a logical conclusion.
  • Angie
    Review to Come
  • Imjussayin
    A Question of Inheritance: A Very English Mystery 2Reading in chronological order is recommended.In A Nutshell: A classic murder mystery, perfectly written.The Plot: Oliver an art dealer and a guest at Selchester Castle is found dead. Murdered. Does the death have anything to do with Hugo's rogue Cold War agents or is his death a case of mistaken identity? The Protagonist: Hugo Hawksworth is the stiff upper lip Brit. Man of mystery, secret agent....
  • Linda
    This book is #2 in the "A Very English Mystery" series. I enjoyed it, but maybe not quite as much as I loved book #1. Well written? Yes. It takes place in England in 1953- a plus for me. And in a castle: Yes! I wish that the author had written a book between book #1 and book #2, though. At the end of book #1 they find a letter from a women that was sent to the deceased Lord Selchester, calling him her husband. Book #2 starts with the shocking rev...