A Brush with Shadows (Lady Darby Mystery #6) by Anna Lee Huber

A Brush with Shadows (Lady Darby Mystery #6)

Sebastian Gage returns home to battle the ghosts of his past and prevent them from destroying his future with Kiera in the latest exciting installment in this national bestselling series.July 1831. It's been fifteen years since Sebastian Gage has set foot in Langstone Manor. Though he has shared little with his wife, Lady Kiera Darby, about his past, she knows that he planned never to return to the place of so many unhappy childhood memories. But...


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TitleA Brush with Shadows (Lady Darby Mystery #6)
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GenreMystery, Historical Mystery, Historical, Historical Fiction, Romance, Fiction
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Reviews A Brush with Shadows (Lady Darby Mystery #6)

  • Caz
    2018-02-23
    I've given this a B- at AAR, so that's 3.5 stars rounded up.At the end of As Death Draws Near, the fifth book in Anna Lee Huber’s series of historical mysteries, the recently-wed Lady Darby and her husband, private enquiry agent Sebastian Gage, were urgently summoned to England – specifically, to Gage’s family home at Langstone Manor in Dartmoor. Gage’s cousin, Alfred, heir to their grandfather, Viscount Tavistock, has gone missing, and t...
  • Staci
    2018-02-11
    The Lady Darby Series continues to be delightful. In this sixth novel, readers get to know Sebastian Gage's family. Gage has been disconnected from them for years, but was asked by his grandfather to return and find his missing cousin.In typical fashion, the scenery and mood come alive under the pen of Anna Lee Huber. The villain was quite a surprise. Thankfully, the end alludes to the series continuing.My gratitude to the author and publisher Be...
  • Susan Snodgrass
    2018-02-09
    "The first time I laid eyes on Langstone Manor I could not blame my husband for staying away for over fifteen years."So begins Anna Lee Huber's 6th Lady Darby Mystery. I discovered her Lady Darby series a little over a year ago with the very first, The Anatomist's Wife, and was captivated by the beauty of her writing. I was able to read the first few one right after the other. There is also a novella. Sebastian Gage reluctantly goes back to his c...
  • Jess
    2018-02-05
    I finished this book with a contented sigh and anticipation for the next book in the Lady Darby series. Anna Lee Huber has done a marvelous job guiding fans of Kiera and Gage through a series of mysteries, near death experiences, friendship turning to something more, marriage, and now the duo are pulled into a an inquiry involving the disappearance of Gage's cousin, Alfred, heir to Langstone Manor. Devoted fans of the Lady Darby series recall tha...
  • The Lit Bitch
    2018-02-15
    The last Lady Darby book was a little bit of a left down for me. That said, I was eager to see what this book held because I really love Anna Lee Huber’s books, not just the Lady Darby books, but all of her books!The thing that excited me most about this book was the eye catching cover. I totally need this sunny yellow dress to wear around town….it’s beautiful. I was absolutely in love with this cover…..yes I know that’s terrible but it...
  • Barbara Rogers
    2018-03-01
    Series: Lady Darby Mystery #6Publication Date: 3/6/18Fifteen years ago, at the age of eighteen, Sebastian Gage walked away from Langstone Manor and swore he’d never return. Now, it is in view, as cold and brooding as the moors on which it sits. Every nerve in Sebastian’s body is singing and the tension in the coach is palpable. He certainly didn’t want to return, but here he is, all because his grandfather sent him a missive asking him to c...
  • Jess
    2018-02-05
    I finished this book with a contented sigh and anticipation for the next book in the Lady Darby series. Anna Lee Huber has done a marvelous job guiding fans of Kiera and Gage through a series of mysteries, near death experiences, friendship turning to something more, marriage, and now the duo are pulled into a an inquiry involving the disappearance of Gage's cousin, Alfred, heir to Langstone Manor. Devoted fans of the Lady Darby series recall th...
  • Lady Wesley
    2018-02-04
    3.5 stars rounded up. Review to follow at Romantic Historical Reviews.
  • Susan
    2018-02-18
    4.5 stars Captivating! Huber delivers another masterpiece in her Lady Darby series. I was immediately drawn into the story from the very first sentence. She pens a great mystery, her pacing is impeccable. But it is her descriptive prose of Langstone Manor and the surrounding moors that immerses the reader in the story. This story is filled with wonderful hints of old folk legends of pixies and witches, old manor houses with secret passages, old f...
  • Linda
    2018-03-01
    In this sixth book in the Lady Darby series, Kiera and Gage are summoned by Gage’s maternal grandfather to investigate when his cousin goes missing. Gage’s relationship with that side of his family is strained, and he has not returned to see his relatives since his mother died fifteen years earlier, so the request was both a surprise and one he feels he cannot refuse.It turns out there is good reason for his long absence and his ill feelings ...
  • Gail
    2018-01-13
    I have been enchanted with the Lady Darby series since I discovered it several years ago. I never miss a series entry (in fact, the worst part of being a fan is waiting a year or more in between books), and I was thrilled to read A Brush with Shadows, which begins soon after Kiera and Gage's marriage.Author Anna Lee Huber takes a decidedly gothic turn with this adventure as the couple is called to Langstone Manor, Gage's ancestral home in Dartmoo...
  • GG
    2017-11-25
    Anna Lee Huber is one of my favorite authors and I have read all her books, from Lady Darby Mysteries to Gothic Mysteries to, more recently, Verity Kent. Her character creation is unmatched and draw you in to the mystery and the lives of the protagonists.At about the same time as I started reading A Brush with Shadows, it came to light that a dear family member has a serious illness. The worries and her care, slowed down my reading of Anna's book...
  • Linda
    2018-02-14
    It’s 1831, and Sebastian Gage and his new bride, Kiera, are returning to his ancestral home on the moors. His cousin has disappeared, and his grandfather has summoned Gage to help in the search. The forbidding house, the swirling misty atmosphere of the moors, and the nuanced characters all contributed to my enjoyment of this novel. I had never read any of the Lady Darby mysteries before receiving this ARC from Netgalley. Even though this was p...
  • Jo (Mixed Book Bag)
    2018-02-21
    Sebastian Gage and Lady Kiera Darby are the main characters in this historical mystery series. They are married and are returning to Sebastian's home after he has been away for 15 years. Someone is missing and Sebastian and Kiere are asked to help. The house is not a happy place and it never was one for Sebastian. As we meet all the characters the past keeps coming up and the waters just seem to get muddier. I enjoyed meeting Sebastian and Kiera....
  • Riley
    2018-03-06
    At last we get Gage’s story. Or at least a big part of it.I am a big fan of this series and Kiera is the reason why. She is intelligent, vulnerable, hard-headed, insecure, strong and often even outright wise. We got most of her backstory up front in The Anatomist’s Wife, book 1 of the series. While subsequent books reveal little more about her past, they do continue to develop her as the character I described in the second sentence of this pa...
  • Caitlin
    2018-03-07
    Received free from Penguin First to Read, my thoughts are my own.Sebastian Gage returns to his grandfather's home with his wife Kiera, despite saying he never would, because he was sent for--to find the missing heir. His grandfather's ill, and everyone else in the house hated and tormented (or allowed it) Sebastian, so he's not too happy to return. But he'll do his duty, anyway.It's set in 1831, so expect some archaic views on the roles of women,...
  • Marilyn Watson
    2018-03-07
    Anna Lee Huber writes a tight, compelling mystery with Gothic overtones. The dark, brooding, landscape sets the tone for a grim Manor and a clutch of forbidding relatives. It has been fifteen years since the last visit. Gage's Grandfather has sent for him to investigate the disappearance of his cousin. But the visit has an eerie turn that night, when a mysterious figure, watches from the foot of the bed. The next morning- the windows were open......
  • Courtney
    2018-03-07
    In the sixth novel in the Lady Darby Series , we (and Kiera) get to know more about Sebastian Gage and his family. Gage has been estranged from them for years, but his ailing grandfather summoned he and Kiera from their last investigation in Ireland to return to Dartmoor to find his missing cousin, Alfred.Set in the otherworldly moors of England, nothing is as it first appears. Gage and Kiera must be wary of danger and navigate less-than-truthful...
  • Pat Dupuy
    2018-03-06
    Gage and his new bride, Kiera, are called to the moors of England where Gage grew up. His grandfather has sent him an urgent request to come. Gage has been absent for 15 years and is most reluctant to return but family is important. Upon arrival the Gages face familial coldness and hostility, nasty tricks, and dark family secrets. They are expected to find Gage's missing cousin but are hampered in their efforts. Kiera learns more about her husban...
  • Argum
    2018-03-06
    Lady Darby and Gage arrive in the moors to respond to his grandfather as the last book left off. We learn a great deal about why Gage is the way he is and much more about his mother and childhood. I missed Kiera's family (two in a row now), but this was a treat. Gage's cousin, the heir to his viscount grandfather, is missing. He is rather a bounder so at first it is unclear if this is him hiding from trouble of his own making or if something is t...
  • Make Kay
    2018-03-02
    I got an ARC via Penguin's First to Read program.I love this series!! It's awesome to meet some of Gage's extended family, and the mystery in the family hall is delightfully atmospheric and creepy. I seem to be reading a lot of books set on the moor lately, and traveled in that area last year, so I immediately fell into the setting and settled down happily into the gloomy fog and bogs.I suspected so many people along the way, but never guessed th...
  • Autumn Smith
    2017-11-18
    I won an advanced reading copy of this book from the author's facebook page and I loved it. I waited to read it until after I was done studying for school and I am so glad that I did; I would have defiantly failed because I couldn't put it down. I love that we are in book 6 and still learning the building blocks of the characters that I enjoy so much. The format (murder mystery) is familiar, but the story line is very unique and unpredictable. As...
  • Heather McEwen
    2018-02-19
    The latest Lady Darby book is set in a classic British mystery location- the moors. Sebastian Gage has been summoned by his maternal grandfather to find his missing cousin. The story has an interesting mystery while providing character development for Sebastian Gage. We learn about Gage’s childhood and how it has shaped him as an adult. Kiera and Gage have a marriage of equals. In previous books, Kiera has relied on Gage’s strength. We see Ga...
  • K
    2018-03-07
    This was just okay for me. I don't know if it was the format in which I was forced to read it (Bluefire) or if the story didn't grab me. I found Lady Darby and her husband Gage to be a bit too perfect, the villains a bit too obvious, at least in the beginning; I might have been better served to start the series from #1, and had a better understanding of how they'd come to "be". In this day and age, with so MANY compelling mysteries to devour, thi...
  • Jeri Nowell
    2018-03-06
    I loved seeing how Keira and Gage are coming along in their new marriage. As always, the story was wonderful and we finally get to learn more about Gage's early life and family. It was a great story, very descriptive, and I almost felt like I was out there on the Moors with the characters. I'm sad that I now have to wait for the next one.
  • Angel
    2018-03-06
    Finished it in one night! While I did guess easily who the killer was, the reasons, Gage's past and he and Kiera's interactions as a married couple keep you more than interested. I love that Ms. Huber can keep the dynamics and relationship with them still interesting now that they're married...Not all writers can!Can't wait for the next one!
  • Pamela Priest
    2018-02-21
    The shadows of Gage's family come to the forefront and we finally find out everything we've been wondering about with respect to his mother, cousins, etc. The situations are hair-raising and breath-taking. And the end of the book alluded to another adventure to come. Hopefully soon!
  • Milena
    2018-02-21
    A Brush with Shadows is the sixth book in the Lady Darby series. In this installment, Kiera and Gage travel to Dartmoor to investigate the disappearance of Gage's cousin, Alfred. Kiera and the readers get to meet many new characters, Sebastian's maternal relatives, including his grandfather and see the place where Gage spent most of his childhood. The book started a little slow and it took me a while to get into the story but once it picked up I ...
  • Susan
    2018-02-19
    See my review at Reading World.
  • Robin Brock
    2018-02-16
    Just finished this ARC of the latest in the Lady Darby series. Always nice to catch up with this group of characters. Huber has the magic touch when it comes to creating relatable, authentically-feeling real characters. Her writing style is both easy flowing and detail rich...my favorite kind. 😊 This finds newlyweds Sebastian and Keira called to Sebastian’s childhood home by his ailing grandfather, who he hasn’t seen in 15 years, to solve ...