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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With all the charm of a Georgette Heyer novel, the sequel to Bellfield Hall finds Miss Dido Kent vacationing at the home of her cousin. When a neighbor passes away quite suddenly, Dido feels she is ideally placed to observe the reaction of the community, but her suitor, Mr. William Lomax, feels otherwise. As Dido presses on, she learns more about the dirty dealings among the upper classes of Surrey than even she could have imagined. Anna Dean has crafted a delightful historical mystery 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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This is ANNA DEAN’s second novel. 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
March 2011
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ISBN: 9781429967839
ISBN10: 1429967838
336 pages
$9.99

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