Nobody's Sweetheart Now: The First Lady Adelaide Mystery
Poisoned Pen, 2018 (2018)
Hardcover, Softcover, e-Book
Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth
ady Adelaide abruptly finds herself a widow! Happily so! It is 1924 and her husband, Major Rupert Cresleigh Compton, died as he drove his Hispano-Suiza on a Cotswold country road, enjoying the company of a French mademoiselle. Both were killed on impact.
he widow now owns Compton Court. Since her money paid for its necessary renovations, she feels no remorse over becoming the owner of the vast property. As she readies herself to attend a large party at the Court, she hears a voice. Rupert's voice? That couldn't be. Could it?
eems that Rupert can't be welcomed into heaven until he performs several good deeds! That won't be an easy task for him. Rupert's spirit explains his directive from above while Lady Adelaide works to accept that her husband has returned. He wants her aid and she will do anything to have him gone. A murder occurs and both of them want to find the killer.
Nobody's Sweetheart Now
(first in a new series) is a delightful tale, centered on Rupert the spirit and Lady Adelaide's disdain for her late husband. Robinson has a strong sense of humor and this is proven on almost every page.
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