A Gentleman of Fortune

Or, the Suspicions of Miss Dido Kent

Dido Kent Mysteries (Volume 2)

Anna Dean

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

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“If Jane Austen had written Miss Marple, she would have been Dido Kent.”--Kirkus (starred review)
 
The second installment in Anna Dean's charming mystery series finds Miss Dido Kent vacationing at her cousin Flora's.  When Flora's neighbor passes away, Dido can't help but sense something is amiss.  While she is ideally placed to observe the reaction of the community, her suitor, Mr. William Lomax, feels otherwise.  Dido won't be stopped, however, and as she learns more about the dirty dealings among the upper classes of Surrey, she brings more to light than even she could have imagined.  Anna Dean has crafted a delightful historical series; the next best thing to reading Jane Austen.

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A GENTLEMAN OF FORTUNE (Chapter One)

Richmond, Wednesday 27th May 1806

My Dear Eliza

The great Mrs Lansdale is no more.

She was carried off on Tuesday night by a sudden seizure. It is a very heavy loss, for now the neighbourhood can no longer discuss the alarming symptoms of her nervous complaints, nor can it exclaim over every rumoured disagreement between the lady and her nephew.

However, it seems we are not done with Mrs Lansdale; she may yet provide a subject of conversation – for there is already an alarming rumour begun about her death.

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"Delightful. The clever puzzle and pitch-perfect Regency prose will charm readers."
--Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
 
"Will resonate with fans of Jane Austen's Emma."
--Publishers Weekly

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A GENTLEMAN OF FORTUNE by Anna Dean | Kirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of A GENTLEMAN OF FORTUNE Or, The Suspicions of Miss Dido Kent. A murder among the English gentility once again challenges the inquisitive prowess of Miss Dido Kent (<em>Bellfield Hall<em>, 2010, etc.).
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Fiction Review: A Gentleman of Fortune: Or, The Suspicions of Miss Dido Kent by Anna Dean, Minotaur, $24.99 (336p) ISBN 978-0-312-59696-5
At the start of Dean's agreeable sequel to 2010's Bellfield Hall, Miss Dido Kent, who's visiting fashionable Richmond in the spring of 1806, writes to her sister about the death of a neighbor, Mrs. La
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Anna Dean

Anna Dean set about writing at the age of five under the impression that everyone was taught to do so in order to pen books.  By the time she discovered her mistake, the habit was too deeply ingrained to give up. She resides in the Lake District of England.

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A Gentleman of Fortune
Or, the Suspicions of Miss Dido Kent
Anna Dean

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
January 2012
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250003829
ISBN10: 1250003822
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 352 pages
$14.99

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Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
March 2011
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ISBN: 9781429967839
ISBN10: 1429967838
336 pages
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