A Grave Matter (Lady Darby #3)
By Anna Lee Huber
Berkley Prime Crime, 2014. 421 pages. Mystery.
It's New Year's Eve and Lady Darby is celebrating at the Hogmanay Ball with her brother at a neighboring estate. But when one of the groundskeepers staggers into the ballroom at the stroke of midnight, telling of grave robbers and murderers, Lady Darby finds herself thrust into the middle of an investigation with the charming Sebastian Gage once again. Their inquiries take them into the seedy side of Edinburgh's criminal classes to find a group of grave robbers that have turned their trade into ransoming rich families for the return of their loved ones' bones. Will Gage and Lady Darby be able to find the criminals before more people are hurt? And will they be able to settle the feelings that have built up between them?
I've loved Huber's mystery series from the start. She has created very memorable characters and the plots are unique enough to draw the interest of even the most well-read mystery reader. This was a book that I savored each time I picked up, never quite ready to let it end.