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The abandoned baby found in a telephone box turns out to be the missing Scottish heiress little Lady MacSporran. And while Scotland Yard hunts the kidnappers, Miss Seeton returns the infant to her royal home--and just happens upon a plot to topple the British crown. "A most beguiling protagonist."--The New York Times. Original.
Posted April 19, 2000
Poor Mrs. Malory; her author has neglected her this time. I love the series, but this book is trite and dull...as though Ms. Holt had to finish it up in a hurry before running out to a golf date. She manages to drain London of color and atmosphere, and even her Athens is sterile. The 'solution' is sadly casual A writer like Holt should be able to give us an example of two of what finally convinces Sheila; instead she gives us only her heroine's vague feelings. They are, of course, enough. Altogether, a disappointment. Maybe Holt is bored.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 9, 2008
Somerset, England villager Sheila Malory is the author of several critically acclaimed books on nineteenth century novelists. She has also stayed in touch with several individuals from her days at Oxford, including the acclaimed author Dame Elizabeth Blackmore. Sheila considers Elizabeth such a close friend, she agrees to meet her buddy in London to catch up on each other¿s lives. After their wonderful time together in London, Sheila looks forward to seeing Elizabeth some time soon, but before they meet again the latter dies due to a mix-up in the medications she was taking. <P>Sheila is stunned, but even more surprising to her is that Elizabeth has named her as the estate¿s literary executor. This means spending an enormous amount of time sifting through the deceased¿s papers to determine what should be published and writing the definitive biography. However, while digging through the papers, Sheila uncovers a secret that a certain party will kill to keep buried. <P>MRS. MALORY AND THE FATAL LEGACY is the fundamental British cozy that stimulates the mind of the reader. The warm heroine is a likable person who the audience will appreciate for her self-deprecating wit and willingness to seek out the truth even at the cost of bodily harm or death. Hazel Holt provides sub-genre fans with a first class novel that will send new fans seeking the previous Mrs. Malory stories. <P>Harriet KlausnerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.